Frequently Asked Questions
Second citizenship, often called dual citizenship or alternative citizenship, means being a citizen of two nations. People may be born with two citizenships, for example, if their parents are not from the same country. People may also obtain second citizenship after birth, for example, after residing in a new country for a long period of time. A very efficient way of obtaining a second citizenship is through a government-sponsored investment programme. These programmes, known as citizenship by investment or economic citizenship programmes, are the fastest routes to citizenship. The best citizenship by investment programmes are those of the Caribbean, including the Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, and St Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programmes.
Second citizenship provides flexibility, mobility, and security. Citizenship in a second country can result in greater international mobility through visa-free travel, which can save time and money each time you choose to pass through a nation that is not your own. A second citizenship also increases your ability to find safety and security, because you can look to two governments for protection. Second citizenship can also benefit your international tax planning, your education opportunities, and your healthcare alternatives.
The cost of applying for citizenship under a citizenship by investment programme depends on the programme you choose and the number of family members that are applying with you. AAA Investor Immigration can provide you with a personal and confidential quote.
Under the Caribbean citizenship by investment programmes, there are no language or employment criteria to meet. Most programmes also have no residency requirements, with the notable exception of Antigua and Barbuda, which requires applicants to live in the country for at least 5 days within 5 years of obtaining citizenship. For all programmes, main applicants must be able to demonstrate good health and character, and be willing to invest a specified minimum amount in the country offering the programme. Finally, all main applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Each programme has its own requirements, costs, and benefits. Not all programmes will be suitable or available to all applicants, and some will have more appealing investment options than others. AAA Investor Immigration can help you decide which programme is most appropriate for you and your family.
Each country’s programme has different requirements. In the Caribbean, most programmes do not require applicants to visit or to reside in the country. Antigua and Barbuda is an exception to this rule, because it requires applicants to spend 5 days in the country within 5 years of obtaining citizenship. We can advise you about the individual requirements for the programme you are interested in.
Yes, in the majority of cases your spouse and dependent children can be included in your citizenship application. In some circumstances, elderly dependent parents and grandparents may also be included in your application.
AAA Investor Immigration is an international private client consultancy firm specializing in citizenship by investment in the Caribbean. Our team advises high net-worth individuals and business leaders on citizenship, residence, and foreign investment.
Applications for citizenship cannot be sent directly to the governments; they must be submitted through Government-approved agents. AAA Investor Immigration is licensed by the Financial Services Regulatory Commission to conduct corporate or trust services in St Kitts and Nevis, and it is an Authorised Person under the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme. AAA Investor Immigration is also an Authorised Agent for the Commonwealth of Dominica Citizenship by Investment Programme.
AAA Investor Immigration has years of experience in helping clients obtain second citizenship in the Caribbean. We have the necessary expertise to assist you with deciding which option is best for you and your family, and the know-how to guide you through the multi-part application process.
Among other things, the team at AAA Investor Immigration will always be only a short call or email away, and we will be on-hand to clarify any questions that you may have. We will ensure that all your paperwork, including forms and supplementary documentation, is accurate and properly completed. We can also assist in obtaining properly translated and certified documentation. Lastly, we have the skill and knowledge to liaise with government officers, investment contacts, and other relevant parties, and to resolve any legal issues.
AAA charges a fixed fee depending on the number of family members you wish to include in your application. Please contact us for a personal, confidential quote.
Our fee covers all application forms and detailed guidance materials. Additionally, you will have direct access to our team of experts to help you every step of the way, making the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.
Call, email, or visit our experts at AAA Investor Immigration. We can advise you on the best programmes for you and your family, guide you through the application process, help you obtain appropriate documentation, and respond to all government questions on your behalf.