According to Investment Migration Insider, 26% of North Americans showed interest in the CBI scheme in 2021. This does not include the handful of Canadians who are also working their way to get second citizenship in beautiful destinations like Antigua and Barbuda. Some of the driving factors for this include the following:
- Physical relocation
- Restricted mobility during the pandemic
- Holding of assets and funds in a single jurisdiction
- Limitations and risks on Single Passport or Residence
For those able to access the option across North America, it has become a very necessary and well-advised long-term financial investment.
Our team at Chestertons has seen a good amount of focus around our Caribbean Citizenship by Investment offers, mostly in the areas of Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, and St. Kitts & Nevis. In addition, Portugal and Greece have become popular European Residence options. This is likely due to the fact that our North American clientele have again realized the benefit of an excellent investment with the high-value residence attached.
THE MOST POPULAR CBI PROGRAMS
In recent years, the Caribbean Passports of Grenada, Dominica, and St. Kitts are becoming increasingly popular. This is due to the introduction of donation or investment options, expedited processing, and the possibility of acquiring alternative Citizenship and Passport. The same is true with the post-Brexit UK, which also has a significant increase in Chestertons’ EU Programs, particularly in Portugal and Greece. The great thing about these programs is that they offer high-value real estate acquisitions, along with Permanent Residence.
The Chestertons Global Citizenship team spent a good amount of time to fully establish the Global Citizen Division, getting completely involved all throughout the investor’s journey. From the initial consultation to the issuance of the desired Passport or Residence, our team will be there to make sure the transition flows smoothly. In addition, we select only the best options for our clients, providing true value and peace of mind.