“Golden Passports” is the term used, both colloquially and in the media, to refer to second passports obtained through Citizenship by Investment programs. Unlike with investment residency and Golden Visa programs, golden passports are generally acquired more directly, if not quite immediately, and not through regular naturalisation.

The Caribbean Citizenship By Investment Programs of countries such as St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda as well as Grenada are widely associated with these so-called “Golden Passports”, however Cyprus, Malta, Montenegro and Turkey also offer comparable programs.