Mehul Choksi, the billionaire jeweller bought citizenship of Antigua in November 2017. Ever since then, more wealthy Indians are interested in buying citizenship abroad. Rich Russian and Chinese have been among the top buyers of foreign citizenship in recent years.
Enquiries from Indians regarding foreign citizenship have doubled in recent years. This has been claimed by some firms which set up citizenship and residence via investment programs. They also claim that global inquiries have surged by 320% with a sizeable chunk from India.
Why are Indians so interested in settling abroad? There are a number of factors which push Indians to settle abroad. Quality education, lifestyle, cleanliness, and healthcare are some of the few reasons.
However, many wealthy Indians like to have an alternate option. 80 to 90% of the Indians do not leave India but like to maintain residency in another country. They use it as a backup option. Many countries do not require you to live in the country to maintain residency. You only need to spend 7 days in a year in Portugal to retain its Golden Visa.
India does not allow dual citizenship. Hence, many Indians prefer residence via investment instead of citizenship. They can thus send their kids to school in another country. They also have another safe place to park their money.
7,000 high- net-worth Indians left India in 2017, as per the Global Wealth Migration Review. There are 30 to 40 countries across the globe that grants citizenship or residency to Indians. This is apart from the US, Canada, and Australia which happen to be the most popular destinations, as per The Times of India.
How do rich Indians buy citizenship?
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