2017 is the year that significant changes happened to the Caribbean citizenship by investment programs (CBI) making it more cheaper to buy a citizenship.
Commonwealth of Dominica
- USD 100,000 EDF investment and USD 200,000 real estate investment remains the same.
- Processing fees were reduced by 50% for the those opting for the Real Estate option
- The age for Dependent children was increased to include those up to 30 years old
- Processing fee reduced from $3000 to $1000
- Naturalisation certificate fee reduced from $750 to $250
- Processing fee of $500 for a child born after approval of citizenship.
- A child aged thirty will be accepted under the Citizenship by Investment Programme,
Antigua and Barbuda
- The donation was reduced by 50% from $200,000 to $100,000 for a family of four (+fees)
- The Real estate investment $400,000 remains the same but the processing fees for real estate reduced to $50,000 for family of four.
St Kitts and Nevis
- The Hurricane Relief fund was introduced for $150,000 for a family of four (+fees) compared to the normal SIDF $250,000 donation. HRF is a limited time off expires March 31, 2018.
- St Kitts signs free waiver with Russia
- Grenada set to reduce price to $150,000 from $200k in 2018, announced by Kaisha Ince, Head of CBI Grenada in 11th Global Citizenship & Residency Conference in Hong Kong.
- Grenada visa free waiver with Russia and UAE. Grenada already has visa waiver with China.
- The age for Dependent children was increased to include those up to 30 years old.
- St Lucia reduced the donation investment to USD 100,000 as of Jan, 2017
- Removed the requirement for an applicant to provide a sworn affidavit to declare financial resources of at least US$3,000,000.00