PWM specializes in analyzing the strategies of private banks and regional financial centers. The magazine is part of the international Financial Times group, which published its first newspaper in 1888.
The CBI Index has been compiled since 2017. Nine main criteria are taken into account in the assessment:
- Freedom of movement around the world
- Standard of living in the country
- Minimum program investment
- Whether there is a residency or visitation requirement
- Time is taken to become a citizen
- Ease of application processing
- The strictness of security clearance
- Ability to include family in the application
- The reputation of the program in the investment market
Each criterion was evaluated on a 10-point scale. The final score in the index is the average total score of all the criteria.
Citizenship by investment Program Index from PWM
|2||Citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis||80|
|4||Citizenship of St Lucia||74|
|5||Citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda||69|
|7||Citizenship of Malta||58|
|8||Citizenship of Montenegroи||55|
|9||Citizenship of Turkey||55|
|10||Citizenship of Egypt||49|
|11||Citizenship of Bulgaria||48|
|12||Citizenship of Austria||47|
|14||Citizenship of Cambodia||44|
Why Dominica is in first place for the fifth year in a row
Dominica tops the rankings every year: in 2021, the citizenship program received the highest scores in six categories. The country’s government is committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, which were developed by the UN in 2015. The government’s policies are aligned with the goals and aim to fight poverty and hunger.
The Dominican government launched a citizenship-by-investment program in 1993. The program is popular with investors: between 2017 and 2021, some 4,200 main applicants received a passport to the country.
have obtained a Dominica passport in the last three years
Marigot Hospital, funded by the citizenship program
The earthquake-resistant homes of the Cotton Hill housing complex. The complex consists of 9 houses, each with 24 flats