Grenada’s COVID-19 State of Emergency Halts Some, But Not all CBI Processing

On 25 March 2020, the Government of Grenada released its Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020, which implemented a limited State of Emergency as part of stringent measures to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

The Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020 are effective from 30 March 2020 until 7 PM on 6 April 2020. They impose a mandatory curfew and limitations on movement (other than for basic food or in cases of a medical emergency), close businesses (except essential ones such as grocery stores), and apply strict social distancing measures.

What does this update mean for me?

These new measures will have an impact on some of the entities involved in the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Programme for at least one week, as follows:

  • Local Agents: will continue to operate remotely
  • Citizenship by Investment Committee: will accept applications submitted online via Dropbox
  • Office of the Prime Minister: closed, meaning Registration Certificates will not be issued
  • Passport Office: closed, meaning passports will not be issued
  • DHL and FedEx Offices: closed
  • Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited: closed

If you are towards the end of your citizenship by investment process, you may encounter some delays, particularly with regards to the issuance of Registration Certificates and passports or if you are awaiting fund clearance. However, if you are in the document collection and submission phase, you are less likely to encounter delays, as both Local Agents and the Citizenship by Investment Committee are operating through working online systems.

How can I find out more?

If you wish to find out more about how your citizenship by investment application may be affected by COVID-19, or if you have any further questions regarding the citizenship by investment process in Grenada, please contact CS Global Partners.