Citizenship by Investment is a direct route to obtaining a second citizenship and passport by investing in the economy of the applicant country. These programs allow you to legally acquire a new nationality and a second passport within a few months and in most cases without any residency requirements.

Many countries have recognised the numerous benefits that a Citizenship by Investment program has on their economy as it attracts much-needed foreign direct investment that governments can use to improve infrastructure and services. Interested investors contribute a specific sum of money to a government-approved fund and in exchange will receive citizenship and a second passport.

Like diversifying your investment portfolio to mitigate risk, why not mitigate your citizenship risk? Wealthy individuals and families from China, Russian and various Arabian countries have recognised the potential risk of having their funds seized and left with nothing. A second citizenship and passport can protect you and your assets.

There are only a limited number of countries, which offer citizenship programs that provide a direct route to citizenship based on investment. For each of our clients, you will receive integrated solutions from our team of specialists. We carefully analyse the specific details of each client’s unique case and present the best current program to acquire second citizenship and passport. Don’t wait until something happens before you apply for an alternative citizenship. It may be too late. Contact HXL Partners today for a private and confidential consultation.

Each year, individuals collectively spend over US$2 billion on acquiring a second or even a third passport. Don’t wait until something happens in your home country before applying for a second citizenship and passport. Contact HXL today to get the right advice in obtaining the right second citizenship and passport that will give you real asset protection, privacy and peace-of-mind. All discussions and planning are private and confidential.

HXL Recommended Citizenship by Investment Programs

HXL Partners currently recommends eight Citizenship by Investment programs;

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Twin island country located in the eastern Caribbean. An independent Commonwealth state, Antigua is an exotic paradise boasting some 360 beaches, turquoise water and coral reefs with lots of luxury resorts. Tourism is a key industry driving 60% of GDP.

AUSTRIA

located in the heart of Europe, rich in European culture. Member of the European Union and Schengen Area. The capital Vienna is the hub for business and trade in central Europe. Boasts a very high standard of living and is one of the most stable economies in the world.

BULGARIA

Located in southeast Europe, member of the European Union. Affordable cost of living and low business costs. Expected to join the Schengen area in the near future.

DOMINICA

Island nation located in the eastern Caribbean. Home too many rare plants, animals and birds, the island is a green paradise with countless rivers and waterfalls and has the world’s second largest hot spring.

GRENADA

six islands located in the south-eastern Caribbean Sea form what is known as the ‘Isle of Spice’ due to its production of nutmeg and mace crops. Former French and British colony rich in history and culinary delights.

MALTA

Located in the beautiful Mediterranean, member of the European Union and the Schengen Area. Very stable government with high standards of living with low crime rates.

St. Kitts & Nevis

is a small two-island nation located the Lesser Antilles or the West Indies. The Caribbean destination offers beautiful beaches, reefs, cool climate and tropical landscapes. Diverse culture with influences of the Carib, British, French and African.

St. Lucia

a small island located in the Lesser Antilles region of the eastern Caribbean. Home to volcanic beaches, reef diving and luxury resorts. Also a popular cruise port.

As more countries realise the economic advantages of having citizenship by investment programs, new programs will be created HXL will monitor and advise on any new programs including recent news that Montenegro and Armenia have expressed interest in developing such programs.

Several countries have terminated their Citizenship by Investment programs including Ireland (2001), Belize (2002), Cape Verde, Seychelles, and Slovakia. St Vincent & Grenadines have stated it will NOT offer such programs.

Other Important Points

When choosing which country will be suitable, it is important to take into consideration;

The ability to hold dual citizenship.

The language of the chosen country;

The availability of visa-free travel using its passport;

The reputation of the country and their passport;

The banking and business environment; and

Initial and future costs.

HXL will advise whether you are entitled to hold dual citizenship and assist in choosing the appropriate citizenship by investment program to match your circumstances and budget.

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