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How much does it cost to acquire citizenship of Grenada and what is required to do so?

Grenadian citizenship can be acquired by making a non-returnable donation to the Grenadian National Transformation Fund (NTF) or by making a returnable investment into real estate on the island. The real estate must be approved by the Government of Grenada for citizenship-by-investment purposes. The required donation and minimum investment amounts are as follows:

Single
applicant
Main applicant
and spouse
A family of not
more than four members
A family of five
or more members
Minimum
donation
amount
US$ 150,000 US$ 200,000 US$ 200,000 US$ 25,000 per each extra family member
The minimum amount
of investment in real
property in Grenada
US$ 350,000 US$ 350,000 US$ 350,000 US$ 350,000
Minimum
real estate
investment
amount
US$ 220,000 US$ 220,000 US$ 220,000 US$ 220,000

The required donation amount

Single applicant

US$ 150,000

Main applicant and spouse

US$ 200,000

A family of not more than four members

US$ 200,000

A family of five
or more members

US$ 25,000 per each extra family member

The minimum amount of investment in real property in Grenada

Single applicant

US$ 350,000

Main applicant and spouse

US$ 350,000

A family of not more than four members

US$ 350,000

A family of five
or more members

US$ 350,000

The minimum amount of investment in real property in Grenada
(if the piece of property is purchased by a group of investors)*

Single applicant

US$ 220,000

Main applicant and spouse

US$ 220,000

A family of not more than four members

US$ 220,000

A family of not more
than four members

US$ 220,000

* The minimum required amount of investment into real property in Grenada can be reduced to US$ 220,000 in case a joint investment is made into a single piece of property. The development project that this property is a part of shall be approved by the Grenadian Government for the citizenship-by-investment purposes. Minimum two investors shall participate in the joint investment scheme. Thus, the overall cost of the property shall be at least US$ 440,000.

In addition, applicants for Grenadian citizenship via the Real Estate route shall pay the following fees and state duties:

Single
applicant
Main applicant
and spouse
A family of not more
than four members
A family of five
or more members
State duty* US$ 50,000 US$ 50,000 US$ 50,000 US$ 25,000 per each extra family member
Application
submission fee
US$ 1,500 US$ 1,500
per person
US$ 1,500
per person
US$ 1,500
per person
Due diligence
fee
US$ 5,000 US$ 5,000
per person
US$ 5,000 per every person above 17 years of age;
no fee for persons below 17
US$ 5,000 per every person above 17 years of age;
no fee for persons below 17
Application processing fee US$ 1,500 US$ 1,500 с
per person
US$ 1,500 per every person 18 years of age or more; US$ 500 per every person below 18 US$ 1,500 per every person 18 years of age or more; US$ 500 per every person below 18

State duty*

Single applicant

US$ 50,000

Main applicant and spouse

US$ 50,000

A family of not more than four members

US$ 50,000

A family of five
or more members

US$ 25,000 per each extra family member

Application submission fee

Single applicant

US$ 1,500

Main applicant and spouse

US$ 1,500 per person

A family of not more than four members

US$ 1,500 per person

A family of five
or more members

US$ 1,500 per person

Due diligence check fee

Single applicant

US$ 5,000

Main applicant and spouse

US$ 5,000 per person

A family of not more
than four members

US$ 5,000 per every person above 17 years of age; no fee for persons below 17

A family of five
or more members

US$ 5,000 per every person above 17 years of age; no fee for persons below 17

Application processing fee

Single applicant

US$ 1,500

Main applicant and spouse

US$ 1,500 per person

A family of not more than four members

US$ 1,500 per every person 18 years of age or more;
US$ 500 per every person below 18

A family of five
or more members

US$ 1,500 per every person 18 years of age or more;
US$ 500 per every person below 18

* It is charged if the applicant for Grenadian citizenship chooses to invest into real estate in the country

Every applicant for citizenship of Grenada must pass in-depth due diligence checks. In addition, a complete package of application documents should be submitted to the Citizenship by Investment Unit in Grenada.

A licensed immigration agent will submit the application and the supporting documents on behalf of the client. The agent will also hand the passports of Grenada to the applicants when citizenship of the country is granted to them. Please mind that it is impossible to apply for Grenada citizenship directly to the authorities. It is obligatory to use the services of an authorized immigration agent.

What procedures are involved in obtaining Grenadian citizenship by investment?

1

Choose the immigration agent

Choose an immigration agent among those licensed by the Grenadian Government to provide Citizenship by Investment services.

2

Obtain consultations

(3–4 days)

Your personal situation as well as your desires and opportunities will be assessed by citizenship consultants. This will allow choosing the optimal immigration route and deciding if you want to make a donation or invest into real estate.

3

Sign the service agreement and collect the application documents

(3-4 weeks)

Sign an agreement with the chosen immigration agent and make a downpayment on fees. The agent will help you complete the application forms, and collect all the required supporting documents. Immigration lawyers will help you make sure that all the documents are in good order and that they conform to the official requirements.

4

Submit the application

(1-2 weeks)

When the complete application document package is sent to Grenada, it will be submitted to the Citizenship by Investment Committee. At this stage, the applicant for Grenadian citizenship by investment has to pay the state duties and other fees that include the due diligence fee.

5

The application is processed by the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Unit

(3-6 months)

All applicants for Grenadian citizenship and their dependents have to undergo strict security checks. The information that they have supplied in the application documents has to be checked for accuracy and completeness. No personal interview is required to obtain citizenship of Grenada.

6

The application is provisionally approved

(1-2 weeks)

When the application has been processed by the Unit and the decision has been made, the applicant will obtain an approval letter from the Government of Grenada via the immigration agent.

7

The applicant makes the Investment

(1-2 weeks)

If and only if the application is approved, the applicant has to meet his/her financial obligations, which amounts to making a donation to the NTF or completing the purchase of property in Grenada.

8

Grenadian passport is issued to the new citizen

(1-2 weeks)

When the financial obligations have been fulfilled, the main applicant and his/ her dependent family members will be issued Grenadian Citizenship Certificates. The immigration agent will take the Certificates to the passport office that issues Grenadian passports. No visit to the Grenada is required to pick the passports, as the agent will send them to the agreed-upon address by courier service.

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Questions frequently asked by applicants for Grenadian citizenship

Where is Grenada located and who lives in the country?

Grenada is located in the West Indies and it is known as the ‘spice island’. The country consists of one large island of the same name and six smaller islands. St George’s is the capital of the country. The official languages in Grenada are English and Creole. The official currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD) which is pegged to the US dollar. The total area of the country is 349 square kilometers (135 sq. miles) and its population is 107,317 people (2016). The Grenadian time zone is UTC-04:00.

The thing that always strikes first time visitors is that the local people are always willing to help you. They will make you feel at home shortly after you arrive in Grenada. Grenadians love throwing parties on the numerous beaches that can be found on the island.

Is it safe to live in Grenada?

The crime rate is very low in Grenada and it boasts high living standards.

Is the weather good in Grenada?

Grenada is a tropical country and the temperature there is around 28 °C (82 °F) during the whole year. The climate is a bit cooler in the mountain areas of the country.

How long is a Grenadian Passport valid for?

The Grenadian passport is valid for 5 years. When this period expires, the passport has to be renewed. It can be done in Grenada or at one of its foreign embassies or consulates.

What documents have to be submitted to obtain citizenship of Grenada by investment?
  • Medical certificates confirming negative HIV test results less than 3 months old (for the main applicant and all dependents above 11 years of age).
  • Notarized and apostilled foreign passport color copies (all pages) with notarized translations if necessary. This requirement applies to all applicant family members who hold foreign passports.
  • If the applicant has dual citizenship, he or she shall supply notarized and apostilled copies of all his/ her passports.
  • Twenty photographs 3.5 by 4.5 centimeters in size for each applicant. The reverse of one photograph of every applicant has to be certified.
  • Notarized and apostilled copies of the military service cards and their translations for all military card holders.
  • Notarized and apostilled copies of birth certificates and their notarized translations if necessary. This requirement holds for all applicant family members.
  • The originals of police clearances from every country that the applicants are citizens of, and every country that they have resided in for over one year over the last ten years, with notarized and apostilled translations if necessary. This requirement holds for all family members who are above 16 years of age.
  • The original of the Letter of Reference from the bank that has been servicing the main applicant for at least 2 years.
  • A bank statement for the last 12 months (applies to the main applicant only).
  • The original of a professional recommendation from the main applicant’s employer. If the applicant is self-employed, a letter of recommendation from a business partner, an auditor or a lawyer needs to be supplied.
  • A proof of address such as a utility bill carrying the name and the address of the main applicant.
  • A notarized and apostilled copy of the marriage license or the divorce certificate with apostilled translations (applies to the main applicant only).
  • Legalized color copies of alternative IDs (such as driver’s licenses, for instance). This requirement applies to all applicants having alternative IDs.
  • If the main applicant has ever changed his/ her personal name (excluding the acceptance of a new name after marriage), a notarized document is required to confirm this fact.
  • If the applicant is the owner of a business company and the profits made by this
When might an application for Grenadian citizenship by investment be rejected?

If the applicant has had a prison sentence or has a criminal record, the application may be rejected. If the applicant fails to pass the security checks, the application will be rejected. Sometimes, the immigration authorities explain the rejection based upon national security concerns. At other times, they reject the application if they discover that the applicant has provided false or incomplete information when submitting the application documents. If the applicant has been denied a visa to one of the countries that Grenada has visa-free arrangements with, he or she will not be able to acquire citizenship of Grenada until they acquire a visa to the country that has denied it before.

Can the Grenadian passport be annulled?

If at a later point in time, it is found out that the applicant had supplied false information in the application documents, citizenship of Grenada can be revoked. The same can happen in case an economic citizen of Grenada damages the international reputation of the country.

What education opportunities does Grenadian citizenship provide for?

St George University is an educational institution that enjoys international prestige. The Department of Medicine there is one the best such departments in the region and many students from the USA and other countries of the world study medicine there. Several international primary and secondary schools can also be found in Grenada. English is the language in all schools.

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