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Which countries in Europe offer citizenship through investment?

European Citizenship by investment programs offer a process by which investors can get a second citizenship within a few months. An investment or a donation may be required. It is a business transaction, you invest, they give you citizenship. Some people call it “EU economic citizenship”.

Compared to other methods of obtaining Citizenship of the European Union, you may save over ten years in the process.

Top benefits of a second passport include visa-free travel, relief from tax burdens, privacy and freedom, access to investment opportunities, political diversification, and security.

Best citizenship through investment program in EU depends on your cultural preferences, personal & investment goals, however; most people are guided by their personal situations.

European Citizenship by Investment Countries List

IMPORTANT: Spain, Portugal, Malta and Greece have Golden Visa Residency by Investment programmes. Citizenship can be achieved for these countries through naturalization.

Below are countries with direct Citizenship programs.


  • USD $400,000 real estate investment for 3 years
  • Fast 6 months process
  • No requirement to reside
  • European passport


  • €850,000 minimum investment
  • Fast Process – Citizenship in 12 to 18 months
  • 184 visa-free destinations
  • Includes Children and Parents of the Applicant


Program closed on December 31, 2022

  • €350,000 minimum investment
  • Fast 6 months process and No physical stay requirement
  • Montenegro is a Prospective EU member state
  • Includes Children and Parents of the Applicant

European Citizenship by Investment Consultant

EB5 BRICS can help you navigate EU Citizenship thru Investment programs through our presence in Europe in conjunction with our Legal Partner. Our team speaks English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

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European Union Citizenship for Investors – FAQ

Which country in Europe is the cheapest to buy a 2nd passport from?

Cheapest Citizenship by investment programme comes from Turkey, Greece and Portugal starting at $250,000

How are citizenship by investment programmes in the EU impacted by COVID-19?

In , Citizenship by investment programs have seen a uptick in interests and movement of people seeking a 2nd passport in the EU for more security and as a backup plan for their family.

How long does one have to live in a European country when getting citizenship through investment?

Length of Stay time varies from one country to the next. Countries like Portugal have few days per year residency requirement, while others like Turkey and Cyprus have none.

Do citizenship with investment programs in Europe cover my children and parents?

All Citizenship-by-investment programs cover investor's children of ages 18 and under, while some cover children under the age of 26. Some programmes allow for dependent parents of the investor. Some countries like Portugal and Spain allow for parents of Investor's spouse as well.

How long on average does it take to get citizenship in Europe thru investments?

On average, citizenship thru investment programs take 6-12 months to process and give out a 2nd passport. These countries include Turkey, Cyprus and Malta.