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Best Citizenship by Investment

With so many citizenship by investment 2022 programmes available, it's essential to understand the pros and cons on offer and the relative terms on the market.


There are golden visas around the world, each offering attractive returns, opportunities to purchase a home in beautiful destinations, and reap the visa-free travel rewards and global freedoms associated.


Let's sort through our top citizenship by investment countries list to showcase some of the most enticing advantages on offer.



Best Investor Visa Programs in Europe


Any list of countries offering citizenship by investment should include the following schemes, delivering unique lifestyle opportunities and attractive returns on property investment:



Portugal EU Residency by Investment


One of the most popular EU schemes, Portugal offers the opportunity to become a resident in just 90 days, with real estate purchases from €280,000.



Spain Investment Residency


Considered one of the best investor visa programmes, applicants can contribute from €500,000 and secure European residency in two months.



Malta EU Residency


Another one of the best investment visas in the world, and specifically in the Schengen Zone, investors can secure an EU residency permit in 60 days from approval. Qualifying real estate purchases start from €300,000.



Most Popular Golden Visas Around the World


Next in our list of countries offering citizenship by investment, let's look at some of the best passport by investment schemes you can consider to acquire a lifelong second passport.



Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Countries List



Minimum Investment

Passport Processing Time

Antigua and Barbuda


Three to four months

St. Lucia


Three to four months



Two to three months

St. Kitts and Nevis


45 - 60 days through the fast-track process



Three to four months



Acquiring Residency by Investment in 2022


The best investment visas in the world include several other options, ranging from permanent residency to full citizenship.


When choosing the right citizenship by investment 2022 programme, we strongly advise seeking advice from Astons since there are several factors to consider:


  • Whether the visa includes spouses, children and family members.
  • How long you must maintain the investment.
  • If there are physical residency or travel requirements.
  • The range of investment options you have to choose between.
  • Which countries you can travel to visa-free.
  • Conditions to maintain your dual citizenship or residency.
  • Opportunities to recoup your investment.


For example, the best citizenship by investment programme for a foreign national seeking a haven due to political instability may be a low threshold donation, which is non-refundable.


However, the best passport by investment for an investor looking to receive returns on a rental property may be a very different scheme.



Features of the Best Citizenship by Investment Programmes


The easiest way to compare the best citizenship by investment schemes available is to visit the Astons website or give us a call directly for tailored advice from one of our experienced consultants.


Some of the popular citizenship by investment countries 2022 include:


  • Turkey: fast processing within two months and citizenship through a real estate purchase from $250,000 make Turkey a regular contender on the list of the best citizenship by investment programmes.
  • Vanuatu: this beautiful Pacific island nation grants a second passport with investments from $130,000, processing applications in just one month.


Please get in touch for more information about any of the programmes featured in our citizenship by investment list of countries.


Astons has years of knowledge successfully managing residency and citizenship by investment applications for a wide range of clients worldwide.


We are on hand to guide you through the process, with exclusive access to our tax advisers and legal team to ensure your permanent residency or second passport is processed quickly, with support at each step of the way.


Article updated on March 30