Important factors to consider in residence planning
The Henley Passport Index is the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information, and is enhanced by the Henley & Partners Research Department.
With expert commentary and historical data spanning 15 years, the Henley Passport Index is an invaluable resource for global citizens and the standard reference tool for governments in this field.
Visit henleypassportindex.com to view the global ranking and download the latest 2020 Henley Passport Index Q2 Update Report.
Global investors are embracing investment migration programs — the newest member of the safe-haven asset class — as they unlock novel risk management and optimization options for the high-net-worth portfolio. Alternative residence and citizenship provide wealthy individuals and their families with opportunities to expand their business operations and extend market reach, secure greater global influence and mobility, access better education and healthcare, and safeguard their legacies against volatile markets and political instability.
Acquiring an alternative residence or citizenship gives you more travel freedom and residence options and is an effective insurance policy for the next generation. It has become an essential part of any wealth planning strategy and grants you access to the leading economies of the world.
As the industry pioneer, we are best placed to guide you and your family on your residence and/or citizenship options.
A selection of the leading citizenship programs:
|Nationality||Rank||Visa-free or visa-on-arrival access||Minimum capital requirement for
||187 destinations, including Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, the UAE, the UK, the USA, and Europe’s Schengen Area||Investment of EUR 3 million|
||184 destinations, including Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, the UAE, the UK, the USA, and Europe’s Schengen Area||Donation of EUR 650,000 (et alia)|
||174 destinations, including Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, the UK, the UAE, and Europe’s Schengen’s Area||Real estate investment of EUR 2 million (et alia)|
|St. Kitts and Nevis||26
||156 destinations, including Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, and Europe’s Schengen Area||Donation of USD 150,000|
|Antigua and Barbuda||29
||151 destinations, including Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, and Europe’s Schengen Area||Donation of USD 100,000|
||146 destinations, including Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, and Europe’s Schengen Area||Donation of USD 100,000|
||124 destinations, including Hong Kong, Singapore, the UAE, and Europe’s Schengen Area||Real estate investment of EUR 250,000 (et alia)|
||120 destinations, including Russia, Turkey, and Europe’s Schengen Area||Donation of EUR 135,000|
||111 destinations, including Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore||Real estate investment of USD 250,000|
The information provided here reflects the 2020 Henley Passport Index ranking on 7 April 2020, and in certain instances, coronavirus-related travel bans may take precedence over the visa information recorded here.