World Citizenship Report

What is the World Citizenship Report?

The report examines various factors that drive high net worth individuals to consider citizenship by investment. Subsequently, it ranks countries according to five motivators. Unlike other reports that base citizenship solely on visa-free travel, the WCR illustrates the best citizenships in the world, based on several detailed factors held in high regard by global citizens.

Drawing on research conducted over years, the WCR presents the data compiled in the World Citizenship Index (WCI) – an innovative tool that adopts an integrated approach in ranking citizenships around the world. The research transcends the traditional concept of the valuing of a citizenship through the use of an ethical perspective. Instead, it attributes greater importance to the diverse attitudes towards the key aspects that characterise belonging to a country and holding its citizenship status.

Industry-First Methodology

The unique methodology used for the report relies on the experience gained through our unparalleled work in the citizenship solutions industry, as well as the comprehensive external research to evaluate 188 jurisdictions across the five key motivators of citizenship ranked most highly by global citizens.

A mixed-methods research design is employed both to determine the factors at play in the decision-making processes of second citizenship seekers, and to measure the relative value placed on each of these factors. This multidimensional approach ensures that the attitudes under investigation are captured as accurately and meaningfully as possible.

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THE BEST CITIZENSHIP FOR BUSINESS

The economic opportunity and business motivator measures the overall ability of a nation to extend wealth, material comfort, and other key benefits of a strong economy to all its citizens. This motivator lays out some nations and citizenships best for business across the planet.

THE BEST CITIZENSHIP FOR FINANCIAL FREEDOM

The economic opportunity and business motivator measures the overall ability of a nation to extend wealth, material comfort, and other key benefits of a strong economy to all its citizens. This motivator lays out some nations and citizenships best for business across the planet.

THE BEST CITIZENSHIP FOR QUALITY OF LIFE

The quality of life motivator measures and ranks the advancement of the level of development of a distinct nation in terms of its ability to provide its citizens a high quality of life across physical, cultural, and social domains of existence.

THE BEST CITIZENSHIP FOR SAFETY & SECURITY

The safety and security motivator measures the degree to which citizenship can offer greater safety and security to the citizen - particularly, considering its potentiality to allow escaping from a situation of conflict. Data collected for this motivator highlights some of the safest countries in the world.

You have to take ownership and leadership of tomorrow. For that to be possible, you have to strengthen your capacity and widen your vision as a global citizen.

-Ban Ki-Moon

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