Sunday, June 30, 2013
CNN Online just published a list of countries in the world where you can buy citizenship. Cool.
has its Global Investor
Program where applicants can invest $2 million for permanent residency.
Citizenship is possible after two years. Singapore
launched the Significant
Investor Visa program in November 2012. The scheme targets high-worth
individuals and asks for $4.7 million in investment. After four years, holders
can apply for permanent residency. Citizenship is also possible. Australia
The tropical Caribbean island country of
has the world's
longest-running citizenship-by-investment program. For $250,000, you get a
second passport with access to nearly 130 countries. Another perk: no personal
income tax. St. Kitts and Nevis
For just $100,000 you can gain citizenship by investment to the
Commonwealth of Dominica,
also in the . The country has
just 73,000 people. Passport holders have visa-free access to about 85
Those interested in buying citizenship through investment should keep watch on the Caribbean island nation of
. The government could make it
legal as early as the summer of 2013. Antigua
is the only country where citizenship by investment is possible, says Henley
& Partners. Austria
citizenship by investment is not a possibility, but residency by investment is.
With a $1.3 million investment, you can enjoy one of the lowest tax rates in
the world and heavily-subsidized, well-regarded public health care.