How to buy your way to a new passport
1: Saint Lucia: $300,000 (£226k) investment for citizenship
To qualify for Saint Lucia’s investment for citizenship program, a minimum property investment of $300,000 (£226k) is required. Alternatively, a $100,000 (£75k) donation to the country’s sovereign wealth fund will rapidly secure a passport and permanent residency.
2: Grenada: $350,000 (£263k) investment for citizenship
Grenada is another Caribbean paradise that offers a relatively affordable investment for citizenship program. To meet the minimum requirements, you’d need to invest at least $350,000 (£263k) in property or donate $200,000 (£150k) to the nation’s sovereign fund.
3: Saint Kitts and Nevis: $200,000 (£100k) investment for citizenship
4: Antigua and Barbuda: $400,000 (£300k) investment for citizenship
Antigua and Barbuda operates a similar investment for citizenship program. A minimum property investment of $400,000 (£300k) is required to be eligible for full citizenship and that all-important passport.
5: Malta $1.1 million (£828k) investment for citizenship
The Government of Malta rewards foreign nationals who invest $1.1 million (£828k) or more in property in the country with permanent residency and an EU passport. Processing times are speedy, with successful applicants receiving their passports within 12 months on average.