Immigration is largely due to a person’s desire for more freedoms and opportunities. Those who have decided to change countries enjoy tax freedoms, a change of climate, and the possibility to obtain unlimited travel opportunities. However, these are not the only advantages of citizenship by investment programs. Many regions allow the inclusion of relatives in the application. Therefore, citizenship for siblings is a simultaneous process with the main applicant. Let’s look at the most popular, according to an expert of the company Immigrant Invest Evgeniya Morozova, countries that provide this opportunity, as well as the requirements for a positive response to the application.
St. Kitts and Nevis
Citizenship by investment for siblings in this region is available if certain conditions are met:
- age under 25 years old;
- absence of children;
- are dependent on the lead applicant.
This can be either brothers and sisters of the principal applicant or of the second spouse.
Antigua and Barbuda
There is also the possibility to get second passport for brother or sister in this land. It does not matter here either if they are relatives of the main applicant or the second partner of the couple, but there are fewer restrictions on the other parameters:
- age does not matter;
- there is no condition to be completely financially dependent on the main applicant.
This state is often chosen by large families, as its requirements are much more loyal than in many others.
Moving to this region can be seen as an opportunity for the entire family. The younger siblings of a married couple can be included in the application if they:
- are not married;
- are under 18 years of age;
- have a document from a legal guardian or parent authorizing the inclusion of children in the application.
Despite the general similarity of schemes for obtaining a second passport, each region often imposes its own conditions, which must be studied in advance and followed to save time and money.
The authorities in Grenada have their own requirements for the applicant. It is possible to obtain a second passport for sister or brother in this state under the following conditions :
- 18 years of age or older;
- not currently or previously married (must not be divorced);
- no children.
Legislation does not require full maintenance from the applicant, in addition, members of the clan can have their own capital. There are no restrictions regarding its size.
Changes in the Dominica legislation
The rules are constantly changing, so before choosing a region to migrate, it is necessary to study in detail all the nuances. For example, until a short time, Dominica allowed a similar citizenship by investment for siblings, however, after recent changes in the law, this option is no longer available. It is worth noting that its example can be followed by other nearby lands, so if you have been thinking about moving to a Caribbean country, it is better not to delay.
Recommendations for migrants
Moving is a decision that should not be rushed, but you don’t have to delay too much. Identify for yourself a few of the most attractive countries, study the advantages and disadvantages, familiarize yourself with the requirements put forward for applicants. Write it all down in a table for better analysis. This way it will be easier to make your choice.
If independent study is not for you or the time is limited, experts recommend contacting the appropriate agencies. Professionals will quickly select suitable options and familiarize you with all the information. Managers constantly monitor changes in the laws, so you will be aware of any changes.
In addition, the company is responsible for the collection of documents, selection of apartments and even arranges viewings and sales transactions. That way you secure yourself from unscrupulous sellers. Specialists will make the entire process as comfortable as possible for you in a very short time.
Countries of the Caribbean are a popular and sought-after destination among foreigners wishing to become citizens of one more land. A friendly tax environment, increased profits from running your own business, visiting many regions of the world without special conditions are not the only advantages. Along with the main applicant, close relatives can obtain similar papers.
However, in light of recent changes in Dominica, the process should not be delayed, because other regions may follow suit. At the moment, this privilege remains possible in the countries we have reviewed. The schemes are all very similar to each other, but nevertheless, each country makes them unique, so it is necessary to study in detail the requirements of each chosen program. Knowing all the details and being clear about all the demands will save you time. Individual and careful consideration of each application prevents you from hiding or submitting unreliable information.
It is worth noting that European states do not provide the opportunity to include siblings in the application at all. The only exception may be the case when the main applicant has adopted younger children under the age of 18 and is officially their guardian. However, all other options are not possible. Relatives can file the appropriate application themselves and personally obtain permission for a long-term stay.
These schemes are a great opportunity to change your life for the better, so do not hesitate, choose the region, collect the documents and enjoy the opportunities open to you!