Applying for Citizenship by Investment depends on the country you choose, but most countries require that you apply through an Authorised Agent who has been approved by the government of that country to act on applicants’ behalf.
Authorised Agents are local agents familiar with their country’s CBI programme and they can guide you through the citizenship process. A list of all Authorised Agents is available on each country’s CBI website.
All Caribbean CBI countries require applicants to apply through an Authorised Agent.
Sub Agents A sub-agent acts as a bridge between the applicant and an Authorised Agent. Sub-agents work with Authorised Agents to remain up to date with the latest programme requirements and often will be the first filter in a multi-layered process of due diligence checks.
Once an application is submitted for processing, due diligence checks will be conducted on applicants to ensure that only those of high moral character become citizens of the nation. Once an application is approved, an applicant will then need to make their qualifying investment which differs for each nation.
For example, the Caribbean CBI programmes require a direct contribution to the government from US$100,000 to US$250,000 for a single applicant, or a real estate investment ranging from US$200,000 to US$400,000 in an approved real estate project or development, excluding additional fees.