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What is the Citizenship by Investment Program?

The Citizenship by Investment Program is a process through which investors can acquire second citizenship within a few months by investing or donating. In simpler terms, it can be considered a business transaction where you invest, and in return, you receive citizenship. While some people refer to it as “buying a passport,” others use the term “Economic citizenship.”

Compared to other methods of obtaining citizenship, this program can save you over ten years in acquiring citizenship. In addition, the lengthy naturalization procedures in many countries make Citizenship by Investment very appealing, although it comes at a high cost.

Through this program, the top benefits of acquiring a second passport include visa-free travel, relief from tax burdens, enhanced privacy and freedom, access to investment opportunities, political diversification, and increased security.

The timelines for obtaining citizenship through this program vary depending on the nationality laws of each country.

Determining the best citizenship through an investment program depends on factors such as your cultural preferences, personal goals, and investment objectives.

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  • $800,000 minimum investmen
  • I-526 Processing time – 29 to 60 months
  • US Green card – Permanent residency leads to citizenship in 5 years
  • Includes Children of the Applicant that are under 21 yrs of Age

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MPORTANT: Spain, Portugal, Malta and Greece have Golden Visa Residency by Investment programmes. Citizenship can be achieved for these countries through naturalization.

Below are countries with direct Citizenship programs.


  • USD $250,000 real estate investment for 3 years
  • Fast 6 months process
  • No requirement to reside
  • European passport


  • €850,000 minimum investment
  • Fast Process – Citizenship in 12 to 18 months
  • 184 visa-free destinations
  • Includes Children and Parents of the Applicant


  • €350,000 minimum investment
  • Fast 6 months process and No physical stay requirement
  • Montenegro is a Prospective EU member state
  • Includes Children and Parents of the Applicant



  • $220,000 real estate investment
  • Fast 3 months process
  • No physical stay requirement
  • Access to US E-2 Visa
  • 143 visa-free countries


  • $105,000 investment (real estate and more)
  • Fast 3-4 months process
  • Cheapest Citizenship by investment program
  • 137 visa-free destinations

Antigua & Barbuda

  • $150,000 single applicant + more options through real estate purchase
  • Fast 3-4 months timeline
  • 150 visa-free countries
  • Includes Children and Parents of the Applicant & spouse
  • Stay of 5 days required in first 5 years

Saint Kitts & Nevis

  • $150,000 single applicant + more options through real estate purchase
  • Fast 2-3 months timeline
  • 151 visa-free countries
  • Includes Children and Parents of the Applicant & spouse

Saint Lucia

  • $105,000 single applicant + more options through real estate purchase
  • Fast 2-4 months timeline
  • 150 visa-free countries
  • Includes Children and Parents of the Applicant & spouse
  • Cheapest citizenship through investment along with Dominca

Citizenship through Investment Consultant

EB5 States can assist you in navigating Citizenship through Investment programs with our presence in the USA, Caribbean, and Europe, in collaboration with our Legal Partner. Our team is fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi languages.

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Which is the least expensive country to purchase a second passport from?

Dominica and Saint Lucia offer the most cost-effective Citizenship by Investment programs, with both countries’ programs starting at $105,000 for a single investor.

How have Citizenship by Investment programs been affected by COVID-19?

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Citizenship by Investment programs has witnessed an increase in interest and movement of individuals seeking a second passport for enhanced security and as a contingency plan for their families.

What is the required residency period when obtaining citizenship through investment?

The length of the required stay varies from country to country. For example, countries like Grenada, Dominica, and Greece have no residency requirements, while others such as Portugal, Antigua & Barbuda, and Saint Lucia require either one visit in several years or a few days annually.

Does citizenship with investment programs cover my children and parents?

All Citizenship-by-Investment programs cover children of the investor who are 18 years old or younger, while some programs extend coverage to children under the age of 26. Certain programs also permit dependent parents of the investor. Additionally, countries like Portugal, Spain, Antigua & Barbuda, Saint Kitts & Nevis, and Saint Lucia allow for the inclusion of the investor’s spouse’s parents.

What is the average processing time for citizenship through investment?

On average, citizenship through investment programs takes 2-5 months to process and issue a second passport. These countries include Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda, Turkey, and Dominica.