Citizenship by Investment

A second passport for global mobility

EC Holdings

With our citizenship by investment programs we offer families and each individual the privilege of acquiring a second citizenship, which in turn gives them the right to travel freely to various destinations and to settle in another country. More than 100 countries around the world have programs in place covered in some form of investment migration legislation. From these, we have selected the most beneficial and successful investment citizenship programs.

Now more than ever, people are seeking citizenship options as the most effective way to access previously unimaginable opportunities. Below you will find answers to the most common questions about acquiring a second citizenship as well as details of our most exciting citizenship solutions around the world.

What is Citizenship?

Your citizenship is the relationship between you and a specific nation state where the state grants you certain rights – such as the right to vote, work and own property.

In return, as a citizen, you accept the responsibility of upholding the laws and customs of that state.

Citizenship unites different people under a common identity.

Generally speaking, you’re a citizen of the nation in which you were born, and can change your citizenship via either naturalisation or potentially marriage.

Naturalisation can occur if you become a resident in a certain nation and reside there for a certain number of years.

However, since 1984, investment in a host country has been another way to acquire citizenship.

What is Citizenship by investment?

By investing in the economy of a certain host country you can obtain a second citizenship and passport from that nation. That, in a nutshell, is how citizenship by investment works.

Citizenship by investment programmes legally grant citizenship status, and do so much faster than traditional immigration processes do.

Why do Citizenship by investment programmes exist?

The number one reasons for creating a citizenship by investment programme is to attract a new source of foreign direct investment (FDI).

Funds from a programme can be allocated to critical domestic projects such as infrastructure, real estate development, economic diversification and job creation. Programmes can also be designed to attract global talent to a nation, and your unique and invaluable knowledge could be appealing for a country seeking to boost or diversity its economy.

What can EC Holding do for you?

EC Holdings enables individuals and families to live, travel and work more freely around the world. We are a firm specializing in investment programs for citizenship. We back a bespoke service experience supported and sustained by long-term relationships.

Citizenship by Investment Solutions

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda in a twin island nation with the Caribbean’s most competitive citizenship program. Access Global Citizenship from USD 100,000

St Kitts and Nevis

In St Kitts and Nevis, almost a quarter of this twin-island nation is a designated national park. This makes it a beautiful place on earth with one of the strongest passports of any Caribbean citizenship program.

St Lucia

Saint Lucia, located in the Lesser Antilles, has a citizenship program with visa-free access to 146 destinations at an attractive rate. A donation of USD 100,000 only is required.


Vanuatu is an archipelago made up of 83 islands. This young nation is the only one to offer a citizen by investment program in the Pacific region. Option start from USD 130,000.

Why you should invest in a second Citizenship?


Many countries around the world make the passports of other countries restrictive in terms of mobility, requiring citizens to obtain visas whenever they need to travel abroad. If you have to get visas every time you need to travel to a country, it is an expensive, time consuming, frustrating and stressful process. A second passport is the ideal solution to reduce these inconveniences by providing increased global mobility. Did you know that some passports allow visa-free entry to only 40 countries while other passports allow visa-free entry to 160 countries?


A second passport from a stable, peaceful and secure country can save your life and that of your family if you are from a country where political, economic or even climatic threats can arise at any time. A second citizenship is an ultimate and invaluable insurance policy for investors and their families.


New business opportunities open up to participants in citizenship by investment programs as they can now do business in the host country, as well as travel abroad more freely and conduct business internationally.


Depending on various criteria, having a dual citizenship may prove advantageous for tax mitigation purposes. Certain nation only tax income earned from that country and do not subject capital gains to taxes either; others don’t tax foreign sourced income even if remitted. This could potentially enable you to reduce your global tax burden legally, and manage your wealth more effectively and efficiently.


Most citizenship by investment programs are available to the family members of the main applicant. By investing in a second citizenship therefore, you don’t just invest in your own future freedom, but that of your spouse, children and even parents potentially.


Education is the foundation for a successful life as a citizen of the world. Investing in a second citizenship can open access to the best education programs in the world for applicants and their children. You can access the best schools and universities in the world – and potentially enjoy lower domestic tuition fees than international tuition fees.

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