In a recent analysis of citizenship by investment schemes carried out by Professional Wealth Management, part of the Financial Times group, Cyprus was assessed to be the leading European country.
The study covered twelve countries, five of which are in the Caribbean region, four in Europe, two in the Asia-Pacific region and one in the Indian Ocean. The schemes were assessed on the basis of seven criteria: freedom of movement, standard of living, minimum investment outlay, residence requirements, ease of processing, speed of processing and due diligence.
The overall leader was Dominica, largely on account of its low investment level and requirements for citizenship. The Cyprus scheme ranked seventh overall, and first in Europe, ahead of Malta, Bulgaria and Austria.
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