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5 Top Countries To Consider If You Want A Second Passport

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By Augustine Mbam - - 5 Mins Read

Generally, people would love to have a passport to a second country they can call home, but they need help finding answers to how they can get such passports. Most articles about countries where you can get a second passport often leave out the most important information readers want. 

Passport of the United States of America (Pixabay)

Those articles mostly talk about tourism and how the travel industry in such a country works. For instance, these articles often talk about the amount it takes for citizens to survive in such a country and the utilities they would enjoy while living in such a country. While readers might need this information, the most important thing they want is detailed information on how they can get a second passport from such countries and why they should consider them. 

If you are part of those looking for countries from whom you can get a second passport and how to get one, then continue reading this article. 

1. Grenada 

Grenada national flag (Pixabay)


Grenade is one of the best countries to get a second passport; their mode of operation is incredible and has much more benefits than some European countries. Grenada doesn't even need the applicant to be present before they can consider giving you a second passport. 

What the applicant needs to do is to fulfill the requirements of the second passport, and they will get it. A crucial benefit of applying for a second passport from Grenada is that you can include your family member without their involvement. Note that the citizenship Grenada offers is citizenship by investment, which means you must invest in getting a second citizenship from them. 

Here are the two ways to easily secure a second citizenship from Grenada:

  • The first way you can obtain a second passport by investing in Grenada is to donate about $150,000 to Grenada’s National Transformation Fund. If you have a family of 4 or more, you must donate $200,000 to the transformation fund. 
  • Another option for a second passport by investment at Grenada is to be a co-owner in a local real estate project for five years by investing $220,000.

Apart from how simple and easy it is to get a Grenada passport, there are some other benefits you can get from having their passport. The Grenada visa gives you access to an American E-2 investor work visa, and you can travel to more than 143 destinations in the world visa-free or visa-on-arrival. 

2. New Zealand 

Farm animals from New Zealand (Pixabay)

Like other countries on this list, getting a second passport from New Zealand is pretty straightforward and without loopholes. The country is a member of the Trans-Tasman agreement with Australia, and this gives their citizens the right to move around the members of this union visa-free. 

However, they have broken the methods of getting a second visa into two it includes:

  • Those seeking citizenship can make a minimum investment of NZ$10 million for three years. 
  • They can also decide to invest NZ$3 million in the country and decide to wait for a minimum of 4 years to get citizenship. 

3. St. Kitts and Nevis 

A seaport in St. Kitts and Nevas (Unsplash)

St. Kitts and Nevis is a country that also gives you a second passport by investment; it is the oldest country to offer second citizenship to people when they invest in the country. Within two months of submitting your request and fulfilling all the requirements, you will have a higher chance of getting St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship. 

The second passport by investment at St. Kitts and Nevis is divided into two. They include:

  • For those who are single applicants or you have a family of four, you can decide to invest about $150,000 into the Sustainable Growth Fund. Making such an investment gives you automatic citizenship for the country. 
  • The second option is that you can decide to buy a real estate property in the country for $200,000 for seven years, or you can invest $400,000 in real estate for five years. 

Because of the country's reputation, the citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis comes with many benefits and allows you to travel to many countries worldwide. With their passport, you can travel visa-free to more than 156 countries and around Europe. 

4. Malta 

A typical day in Malta (Unsplash)

Malta offers second passports by investment to those who need them, but the process can be difficult. However, the effort will be worth it in the end, as Malta's citizenship has many benefits and freedom. To apply for a second citizenship in Malta, you must stay in the country for 12 months to qualify for the other requirements. 

These are the processes you must follow if you are looking to get a second passport from Malta:

  • You need to donate about 650,000 euros to a government national development fund. 
  • You also need to invest 150,000 euros in government-approved stocks or bonds. 
  • In addition, you must purchase real estate worth less than 350,000 euros for five years. 

The benefits you get from being a citizen of Malta are that it is a very respected country in the world, and it allows you to move to several countries without needing a visa or visa on arrival. A Malta passport allows you to travel to more than 180 countries without a visa or visa on arrival, including the Schengen area. 

5. Portugal 

Portugal's national Flag (Unsplash)

Portugal's way of giving citizenship to people is quite different from the other countries mentioned here. Instead of giving direct citizenship to people, they have a type of visa that can lead to citizenship if they fulfill all the requirements. 

With the Golden visa, you can get access to enter Portugal within five years. The country's golden visa will allow the government to give you permanent citizenship at a certain time. 

To secure the Golden visa, you can do the following:

  • Transfer capital of at least 1 million euros into an account the government has approved for that payment. 
  • You can create ten new jobs in Portugal to get a visa. 
  • Create five new jobs by investing 350,000 euros in a Portuguese company for five years. 
  • You can invest between 250,000 and 350,000 euros in government research and projects. 


Getting a second passport is very good, but getting one from a country with numerous benefits and freedom is even better. All the countries mentioned above, such as Malta, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Grenada, offer second citizenship, which you can easily obtain by investing in the country.