While you could ostensibly gain citizenship in another country through regular naturalisation, e.g. by marrying a citizen of that country and settling there or gaining employment as the basis for your residency, both potentially leading to eventual citizenship, investing for citizenship is typically a lot faster and less onerous.

With most of the world’s leading Citizenship By Investment Programs, you have the option of making a substantial donation to the government (priced from $100,000 for a single applicant) or investing in government approved real estate. The latter option could involve either having to invest in a government approved real estate development, or purchasing a property with a minimum value determined by the government in a specific eligible location. In some instances, such as with the CIPs of Montenegro and Malta, for example, the investment requirement is a blend of donations and investments.