Assessing the Citizenship Programmes

At CS Global Partners, we specialise in helping our clients gain a second nationality through citizenship by investment programmes. These programmes were devised as alternatives to time-consuming residence or minimum-stay citizenship programmes, which generally take years to complete. Indeed, citizenship by investment programmes rest on the notion that both the host country and the investor can benefit from swiftness and efficiency.

Each country offers its own citizenship by investment programme, and it is thus important to highlight the key elements of each programme, with a view to determining what these elements may entail for a potential investor and citizen-to-be.

Elements

  • Residence requirements
  • Ease and speed of application
  • Legality of the programme
  • Investment level and type
  • Citizenship obligations
  • Coverage
  • Residence requirements:
    • Do you need to live in the host country to qualify for citizenship by investment?
  • Ease and speed of application:
    • Is gaining a new citizenship a long and complicated process?
  • Legality of the programme
    • Is the programme you are considering applying to a legitimate citizenship by investment programme?
  • Investment level and type
    • What is the minimum investment required for citizenship and are there multiple investment options?
  • Citizenship obligations
    • Are there any special obligations or restrictions associated with taking citizenship?
  • Coverage
    • Will the programme also cover your spouse and children, and will citizenship extend to future generations?