A: The Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) is an opportunity for individuals to legally obtain a new citizenship and passport in a relatively short timeframe via an investment into the country’s economy. Applicants may either make a donation directly to a government fund or invest in government approved real estate projects. The funds are used to benefit local projects and programs, build and create jobs, and stabilize the local economies of once struggling nations.
Economic citizenship programmes are a fast track way for investors to obtain citizenship allowing greater visa-free travel options, a broader array of investment opportunities, and gain personal security and privacy, all while investing in a country’s future. Caribbean CBI programs are by far the most time-effective and affordable programs of this kind in the world.
In a world that’s filled with instability and unrest, alternative citizenship may provide you with the travel freedom and peace of mind you want for your family. Contact us today for a private, complimentary, no-obligation consultation.
A: Obtaining a second passport and citizenship offers many advantages. It can give you the freedom to travel without restrictions; greater security for personal or business purposes; additional banking privacy; and investment opportunities. To view the full list of benefits visit Benefits of Alternative Citizenship page.
A: Caribbean passport brings an unrivaled freedom of travel to over 140 countries visa-free, including places such as the U.K, Schengen countries, Singapore, Russia and China so you no longer have the burden of applying for countless business and leisure travel visas.
A list of visa-free countries per each jurisdiction:
A: No. Applications for citizenship cannot be submitted directly to the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) and must only be handled by an Authorized Government Agent such as CSL.
A: Yes, at CSL we follow a careful six-step process, beginning with a signed written agreement for your protection that ensures your Citizenship-by-Investment application will be handled in a confidential, professional, and timely manner.
As for the state review, the application process is confidential, with no disclosure of or exchange of information, except where necessary checks are to be carried out by an authorized due diligence agency. Moreover, the governments of Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda do not disclose the information on new citizens to other countries.
A: Everywhere. The passport that you obtain as a Citizen by Investment is a fully legal passport, and is universally recognized by all state parties to the UN.
A: Any individual who is over 18 years of age, of good character, without criminal records and who is able and willing to make the required contribution can become a principle applicant. He/She may also include financially dependent family members into his/her citizenship application. Please refer to this page for the detailed list of qualifications and investment requirements.
A: Yes, the following Nationalities are restricted:
Please note that some exceptions apply respective of the applicant’s place of current and past residence. Please contact us for more details.
A: The Government may reject the citizenship application if:
Are you in doubt about your eligibility? Every client’s situation is unique. Contact our professional advisors today, we will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Let us analyze your situation carefully, discuss the available options, and help you develop a plan of action to achieve your goals.
A: There is no numerical limit on the number of permitted dependents.
A: The Laws of St Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda and Dominica define “spouse” as one partner of the opposite sex by officially registered marriage.
A: There is currently no mandatory interview requirement for the Citizenship by Investment Programs of Grenada, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia however an interview may be required at the discretion of the government.
There is no requirement to travel to Grenada, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia as part of the application process. However, Antigua approved citizens must spend 5 days in the first 5 years to qualify to have their passport renewed.
St Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Dominica and Saint Lucia have no physical residency requirement.
A: As every case is unique in nature our expert consultants will provide you with a complimentary pre-screen questionnaire so that we are able to consult you on a comprehensive list of required documents and carefully guide you thru the application process. Please contact our representatives today.
A: No. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted in English.
A: No. The citizenship application forms can only be obtained through an authorized government agents such as CSL.
A: Police Clearance Certificate is a document provided by a law enforcement agency confirming the absence of a criminal record.
A: Expired passports or those with no blank pages can be easily renewed for a fee through CSL.
A: No, you do not need an address in Dominica/St Kitts/Antigua/Grenada/Saint Lucia.
A: Yes, as long as you held the property for the required number of years after obtaining your citizenship.
All Caribbean CBI jurisdictions except Grenada: Yes, subject to Government terms and conditions at that time. At present real estate can be resold to the subsequent buyer in 5 years and will qualify for obtaining citizenship thru citizenship-by-investment program.
A: All rental business and maintenance are typically managed by the developer’s management company. We will be happy to guide you through the details of every property’s terms and conditions.
A: Yes, generally you can use the property, subject to terms and conditions. We will be happy to guide you through the details case by case as each property’s specific conditions vary.
A: Yes, it is possible, provided each has contributed the minimum required real estate investment amount.
A: Yes. Both donation and real estate investment funds are kept in escrow account during the time of application review. Should the government deny your application, the funds will be refunded less non-refundable government application fees, due diligence fees and professional fees. All payment and refund terms are listed in our service agreement that our clients sign with us at the beginning of six-step process.
A: No, you are not liable for any individual taxes in St Kitts, Antigua, Grenada, Dominica or Saint Lucia unless you decide to reside in the country.
A: In some programs it is permitted to add new qualifying dependents after the principal applicant’s citizenship was approved:
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A: You will be required to pay our professional fee together with non-refundable due diligence fee at the time we sign a service agreement. Once your application is approved in principle, you are required to pay the balance of all fees and dues for either the donation or the real estate purchase.
A: Yes, all funds must be from a legitimate source. The application forms require a source of funds declaration and documents are required to support the assets origin. The Citizenship by Investment Unit may deny the application pending further clarifications in case where there are doubts about the source of income that is being invested.
A: No, once they property conveyancing process starts, the funds can not be refunded.
A: Unfortunately, the level of investment does not speed up the process. The processing time depends upon the number of queued applications and the due diligence process.
To learn more please contact us for a complimentary consultation. We will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and show how we can streamline the process for you. We promise to respond to your inquiry within one business day.
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