Applying for a Second Caribbean Citizenship – What You Need to Know

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For many people, the word ‘citizenship’ creates feelings of a strong national identity determined by birth or upbringing. So the idea of a second citizenship may be difficult to understand. However, given the current state of uncertainty around the world, more and more people are keeping their options open by obtaining a second citizenship in the pristine beauty of the Commonwealth Caribbean Islands.

Second citizenship programmes provide freedom, peace of mind and security for applicants and their family. Located in the Caribbean Sea, the beautiful Islands of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Lucia offer citizenship programmes to obtain a second passport.

With help from the second citizen experts at Bluemina, applicants can obtain their second citizenship in the Commonwealth Caribbean in as little as three to four months.

Second Passport Investment Options By Country
Obtaining a second passport in the Commonwealth countries of the Caribbean is very appealing to individuals looking to secure a future for their family. Citizen By Investment programmes require applicants to invest by making a contribution to the country’s specified fund or through an approved real estate purchase. Depending on the specific country, investment in real estate starts at USD 200,000, and fund contributions start at USD 100,000 for a single applicant (more for families).

St Kitts and Nevis Investment Citizenship– to obtain a second passport in the Caribbean countries of St Kitts and Nevis, applicants must meet one of the following investment requirements:

  1. Making a one-time contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF). Investment ranges from USD 150,000 for an individual to USD 195,00 for a family of four.
  2. Making a one-time contribution to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF). Investment ranges from USD 250,000 for a single applicant to USD 300,000 for a family of five or more (USD 25,000 for each family member after the fourth member).
  3. Purchasing pre-approved real estate to be held for at least five years after obtaining citizenship.
  4. Jointly buying pre-approved real estate to be owned for at least seven years after obtaining citizenship.

Grenada Investment Citizenship – to obtain a second passport in the Caribbean country of Grenada, applicants must meet one of the following investment requirements:

  1. Making a one-time contribution to the National Transformation Fund (NTF). Investment ranges from USD 150,000 for an individual to USD 200,000 for a family of four (plus USD 25,000 per each additional dependant).
  2. Purchasing pre-approved real estate to be maintained for at least three years after obtaining citizenship.

Dominica – to obtain a second passport in the Caribbean country of Dominica, applicants must meet one of the following investment requirements:

  1. Making a one-time contribution to the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF). Investment ranges from USD 100,000 for an individual to USD 200,000 for a family of four (plus USD 25,000 per each additional dependant).
  2. Purchasing pre-approved real estate to be maintained for at least three years after obtaining citizenship. However, if applicants want to re-sell their property to another applicant under the Programme, they must wait a minimum of five years.

St. Lucia – to obtain a second passport in the Caribbean country of Dominica, applicants must meet one of the following investment requirements:

  1. Making a one time donation to the National Economic Fund (NEF). Investment ranges from USD 100,000 for an individual to USD 190,000 for a family of four (plus USD 25,000 per each additional dependant).
  2. Purchasing pre-approved real estate to be held for at least fives years after obtaining citizenship.
  3. Making an investment in a pre-approved enterprise project that creates at least three permanent jobs with project value ranging from USD 3.5 million for single applicants to USD 6 million for joint applicants.
  4. Making an investment in non-interest bearing Government bonds to be held in the applicant’s name for a minimum of five years.

Antigua and Barbuda – to obtain a second passport in the Caribbean country of Antigua and Barbuda, applicants must meet one of the following investment requirements:

  1. Making a one-time contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF). Investment ranges from USD 200,000 for a family of four, but families of five or more must contribute at least USD 250,000.
  2. Purchasing pre-approved real estate to be held for at least fives years after obtaining citizenship.
  3. Making an investment in a pre-approved business with project value ranging from USD 1.5 million for single applicants to USD 5 million for joint applicants.

Why Invest in a Second Passport?
There are many reasons to invest in obtaining a second passport for yourself and your family. Common benefits to obtaining a second passport include:

  • Access to visa free travel.
  • The freedom of dual citizenship.
  • Protection from current political instability.
  • Freedom to diversify your assets globally.
  • The ability to open bank accounts and businesses in other countries.
  • Security for you and your family.
  • Access to better healthcare and education.
  • And much more.

At Bluemina, we specialise in helping our clients gain a second passport through Caribbean citizenship by investment programmes. Bluemina can expedite your application process in as little as three to four months. Best of all, you don’t have to revoke your current citizenship to obtain a second Caribbean citizenship, and once you meet the requirements of your second citizenship, it’s yours for life.

Contact a member of our team to find out more about which of the Caribbean Commonwealth countries best suits your needs. We look forward to helping you on your path to dual citizenship!

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Nadine Daoud

Written by Nadine Daoud

Being a Partner and Head of Business Development at Bluemina C&I, it’s always interesting to see where market trends lead us and how they continuously change the business. Follow my blogs to learn more interesting trends in citizenship and residency.

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