Sunday, June 30, 2013

Buy citizenship

CNN Online just published a list of countries in the world where you can buy citizenship.  Cool.

World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency

The tropical Caribbean island country of St. Kitts and Nevis 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.

For just $100,000 you can gain citizenship by investment to the Commonwealth of Dominica, also in the Caribbean Ocean. The country has just 73,000 people. Passport holders have visa-free access to about 85 countries.

Those interested in buying citizenship through investment should keep watch on the Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. The government could make it legal as early as the summer of 2013.

In Europe, Austria is the only country where citizenship by investment is possible, says Henley & Partners. 

In Hong Kong, 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.

Singapore has its Global Investor Program where applicants can invest $2 million for permanent residency. Citizenship is possible after two years. 

Australia 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. 

1 comment:

Moses Sujan said...

This is what I've been looking for!!!! Awesome stuff.. Can't wait to freely travel now :)