Summary of “The easiest places in the world to get citizenship or residency-if you’re rich”

To improve your ability to move and settle around the world with ease, the report points to another option: Simply buying residency or citizenship in another country by investing in a property or government fund, or paying some other kind of fee.
Country Visa-free destinations Minimum capital requirement Time frame Portugal 177 250,000 3 to 8 months Malta 173 671,972 4 to 6 months Thailand 75 15,902 Less than 1 month UK 177 2,789,108 Less than 2 month US 176 500,000 12 to 18 months Switzerland 176 Annual lump-sum tax payment of between 153,382 and 1,022,550 dependent on the canton of residence 2 to 6 months Canada 176 622,960 24 to 48 months Cyprus 163 366,433 2 months.
Buying citizenship isn’t necessarily more expensive than buying residency.
In the Caribbean islands Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Lucia, citizenship can be bought from between $100,000 to $150,000.
Once paid for, citizenship is issued within three to four months.
Citizenship in these islands offers visa-free travel to more than 130 destinations.
Malta offers citizenship to those who invest $1.2 million, usually after 12 months.
For double that amount, Cyprus issues citizenship within three to six months.

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