How to buy your way to a new passport
Forget the mega-yachts, private jets, and Cartier jewels. The latest must-have accessory for the super-rich is a second passport or, at the very least, elite residency in a foreign country. A surprising number of nations worldwide offer residency and even citizenship in exchange for a minimum real estate investment. We reveal 30 countries where a property purchase will get you residency and even full citizenship.
Antigua and Barbuda: $400,000 (£300k) investment for citizenship
Antigua and Barbuda operate a similar investment for citizenship program. A minimum property investment of $400,000 (£300k) is required to be eligible for full citizenship and that all-important passport.
USA: $500,000 (£376k) investment for residency
The US doesn’t offer residency in exchange for property investment per se, but you may qualify and garner a much sought-after Green Card if you pump $500,000 (£376k) or more into a regional center real estate investment program.