Citizenship by Investment(CBI)
Citizenship by investment is the preferred pathway for high net worth investors to secure 2nd residency for themselves and their families. Although the investment amount is usually more than the residency by investment(RBI), many investors thinks it is worth it. For example, let’s say you invested in Cyprus citizenship by investment program. As Cyprus is one of the EU members, as a Cypriot citizen, you and your family will be able to live, work, study and retire in any of the EU countries, that includes in Germany, France, etc..
However, there are very few countries that offer citizenship by investment programs. The cost of these programs can run from US$100,000 to over $2M depending on the country. Many high net worth investors may find the Caribbean programs attractive as the Caribbean countries have a reputation of being tax havens. Below are some reputable citizenship programs that are popular among investors.