What is Citizenship by Investment?
Citizenship by investment (CBI), also known as economic citizenship, is a process where foreign nationals can gain citizenship of a country in exchange for making significant financial contributions to its economy. This legal mechanism is used by many countries to attract investments and boost economic growth. These investments often involve substantial financial contributions in areas like real estate, business ventures, or government bonds. In return, investors are granted full citizenship, which may include benefits like visa-free travel, business opportunities, and tax advantages. Countries with popular CBI programs include Malta, Vanuatu, and Saint Kitts & Nevis.
Whether someone is looking to open up additional travel opportunities that their current passport does not support, aiming to reduce their tax burdens, or simply trying to move their family to a safer country, citizenship by investment is often the best path forward. Global Residence Index works with all major programs available to investors.
On this page, we go through everything an interested party needs to know about these programs, as well as compare some of our most popular citizenship by investment opportunities.