6 countries that give citizenship by investment

In many countries obtaining citizenship is difficult due to rigid rules. But some countries provide citizenship without much hassle. Below are the nations that offer citizenship with investment.


Lawmakers of Hungary in 2012 have made an amendment related to the laws of immigration that permit foreigners to obtain Hungarian investment nationality provided they are able to purchase government bonds worth minimum $322,600. Dissimilar to many countries in the Europe, Hungary will not ask investors to be present in person in the country nor ask to buy real estate.

For wealthy investors, it could be a profitable offer: Hungary being one of the nations amongst European Union allows its citizens to travel freely to other countries within the union.


Malta, a Mediterranean island country, located southern to Sicily is even making efforts to make use of its membership in EU to attract wealthy investors. To obtain citizenship one must at least make a minimum investment of $1.57mn. In 2013, though Malta offered to provide nationality for just $865,000, it hiked the prices owing to opposition protests. The conditions to obtain Malta citizenship other than investment include residing in Malta. If you wish to be citizen of Malta you need to rush as the citizenship issuance is restricted to one thousand eight hundred passports alone.


To be citizen of Cyprus is little bit costly affair as you need to spend $6.2mn for individual citizenship and an amount of $2.48mn for people who wish to invest in a larger group. The price was at first fixed at $34 million but was lowered keeping in mind the limited interest. The program is primarily targeted to attract Russian investors.


The Dominica government’s official website has listed the rules and regulations for people who are willing to invest and receive citizenship as a reward. Individuals who wish to obtain Dominica citizenship should shell out $100,000; and the ones who have spouse should shell out $175,000. Obtaining citizenship does not force you to reside in the nation. Even this country is trying to redeem its debt through selling citizenship’s.

St. Kitts and Nevis:

St. Kitts and Nevis is a 2 island nation. The application form for citizenship of this nation is just three pages alone. Applicants are required to fill in the reasons for wishing citizenship in the nation, they are even required to specify on the proposed income source and also state annual income approximately.

People wishing to obtain nationality can get nationality either by investing $400,000 as minimum amount in real estate or donate $250,000 to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation in the nation.

Antigua and Barbuda:

Obtaining citizenship from Antigua and Barbuda is also identical to that of citizenship program present in St. Kitts and Nevis. Prospective citizens can become citizens either by spending $400,000 on real estate or donate $200,000 as charity donation.

Grenada too offers nationality at a minimum investment of $311,750.

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