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The Best Citizenship by Investment Countries

 

Looking into citizenship by investment opportunities? Well, there are programs available to do so in several different countries that are highly sought after to live in. Citizenship by investment should factor in a few things, the top priorities being price of investment, the benefits included in investing for a citizenship, how long the process will take, and the "reputation" of the country.

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Currently, the top country most people think to emigrate to for any purpose, even through investing, is Canada. According to an international survey commissioned by the Historica-Dominion Institute, Canada "...53 percent of the world's 24 leading economies said they would emigrate to Canada."

Though Canada is a top choice, there are other options to look at. Here are the top choices to consider:

Canada

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Like mentioned before, Canada is a very popular choice. Foreigners can obtain citizenship in three years of residency, their health care is very sought after, and there's affordable living throughout Canada. Business owners can do a "fast track" investment option with roughly C$180,000 and participate in the Federal or Quebec Immigrant Investor programs.

United Kingdom

Initial investment will be roughly  £250,000, depending on the loan conditions of the borrowing bank,  with processing taking up to six months. The UK offers an attractive tax regime for high net worth individuals classed as “UK resident, non-domicile”.  Visa-free travel is permitted to 189 countries. ILR/ Settlement after 5, 3, or 2 years depending on the amount invested, respectively £1M, £5M, £10M.

The USA

The EB-5 Investor program allows you to obtain a green card, provided that you invest a substantial amount in the US. As a business applicant, you must invest $1,000,000 in your own business, or $500,000 in a targeted employment area, or invest in a regional center. This business must also create or maintain at least 10 jobs for US workers.  After 5 years you can apply for US citizenship.

Bulgaria

One of the newest members of the European Union offers good business opportunities and quality lifestyle.  Unique characteristic of this program is the exemption of physical residency required to qualify for Bulgarian citizenship. You can become an EU resident within 6 - 8 months by investing in government bonds portfolio the amount of EUR 180,000. This investment allows you to apply for Bulgarian citizenship and passport after 5 years.  

Fast-Track Citizenship Option (New)

The possibility an investor to apply for citizenship as soon as possible is crucial element in any citizenship by investment program. To be eligible to apply for Bulgarian citizenship after 2 years, an investor should accomplish the following requirements

  1. Heave been Permanent Resident (PR) for at least 1 year as an investor in Government Bonds investment option worth €512K. This amount can be financed.
  2. Have invested the minimum amount of €512K in a company, which is carrying out a Priority Investment Project one year before applying for citizenship.
  3. And maintain both investments for a period of at least two years after getting the citizenship.

In this case, the citizenship application is processed within 6 months as of the deposition.

St. Kitts & Nevis

These two islands in the West Indies are favorable for a bit of that island weather, on top of permanent citizenship through investment, no income or wealth tax, citizenship for family members, and no prior residency requirements.

St. Kitts and Nevis offers few investment options in order to participate in the economic citizenship program:


  1. A non-refundable donation to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF)
  2. By purchasing a piece of real estate for minimum of $400,000

St Kitts and Nevis economic citizenship program is good for investors who would like to obtain second passport very fast (4-6 months), without residency. The holder of St Kitts and Nevis passport will enjoy visa-free travel to over 130 countries including Schengen countries, Canada, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Our parent company BulCan Consulting Inc. is government authorized agent for St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment program.

Honorable mentions also include Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Grenada. The countries listed above have the best options for foreigners because of their standard of living versus living affordability rates and citizenship or residency benefits.

By Vicky Katsarova

 

Comments

can you please give me more details about the UK investment.
Posted @ Wednesday, September 12, 2012 8:44 AM by mike
i want to know how can i invest my money in the uk
Posted @ Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:41 PM by saman
Dear Mike and Saman, 
 
Thank you for your comments. Please check your email box for detailed information on the UK Tier 1 program. 
 
With regards, 
 
Vicky Katsarova  
Posted @ Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:51 PM by Vicky Katsarova
1)HOW TO GET BRITISH PASSPORT BY INVESTORS AND ELIGIBILITY TO THAT.  
2) HOW A STUDENT STUDYING IN UK CAN GET A BRITISH PASSPORT AND ELIGIBILITY TO THAT.  
3) HOW A STUDENT CAN GET A BRITISH PASSPORT AND ELIGIBILITY TO THAT.  
4) DURATION TO GET BRITISH PASSPORT UNDER THE ABOVE CRITERION.  
5) PROCEDURES FOR THE ABOVE ISSUES.  
6) TO DO THE ABOVE WORKS I WANT EMAIL AND OTHER CONTACT ADDRESS OF A UK IMMIGRATION LAWYER ETC.  
7) AND THE SAME QUESTIONS FOR CANADA ALSO.  
8) ALSO A ADDRESS OF A CANADIAN LAWYER IS NEEDED. 
8) PLEASE HELP ME.
Posted @ Thursday, September 20, 2012 4:43 AM by MD. NESARUDDIN MIAH
this aritcle is excellent for investors but please mention on student emmigration programme
Posted @ Sunday, September 30, 2012 1:43 AM by Prasanna
i want to know complete and hide detail of uk citizenship
Posted @ Friday, October 19, 2012 7:34 PM by ali
Dear vicky, 
 
 
 
i would like to have the information regaring the cheapest option you have. i heard about czeck republic so kindly please let me know if you have any info about it.  
 
 
 
regards
Posted @ Monday, November 05, 2012 5:09 AM by zeshan
Dear Vicky, 
Could you advise what is the best option for me. 
I am pharmacist and looking for citezenship
Posted @ Thursday, November 22, 2012 12:19 PM by Mohammed
Dear Vicky 
 
I would like to get some info on who to pursue a second citizenship. I am German and my wife is US-American. This would give me the option to either get a green card in the US or my wife becoming German. Therefore I would like to look into possibilities of any other citizenship other then European countries and/or the US.  
We have bought about 160 acres of land from my parents-in-law in Canada (both of them have no visa of any sort for Canada; both of them are US citizens) and the overall value of this land in New Bruinswick is roughly 250000 CAD. Would that qualify as an investment? 
Thank you for your work. 
Best Regards, 
Guenther
Posted @ Friday, January 04, 2013 6:56 AM by Guenther Jahrmann
i am indian born. i want to settle in 
usa,canada,newzealand or australia  
as an investor. 
 
if it is possible,please tell me terms and condition what so ever it is or tell me easy way to get the 
citizenship. 
thanks 
yours sincerely. 
suresh kumar sharma 
Posted @ Wednesday, January 09, 2013 10:21 PM by suresh kumar sharma
Hi 
 
I am European citizen. How best to get citizenship Australia or Canada with investmend or otherwise ? 
 
Regards 
 
Igor
Posted @ Friday, January 11, 2013 9:42 AM by Igor
hi i am an electrical engineer with 13 years experiance 43 years old from iraq i am looking for the best chance to get second citizenship uk or eu or any other chance thank you
Posted @ Tuesday, February 26, 2013 2:26 PM by hadher
I AM FOREIGN INVESTOR HOW DO MAKE CITIZENSHIP
Posted @ Sunday, April 14, 2013 10:08 PM by Plorpo
Dear Plorpo, 
 
Please send me a valid email address so I can forward you the required information. 
 
Thanks, 
 
Vicky Katsarova 
Posted @ Monday, April 15, 2013 10:28 AM by Vicky Katsarova
I want select upto 7x europian countries for Residency and personnel financial investment.
Posted @ Saturday, April 20, 2013 10:53 AM by DRABOZAID
Can you give me details towards citizenship of australia by investment
Posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:40 PM by Shaikh Farooq
hi pls let me more about saint kitts I am very interesded explain if I am 40 year old if I have low past study(10TH pASS) I am living india
Posted @ Saturday, June 01, 2013 11:17 AM by naveen
I have 3 kids and my dad has 6 kids we are looking for a country to live in and make investment with 1,000,000$ 
Please help me wich country is better and easier to take citizenchip taking into consedration health insurance , schools and colleges for the kids. 
Please advice
Posted @ Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:17 PM by Raouf
Hi, 
I have my wife and 3 children all children are above 18 years and i am looking for citizenship by investment.which eu country can be possible .i can invest about 200000 Euroes.please advice me
Posted @ Saturday, July 20, 2013 6:58 AM by Malik Mujahid Ali Awan
I am a pakistani national having a spouse and three children. Can i get permanent residency or citizenship of any other country by depositing or investing approximately US$70000. Pls reply
Posted @ Wednesday, July 24, 2013 1:53 PM by ali asaar
In US Eb 5 visa (investor program)allows you to get green card.And then after some years you will get US citizenship also.
Posted @ Saturday, July 27, 2013 1:29 AM by naturalization lawyer
I am a US citizen and have spouse and 7 children. One 25 years old and all others below 21. 
I am a medical doctor/physician and licensed in USA and currently working there as well. 
what are my options in Canada. 
by investment or work. 
Can I invest in Canada without physical presence there.If not please advise me and you can also shed some light on EU countries as well. 
 
Thanks
Posted @ Saturday, July 27, 2013 9:07 AM by nasir
Tell me some about Belgium and Bulgarian citizenship. How much minimum investment and whether need physical presence
Posted @ Saturday, July 27, 2013 9:10 AM by nasir
Dear, 
 
Am having around 100000 USD and want to invest in any European country ??? Please guide --am having wife and two kids. 
Am from Pakistan.
Posted @ Wednesday, August 07, 2013 3:52 PM by Khan
I am a Indian citizenship, want to migrate to st.kitts how do I go about i AM READY TO INVEST THE NECESSARY AMOUNT.Please furish me details this is in response to the times of India newspaper response dt.11/8/2013. Sene me all requirements 
Posted @ Sunday, August 11, 2013 4:35 AM by rui pinto
Dear.... 
I have a wife, and 4 children all under 18 , i want to get a citizenship by investing and am wondering which European county would be the best place to fit a family like us , i want to invest in minimum 10.000$ and maximum 200.000$ . 
 
Thank you  
Sincerely Mahmoud
Posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:20 PM by Mahmoud
I am a high networth Nigerian citizen with real estate investments in Nigeria and fine wine investments in th UK. I am seeking a UK citizenship by investment, but do not the required funds. Is there a program to gradually build up the funds in UK, while processing the citizenship application?
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 3:39 AM by Mr. Nesiama
Pls tell me the fastest/easiest/cheapest way to get any citizenship. I was born as stateless in Saudi Arabia and my father was the same before and after the existance of Saudi Arabia. It was not my mistake. Pls advise me what to do. My life is miserable. I am barried. (No travel, No work, No Business allowed, No No No....).
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 5:08 AM by Eyad
I am veterinrian from iraq and i have master degree in pharmacology. how i can UK citiznship by investments. 
best regards
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 9:29 AM by kamaran
Hi, 
I'm from India and looking for better option for EB-5 investment program to settle me in foreign country. 
Please send me the details. 
 
Thanks.
Posted @ Tuesday, August 20, 2013 10:09 AM by Vish
Hello I am a pakistani citizen with a spouse and a 26 year old son. I am interested in obtaining a citizenship abroad, I am willing to invest $200,000 US. What are my options?
Posted @ Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:15 AM by Mohammad Jamal
I am indian citizen 46 years old having a son aged 20 years and other is 24 years along with his wife same age and my wife aged 42 years of age.Looking to settled abroud and can invest around $300000 which is the best country where we get a better living and what are the buisness possibilities there pls advice.Thanx.
Posted @ Thursday, August 29, 2013 1:01 PM by Baljeet Singh
Please explain possibility to becoming resident followed by citizenship in Bulgaria by investing 1,80,000 Euro in government bonds there. Understood, it's need not to reside in Bulgaria and can obtain residency after certain period leading to citizenship as well. Please clarify the real situation. Thanks-
Posted @ Saturday, September 07, 2013 1:06 PM by Ali Liakat
Hello 
I am seeking EU citizenship and willing to invest 200k$ max. Whats my best option? Please reply. Thank you.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 10, 2013 8:26 AM by Ali
Dear Sir / Madam, 
I am From Gujarat, India, indian citizen 50 years old having a son aged 22 years, daughter aged 20 years and my wife aged 44 year, Looking to settled abroad and can invest around $ 150000 to $ 200000. 
i want to settle in usa, canada, newzealand, Australia or EU countries.  
Please help me, which country is better and easier to take citizenship taking into consideration health insurance , schools and colleges for the children and what are the business possibilities there. 
Please advice me the best / fastest/easiest/cheapest way to get any citizenship. 
 
Best wishes and thanks  
Your Sincerely 
P jadav 
(27.09.2013) 
Posted @ Friday, September 27, 2013 11:33 AM by
Hello, 
Dear Sir / Madam, 
I would like to have the information regarding the cheapest option you have.  
I read article from – 
<The Telegraph (dt. 24/09/2013) regarding Spain as bellow. 
Foreigners offered chance to stay in Spain for £130,000  
Spain plans to offer foreigners residency permits if they buy houses worth more than 160,000 euros, in a desperate attempt to reduce the nation's glut of unsold property.> 
So kindly please let me know if you have any info about it.  
Regards 
P jadav 
27.09.2013 
 
Posted @ Friday, September 27, 2013 12:11 PM by p jadav
What kind of residency plus work and education rights available to british citizens in united states? Exculding entry without a visa.
Posted @ Saturday, September 28, 2013 1:45 AM by maen hamdi
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Posted @ Friday, October 18, 2013 4:22 AM by Matrimonial Lawyer
Dear Sir, 
 
Can you please guide more about UK nationality procedure without stay over there. 
 
Regards, 
Posted @ Thursday, November 28, 2013 7:29 AM by Mohammad Rizwan Asif
I am a pakistani national having a spouse and three children.now i am living in dubai sins 2007 as self employed. Can i get permanent residency or citizenship of any other country by depositing or investing approximately US$90000. Pls reply
Posted @ Friday, December 20, 2013 1:00 PM by shoaib mohammad
I am Afghan ,having a spouse and 2 kids.I have engineering service company in Kabul since 2007. 
I wish to get residency in Canada by investment and I can invest around 160,000 USD. 
If it is possible please guide me. 
 
Best Regards, 
Posted @ Monday, December 30, 2013 4:37 AM by Sakhi
Dear Sir / Madam,  
I am From Gujarat, India, indian citizen 50 years old having a son aged 22 years, daughter aged 20 years and my wife aged 44 year, Looking to settled abroad and can invest around $ 150000 to $ 200000.  
i want to settle in usa, canada, newzealand, Australia or EU countries.  
Please help me, which country is better and easier to take citizenship taking into consideration health insurance , schools and colleges for the children and what are the business possibilities there.  
Please advice me the best / fastest/easiest/cheapest way to get any citizenship.  
 
Best wishes and thanks  
Your Sincerely  
P jadav  
(27.09.2013)
Posted @ Monday, December 30, 2013 1:48 PM by p jadav
helo sir/ma;am 
I am from india, age 20 and a student. 
I want to go to spain and get married with the girl I love. she is already the citizen of spain. we have been in a relationship from 3 years nd love each other heaps bt our parents are not allowing us to get married as I am a hindu and she's a muslim girl,. 
so how can I get into Spain and marry her.  
pls help me its the case of love 
thanku 
God bless u
Posted @ Monday, December 30, 2013 11:29 PM by Gurdeep singh
Dear Sir / Madam,  
I am from, India, indian citizen 52 years old having a son aged 22 years,and my wife aged 44 year, Looking to settled abroad and can invest around $ 150000 to $ 200000.  
i want to settle in any European country or usa, canada, newzealand, Australia.  
Please help me, which country is better and easier to take citizenship taking into consideration health insurance , schools and colleges for the children and what are the business possibilities there.  
Please advice me the best / fastest/easiest/cheapest way to get any citizenship.  
 
Best wishes and thanks  
Your Sincerely  
M.A.Jawahar
Posted @ Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:02 AM by M.A.Jawahar
Would like to discuss some ideas we have... we have a large portfolio of products in Portugal & St Kitts to enable you to get citizenship by investment ... please email me to discuss 
Paul Hills 
Sales Manager  
Real Estate Worldwide
Posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 8:41 AM by Paul Hills
I, wife 4 kids ages 19-24 unmarried and dependants on me. What is the cheapest options for migration to EU.
Posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:07 PM by Imtiaz
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