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Dual or Multiple Citizenship

Citizenship-by-investment programs offer you the opportunity to legally acquire a new citizenship quickly and simply, without onerous typical visa and passport application processes.

Dual or Multiple Citizenship

Acquiring dual or multiple citizenship

The following countries offer citizenship-by-investment programs, which lead to dual citizenship.

 Minimum capital

 Processing time

 Key benefit

Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

USD 100,000

Three–four months

Visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 151 destinations including Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, the UK, and Europe’s Schengen Area

Austria Austria

EUR 3 million

24–38 months

Opportunity to become an EU citizen upon making a substantial capital contribution

Dominica Dominica

USD 100,000

Three months

Visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 143 destinations including Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, the UK, and Europe’s Schengen Area

Grenada Grenada

USD 150,000

Three–four months

Visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 144 destinations including China, Russia, Singapore, the UK, and Europe’s Schengen Area

Malta Malta

EUR 738,000 investment

14–38 months

An attractive place to live or own a second home, strategically located, with excellent air links

Montenegro Montenegro

EUR 350,000

Three months

Free movement to Montenegro, the countries in Europe’s Schengen Area, Russia, and Turkey

St. Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts and Nevis

USD 150,000

Three–six months

Visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 157 destinations including Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, the UK, and Europe’s Schengen Area

St. Lucia St. Lucia

USD 100,000

Three–four months

Visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 146 destinations including Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, and Europe’s Schengen Area

Turkey Turkey

USD 250,000

Six–nine months

Free movement to Turkey, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore, among others

Dual citizenship is the result of the interaction of the laws of two countries. People can become dual citizens automatically (normally by birth or marriage), or after successfully applying for the citizenship of another country.

When it comes to dual or multiple citizenship, the world is divided: there are countries whose laws allow their own citizens to acquire another citizenship without losing their present one. In contrast, other countries do not allow the acquisition or holding of another citizenship and the acquisition of another citizenship may lead to the loss of the present citizenship.

Therefore, the acquisition of a second citizenship is only legally possible for citizens of those countries which allow dual citizenship.

The following is an overview of citizenship laws in selected countries with regard to dual citizenship. The information is based on Henley & Partners' interpretation of citizenship legislation in the relevant countries.

Albania
Armenia
Bangladesh
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria*
Chile
Colombia
Denmark
Ecuador
Egypt*
El Salvador
Fiji
Finland
France
Germany*
Georgia*
Hungary
Iceland
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Jordan
Kenya
Kosovo
Lebanon
Lithuania*
Luxembourg*
Macedonia
Mexico
Moldova*
Pakistan*
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Slovenia*
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Syria
Vietnam
Western Samoa

*Under certain circumstances

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Henley & Partners assists international clients in obtaining residence and citizenship under the respective programs. Contact us to arrange an initial private consultation.

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