With entry restrictions or even a ban for citizens of several countries implemented in recent months, it become simperative for such citizens especially business people and investors to get a second passport that allows the munhindered access. Asian Property Review talks to DrSadir AlKherdaji, managing director of Cham ConsultingLtd which has offices in Malaysia and Seychelles about the viability of such passports.
APR: Based on the Citizenship Index 2018 prepared by your company, which 5 countries are the most popular for getting a second citizenship? SA: The following countries are the most in demand
for second citizenship by investment:
St. Kitts & Nevis
Antigua & Barbuda
APR: Which countries allow purchase of propertyas the sole criterion for granting citizenship? SA: All the above-mentioned countries in addition to Bulgaria have both‘donations’ and Real Estate investment options. However, Cyprus has the option of property purchase as the sole criterion forgranting citizenship. On the other hand, Malta has the contribution option only as a sole criterion for granting citizenship without any real estate option.