St. Julians, Malta
Dragonara Business Centre, Office 506, Dragonara Road,
Paceville, St Julian’s, STJ 3141 Malta
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Citizenship
by investment

High-net-worth individuals can participate in investment programs to obtain a second passport. We will analyze why you need a second passport, where and how to apply for it.

$100,000+ Investment amount
1+ months Passport obtaining period
3+ years Return of the investment
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Is it worth getting
a second passport?

Benefits for investor

Travelling around the world visa-free, moving abroad, and providing safety and a better quality of life to a family are the features available to cosmopolitans with dual citizenship.

Investment options

An investor submits a citizenship application and pays a contribution to a state fund, buys real estate or chooses other options after getting approval. Some of the options allow investors to return their funds after 3—7 years.

Timing

Usually, getting citizenship by investment takes several months and doesn’t require living in the country for a long time.

Family members’ participation

An investor’s spouse, children, parents and other family members also can get an investment passport and enjoy all the benefits.

How to choose a country
for getting a second passport?

The choice of a citizenship program depends on your goals and requests. For example, if you want to travel to the UK and the Schengen Area visa-free, each Caribbean passport might be a good choice. And if you want to live in a European country, Malta citizenship by naturalisation for exceptional services may be a harder but more promising path.

If you need to get a passport in a short time, Vanuatu citizenship may be the right decision. And if you want to run a business in the US, citizenship of Grenada, Turkey or Montenegro may be appropriate.

Immigrant Invest is a licensed agent of citizenship by investment programs of Vanuatu, EU and Caribbean countries. We will analyse your case and help you choose a program depending on:

  • your goals;
  • family composition;
  • the desired period for obtaining a passport;
  • the budget.

Suppose a second passport does not cover the needs of your family. In that case, we will offer you an alternative: for example, to get two documents or apply for a residence permit by investment.

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Help with the choice

I will offer the best solution based on your tasks,
budget and terms

Zlata Erlach Head of the Vienna office,
investment program expert
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Frequently asked questions

What is second citizenship?

Second citizenship implies that a person has passports from several countries. Meanwhile, there are no bilateral agreements on recognising dual citizenship between the countries, and each state considers a person to be only its citizen.

High-net-worth individuals may participate in citizenship investment programs. Second passports allow them to travel abroad visa-free, optimise taxation and provide new opportunities for their families.

What is the difference between dual and second citizenship?

Dual citizenship implies that the countries of a person's citizenship concluded a bilateral agreement. So, the person has a legitimate status of a dual citizen in each country.

Second citizenship implies when there’s no agreement on dual citizenship. Each state considers a person to be only its citizen.

Investors may apply for a second passport in several countries by the purchase of property or by paying a contribution to the country’s economic fund. Second citizenship gives them an opportunity to travel visa-free, move abroad and enjoy some other attractive benefits.

In which countries is it easier to get second citizenship?

Citizenship by investment programs allow wealthy people to obtain a second passport without residing in the country, learning its language or confirming integration into society. Applicants become citizens in several months and sometimes don’t even need to visit the country.

Several countries grant citizenship to investors. Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Vanuatu, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Turkey, and Montenegro are among them.

Which countries offer citizenship by investment?

Citizenship by investment programs work in several countries. The Caribbean countries with CIP:

  • Antigua and Barbuda;
  • Dominica;
  • Grenada;
  • St Lucia;
  • St Kitts and Nevis.

The fastest citizenship program works in Vanuatu, a Pacific island country. Investors get passports in 1+ months.

Turkey and Montenegro also grant nationality by investment. In Malta, investors may obtain citizenship for exceptional services after a year or three of residency.

What are the benefits of European citizenship?

The benefits of a second passport depend on the country. For example, citizenship in Turkey or Montenegro allows investors to live there and expand their possibilities of travelling around the world.

Investors with a Malta passport have wider opportunities: they may reside in Malta or another EU state and get easy access to high-quality education and healthcare.