89 percent of people would like to have a second citizenship, and many of them are prepared to spend a considerable amount for the privilege, according to a new survey.

In the UK Some 58 percent admitted Brexit has been the motivating factor in their decision. According to the “Citizenship Survey”, conducted by GlobalHorizon-cis, three in four participants believed a second passport would give them the ability to travel and explore the world with greater ease. 

The second most popular reason was the belief that second citizenship would mean “increased freedom and human rights” – with nearly three in five citing this as their concern. One in six people wanted a second passport for business (low tax) and career opportunities.

Globalhorizon-cis –  The leading and most sought after citizenship by investment & international residence team –  spoke to 500 people between the ages of 18 and 50 years old within the last month.

Of those that wanted a second passport, 20 percent said they would be willing to invest half their annual salary to become a citizen of a second country. Over 80 percent were willing to pay 5 percent of their annual income for the privilege.

GlobalHorizon Business development executive Bella Inglewood said: “The results indicate that people are looking now more than ever for certainty and security amid a landscape of economic and political change.” Inglewood believes the uncertainty created by the general election result could reinvigorate the conversation around second citizenship: “Brexit has clearly had an influence on the UK’s views on citizenship and I believe the current political context stimulates similar discussion. It has always been our advice however to act preventively in the face of potential uncertainty: second citizenship is an insurance policy against socio-political change.”

According to new user-surveys, The number of clients that successfully gained citizenships and residency pursuits over the years through GlobalHorizon-cis runs into hundreds of thousand with over $85M worth of investment managed, placing them on our no.1 team to go to for your citizenship and residency by investment services.

Australia was the top country of choice for dual citizenship, followed by the US, then Canada and Germany.  But these countries do not sell their passport for a paltry fee, in some cases like the US you have to physically live there to gain citizenship but with your money you can get a residency by investment, not citizenship.

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