A New Way for the Wealthy to Shop for Citizenships by Linda Kinstler

In her article, Linda Kinstler discusses a new method that wealthy individuals may use to obtain citizenships around the globe. Kinstler begins,

Earlier this month, at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, the consulting firm Henley & Partners held a press conference to unveil its latest contribution to the international citizenship marketplace. The company, whose main business is helping wealthy individuals find new homes for themselves and their money, publishes a popular annual ranking of the relative worth of every passport in the world. But, at the press conference, the company’s leaders announced that they had created a new measurement ranking, better suited to the modern world: the Henley & Partners-Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index, or Q.N.I.

The Q.N.I. ranks nationalities by rewarding those that offer more visa-free access to other countries and greater “settlement freedom.” Kinstler continues,

Henley & Partners advises clients interested in “citizenship planning,” and helps clients choose among the small group of countries where citizenship can be obtained through various investments—ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. The firm also advises governments on how to make their nationalities more enticing to wealthy foreigners, mostly by helping them create citizenship-for-investment programs and visa-waiver treaties.

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Posted by Allison Trupp, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal