In our insecure ever-changing world acquiring an alternative citizenship can become a particularly wise decision as well as an investment for the future. In the era of globalization, the citizenship investment programmes offered by some countries can provide an excellent opportunity to become a “citizen of the world”. Dual or multiple citizenship is an effective means of tax planning and ensures financial confidentiality for banking and investment operations.
Personal security, access to insurance, medical, educational and other services, freedom to live, work and become a tax resident in various countries, and the availability of all these benefits for future generations also play an important role.
Passports of each particular country give their holders different opportunities and different privileges that must be carefully considered when choosing a programme.
In most cases, the investment component in such programmes is present only nominally, with the investor’s main purpose being obtaining the citizenship. However, with a competent and balanced approach participation in an investment programme can become a part of the investment strategy, in which investments and their financial performance are primary, and obtaining citizenship is an additional “bonus” to investments.