Ranking as the best citizenship in the world is Iceland, with Ireland not far behind. It's been obvious for some time that Nordic countries tend to have fairly high living standards and one country playing into this rule is Iceland.
Ireland. To apply for citizenship in Ireland—arguably the world's friendliest country ending in "land"—one must live in the nation for one year. Over the next eight years, one must live in Ireland for at least four cumulative years. The residency requirement can even be waived for those who can prove Irish ancestry.
The most difficult countries to obtain citizenship include Vatican City, Liechtenstein, Bhutan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Switzerland, China, and North Korea. If you have ever submitted an application for citizenship, you will know just how difficult the process can be.
Bolivia is among the few nations in the World that allows you to become a citizen after marrying and living there for two years. Individuals who've already lived in Bolivia legally for three years in a row could apply for Citizenship.
The World's Strongest Passports for Travel Freedom
In 2022, the most powerful passport in the world in terms of travel freedom is the Japanese passport, according to the HPI. A passport issued by Japan allows the holder to enter 193 different countries and territories without having to get a visa in advance.
Becoming British is one of the most arduous and expensive citizenship processes in the world. Many of the tens of thousands of people who are accepted as UK citizens each year will have faced years of preparation and bills of between £5,000 and £10,000.
"Golden passports," formally known as citizenship by investment (CBI) programs, allow wealthy foreigners to receive citizenship or residency in exchange for investing a certain amount of money in a country. Over a dozen countries, including the US, offer immigrant investor programs.
Key Takeaway: Australia is a step ahead than Canada with a lower cost of education. Citizenship is a possibility after you have physically lived for 3 years (1,460 days) as a PR in Canada. However, a citizenship test and filing of your tax returns are required.
It's in joint sixth place (behind 12 other nationalities), which doesn't sound too bad, but that's a place lower than last year. Holders of UK passports can visit 187 destinations without a prior visa, but must obtain documents for countries including China, Japan, India, Nigeria, Algeria and Cuba. In at the top spot?
3 Year Route To Naturalisation
Although there are many visa applications in this route it is the fastest way of becoming naturalised as a British Citizen within the UK visa system.
Benefits of citizenship
the right to live in the UK forever – your status will be permanently settled. the right to hold a British passport. full civic rights – this includes the right to vote in elections and the right to stand for public office. free NHS medical care.
The top 10 easiest countries to get a work visa are the following: Estonia. Norway & Svalbard. Australia.
According to rankings from Henley & Partners, a citizenship advisory firm, the U.S. passport ranks seventh in the world when it comes to access. Americans can get into 186 international destinations without applying for additional visas in advance.
Nationals of countries/territories who do not need a visa to enter the UK: All EU countries, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macau, Malaysia, ...
Vanuatu has the simplest and cheapest citizenship by investment conditions in the world. In our ranking, the country's program ranks third after Malta and Cyprus.