The investment options for qualifying as an applicant to the Citizenship by Investment program are:
Single applicantUSD 150,000A single applicant will be required to make a non-refundable contribution to the Government fund.
Family ApplicationUSD 195,000The primary applicant, his/her spouse and two dependent children under the age of 18 can qualify under a single application by making this non-refundable donation to the Government fund.
Additional fee for any dependentUSD 25,000
Real Estate InvestmentInvestment in real estate through one of the Government approved real estate asset classes: freehold property with title deed; hotel shares; fractional ownership or land.
Minimum Investment (Must hold for 5 years)USD 400,000USD 400,000 is the minimum value of investment qualifying you and your family under the real estate option. This property can then be sold after a period of 5 years. Should the next buyer wish to obtain citizenship, they need to pay you the same USD 400,000 for the property.
Minimum Investment (Must hold for 7 years)USD 200,000There is now another option where real estate at US$200,000 plus government fees can be purchased, but this can only be resold after 7 years under the same conditions. This means a clear resale market and a level of capital guarantee. However, there will be some legal costs associated with the real estate purchase ranging from 1 – 5% of the property value, dependent on the property type. You can also rent out, re-finance and receive utility bills from some asset classes.
Applicants will need to pay any additional government, passport application and due diligence fees associated with their chosen investment and according to the number of dependents.
Government Real Estate FeesFollowing approval of the initial real estate investment application, the following Government Fees are also payable:
Primary ApplicantUSD 35,000
Spouse of the primary applicantUSD 20,000
Each dependent regardless of ageUSD 10,000
Due Diligence FeesRequired for both the Real Estate and the Government Fund options.
Primary ApplicantUSD 7,500
Spouse of the primary applicantUSD 4,000
Dependent aged 16 years and aboveUSD 4,000