At least 24 countries offer a new home to people willing to invest in a business, property or government bonds

Some of the best-known and cheapest citizenship-by-investment schemes are in the Caribbean where a passport can be had for as little as $100,000

The Americas

CA$1m

Minimum investment

Canada

$100,000

Antigua and Barbuda,

Dominica, Grenada

and St Lucia

$0.5m-1m

US

$150,000

St Kitts and Nevis

as a donation

Europe

€500,000

Property purchase

Spain

€65,000

Latvia in equities

€500,000

Bulgaria

€2m

Cyprus

€675,000

plus a €350,000

property purchase

in Malta

€250,000

Greece

Asia

$3,000-4,000

per year in Thailand for

a 20-year residency

 

NZ$10m

New Zealand

A$1.5m

plus a net

worth of A$2.5m

in Australia

CA$1m

Minimum investment

Canada

€65,000

Latvia in equities

 

€500,000

Bulgaria

€500,000

Property purchase

Spain

€2m

Cyprus

$3,000-4,000

per year in Thailand for

a 20-year residency

 

$0.5m-1m

US

€250,000

Greece

€675,000

plus a €350,000 property

purchase in Malta

$150,000

St Kitts and Nevis

as a donation

$100,000

Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica,

Grenada and St Lucia

A$1.5m

plus a net worth of

A$2.5m in Australia

NZ$10m

New Zealand