Citizenship/Residency by Investment

Citizenship by investment is the process of obtaining a second citizenship and passport by investing in the economy of the host country. Citizenship by investment programs legally confer citizenship status faster than traditional immigration processes and do so without requiring investors to put their lives on hold. There are many reasons to invest in a second citizenship, from personal safety to increased global mobility. Applications can be approved in as little as three months, resulting in citizenship for life, a valid passport, visa-free travel and more. Economic citizenship opens up a world of possibilities to high net worth investors.

Citizenship and Residency by Investment programs can cater for you, your spouse, children, parents and other dependents. Subscribing to any of these programs offers several privileges, including the following:

  1. An opportunity to create a second home for you and your family.
  2. Visa-free access to over 140 countries depending on your choice of citizenship.
  3. Access to better healthcare and education
  4. Means of preserving your wealth.
  5. Increased security

Greenwich Trustees, together with its international partner, Windsor Capital Management Limited,  is assisting high net worth individuals interested in a second passport to obtain one through the various Citizenship and Residency by Investment options available.

Antigua and Barbuda is a popular Citizenship by Investment program, due to its well known islands and cost effective program.  The program has multiple investment options that cater to sole applications as well as larger family applications of 6+. 

  • Options start from USD $100,000.
  • Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda have visa free access to 150 destinations, including the UK and EU Schengen Zone countries.
  • Ability to pass on citizenship to future generations.
  • Right to hold dual citizenship.
  • Citizenship for life, with the right to live and work in the country.

St. Kitts & Nevis is the self-proclaimed 'platinum' citizenship program of the Caribbean. It is the oldest economic passport program in the world dating back to 1984. The dual island nation is known for its cloud-shrouded mountains and beautiful beaches. St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship offers the option of either donation or investment in government approved hotel developments:

  • Donation option starting from $150,000 or
  • Real estate investment of $200,000.
  • Visa free travel to 154 countries worldwide, including the UK, EU Schengen Zone, Russia and Singapore.
  • Children up to the age of 30 can be included.
  • No minimum stay requirement.
  • This program is currently running a special offer until 31/12/21 – please contact us for more information.

Grenada is a Caribbean island best known for being a port for the world famous Caribbean cruises. It has fast become one of the most popular second citizenship countries given its world class education (St. Georges Medical University), bustling tourism and range of boutique 5* resorts. Grenada is also a US E2 treaty country, meaning a client who acquires Grenada citizenship is eligible to apply for a US E2 visa.  Other benefits include:

  • Visa free travel to over 140 countries including the UK, EU Schengen countries, China, Russia and Singapore.
  • Access for its citizens to the USA E2 visa.
  • Ability to pass on citizenship to future generations.
  • Citizenship for life, with the right to live and work in the country.
  • Right to hold dual citizenship.
  • Applicants need to invest either $150,000 as a donation or $220,000 in a government approved real estate project.

The beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica offers nature and beauty to its residents and, to Citizenship by Investment seekers, it offers one of the most competitive second passport options. Dominica citizenship is available via donation to the local development fund of the country or investment in a government approved hotel real estate development.

Dominica has become one of the most affordable and flexible second passport programs available globally:

  • Options start from $100,000 donation or real estate investment options from $200,000.
  • Visa-free travel to around 140 countries and territories.
  • Ability to pass on citizenship to future generations.
  • Citizenship for life, with the right to live and work in the country.
  • Right to hold dual citizenship.
  • Fast processing time of just 2 months.

St. Lucia is a British Commonwealth country in the Caribbean, famous for its volcanic mountains. St. Lucia offers global citizens the opportunity to apply for Citizenship by Investment through donations starting from just $100,000. The St. Lucia citizenship program boasts a quick processing time and, with donations starting from $100,000, St. Lucia is one of the most cost-effective citizenship solutions. Some of the benefits of St. Lucia’s citizenship are:

  • Visa-free travel to around 153 countries worldwide, including the EU and UK.
  • Right to hold dual citizenship.
  • Citizenship for life, with the right to live and work in the country.
  • Contributions start from USD $100,000.
  • Processing time for applications can be as little as three months.

Portugal has one of the most popular Residency by Investment programs available in Europe. Portuguese residency gives the applicant and their family the opportunity to live, work and study in Portugal as well as granting visa free access to the rest of Europe.  Portugal’s Residency by Investment program is one of the most successful and transparent programs leading to citizenship. Individuals and their families may apply for Portuguese residency by investing:

  • €500,000 in any property or
  • €350,000 in a government approved refurbishment project in the city centres of Lisbon and Porto, or
  • €280,000 in a government approved refurbishment project in a low-density population area.
  • Additionally, to qualify for citizenship after 5 years, applicants need only spend an average of seven days per year in Portugal.

Residency or citizenship status in the U.K. provides investors with access to a world of benefits:

  • A diverse and multicultural society represented by large cultural and ethnic communities.
  • A superior standard of education, a broad network of state and private schools and more than 150 universities and higher education institutions.
  • One of the best free healthcare services in the world.
  • Member of the G8.
  • An unrivalled financial business centre (London).
  • An attractive tax regime for high net worth investors classed as a U.K. resident, non-domicile.
  • The travel mobility and security of a U.K. passport.

The UK offers Residency by Investment via two options: the UK Tier 1 Investor visa starting at £2m and the UK Innovator visa with investment starting at just £200,000.

Through our exclusive partnership with an international provider of Citizenship and Residency by Investment, we can provide you with suitable options for both the Tier 1 and Innovator visa applications.

The United States of America (USA) boasts a rich and diverse culture, a strong currency and one of the most sought-after passports in the world.

Individuals and their families can apply for a US Green Card in as little as 5 years through investment in the US EB5 visa program.

Investment starts from $900,000 and offers access to the US education system, as well as the right to live, work and retire in the US.

We have sourced and partnered with the most desirable investment opportunities that qualify under the EB5 visa and, together with our legal partners in the US, can guide you through the entire process.

If the EB5 program is not suitable for you, we also offer access to the US via the E2 route.  The E2 visa is one which can be obtained by setting up a business in the US in exchange for a 5 year visa, enabling you and your family to live, work and study in the US. The E2 visa can be renewed unlimited times, provided you retain your business and, unlike the EB5 visa, does not have a minimum residency requirement.

Malta is one of a growing number of European countries to offer a Citizenship by Investment program. Following the recent cancellation of the Cyprus citizenship program, Malta has become the premier European Citizenship by Investment option. Malta boasts a passport that is equal 3rd strongest globally. Features of the program are:

  • Visa-free travel to approximately 183 countries and territories.
  • Ability to pass on citizenship to future generations.
  • Citizenship for life, with the right to live and work in all 28 EU countries.
  • Right to hold dual citizenship.
  • Access to the United States of America and Canada via eTA
  • An applicant for citizenship under the IIP must make three investments:
    • A €750,000 contribution to government fund  (additional €50,000 for each dependent of the main applicant).
    • A purchase (€350,000) or rental (€16,000 per annum for 5 years) of real estate.
    • A donation to a registered charity in Malta of €10,000.

The Turkey Citizenship by Investment Program offers one of the quickest routes to a second passport with citizenship available within just 2 months from application. Turkish citizenship offers the following benefits:

  • Visa-free access to 111 destinations around the world.
  • No requirement to be physically present in the country.
  • Real estate investment starting from just USD $250,000.
  • Together with our international partners, we have secured some of the most sought-after real estate in the country, with properties offering up to an 8% annual rental return.
  • Turkey boasts an E2 treatment with the USA allowing Turkish citizens to apply for the sought-after US E2 business visa for the family.
  • Turkish citizens may also gain access to the UK through the Turkish Businessperson visa by starting a business in the UK.
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