Grenada has several reasons to be a favourite among high net-worth individuals. Having restructured, redeveloped, and re-launched its citizenship by investment programme in 2013, the Caribbean island-nation has become a popular second citizenship option, particularly among those with larger families. Through Grenada’s Programme, successful applicants can obtain citizenship, and later, a passport that allows visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to more than 140 countries and territories.
Beyond the benefits of economic and international freedom, Grenada also offers many lifestyle perks to those who decide to call it home. Affectionately known as the Spice Island due to its rich heritage of growing and trading spices, Grenada basks in a year-round tropical climate with cooling trade winds that make the many hours of sunshine all the more pleasant. It also boasts excellent healthcare and education systems and is among the safest nations in the Caribbean. Incredible scenery, rich biodiversity, exquisite cuisine, and a welcoming community only add to this tri-island paradise’s lure.
The Grenada citizenship by investment programme provides an opportunity to apply for a Grenada passport and a huge range of benefits including:
- Visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to more than 140 countries and territories
- Ability to pass on citizenship to future generations
- The option to apply as an investor under the United States’ exclusive E-2 Visa Programme
- Citizenship for life, with the right to live and work in the country
- Right to hold dual citizenship
Citizenship by investment in Grenada is available through two options:
OPTION 01 01
THE NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION FUND
The National Transformation Fund NTF was established to assist the transformation of Grenada’s economy into one that is diversified, resilient, and prosperous. Due Diligence, application and processing fees apply.
- Main applicant
- Family up to four members (except parents and grandparents under 55 and siblings):
OPTION 02 02
PRE-APPROVED REAL ESTATE
There are two options available to applicants who want to invest in real estate in Grenada. In both cases, the investment must be held for a period of five years from the date citizenship is received. Due diligence, application and processing fees apply.
- Joint investment in pre-approved tourism accommodation: USD 220,000
- Independent investment in pre-approved real estate: USD 350,000
Under both options, the following Government Fees apply:
- Main applicant
- Family of up to four people (except parents and grandparents under 55 and siblings)
- Additional family member (other than parents and grandparents under 55 and siblings)
Upon becoming a citizen of Grenada through its Citizenship by Investment Programme, an economic citizen can apply for a passport at the Passport Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force. It is also possible for that economic citizen to appoint a third party to apply on his or her behalf. Applications for a passport can be submitted as soon as citizenship is received.
What are the benefits of a Grenada passport?
Grenadian passports are CARICOM passports that are issued to citizens of Grenada for international travel. They are biometric documents, ensuring a greater level of safety and facilitating cross-border procedures. Holders of Grenadian passports enjoy visa-free or visa-on arrival access to more than 140 countries and territories worldwide.
Ordinary Grenadian passports are valid for five years. They can be renewed at the Passport Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force in St George’s (Grenada’s capital city) or at a Grenada High Commission, Embassy, or Consulate.
What is the Grenada passport application process?
The passport application process is separate from the citizenship by investment process, and requires the applicant to present a number of documents, including, but not limited to, a certified copy of the applicant’s Certificate of Registration – the document that is issued to an economic citizen at the end of the citizenship by investment process.
How to re-apply for a Grenada passport
Every time Grenada passport holders re-apply for a passport (for example, because their old passport has expired), they must present their old Grenada passport. This will be cancelled upon issuance of the new passport.
Globalciti assists clients who wish to obtain citizenship of Grenada, providing them with the guidance and commitment they need to see their application processed seamlessly. Our team then ensures that clients who obtain their citizenship also apply for, and receive Grenadian passports.
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Grenada Citizenship by Investment application process consists of seven steps, which are:
- Step 1:
Application and pre-approval by Globalciti
- Step 2:
Submission of citizenship application
- Step 3:
Government processing and due diligence checks
- Step 4:
Approval in principle
- Step 5:
Investment in National Transformation Fund or Pre-Approved Real Estate
- Step 6:
Citizenship certificate issued
- Step 7:
Is there a residency requirement?
No residency required.
How long does it take to process a Citizenship by Investment application?
From submission of the application to an approval in principle, applicants are generally expected to wait three months.
What are the investment options under the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Programme?
- A direct contribution to the country’s National Transformation Fund
- An investment in pre-approved real estate
Applicants for citizenship should be at least 18 years of age, in good health, of good character, without a criminal record, and able and willing to make the required contribution or investment.
Which family members can I include in my application for economic citizenship?
You can include:
- Your spouse
- Children of the main applicant or of the spouse, under the age of 18
- Children of the main applicant or spouse aged 18 to 30, supported by the main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse
- Children of the main applicant or spouse aged 18 or over, physically or mentally challenged, living with and fully supported by the main applicant
- Parents or grandparents of the main applicant or of the spouse if fully supported by the main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse
- Siblings of the main applicant or of the spouse, whether biological or adopted, aged at least 18, single, and with no children
What does the due diligence process in entail?
You will be vetted by multiple entities:
- KYC (know-your-customer) checks performed by your Local Agent
- Internal checks including AML (anti-money laundering) and CTF (counter-terrorism financing) vetting by the Citizenship by Investment Unit
- Mandated international due diligence firms perform online and on-the-ground checks
- Regional and international crime prevention bodies check that you aren’t on any wanted or sanctions lists
Are citizens of certain countries not allowed to apply?
Citizens of Iran and North Korea are ineligible to apply to the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Programme.
Is this programme for me?
Economic citizens of Grenada are able to apply for the E-2 Visa to the United States.
The following are also a good fit for the Programme:
- Extended families including siblings, parents or grandparents
- Single professionals who want to broaden their horizons
- Individuals and families who want greater global mobility
Where do the funds go?
The National Transformation Fund is a Government fund responsible for financing projects that will benefit Grenada’s economy and help its diversification.
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