Citizenship by Investment Programmes Index

The Citizenship by Investment Programmes Report (CIP Report) gives an extensive, objective analysis and ranking of citizenship by investment programmes. The Citizenship by Investment Programmes Index (CIP Index), which is the cornerstone of the report, ranks 12 citizenship by investment programmes according to four primary pillars - Programme, Freedom, Quality of Life, and Economy.

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MALTA
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Lower St Ursula Street
Valletta VLT1236 Malta
+356 2205 6200

CYPRUS
21 Vasili Michailidi 
Street, 3026, Limassol
Cyprus
+357 2505 4760

LONDON
259 Template Chambers
3-7 Template Avenue
London EC4Y 0HP UK
+44 7583 9433

ZURICH
Seehofstrasse 4

Zurich, CH-8008
Switzerland
+41 445 087 172

HONG KONG
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Queens Road Central,
Hong Kong
+852 3965 3015

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Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates is an international law firm which serves businesses and private clients worldwide. With offices in Malta, Cyprus, London, Zurich and Hong Kong, the firm provides seamless advice to foreign investors and business operators on business and private legal needs at home and abroad. Through its multidisciplinary approach, clients benefit from an end-to-end service, providing Corporate & Tax, Financial Services & Fintech, Yachts & Jets, Residency & Citizenship and Property expertise under one roof.  

MALTA
120 Chetcuti Cauchi
Lower St Ursula Street
Valletta VLT1236 Malta   
+356 2205 6200

HONG KONG
66/F, The center 99,

Queens Road Central,
Hong Kong
+852 3965 3015

CYPRUS
21 Vasili Michailidi 
Street, 3026, Limassol
Cyprus
+357 2505 4760

ZURICH
Seehofstrasse 4

Zurich, CH-8008
Switzerland
+41 445 087 172

LONDON
259 Template Chambers
3-7 Template Avenue
London EC4Y 0HP UK
+44 7583 9433

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Methodology

Findings

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The Report offers unparalleled insight in distinguishing between and identifying the value of each citizenship by investment programmes, while highlighting which ones stand out with regards to the greatest overall value offered. The CIP Index is a fundamental tool for investors and experts alike, as well as anyone searching for reliable information pertaining to the Citizenship by Investment Industry.

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Findings

Tax, GDP per capita PPP, and Doing Business

Health, Education and Work

Time to Citizenship, Investment (Main Applicant), Investment (Family), Due Diligence and Transparency

Time to Citizenship, Investment (Main Applicant), Investment (Family), Due Diligence and Transparency

The CIP Index is a composite index of four sub-indices, comprised of indicators chosen based on the significance they hold to investors. These indicators are categorised as given below: 







All indices have an equal weighting in order to avoid placing any arbitrary advantage on any one single factor.

To eliminate any element of subjectivity, all data is quantifiable and sourced from official government sources, independent and reputable international institutions, and exclusive industry experience feedback from our company lawyers.

Dual Citizenship, Visa-Free Travel, Settlement Rights, Political and Civil Liberties

The CIP Index is a composite index of four sub-indices, comprised of indicators chosen based on the significance they hold to investors. These indicators are categorised as given below: 











All indices have an equal weighting in order to avoid placing any arbitrary advantage on any one single factor.

To eliminate any element of subjectivity, all data is quantifiable and sourced from official government sources, independent and reputable international institutions, and exclusive industry experience feedback from our company lawyers.


Freedom

Programme

Quality of Life

Economy

Malta ranked first out of the 12 countries in the CIP Index. The Malta Individual Investor Programme therefore presents the greatest overall value to investors. Malta did exceptionally well with regards to Programme, Freedom, and Quality of Life, and it also had an impressive rank for Economy. Cyprus and Antigua and Barbuda follow suit in second and third place.
For the Programme Index, Antigua and Barbuda, Malta, Grenada ranked highest. Caribbean programmes occupy most of the leading spots in this sub-index since they offer the benefits of citizenship by investment without the lengthier process and higher investment.

Austria, Malta, and Cyprus have the highest ranking with regards to Freedom. All three countries allow dual citizenship under their programme, have extensive visa-free travel, offer settlement rights within the European Economic Area and Switzerland, and grant ample liberties.

Mirroring the Freedom rankings, Austria, Malta, and Cyprus came out as the top three countries in the Quality of Life index. These countries offer the best combined levels of health, education, and working conditions or opportunities.

Lastly, Austria, Cyprus and Turkey scored highest in the Economy index, making them the most attractive for investors who are interested in doing business, having financial security, safeguarding wealth, and operating with favourable tax regimes.