Israel’s Law of Return offers opportunities for Jewish individuals, including those who convert to Judaism, to enter the country. It is in response to government oppression in several countries against Jewish people. Once in israel, it is easy to attain citizenship and the law also applies to the spouses, children, and grandchildren of Jewish individuals.
However, Israeli citizenship comes with some civic obligations, including a law requiring all citizens to serve in the military. The Israeli passport has some limitations too, as citizens are not permitted to visit certain countries and thirteen countries do not recognize the state of Israel, meaning they will not admit Israeli passport holders. They include Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.
However, as one of the few countries that offer citizenship without a residency requirement, this can still be an attractive option for Jewish individuals.
Unlike many other countries, Paraguay offers dual citizenship and has no restrictions on the applicant’s country of origin. There is also no income requirement to establish a residency. People thinking of applying for citizenship here will need a $5,000 bank deposit and to have lived in the country for three years. During the three-year residency period, inhabitants must have been in the country for at least 183 days per year to gain citizenship.
Individuals who purchase $50,000 in government bonds can apply for residency, a passport, and full Guatemalan citizenship almost immediately. To be considered for this relatively inexpensive route to citizenship, the person must have proof of health insurance, a clean criminal record and they must be physically in the country for at least 21 days of the first year of residency and 28 days over the following two years.
The Caribbean island and Commonwealth nation of Dominica also offer citizenship by investment. The minimum amount of financing needed is $100,000, plus fees, but it can take a while to gain citizenship. People will need an authorized agent to represent them throughout the citizen application process. These agents help with forms, background checks, and prepare documentation before the person applying sits down for their in-person interview. The five to fifteen-month wait will be worth it when new residents are welcomed onto the island by friendly locals, to enjoy the year-round tropical climate.