There are only two official citizenship by investment programs in the European Union. Austria’s CIP scheme was never transparent or open for the public and Bulgaria recently suspended its passport scheme. Greece plans to launch a new citizenship program for investors to compete with the success of Cyprus where applicants must wait until 2021 because the available passports are in process for the next two years.
– Malta (Discus Holdings is an official agent of the Individual Investor Programme )
– Greece (planned)
Montenegro launched the newest citizenship by investment program and Turkey operates the most successful such scheme in the world. Moldova stopped issuing passports for wealthy citizens after the new government arrived and gained power in the Eastern European jurisdiction. Albania, like Greece, is also planning to launch a citizenship by investment option very soon.
– Montenegro (Discus Holdings is an official agent of the program through through its 50 per cent owned subsidiary, Apex Capital)
– Moldova (suspended)
– Albania (planned)
The Caribbean paradise islands’ citizenship by investment programs are more popular than ever and it looks like that all jurisdictions managed to overcome the previous due diligence programs.
– St Kitts and Nevis
– Antigua and Barbuda
– St Lucia
Vanuatu offers the most affordable and attractive citizenship scheme. The citizens of Vanuatu can freely enter in the Schengen zone as well. Discus Holdings Ltd proudly owns a 100% success rate; all of our clients received the citizenship certificates and the passports.
The CIP from Comoros was always a suspicious solution and we don’t have enough legal information and practical experience to be able to compare it to the other passport solutions.