Traditionally, citizenship is granted based on country of birth, inherited from parents, or through marriage. Nowadays, an increasing number of people desire to become a citizen of a country other than their own for many reasons. Therefore, the citizenship business is booming, and attracts lots of foreign investors.
Citizenship by Investment ("Ius Doni") refers to the granting of citizenship to an individual or family usually through making a substantial financial investment into a country’s domestic economy. While modern day economic citizenship programmes have been around for 30 years, they have only recently become popular as both high-net-worth-individuals and governments realise the mutual benefits offered by such programmes.