CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

Citizenship by Investment allows families around the world the opportunity to quickly become a citizen of another country without having to drastically change their lifestyles or place their lives on hold. Like an insurance policy, a second citizenship ensures that families always have a plan B should they need to escape unsettling social, political or economic conditions in their homeland. With a second citizenship families will not only have immediate visa-free access to numerous countries, they will also have an alternative place to live, work, retire, and seek refuge if they so desire.

To become a citizen of Grenada through its Citizenship by Investment Programme, applicants must be 18 years or older, must have a clear criminal record and must not be stateless or from Iran. Applications can include a spouse, children under the age of 30, parents/grandparents of any age and unmarried, childless siblings that are 18 years or older.

Selecting a citizenship option

Choosing the appropriate option through which you acquire citizenship for yourself and your family is important and should always be dependent on your end goal. Ultimately, both popular options offered by Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment Programme, provide the same rights and privileges held by natural-born Grenadians.

Below, clear distinctions are made between the NTF and real estate option, and even between the different types of real estate options.

National Transformation Fund Approved Real Estate
Cost $150,000 and up $220,000 and up
Process time 4-5 months 4-5 months
Ability to add dependants Yes Yes
Ability to add siblings Yes Yes
Lifetime citizenship Yes Yes
Residency requirement No No
Tax ID with purchase No Yes: full or fractional freehold property
Residence Address No Yes: if purchase is of an actual unit
Generates an annual return No Yes
Recoverable No Yes: through a resale after five years

Cost and fees

Citizenship costs for Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment Programme differ based on the option selected and the amount and age of the dependants included on an application. In addition to the charges issued by the programme, applicants can expect to pay bank charges, as well as marketing agent and local agent fees..

NTF
Contribution $150,000 $200,000
Due diligence $5,000 $5,000 – each person 17 years and older
Application fee $1,500 $1,500
Processing fee $1,500 $1,500 – each person 18 years and older $500 – each person under age 18
Additional dependents over family (4)
Children N/A $25,000 each
Parent/Grandparent over age 55 N/A $25,000 each
Parent/Grandparent 55 and under N/A $50,000 each
Sibling N/A $75,000 each
Passport fee $250 $250 each
Approved Real Estate
Investment $220,000 $220,000
Government Fee $50,000 $50,000
Due diligence $5,000 $5,000 – each person 17 years and older
Application Fee $1,500 $1,500 each
Processing Fee $1,500 $1,500 – each person 18 years and older $500 – each person under age 18
Additional dependents over family (4)
Children N/A $25,000 each
Parent/Grandparent over age 55 N/A $25,000 each
Parent/Grandparent 55 and under N/A $50,000 each
Sibling N/A $75,000 each
Passport fee $250 $250 each

Application Process

Becoming a citizen of Grenada through its Citizenship by Investment Programme is a quick process that lasts between four and five months. During this time, applicants are free to continue living their lives uninterrupted.

The application process for Grenada citizenship includes eight essential steps, which applicants must follow to ensure the successful completion of their applications.

1. Select investment option; compile and review documents
2. Submit file to the Bank for applicant Clearance
3. Pay Government fees and local agent fees
4. Submit file to the citizenship by investment Unit
5. Processing of Application
6. Conditional Approval receipt
7. Complete investment Payment
8. Prepration of Certification of Registration and passport

* All applications are first vetted by the receiving bank in Grenada. Only applications that are cleared by the bank will be accepted by the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Unit and processed for citizenship.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

To apply for citizenship from Grenada there are a couple of official forms that must be completed, as well as a few supporting documents that must be submitted.

Official Forms

  • Form 1 Personal Information
  • Form 2 Fingerprints
  • Form 3 Home Affairs
  • Form 4 Medical
  • Form 5 Source of Funds
  • Form 6 Investment Choice
  • Passport Form
  • Oath of Allegiance
  • Letter of authorisation

Certified Documents

  • Birth Certificate
  • National ID
  • Current passports
  • Marriage certificate
  • Education certificate
  • Military certificate (if applicable)
  • Divorce certificate (if applicable)
  • Death certificate of spouse (if applicable)

Original Documents

  • Proof of source of funds
  • Bank reference letter
  • Employment letter
  • Bank Statement
  • Police certificate
  • Medical/HIV test certificate
  • Evidence of residential address
  • 10 passport-sized photos – one certified
  • Affidavit of support of dependants
Download the offical checklist of documents. Access list