12 Countries Where US Citizens Can Buy Citizenship And A Second Passport
The world today is experiencing a technological shift like never before. This has made emerging world citizens lookout for opportunities that add value to their passports. While many countries across the globe are offering second citizenship to high-net-worth individuals, there are only a few countries that welcome US citizens. In this article, we will look at the names of 12 nations where Americans can buy second citizenship.
Vanuatu is one of the most gorgeous places located 1,000 miles east of Australia. The nation has a Development Support Program and accepts a non-refundable $180,000 for a family of four. People who obtain Vanuatu citizenship have visa-free travel access to over 116 countries, making the offer more attractive.
- St Kitts and NevisThe Caribbean paradise of St Kitts and Nevis is the second country on our list that provides passports to US citizens. The country differs from others because it offers visa-free travel to countries like Italy and the UK. Immigrants interested in obtaining dual citizenship must donate around $150,000 to the sustainable growth fund of the country. Apart from this, contributing $200,000 to real estate is also encouraged.
Turkey’s citizenship by investment program provides an opportunity to live and work there. Individuals who acquire the passport can also access 111 destinations across the globe. All you need to do is contribute $250,000 to the real estate development and secure a Turkish passport for yourself.
- St Lucia
One of the fantastic facts about the St Lucia passport is that it provides travel access to around 146 destinations worldwide. Investors ready to settle down in the country have to donate an amount of $250,000 to $300,000; the latter applies to a family of four.
- New ZealandNew Zealand is another exotic locale that has recently climbed the popularity charts for citizenship. However, acquiring a passport for the country is costly. There are two ways in which you can obtain New Zealand citizenship through investment which starts from an amount of $2 million for a tenure of 4 years.
- Antigua and BarbudaThe twin island of Antigua and Barbuda is another Caribbean paradise that welcomes US citizens with open hands. Investors can donate an amount of $100,000 to the country’s development fund and a real-estate investment to secure their passports. Also, the nation offers travel access to over 151 destinations, making it worth the catch.
The Austrian passport is also regarded as one of the strongest passports in the world. Reason? Well, there are quite a few. Citizens of the country can access 187 destinations globally along with the European Union. All you have to do is make a hefty contribution of $3.5 million, and you will be granted citizenship.
Although the Caribbean island is small in size, it is considered the best country for investment purposes. The nation extends its citizenship benefits to spouses and other dependents and can also be extended to the future generation. Interested immigrants can secure a passport for themselves and their families by contributing to Economic Diversification Fund, hotels, and resorts.
There are two open investment routes for those interested in living in Cyprus. Investors can either donate a minimum of $2.5 million or contribute to real estate developments. The Cypriot passport also provides access to 174 destinations worldwide, making it even more lucrative.
Portugal offers a Golden Visa Program, which immigrants must qualify for before citizenship. Also, there is a Portuguese history test that the applicant must undertake to secure a passport. The country also offers multiple investment routes for individuals who are looking forward to living in the country.
There are two ways in which investors can acquire Grenada passports. One is by contributing an amount of $150,000 to the National Transformation fund or investing $350,000 in real estate. The Grenada passport also offers visa-free access to many countries, including China, which makes it one of a kind.
Malta exercises an Individual Investor Program, which costs approximately $1.1 million and provides travel access to 183 destinations. Individuals who obtain citizenship in the country also enjoy the right to live and work in Malta and the European Union.
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