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Citizenship By Investment Europe

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Which countries in Europe offer citizenship through investment?

European Citizenship by Investment programs offer a process by which investors can obtain a second citizenship within a few months. This process typically requires an investment or a donation. It can be considered a business transaction where you invest, and in return, you are granted citizenship. Some people refer to it as “EU economic citizenship.”

Compared to other methods of obtaining European Union citizenship, this route can potentially save you over ten years in the process.

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.

Determining the best citizenship through investment programs in the EU depends on your cultural preferences and personal and investment goals. However, most individuals are guided by their specific situations.

The following countries in Europe offer direct citizenship programs:


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

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European Union Citizenship for Investors – FAQ

Which country in Europe offers the cheapest option to obtain a second passport?

The cheapest Citizenship by Investment program is available in Dominica and Saint Lucia. Both countries offer programs starting at $105,000 for individual investors.

How is citizenship by investment programs in the EU impacted by COVID-19?

Citizenship by investment programs in the EU has witnessed an increase in interest and movement of people seeking a second passport for enhanced security and as a backup plan for their families.

How long is the required residency in a European country when obtaining citizenship through investment?

The length of stay varies from one country to another. Portugal, for instance, has a few days per year residency requirement, while countries like Turkey and Cyprus have no specific residency requirements.

Are children and parents covered under citizenship with investment programs in Europe?

All Citizenship-by-investment programs cover the investor’s children who are 18 years old and below, while some also cover children up to the age of 26. Furthermore, some programs allow for dependent parents of the investor. Additionally, countries like Portugal, Spain, Antigua & Barbuda, Saint Kitts & Nevis, and Saint Lucia also permit parents of the investor’s spouse.

How long does it typically take to obtain citizenship in Europe through investment?

On average, citizenship through investment programs takes 6-12 months to process and grant a second passport. Turkey, Cyprus, and Malta are among the countries with this timeframe.