The world is increasingly becoming smaller and the top 7 easiest countries to get dual citizenship from will make moving around the globe even easier.
In most countries, dual citizenships are only granted for people who were born to foreign parents. Because of the privilege two passports offer an individual, keeping two citizenships demands a lot of responsibility. Even marrying a local does not always guarantee the chance to get yourself a second passport. Fortunately, for the growing number of the citizens of the world, there are still a good number of countries that allow for dual citizens.
For this list of the top 7 easiest countries to get dual citizenship, we are focusing on two major things: (1) countries that offer dual citizenships to foreigners, (b) and countries that allow for naturalization for foreigners without requiring them to renounce their original passports. We are not counting in the countries that only allow dual citizenship under common circumstances like being born to citizen parents or those that only allow citizenship by descent or marriage.
We have ranked the seven countries on this list by how quick, easy, and convenient the requirements are for acquiring a second passport. While there is certainly not a shortcut to getting a dual citizenship anywhere in the world, there are certainly faster ways to do so. But as with anything in the world, the quickest ways are hardly ever the cheapest – and so don’t be surprised at how expensive it can get in some countries.
Because of the expense, these dual citizenship-offering nations are best for retirees, business owners and digital nomads who can afford it and not for most people with a 9 to 5 jobs. Dual passports are also most popular among those who are looking to diversify and secure their finances from sudden economic crashes and instabilities in just one country. Others just want to avoid the harsh taxation laws in their home countries and seek refuge from countries with friendlier taxing climate – like Uruguay for instance.
So which countries offer the easiest ways to acquiring dual citizenships? Read on to find out more! Looking for a job? Check out our other article on the 10 hardest cities to get a job in to know which cities to avoid.