Second Citizenship Programs FAQ

  1. What is second economic citizenship?
  2. Is economic citizenship the same as dual citizenship?
  3. Who needs a second passport?
  4. Does economic citizenship mean that you get a special economic status?
  5. How am I certain that your second passport services are legal?
  6. What documents do I need to apply for second citizenship?
  7. Do I have to renounce my citizenship to get a second citizenship?
  8. How will I know that I will qualify for Dominica Economic Citizenship Program or for St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship-by-Investment Programs?
  9. Do I get my contribution back if I am not approved for Dominica or St. Kitts second citizenship?

What is second economic citizenship?

We would preferably use the term ‘dual nationality’ or ‘second citizenship’ because in reality ‘economic citizenship’ is simply the common form used to refer to the Economic Citizenship Program. ‘Economic Citizenship’ is therefore a program and not a type of citizenship in any way. The Economic Citizenship Program is one of the ways by which a person or a family can obtain the citizenship of a country, in addition to by birth, parentage, marriage and residence.

Is economic citizenship the same as dual citizenship?

Technically, no. Economic citizenship is the name of the program that is administered for granting second passports to individuals. Dual citizenship is the end result or the situation whereby an individual is the citizen of two countries. There are different ways of becoming a dual citizen, which include by being born in one country but parented by persons of a different country, by residency after having lived in a country for a certain period of time, through marriage to some of a different citizenship than yours. Economic citizenship is just one o the ways by which a person can acquire dual citizenship.

Who needs a second passport?

People apply for second passport for different reasons. Some countries are constantly at war, others are faced with famines for several years, and very poor countries are unable to provide opportunities in education and employment. People in these situations often tend to flee their homeland and after having lived elsewhere for a number of years often qualify for a second passport by becoming citizens of that new place of residence.

Does economic citizenship mean that you get a special economic status?

No. Economic citizenship does not mean that you become a citizen with special economic status. This program is called economic citizenship program because of the economic contribution that is made by the applicants towards the development of the country in question. Economic citizenship does not have a residency requirement and as a result places no extra burden on the citizen to reside or be present in the country for any specified amount of time. Individuals that become citizens of Dominica or St. Kitts and Nevis under economic citizenship program are law abiding, regular citizens as every other citizen and enjoy the same rights, privileges and liberties.

How am I certain that your second passport services are legal?

The governments for the second passport countries we offer second passport services administer websites on which all licensed agents are listed. You are free to perform your own background screening of our company and send us a few emails to make your own evaluation of the quality of our service and professionalism.

What documents do I need to apply for second citizenship?

Please read our article on Dominica Citizenship Program Process and Fees and St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship-by-Investment Program Process and Fees for a detailed outlay of the documents that are needed whenever applying for Dominica economic citizenship and St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship. All documents must be submitted as requested.

Do I have to renounce my citizenship to get a second citizenship?

No. Dominica and St. Kitts and Nevis do not require you to renounce your citizenship in order to obtain a second passport. The mere fact that both citizenship programs promote second passport is already an indication that having the citizenship of any of these nations as a 2nd citizenship is not a problem.

How will I know that I will qualify for Dominica Economic Citizenship Program or for St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship-by-Investment Program?

You will know whether you qualify based on the first hand advice that our legal agents provide you with, depending on the information that you give. If you are given the green light for economic citizenship, further confirmation of your eligibility to apply for Dominica economic citizenship program or St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program will be given after you have gone through the due diligence phase.

Do I get my contribution back if I am not approved for Dominica or St. Kitts second citizenship?

Contributions made to both the St. Kitts and Nevis Real Estate and SIDF options are refundable if applications are not successful. All government fees and other process fees are non refundable. In Dominica, if you are unsuccessful with your application the government does a refund after having removed its administrative and other fees.

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