10 Passports You Can Get in Less than 6 Months
The easiest countries to get citizenship may depend on you and your family history. If your ancestors were from Italy or Poland those would be the easiest countries to get citizenship for you. If your family are originally from a different country then that’s where you should start. What if you have no ancestors from exotic places. Where should you start looking?
In this article, we’re going to take a look at five of the easiest countries in the world to get citizenship. Is it really possible to become a citizen of a new country in less than 6 months? Yes, it is, although in some cases it could be expensive. Let’s look at the easiest countries to get citizenship in 2022 and what you have to do to qualify.
Turkey is one of the easiest countries to get citizenship if you buy a property there. Providing you spend at least $250,000 on a property in Turkey you can become a citizen in a few short months. You can buy a property as an investment. There’s no minimum residence requirement to become a Turkish citizen so you can rent your property out if you don’t want to stay there full time.
Another way to become Turkish is by investing at least $500,000 in the country. All you have to do is deposit $500,000 in Turkish lira and you’ll get an instant citizenship. You’ll have to leave your money there and in Turkish lira for 3 years.
You can also become a Turkish citizen by starting a business there and employing at least 50 people. If you have a business that needs to employ people it could be a good option to do it in Turkey.
Israel offers citizenship to people with Jewish ancestry. It’s quite easy provided you can prove you’re Jewish. If you’re Jewish or if you become Jewish then you can be a citizen of Israel. Be careful of the national service requirement though. If you’re young enough to qualify for national service you’ll be conscripted into the Israeli army so this option is better for older people,
Argentina is on the easiest countries to get citizenship. They haven’t updated their naturalization laws in more than 100 years. You can become a citizen of Argentina by staying there for as little as 2 years. If you’re in a hurry and want to get almost instant citizenship you’ll have to marry or enter a civil union with an Argentinean.
The Dominican Republic is also one of the easiest countries to get citizenship . It’s possible to be naturalized as a Dominican after only one year of residence in the country. This can be reduced to only six months if you’ve invested $200,000 in the Dominican Republic or if you’re married to a Dominican.
If you donate $150,000 to the Grenada government you can be an instant citizen of the Caribbean nation. If you don’t want to donate you can invest $350,000 in a government approved property scheme and commit to keeping it for 5 years. The property’s likely to be vastly overvalued and difficult to sell again for the same price but it does give you an instant citizenship with a pretty solid passport.
Other Citizenship by Investment Countries
Grenada is not alone in selling their citizenship. Many small countries have citizenship by investment programmes. In the Caribbean in particular you can buy instant citizenship from these countries:
– Antigua and Barbuda offers a citizenship by investment programme with a cost of $150,000 USD
– Dominica also have a similar programme for $100,000 donation or $200,000 property investment
– Saint Kitts and Nevis also have a similar programme for $200,000 USD with no residency requirements.
– Vanuatu also has a program for $130,000. They even let you pay in Bitcoin!
Cape Verde is a small island country off the coast of Africa. It’s easiest to get citizenship in Cape Verde if you have a parent or grandparent born there. Cape Verde is one of the few countries to grant instant citizenship if you marry a Cape Verdean.
So, the bottom line is that if you have money to invest in property or if you’re prepared to donate a six figure sum in the Caribbean you can have almost instant citizenship. Be careful of any offers of instant citizenship that look too good to be true or are through grey channels. It’s unlikely that they’ll work. You’re more likely to lose your money. You may even risk being arrested for traveling on a fake document. It’s important to only deal with reputable suppliers and be certain you’re dealing with an official programme.
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