Easiest Countries in The World to Get Dual Citizenship
That’s right these are the easiest countries to get dual citizenship. Becoming a legal citizen of two countries comes in handy in many ways. It gives you tax benefits, security when there’s political instability, investment opportunities, employment options and many more. You can get dual citizenship through ancestry, marriage, and naturalization. It is truly a way of becoming a global nomad.
Here are five easiest countries to get dual citizenship:
Argentina is the fastest country to get citizenship. Once you’ve secured a residency in Argentina, it only takes two years to qualify for full citizenship. Talk about a solid passport- you can access to more than 150 countries visa-free. This includes all of Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia, and South America. Unfortunately, it doesn’t give free access to the USA and Canada.
Sounds exciting? If you want to get a residency in Argentina, it’s pretty easy. The official requirement is to show $1000 per month (better if you can show $2000 or more) in passive income. This income can come from investments, retirement payments, regular distributions outside of Argentina and rental income from outside of Argentina.
You can obtain dual citizenship in Paraguay in just three years. Who would pass an opportunity to live in this beautiful country? If you want to become a citizen here, apart from living in the country for three years, you need to have about $5000 in a Paraguayan bank account. In addition, you only need to live in Paraguay for a minimum of 183 days per year.
And the best part? It doesn’t matter where you’re from. As long as you follow these requirements you will receive your Paraguayan passport.
You can become a citizen in Italy if your ancestors are born here. Similarly, you can also qualify for citizenship if your parents are born here. Another way to qualify is if you marry an Italian and live in the country for three years. You can also get citizenship if you have been born in Italy and have stayed there till the age of 18.
Furthermore, if you are an EU citizen, you can apply after 4 years.
Just like Italy, if you have ancestors in Ireland, becoming a citizen is easy. If you’re qualified through ancestry, all you have to do is make an application for citizenship through the Foreign Birth Register.
On the other hand, if you’re an expat, you can become a citizen of Ireland through the naturalization process. You have to live in Ireland for five years and just three years if you’re married to an Irish citizen.
You can get citizenship in the Caribbean island of Dominica through inexpensive investment. Plus, you benefit from this investment too. The minimum investment is $100,000 plus fees. You have to be represented by an Authorised Agent to submit documents for citizenship. You also have to go through an in-person interview, medical checkup and background check. In total, it will take you from five to 14 months to get full citizenship in Dominica.
Additionally, Dominica is a Commonwealth nation which means citizens get special privileges in the UK. Likewise, you are able to travel to 50 countries without a visa.
So, you’re planning to move to one of these countries?
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