GRENADA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT
Grenada, the southernmost Windward Island in the Caribbean is a beautiful West Indian island often referred to as a spice isle due to the range of spice grown locally. It has an area of 133 miles and a population of approximately 110,000. With its beautiful white unspoilt sandy beaches and glorious coastline, diving and sailing remains a joy in this far less developed island compared with many other Caribbean islands.
Granada has become a constitutional monarchy. Britain’s Queen is represented by a Governor General as nominal head of state. Grenada is a politically stable commonwealth country and provides favourable tax advantages to investors.
An investment into approved property projects in Grenada leads to citizenship in 4-6 months. For a family of 4 with children under 30 years of age, the investment becomes approximately $270,000. The property must be held for a minimum of 3 years following attainment of citizenship. Grenada Citizenship provides visa free travel to 138 countries, including the UK and EU. Grenada is also the only country in the Caribbean to hold the E-2 Visa Treaty status with the U.S., meaning citizens are eligible to apply for the coveted E-2 Visa, the fastest working visa to the U.S.
GRENADA CITIZENSHIP BENEFITS
- Grenada Citizenship in just 4-6 months
- Citizenship for investor, spouse and children under 30
- Siblings and parents of main investor can be added
- Citizenship by property investment from $220,000 OR
- Citizenship by one-off donation from $150,000
- Visa free travel to over 138 countries, including the UK and EU
- Eligible to apply for U.S. E-2 Visa – Grenada is a Treaty Country
- Dual Citizenship allowed in Grenada
- No residency or minimum stay requirements
- Rental income from property
- Property can be sold after 3 years
- Grenada Citizenship is valid for life
- Citizenship can be extended to future children
ACCESS TO THE U.S. – E-2 TREATY VISA
Once you receive your Grenada Passport, you will also be eligible to apply for an E-2 Visa to the U.S. (as Grenada is an E-2 Treaty Country). The E-2 Visa is a continuously extendable temporary U.S. working visa. which allows investors with citizenship from a Treaty Country to set up a new U.S. business, or invest in an existing U.S. business. Once the E-2 Visa is approved, the investor will have the right to live in the U.S. with their spouse and any children under 21 years old. To learn more about the E-2 Visa, please visit our E-2 Visa page here.
Applicants have 2 investment type options: Approved property project in Grenada or a payment into the National Transformation Fund. The NTF was set up in 2013 to finance a multitude of projects to improve Grenada’s many industries. Payments are contributions to the economy and permanent.
- Cash Contribution – from $150,000
$150,000 for an individual; $200,000 for a family of 4; $25,000 for each additional dependent.
- Approved Property Investment – $220,000
A minimum of $220,000 must be invested into a property. Additional government fees of $50,000 for a family of 4 plus $25,000 per additional dependent. The property can be rented for income and must be kept for a minimum of 3 years following attainment of citizenship.
TOTAL APPLICATIONS 2018-20
MONTHS PROCESSING TIME
VISA-FREE TRAVEL COUNTRIES
THE GRENADA CITIZENSHIP PROCESS
Step 1 – Choose your investment option
During our initial conversations with you, our Grenada specialist will help you identify the right investment route for you. We will send you a selection of qualifying investment options. After an internal due diligence is complete, 50% of the legal fee is required to proceed.
Step 2 – Finalise application documents and investment selection
Our team will assist in preparing all documents to support your application and investment choice. Once you investment is choice is made, and the application file is complete and if necessary, translated accordingly, the balance of the legal fee becomes payable, plus any due diligence fees and real estate deposit.
Step 3 – Document filing
Your application file is sent to Grenada Citizenship Unit for processing
Step 4 – Complete Property Purchase
After 2 to 3 months, the government will notify you of their background checks and give formal approval, pending the final payment of your investment and any government fees which remain.
Step 5 – Certificate of Registration Issued
Once your funds are received, the government will issue a Certificate of Registration and prepare your passport application with the Passport Office.
Step 6 – Submit a Citizenship Application
You and all parties on your application receive passports with the entire process taking typically 4 to 6 months. This processing time is not guaranteed and may vary depending on government workload, and clients ability to deliver required documents promptly.
VISA-FREE TRAVEL TO 138 COUNTRIES
Once you receive the Grenada Passport, you will be able to travel visa free to 138 countries, including the United Kingdom and EU.
|Macao (SAR China)
|Antigua & Barbuda
|Trinidad & Tobago
|Turks & Caicos Islands (UK)
|Hong Kong (SAR China)
|Djibouti * Visa granted on arrival
|Isle of Man (UK) Ireland (Rep.)
|Micronesia (Federated States)
|Virgin Islands – British (UK)
|Mongolia Montserrat (UK)
|Bonaire, St. Eustatius & Saba
|St. Kitts and Nevis
|St. Maarten (Netherlands)
|St. Vincent & The Grenadines
|Falkland Islands (UK)
|French West Indies
|Centro African Republic Chad