Grenada wins Best International Citizenship Programme Award
Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment Programme, launched by the Government in 2013, has been a rising star in the citizenship and immigration world. This was confirmed on 30 June 2016, when the Programme was awarded the title of ‘Best International Citizenship Programme’ by a panel of experts at the Awards Ceremony of the Russian HNWI Forum Spain. The Award Ceremony took place at a gala following the closing of the formal Forum, and the announcement that Grenada had won the ‘Best International Citizenship Programme’ Award was followed by cheering, support, and enthusiasm on the part of participants.
Grenada won the prestigious Award because it offers exceptional benefits to applicants. Firstly, it is one of five nations worldwide to grant citizens visa-free travel to China. This it does on top of allowing its citizens to travel without a visa to the Schengen Area and the United Kingdom, which encompass business hubs such as London, Zurich, and Paris. Grenada is also the only nation with a citizenship by investment programme to offer citizens the right to apply for the United States’ E-2 Visa Programme. This exclusive programme is reserved for nationals of a limited number of treaty countries, and allows indefinite visa renewals. Grenada is also the only Caribbean nation to offer both a citizenship by investment programme and the option to concurrently apply for a permanent residence card.
Grenada is an excellent choice for investment – providing applicants with the opportunity to participate in its fast-growing tourism sector and diversifying economy. The nation is the ideal location for families, granting access to world-famous educational institutions such as St George’s University and to comprehensive healthcare units. Family is also at the heart of Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment Programme, which is today’s most affordable option for large families.
Grenada’s Programme has received much commendation as a result of its strong due diligence checks on applicants, which ensure that only individuals with a clean background receive citizenship. This is especially impressive as it is achieved within 90 business days of the country receiving a completed application – the time in which an applicant can expect his application to be processed by the Citizenship by Investment Committee.