Citizenship by Investment
CIP allows an applicant to gain the citizenship of a country by making a donation to a country-specific government fund or real estate investment which helps in boosting the country’s revenue and infrastructural and development initiatives.
CIPs provide the opportunity to legally acquire a new citizenship in a few months and investors can enjoy the rights of citizenship in the country and visa free/visa-on-arrival travel to over 100 other countries. There are currently five Caribbean countries participating in CIPs: Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis and St. Lucia. St. Kitts & Nevis has the longest running CIP, having first launched in 1993. St. Lucia is the most recent to embrace CIP (2016).
The Government Donation options vary across territories. Real Estate investment requirements are usually higher and are tied to government-approved projects. Additional costs include: Due Diligence fees, Processing and Application Fees, Government Fees, Passport Fees and Certificate of Naturalisation. CIP comparison tables show a top line comparison of fees and general benefits across the 5 participating Caribbean countries.