An individual holding the South African passport is entitled to
visa-free travel to 97 countries all over the world. Yet, there is
growing demand amongst wealthy South Africans for a second
passport, which requires obtaining citizenship of another
Despite South Africa being a developed nation, especially in the
African continent, more and more affluent South Africans are
relying on investment immigration and citizenship by investment
programs to become citizens of nations like Malta and Cyprus or
permanent residents of the UK, the USA, and Australia.
The reasons behind the demand for the second passport include
the desire for a safety net, access to better education for
children, and availability of newer and more profitable business
Immigration experts have witnessed a sudden increase in
emigration inquiries in 2015. As compared to one or two investment
immigration inquiries in a week, firms are receiving queries from
nine to ten clients every day. Citizenship by investment is a
preferred option as it allows wealthy individuals to obtain a
second passport along with permanent residence or citizenship
without onerous physical residency requirements.
Those exploring this option do so primarily to ensure their
children enjoy better opportunities for study and work in the
future. The fact that investment immigration programs offer
hassle-free access to developed nations in North America and Europe
is another significant factor.
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