Caribbean Citizenship by Investment

Jul 03, 2017

Two options for Citizenship

Option 1: Government Donation

In order to qualify for this programme, the investor makes a designated non-refundable, per-person donation to the government. However, before transferring the funds, applications are submitted with due diligence fees for the applicant and all dependents over the age of sixteen (fees are included in the contribution, however due diligence fees are separate payments). Following the completion of the due diligence process, instructions will be given for transfer of funds into escrow or government account, and citizenship is granted.

Option 2: Real Estate Investment

To qualify, the investor (or investors) must enter into contract to purchase approved real estate with minimum value. Once the purchase contract has been signed and the reservation funds paid or placed in escrow, the investor may apply for citizenship. The real estate purchase contract is contingent on the citizenship acceptance.

Once citizenship has been accepted, the real estate purchase will be completed. The Real Estate Investment cannot be sold for a minimum time period depending on the country (4-5 years). Authorised real estate developments cater to make every effort to ensure ownership is a hassle-free experience.

Tourism is the future for the islands economy. Real estate investment increases tourism related development and infrastructure, building a strong foundation for a strong economy.

St Kitts & Nevis

The Federation of St Christopher and Nevis, also known as St Kitts and Nevis, has the longest-standing (established in 1984) citizenship-by-investment initiative in the world

  • A St. Kitts & Nevis passport allows visa-free travel to more than 125+ countries, including all European Union countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Caribbean and Commonwealth nations. Citizens can often acquire long-term travel visas to the United States of America.
  • The island federation imposes no residency requirements and no income, wealth or inheritance taxes.
  • There is no requirement to visit St. Kitts & Nevis in order to qualify for citizenship, although all applicants are subject to a strict background check.
  • The granting of citizenship is at the sole discretion of the government; there is no guarantee that the applicant will be approved.

Antigua & Barbuda

Early 2013, the Senate of Antigua and Barbuda voted to establish a citizenship by investment program to spur growth in the islands. Antigua has long been and international hub for the West Indies and the new CIP program is breathing life into the tourism and financial sectors.

  • An Antigua & Barbuda passport allows visa-free travel to more than 130+ countries, including all European Union countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Caribbean and Commonwealth nations.
  • Antigua & Barbuda is the only Caribbean CIP to offer Visa-Free travel to Canada.
  • The granting of citizenship is at the sole discretion of the government; there is no guarantee that the applicant will be approved.

Dominica

Created as stimulus for domestic economic growth in 1993, Dominica citizenship-by-investment is one of the most affordable legal programs available to the global community.

  • A Dominica passport allows visa-free travel to more than 100 countries, including the United Kingdom, EU countries (Schengen) and Caribbean and Commonwealth nations.
  • The island imposes no residency requirements and no income, wealth or inheritance taxes.
  • There is currently no mandatory interview requirement for the Dominican Citizenship by Investment Program; however an interview may be required at the discretion of the government.
  • The granting of citizenship is at the sole discretion of the government; there is no guarantee that the applicant will be approved.

Grenada

In 2013, the independent island nation of Grenada relaunched their Citizenship by investment program.

  • A Grenada passport allows visa free travel to more than 115+ countries*.
  • Grenada offers no income, wealth or inheritance taxes.
  • There is no requirement to visit Grenada in order to qualify for citizenship through real estate investment, although all applicants are subject to a strict background check.
  • The granting of citizenship is at the sole discretion of the government; there is no guarantee that the applicant will be approved.
  • Large Family Friendly Programme
  • E2 Visa opportunity

Government donation and Real Estate Investment processing time is 60 working days.

*Included in some developments. / Additional legal, escrow, bank and agent fees apply.

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