There is a growing interest in citizenship by investment and residency planning. There are many citizenship by investment programs around the world with the quickest processing time and most affordable being in the Caribbean. Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs include the following; Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment, Dominica Citizenship by Investment, Grenada Citizenship by Investment, St.Lucia Citizenship by Investment and St.Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment. It is expected that the Caribbean Citizenship by Investment programs will continue to be sought after in 2019. Here are some of the features of the different Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs:
Antigua & Barbuda
The Antigua Citizenship by Investment Program was first established in 2013. Citizenship can be obtained by an applicant upon approval by making an investment contribution into the National Development Fund (NDF) or purchasing Government approved real estate. The investment cost starts at USD 125,000 plus government fees. Advantages of Antiguan Citizenship include visa free travel to over 140+ countries, lifetime citizenship, tax neutral jurisdiction and family friendly place to live. There are a number of international schools and people have a relatively high standard of living. Antigua has one of the best options for applicants wishing to include family members in their application. Additionally Antigua is open to accepting cryptocurrencies as a form of payment for the program.
Dominica Citizenship by Investment
Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Program has been in operation since 1993. The Citizenship by Investment Program is one of the most affordable caribbean citizenship options for a single applicant starting at USD 100,000 plus due diligence and other fees. Dominica Citizenship offers visa free access to the UK and the EU with visa free travel to over 120 countries. Dominica has a warm climate year round and is one of the greenest islands in the Caribbean. The country has taken a strong stance on climate change and has banned common plastics and single use styrofoam cups. There are new hotels under construction aimed at attracting more tourists to the island.
Grenada Citizenship by Investment
Grenada Citizenship by Investment Program program first began in 2013 and has proven to be very popular. It is expected that the citizenship program will be amongst one of the most popular Caribbean Citizenship programs in 2019. There are two very interesting features about the Grenada citizenship and passport which includes visa free access to China and the E2 treaty with the USA. Grenada Citizens can apply for an E2 visa which allows them the opportunity to reside, work and study in the USA. Unlike EB-5 holders, E2 visa holder do not have to spend long periods of time in the USA. Grenada citizenship can be obtained starting at USD 150,000 plus due diligence and additional fees.
St.Lucia Citizenship by Investment
The St.Lucia Citizenship by Investment program started in 2015. It’s citizens have visa free access to over 120 countries which include Schengen area, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore amongst other countries. Of all the Countries that offer citizenship by investment, St.Lucia has the greatest population. There are a number of schools, restaurants, beaches, resorts and activities to accommodate the growing population. St.Lucia is often featured as a honeymoon destination and the airport will be undergoing major renovations to facilitate travel.
St.Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment
The St.Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program is the longest established Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Program and has been in operation since 1984. St.Kitts & Nevis is known for being the platinum brand and the most innovative Citizenship by Investment Program. A record number of applicants applied for St.Kitts & Nevis Citizenship in 2018 and it is anticipated that the St.Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program will be the most sought after Caribbean Citizenship by Investment program in 2019. St.Kitts & Nevis Citizenship offers the most visa free countries with citizens having access to visa free travel to over 150 countries. St.Kitts & Nevis is a tax neutral country and is a great place to live.
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