A study was conducted to answer which country has the best citizenship in the world. The Best Citizenships Index (BCI) used a Point based scoring (PBS) model to score citizenship rankings of 190 countries in the world.
The study took into account over 15 metrics such as healthcare, economy, GDP, freedom, human development, strong currency, naturalization time for citizenship, birthright citizenship, dual citizenship etc.. using a mathematical model.
The model ranked Germany had the best citizenship in the world, closely followed by Ireland, Iceland, UK and Spain.
These are the best and worst countries when it comes to citizenship
Best Citizenships Rankings
These countries have the best citizenships in the world.
|Citizenship||PBS score (out of 145)||Rank|
These countries have the worst citizenships in the world.
- Congo Democratic Rep
These were the 17 indicators considered when ranking a country’s citizenship.
Dual Citizenship – 10 points
GDP (PPP) – 10 points
Human Development Index (HDI) – 10 points
Global Peace Index (GPI) – 10 points
Per Capita Income – 10 points
Strong currency – 10 points
Population – 10 points
Education – 10 points
Freedom – 10 points
Healthcare – 10 points
Naturalization time in years – 10 points
Citizenship by Marriage – 10 points
Birthright Citizenship – 10 points
Military Service (compulsory) – 5 points deducted
Citizenship Renunciation – 5 points
Citizenship for economic interest – 5 points
Visa free countries – 10 points
Total: 145 points
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Mr. Balakrishnan is a World’s leading expert in citizenship and residence by investment schemes assisting wealthy individuals and families since 2010. He is the founder Best Citizenships (BC), CIP Journal and World Citizenship Council (WCC) .
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