Acquiring an alternative residence or citizenship is the best possible insurance policy against economic and political uncertainty, in addition to enabling global mobility. There is no hierarchy between residence- and citizenship-by-investment programs. To speak with our business immigration team call us on +44 (0) 208 595 4222 or contact us online.

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Citizenship by investment programs offers you to acquire new citizenship and a second passport legally, relatively quickly and simply, without significant disruption to your life. All programs, we offer, provide you with the chance of dual citizenship.

Connaught Law is a leading immigration law firm focusing solely on second citizenship and residency by investment programs. Through the selected programs that we offer, you could obtain a second passport, dual nationality or permanent residency in a time frame of just 2-4 months. Our speciality lies in identifying rare and exceptional opportunities around the globe for our clients, which combine solid investments with the added benefits of permanent residency, second passports and full citizenship in that country.

We are able to ensure our clients benefit from the added value of comparing and selecting from the most cost-effective and tailored programs currently available on the market today. This ensures your choice is in-line with both your individual and family’s needs. Listed below are just some of the many global programs we offer:

European Citizenship Programs

 

 Minimum capital

 Processing time

 Key benefit

 

Austria Austria

EUR 3 million

24–38 months

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

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

Turkey Turkey

USD 250,000

Six–nine months

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

European Residence-by-Investment Programs

 

 Minimum capital

 Processing time

 Key benefit

 

Austria Austria

EUR 40,000 in liquid assets

Three months

Possibility for citizenship eligibility after 10 years of residence

Cyprus Cyprus

EUR 330,000

Two–eighteen months

The right to live and study in Cyprus

Greece Greece

EUR 250,000

One–two months

The right of free movement to Greece, the EU, and Europe’s Schengen Area

Italy Italy

EUR 250,000

Three–four months

The right to live, work, and study without restriction in Italy

Jersey Jersey

GBP 125,000 annual taxes

N/A

The right to live, work, and study without restriction in Jersey

Latvia Latvia

EUR 250,000

One–three months

The right to live, work, and study without restriction in Latvia

Malta Malta

EUR 330,000

Four–six months

The right to live, work, and study without restriction in Malta

Monaco Monaco

No minimum investment

N/A

The right to live, work, and study without restriction in Monaco

Portugal Portugal

EUR 250,000

Three–eight months

The right to live, work, and study without restriction in Portugal

Switzerland Switzerland

CHF 250,000 annual taxes

Three–six months

First-class infrastructure and excellent banking facilities

United Kingdom United Kingdom

GBP 2 million

Two–four weeks

The right to live, work, and study anywhere in the United Kingdom

Caribbean Citizenship-by-Investment Programs

 

 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

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

St. Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts and Nevis

USD 150,000

Three–six months

Visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 156 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

When applying for dual citizenship through investment programs, it’s often not even compulsory for you to reside in your “new” country, or for you to give up your current nationality. Obtaining citizenship and/or residency occurs purely by way of investment. You could open a fixed deposit savings account, invest in real estate, contribute to the country’s main industries or do a mixture of both. Whatever the options, our carefully selected team of expert consultants will be there to help and advise you every step of the way.