Buy second passport

Second passport is extremely valuable tool to have. If you have money and living long term in another country for you is not an option, you can still get second passport through investment program. Basically, you buy citizenship.

Here is the list of countries who offer investment programs:

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1. Bulgaria
Time to get fast track citizenship is 2 years and residency 6 to 9 months. There are no language requirements and no obligation to give up your current citizenship. Note that Bulgaria is not yet member of the Schengen Area, but legally obliged to join, so once Bulgaria becomes Schengen area member, you can live, work and study anywhere in Europe, as well as own the land.

You need to meet following criteria for investment option:
– Non EU citizen
– Net worth requirement is 511.292€ for full investment
– Documents supporting the source and origin of invested funds
– No criminal record

A person have to have at least one year of permanent residency status and double the investment by putting another 512.000€. Bulgaria investment program ties your cash for 5 years without interest, so you don’t get any interests. You need to visit Bulgaria twice in the process.

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2. Antigua and Barbuda
This tiny Caribbean island offers citizenship for those who meet following criteria for investment option:

– Be of outstanding character
– No criminal record
– Have excellent health
– Reside in the country for a minimum of 35 days in last 5 years

You can chose to make a contribution of 250.000$ to development fund or an approved charity, or purchase a property of 400.000$ in pre-approved region, or establish a business with 1.500.000$ investment.

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3. Cyprus
Cyprus is an island in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is safe, stable and good environment for families and for businesses. Residency and citizenship applications are submitted simultaneously. There is no requirement for physical residency, only one visit every 7 years. Since it is EU country, one has right to live, work and study anywhere in Europe.

You need to meet following criteria for investment option:
– Must have a valid passport
– No criminal record
– Must be a resident before being granted citizenship

Applicant must make and investment of minimum 2 million € in building construction or other infrastructure projects, or in business or companies that are based in the Republic of Cyprus. Investments are to be maintained for three years. There is also option with combination of investments and investing 500.000€ maximum in government bonds.

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4. Canada (Quebec)
Canada is very popular destination, with its word class healthcare and education system. It is also one of the safest countries to live in and offer high quality of life.

You need to meet following criteria for investment option:
– Demonstrate business experience
– Show net worth of at least CA$ 1.600.000 gained legally and invest CA$ 800.000
– No criminal record
– Have adequate knowledge of English and/or French

Investment of CA$ 800.000 must be held for 5 years. Applicant need to live in country 3 out of 4 last years.

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5. Dominica
This beautiful island offers several benefits, like no physical residence required, no taxes for non residents and dual citizenship.

You need to meet following criteria for investment option:
– Be of outstanding character
– No criminal record
– Have excellent health
– Basic knowledge of English

Applicant is required to make an investment of 100.000$ or 175.000$ if applying with spouse. For spouse and two children under 18 years an investment of 200.000$ is required.

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6. Grenada
Grenada offers fast track citizenship within 4 month and requires no physical residence. Also there is no requirement to travel to Grenada during the application process. Grenada offers no tax on worldwide income.

You need to meet following criteria for investment option:
– Be of outstanding character
– No criminal record
– Have excellent health

Investment option is to invest minimum 350.000$ in pre approved real estate programs for a minimum 4 years. For every dependent (children under 25 years, parents above 65 years), additional investment of 25.000$ is required.

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7. Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia allows dual citizenship and has no worldwide income. Applications are fast processed, usually within 3 months. No physical residency is required and no travel to St Lucia during process is required.

You need to meet following criteria for investment option:
– Be of outstanding character
– No criminal record
– Have excellent health

Applicants can make a monetary contribution to the NEF organization, 200.000$ for single applicant, 235.000$ applicant with spouse and 25.000$ per additional dependent or applicant can purchase property in pre approved real estate area for 300.000$. Final option is to invest a minimum of 3.5$ million in an approved enterprise project and create at least 3 jobs.

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8. Portugal
Portugal with it Mediterranean climate and safe environment is an ideal location for businesses and families. It is also in Schengen are, giving you access to whole EU market. Applicant can become citizen after 1 year having a permanent residency.

You need to meet following criteria for investment option:
– No criminal record

Applicant can invest 500.000€ or more in property, or 350.000€ in property more than 30 years old. Invest 350.000€ in research activities, or 250.000€ in art or reconstruction of heritage projects. Final option is to create 10 jobs or more.

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9. Hungary
Hungary is a member of the EU and Schengen area. No trips to Hungary are required during application process. Application process can take as little as 30 days.

You need to meet following criteria for investment option:
– Documents on how personal net worth was accumulated
– Random interviews possible

Applicant invest 300.000€ to government bonds which is returned after 5 years, without interests.

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10. St. Kitts and Nevis
This two island nation offers process within 4 months. No physical residency is required and no worldwide income tax. No need to travel to St. Kitts & Nevis during application process.

You need to meet following criteria for investment option:
– Be of outstanding character
– No criminal character
– Have excellent health

Applicant need to make sugar industry diversification foundation contribution in the amount of 250.000$ + additional fees for dependents, or purchasing property for a minimum 400.000$ in government approved real estate development.

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11. Austria
Austria offers one of the best passports in the world, 4th the best, but comes with the great price.

You need to meet following criteria for investment option:
– No criminal record

As the most expensive passport, applicant need to make a donation of 2€ to 4€ million or by investing 10€ million in pre approved business. Austria also doesn’t allow dual citizenship.

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12. Malta
Malta is also part of the EU, meaning one can live, work and study anywhere in the European Union. A Malta passport gives you great freedom as it is 8th most valuable travel document.

You need to meet following criteria for investment option:
– No criminal record

The cost of a Maltese passport is around 1.85$ million.

4 Comments on "Buy second passport"

  1. Amazing info, thanks for sharing.

  2. Just looking for second citizenship, this comes right on time.

  3. Some of this passports are way too expensive for normal citizen to buy.

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