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St. Kitts and Nevis

Citizenship by Investment
St. Kitts and Nevis offers Citizenship by Investment starting at $150,000, with 0% tax on worldwide income, visa-free entry to 156 countries, and no residency requirement.

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Passport power: #25 on HPI

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$150,000 in Sustainable Growth Fund or $200,000 in real estate

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Fees start at $7,500. The accelerated process (with large extra fees) takes 60 days. The official site is here.

Antigua and Barbuda

Citizenship by Investment
Antigua and Barbuda's Citizenship by Investment program is a lower-cost option that offers 0% tax on worldwide income and visa-free entry to 151 countries, with no need to travel there to apply.

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Passport power: #28 on HPI

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$100,000 investment in NDF for a family of 4. $400,000 in real estate or $1 million in business also possible.

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Fees start at $37,500 for each adult, with significant additional fees for dependents. This citizenship takes 3-4 months to process. Official site is here.

Dominica

Citizenship by Investment
Considering its low cost and powerful passport offering visa-free entry to 143 countries, Dominica's Citizenship by Investment program is arguably the world's best value program. (Hurry, costs may increase in 2021.)

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Passport power: #34 on HPI

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$100,000 in Economic Development Fund ($175,000 for a family of 4). $200,000 in real estate also possible. Investments are expected to increase in 2021 ($175,000 in EDF for an individual, $200,000 for a family of 4).

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Fess start at $8,810 per adult, with additional fees for dependents and different investment programs. This citizenship takes 3 months to process. The official site is here.

Grenada

Citizenship by Investment
Get citizenship in Grenada with a minimum investment of $150,000, which is the only Caribbean program with potential access to the USA through the E-2 non-immigrant visa.

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Passport power: #44 on HPI

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$150,000 in National Transformation Fund ($200,000 for a family of 4) or $350,000 in real estate

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Fees start at $8,000 per adult, with additional fees for dependents and different investment programs. This citizenship takes 3-4 months to process. The official site is here.

Montenegro

Citizenship by Investment
The Montenegro Special Citizenship by Investment Program (MSCIP) offers an investment path to citizenship in Montenegro, which will be admitted to the Schengen zone in 2025.

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Passport power: #45 on HPI

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Invest at least $297,000 in development projects (in northern Montenegro) or $534,000 (in southern Montenegro), and donate $118,000.

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Fees start at $18,200 per person, plus additional fees for due diligence and dependents. This citizenship takes 3 months to process.

St. Lucia

Citizenship by Investment
St. Lucia's Citizenship by Investment program starts at $100,000, and it offers visa-free entry to 136 countries and 0% tax on offshore income.

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0% offshore tax.

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Passport power: #31 on HPI

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$100,000 in National Development Fund ($150,000 for a family of 4). Other investment paths exist.

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Fees start at $30,000 (additional fees for spouse and dependents). This citizenship takes 3 months to process. The official site is here.

Turkey

Citizenship by Investment
Investors and their families can receive Turkish citizenship with a $250,000 real estate investment, which offers visa-free entry to 110 countries and eligibility for an E-2 Investor Visa to the USA.

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Passport power: #53 on HPI

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$250,000 in real estate

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This citizenship takes 6-9 months to process. The official site is here.

Malta

Citizenship by Investment
The Maltese Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment (MEIN) program allows major investors and their families to gain citizenship after living in Malta, (an EU member state with visa-free access to 184 countries), for at least 1 year.

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Passport power: #8 on HPI

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$729,000+ investment and must live in Malta for 36 months (or 12 months by exception and with larger investment). Must also have a home in Malta worth $831,000+ or leased for $19,000+ per year. $12,000 charitable contribution also required. Additional investment for dependents.

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Fees start at $24,000 (additional fees for dependents). This citizenship takes 12-36 months of residency to complete.

Vanuatu

Citizenship by Investment
Vanuatu, a Commonwealth member with 0% tax, offers the the fastest citizenship by investment program with visa-free entry to 130 countries through the Vanuatu Development Support Program (VDSP).

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Passport power: #41 on HPI

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$130,000 in Local Government Fund/$180,000 for a family of 4. Net worth of $500,000+ (50%+ in bank balance).

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The up-front $5,000 application fee includes all applicants, and there are $400 per person in passport and other fees after acceptance. This citizenship takes 2 months to process. The official site is here.

Jordan

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Major investors in Jordan can move there with their families, gaining visa-free entry to 51 countries.

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Passport power: #92 on HPI

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Invest $1 million in SMEs (held 5 years), $1.5 million no-interest bank deposit in Jordan (held five years), $1.5 million in treasury bonds (held 10 years), $1.5 million in securities (held 5 years), or $1.5 million ($2 million within Amman) in a project that creates 20 jobs (held 3 years).

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Fees and processing time can vary for this complex program.

Bulgaria

Citizenship by Investment
Major investors in Bulgaria can obtain permanent residency there, and be granted citizenship within a few years, obtaining visa-free access to 171 countries and the Schengen Zone.

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Passport power: #18 on HPI

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$611,000+ invested in approved funds or trusts. Fast-track option available after total donation of $1.2 million. Applicants must maintain accommodation in Bulgaria for 1-5 years to obtain citizenship, but physical residency is not required.

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Fees and processing times vary for this complex program.

Egypt

Citizenship by Investment
Major investors and their family can move to Egypt and gain visa-free entry to 93 countries.

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Passport power: #50 on HPI

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$250,000 donation to state treasury, $500,000 invested in real estate, or $750,000 deposited in an Egyptian bank (held for 5 years, refundable)

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This visa costs $10,000 (including family members) and takes 3 months to process.