Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs

Dec 4th, 2019

Throughout the years, Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs have been gaining a lot of interest among foreign investors due to their affordability, efficiency and thorough due diligence procedures. In as little as 4 to 6 months, investors get a second passport in exchange to contributing to the government or to investing in a government approved real-estate property.

Benefits of Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Program:

  1. Caribbean Passports are commonwealth passports which means that their holders are entitled for economic, social development, and human rights in the UK and all member countries.
  2. There is no physical residency requirement during the application process or after obtaining the second passport.  (Antigua and Barbuda is the only exception; applicant should spend 5 days in the first 5 years that follow receiving the passport)
  3. Fast and swift application process; second passport received within 6 months.
  4. Applicants are not required to pass any interviews or language examinations.
  5. Dual Citizenship is permitted; applicants don’t need to denounce their current nationality in order to get the Caribbean one.
  6. The Caribbean have a favorable tax system with no tax on worldwide income.

Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and finally Grenada each offer and operate a citizenship by investment program of its own; they are all very similar yet each has distinguishing benefit that might be more relevant to the applicant’s specific goals and needs.

Saint Kitts and Nevis 

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment is the first program to ever be established; making it the most trusted program in the industry.
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis Passport allows visa-free travel to 168 countries; more than any other Caribbean passport.

Dominica

  • One of the most affordable Caribbean citizenship by investment program; starting at $100,000
  • Dominica is the “world’s first climate resilient nation”

Grenada

  • Grenada CBI is the only citizenship-by-investment program which holds an E-2 Investor Visa treaty with the US; Grenada passport holders are given the opportunity to live and establish a business in the US.
  • Grenada Passport is the only Caribbean passport to allow visa-free travel to China.

Antigua and Barbuda

  • One of the most affordable Caribbean citizenship by investment program; starting at $100,000

Saint Lucia

  • One of the most affordable Caribbean citizenship by investment program; starting at $100,000
  • Saint Lucia Passport allows visa-free travel to 143 countries; more than most other Caribbean Passport.

If you would like to have a more in-depth understanding of any of the Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of experienced advisors at any of our 7 offices in order to help you decide which program better meets the needs of your family. 

Author : Nadine Daoud