An applicant for citizenship must be at least 18 years of age, of good character, has no criminal records and be willing to make the required contribution.
The first step for applying for Citizenship is to choose an Authorised local agent. Applications for citizenship cannot be submitted directly to the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Committee (CBIC) and must only be handled by an Authorised local agent. An “authorised local agent” means a person licensed by the Citizenship by Investment Committee and is authorised to act on behalf of the main applicant in relation to a citizenship by investment application.
The second step is to contact your chosen Authorised local agent who will provide you with assistance in preparing your documentation for submission to the CBIC. You will need to complete the official forms, attend a medical examination and obtain certain supporting documents, all of which need to be submitted in English and with the appropriate legalisation. If you are purchasing property, this will need to be reserved through a sales and purchase agreement at this point. Your Agent will be able to advise you on the preparation of the documents and how to have them legalised.
When all of your forms are complete, the Authorised Agent will submit the application to the CBIC and will liaise with the organisation execution office of the CBI relating to all correspondence, queries or questions on your file that may arise in due course. There is currently no mandatory interview requirement for the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Programme, however an interview may be required at the discretion of the government.
Your application will be vetted through a thorough due diligence back ground check which will verify the information that you have provided. The CBIC will consider the file in the light of the due diligence report, and will take a decision about your application. You will receive a letter through your agent which will inform you whether your application has been successful, has been delayed for further processing or has been rejected.
If your application is successful, the CBIC will issue a letter instructing you to make the investment payment (for the Government Fund option) or to complete the payment of the real estate property. Upon receiving proof of the payment, the CBIC will issue the certificate of registration which will be able to be used by your agent to apply for a Grenadian passport. From submission, the processing time is approximately 8 – 12 weeks.