Are you jaded with your home country, want to pay lower taxes, enjoy the freedom to travel and strive for a higher quality of life?
Well, if you have as little as $100,000 then you could buy citizenship to a tiny, tropical Caribbean nation that ticks all of those boxes. Bump an investment up to $5 million and your quality of life could rocket as you go Down Under; double that and Viennese coffee could start your morning routine -- with prized access through nearly all of Europe.
Aside from obvious countries like the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, who have investor programs and pathways to citizenship, here's a list of countries you might have overlooked. They will welcome you -- if you show them the money.
1. St. Kitts and Nevis
Cash for citizenship is an easy concept to understand. It best applies to just two countries in the world -- both of which happen to be in the Caribbean -- and is 100% legal and can happen in as little as a few months.
The smallest nation in all of the Americas, the island federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, tempts would-be citizens with more than just tropical breezes, swaying palm trees and white sand beaches. It also touts no personal income tax, the allowance for multiple citizenship and visa-free access to nearly 130 countries and territories.
"Overall, St. Kitts and Nevis clearly offers the most attractive citizenship-by-investment program available today," said Henley and Partners, a Zurich-based consultancy specializing in global residence and citizenship planning for the past fifteen years.
Established in 1984, St. Kitts and Nevis' citizenship-by-investment scheme is the longest-running program in the world and offers two avenues to a new passport.
The cheaper option requires a $250,000 contribution to the country's Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation. Started in 2006, it aims to shift the country from a sugar-dependent to a service-oriented economy.
Real estate investment -- and a higher $400,000 investment -- is the second route to citizenship. A government website conveniently lists nearly 60 approved developments -- with alluring names like Sundance Ridge, Calypso Bay and Windswept Residence.
Anyone in the world can apply for citizenship, save one country: Iran. Iranian nationals had been eligible until late 2011 when the Prime Minister's Office suspended the program after Iranians stormed the British embassy in Tehran.
When contacted by CNN, a St. Kitts and Nevis spokeswoman said the number of applicants accepted under the citizenship-by-investment program "is confidential information that the CIU does not provide to the public."
Henley and Partners noted that "few passports have been issued."
If you have less money to invest, Dominica is another tropical Caribbean destination to consider.
Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, this island of just around 73,000 people has offered a citizenship-by-investment scheme since 1993. Among four package options, a single applicant investment requires just a $100,000 deposit to the National Bank of Dominica, the country's largest financial institution. The investment amount doubles for a family of four.
Applicants must be of "outstanding character," must wait "at least eight weeks" for approval and must have a "basic level" of English, according to Dominica's website detailing the citizenship path.
An added bonus: investors can stay in their home country for the mandatory interview provided they foot the bill for three members of the interview panel to fly to them -- the full cost of hotel, airfare, an unspecified per diem and an additional $3,000.
However, the lower investment hurdle, relative to St. Kitts and Nevis, only gives visa-free access to 85 countries.
More than 2,000 families have gained citizenship through the scheme, according to Henley and Partners.
3. Antigua and Barbuda
While not yet official, this third Caribbean island nation may allow economic citizenship as soon as this summer.
After years of back and forth, the country's parliament finally passed their controversial Citizenship-by-Investment Program (CIP) Bill in March, according to local reports.
Similar to St. Kitts and Nevis, a $250,000 contribution to the country's National Development Fund or a $400,000 real estate investment in approved developments is required. A third option is a $1.5 million "business investment" that allows an applicant to put money in government-approved businesses.
An additional $50,000 application fee and a so-called $7,500 "due diligence fee" exist on top of the investment amount.