Recent legal changes made by the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBI) of Dominica no longer allow principal applicants to include siblings in family citizenship applications. However, there are other citizenship programs that do allow for the inclusion of siblings.
The programs that allow the inclusion of siblings require that they meet the following requirements: dependents must be of legal age, between 18 and 25 years old, unmarried, have no children, have significant support from the principal applicant or spouse, and be biological or adopted siblings of the principal applicant.
On the other hand, siblings under the age of 18, whether biological or adoptive siblings of the principal applicant or spouse, must be unmarried and childless, must have significant spousal support, and the investor must have parental responsibilities. Finally, the sibling must have approval to apply for the Program.
Countries that include siblings in citizenship programs
St Kitts & Nevis for citizenship by investment:
- Siblings of the principal applicant or his/her spouse may be included.
- Siblings must be under 30 years of age, not married and have no children.
- Siblings must be dependent on the applicant for financial support.
St. Lucia for citizenship by investment:
- Siblings of the principal applicant or spouse may be included.
- Siblings must be under 18 years of age and not married.
- Siblings must have the agreement of the parent or legal guardian to be listed on the application.
The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program policy for siblings dictates:
- Siblings are welcome with no age limit.
- Siblings need not be financially supported by the principal applicant.
Grenada’s legal system for CBI states the following:
- Siblings must be at least 18 years old, unmarried, childless and not divorced.
- Siblings need not be wholly supported by the principal applicant, and there is no overall net worth limit.
Finally, it is important to note that siblings are not allowed in any of the EU investor visa programs, but some will take this into account if the principal applicant has legally adopted a sibling under the age of 18.