Yes, the United Kingdom has left the European Union, but this doesn’t spell the end of your right to acquire dual citizenship. Whether you’re looking to establish strong links with the European Union with a second European passport or enjoy life under the sun with Caribbean citizenship by investment, the choice is yours. In this guide to dual citizenship and Brexit, we walk you through your options of maintaining global mobility and winning unparalleled freedoms.
Post Brexit: Dual citizenship is a real possibility
Since Brexit wrapped up at the end of 2020, UK citizens now have a certain freedom of movement restrictions that weren’t present before, namely, they’ve lost the right to seek dual nationality in an EU country. The good news is, there is a solution. For there are various citizenship by investment schemes on the table, offering Brits the chance of a lifetime; to own a second passport, and enjoy unfettered visa-free travel access.
Can I have dual citizenship after Brexit?
In short, yes you can have dual citizenship after Brexit. In particular, you have two viable options: apply for second residency first, then obtain a passport, or apply directly to a citizenship by investment program. In particular, countries like Portugal and Spain run their own Golden Visa program, inviting applicants to invest in the country and in turn, acquire legal residency. Citizenship is usually possible after holding the investment and the golden visa for a certain number of years.
A second, quicker way to achieve dual citizenship after Brexit is to apply for a citizenship by investment scheme. This is a program that allows you to invest in the respective country, and in turn, acquire a passport.
Brexit and dual citizenship, what are my options?
It might seem a bit complicated, and perhaps even daunting to pursue dual citizenship after Brexit. Fret not, there is actually a couple of citizenship by investment schemes that allow you to acquire second citizenship quite smoothly.
You can consider dual citizenship Brexit from a number of options including:
- Caribbean countries [St Lucia, Grenada, St.Kitts, and Nevis, Dominica)
In the next section, we’ll walk you through each program and what they offer.