As of October 2023, the following Citizenship By Investment (CBI) programs accept applications from Canadian nationals:

  1. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA: Antigua is a good middle-of-the-road option in the Caribbean, however the cost of living there is considerably higher than in many other parts of the Caribbean. Offers visa-free travel to the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia and the Schengen area.Non-refundable government donations priced from $100,000, and off-plan property investments priced from $200,000 with a minimum lock-in period of 5 years.
  1. DOMINICA: The Dominica passport offers visa-free travel to the Schengen Area, the UK and China. Government donations are priced from $100,000 excluding fees, and government approved properties are priced from $200,00, with a minimum holding period of 3 years.The program previously came under fire for lax due diligence procedures after some allegedly bad actors applied for the country’s citizenship.
  1. GRENADA: The only Caribbean CBI offering access to the USA via their E-2 Treaty Agreement with the States. Donations priced from $150,000 for a single applicant, and $200,000 for a married couple. There are some interesting property-based options, such as Kawana Bay, with co-owned, off-plan investment options priced from $220,000, excluding service and processing fees.
  1. MALTA: The recently overhauled Maltese Citizenship By Investment Program now goes by the somewhat clunky title of the “Maltese Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment” (program).You have to make a non-refundable government donation of either €600,000 (36 months residency requirement before citizenship is granted) or €750,000 (12 months fast track residency). In addition, you need to buy a property of €700,000, or rent a property for no less than €16,000 per year; both for a minimum period of 5 years.

    Additionally, you’ll have to make a donation to a Maltese government approved NGO of €10,000.

    While this is the only EU Citizenship By Investment Program and one of the world’s flagship CBI programs, the heft price tag means that this one is reserved for the rarified few.

  2. ST KITTS AND NEVIS: The world’s oldest and most respected CBI program. Non-refundable government donations priced from $100,000. Government bond investments from $250,000. Government approved real estate investments from $300,000.
  1. ST LUCIA: A relatively young (established 2015) but well-respected Caribbean CBI program. Non-refundable government donations priced from $100,000 excluding service and processing fees. Also offers additional investment options such as government approved off-plan property (from $300,000), zero-interest government bond investments (from $500,000), and enterprise investments (from $3.5 million). Most applicants opt for the government donation option.
  2. TURKEY: A great lifestyle-oriented call option among modern CBI programs. Property investments from only $250,000, with a short lock-in period of only 3 years. ANY property can be purchased, not just government approved off-plan properties.The Turkish passport does presently not offer EU and UK visa-free travel, though it is expected that it will become a significantly more powerful travel document in future.
  3. VANUATU: Boasting the fastest, easiest application process and lowest total capital layout, the Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment Program is one of the top-selling programs of its kind in the world.Priced from $135,000 per single applicant, and $155,500 per married couple all-in. Visa-free travel to UK, Russia and Schengen Zone. No company tax, wealth tax, estate tax or personal income taxes apply in Vanuatu.
  4. JORDAN: Poor passport quality – no UK and EU visa-free travel. $1 million central bank deposit, $1 million government bond investment, $1 million share capital investment $750,000 SME investment or new company establishment with $1.5 million capitalization required. Only a handful of Citizenship By Investment firms offer this program.Contact us today to apply for alternative citizenship by investment from Canada.