Normally citizenship is granted only by birth, marriage, or migration. Some countries, however, grant citizenship without requiring the person to migrate.
Usually, these countries request real estate investment or financial contribution. Some people require citizenship but cannot afford to migrate probably because of work, school, family or business.
Wealthy people often take advantage of such options. This article compiles seven of such countries.
Below are the most prominent countries in the world that provide people with full citizenship without ever residing there:
Cyprus grants investors citizenship as well as passport in only six months. The passport grants access to 145 countries without visa.
The prize attached to this is 2 million euros.
People who can afford this sum realize the benefits of the offer. After three years, they can sell whatever property they acquire.