The Covid-19 pandemic fueled the demand for ‘golden visas’ and second passports. Almost all leading immigration and relocation firms have been reporting about the increased interest and inquiries about residency and citizenship by investment programs since the disease outbreak.
Montenegro launched its Citizenship by Investment Program in 2019. The scheme was designed to spur much-needed capital into the country’s economy, although it was capped to just 2,000 applications and limited in time – the program will expire by the end of 2021.
Non-EU nationals can obtain a Residency Permit in the EU in just a period of 2-3 months through the Greek ‘Golden Visa’ program; one of the most popular “Residency by investment” programs in the European Union.
Portugal’s ‘golden visa’ program was launched in 2012, and this scheme gives opportunity to non-EU/EEA investors first to obtain a special, followed by the permanent residence permit, in exchange of investment.
Foreign investors seeking to obtain a second passport through Antigua and Barbuda’s citizenship by investment program (CBI) need from 3 to 5 months to prepare the application, submit it to the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)
Investors can obtain a second passport from Grenada to accelerate their success and create global opportunities. Along with enhanced international mobility, Grenada’s economic citizenship brings a sense of stability and cost-effective investment plans
The 21st century has brought an immense expansion of the investment migration industry. Just in the Investment Migration Insider’s online directory, about one thousand firms are listed and, probably, there are thousands more minor businesses
Grenada relaunched its citizenship by investment (CBI) program in August 2013 and has become one of the sought-after destinations for foreign investors. The program entitles foreign nationals to apply for Grenadian citizenship and obtain a second passport.
In a period of just around 3 months, foreign nationals of good character and repute have an opportunity to acquire the St Lucian citizenship and passport through the citizenship by investment program if they contribute to the development of St. Lucia.
About 35,000 foreigners have obtained a second passport from Turkey through the citizenship by investment program between the period from 2017 to 2020. In total More than 9,000 foreign investors have been enrolled in the program as main applicants; the rest issued passports went to their family members.