Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: HOW MANY YEARS IS THE PASSPORT VALID FOR?
St. Kitts and Nevis: Passport will be valid for 10 years for adults and 5 years for children under 16 and are renewable remotely thereafter without the recipient visiting St. Kitts & Nevis.
Dominica: All Dominican passports are valid for up to 10 years for adults and 5 years for children under 16 years old and are renewable thereafter. Passports can be renewed remotely without the recipient visiting Dominica.
Antigua and Barbuda: Passport will be valid for 5 years and will be considered for renewal subject to the recipient having spent a total of 5 days in Antigua & Barbuda since gaining citizenship, within the 5 year period.
Grenada: Passports are valid for 5 years for both adults and children and are renewable thereafter. Passports can be renewed remotely without the recipient visiting Grenada.
Saint Lucia: Passports are valid for 5 years for both adults and children and are renewable thereafter. Passports can be renewed remotely without the recipient visiting Saint Lucia..
Q: WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR APPLICATION?
A: As every case is unique in nature our expert consultants will provide you with a complimentary pre-screen questionnaire so that we are able to consult you on a comprehensive list of required documents and carefully guide you thru the application process. Please contact our representatives today.
Q: DO I HAVE TO VISIT THE CARIBBEAN TO SUBMIT MY APPLICATION OR COLLECT THE PASSPORT?
A: There is no requirement to travel to Grenada, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia as part of the application process. However, Antigua approved citizens must spend 5 days in the first 5 years to qualify to have their passport renewed.
St Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Dominica and Saint Lucia have no physical residency requirement.
Q: ON WHAT GROUNDS COULD MY CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION BE DENIED?
A: The Government may reject the citizenship application if:
Applicant has a criminal record, is subject to criminal investigation or unable to pass the due diligence clearance;
Applicant is a potential national security risk or is involved in any activity likely to cause disrepute to the country’s good name;
Applicant has been denied access to a country that is listed as a visa free country with a particular CBI program and who has not subsequently obtained a visa to the country that issued the denial;
If false information was presented in the citizenship application;
Applicant is in poor physical health.
Q: ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON WHO CAN APPLY?
A: Yes, the following Nationalities are restricted:
Kitts and Nevis: Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea (irrespective of place of legal residence)
Antigua and Barbuda: Iran, Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Sudan, North Korea, Somalia (unless Individuals migrated before the age of majority and/or have maintained permanent residence for at least 10 years in Canada, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, or UAE and maintain no economic ties to any restricted country)
Dominica: Iraq, Chechnya, Somalia, Yemen, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Sao Tome Principe
Grenada: None • Saint Lucia: None
Q: WHERE WILL MY SECOND PASSPORT BE RECOGNISED?
A: Everywhere. The passport that you obtain as a Citizen by Investment is a fully legal passport, and is universally recognized by all state parties to the UN.
Q: WHAT IS THE CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM?
A: The Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) is an opportunity for individuals to legally obtain a new citizenship and passport in a relatively short timeframe via an investment into the country’s economy. Applicants may either make a donation directly to a government fund or invest in government approved real estate projects. The funds are used to benefit local projects and programs, build and create jobs, and stabilize the local economies of once struggling nations. Economic citizenship programmes are a fast track way for investors to obtain citizenship allowing greater visa-free travel options, a broader array of investment opportunities, and gain personal security and privacy, all while investing in a country’s future. Caribbean CBI programs are by far the most time-effective and affordable programs of this kind in the world. In a world that’s filled with instability and unrest, alternative citizenship may provide you with the travel freedom and peace of mind you want for your family. Contact us today for a private, complimentary, no-obligation consultation.
Q: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SECOND CITIZENSHIP?
Freedom to travel worldwide for pleasure or business: Having the ability to travel globally without a visa is a priceless benefit for your family. Caribbean passport provides for a visa free travel to around 130 countries, including UK and EU.
Fast, Flexible & Affordable: A second passport can be obtained in as little as 3 months, for a minimum investment of US$100,000 without having to visit the country during the process. Dual citizenship is permitted.
Security for you and your family: A passport from a small, peaceful and neutral country can be a lifesaver when traveling in times of civil war or social unrest. No matter what happens in the world, you will always have a place to go.
Insurance Policy: In this quickly changing world, having an alternative passport and lifetime citizenship for your family and future generations is the best insurance policy.
Education: A second citizenship may provide additional access to the best schools or universities where strict geographical quotas apply.
Estate Planning: As more countries are moving towards the worldwide taxation model, it is wise to look at alternative citizenship options for the purpose of estate and tax planning. Becoming a citizen and resident of St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada or Saint Lucia does not subject you to paying taxes on your worldwide income as these territories have no foreign income tax.
Diversification of passport portfolios: Dual citizens can receive the benefits, privileges and protection offered by multiple countries.