Foreigners trading financial or property investment for citizenship is now on the rise, reports The Atlantic (21 February 2018). Such schemes coming from the European Union – dubbed Golden Visas – are enticing, as it also doubles up as a gateway for the foreign investors to obtain EU citizenship and all the benefits that come along with it. Prime examples of countries offering citizenship in exchange for foreign investment include Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, the United Arab Emirates, and some Caribbean islands. Chinese property portal has even referenced and offer a side-by-side comparison of all the golden visa schemes offered, including their cost, benefits, and waiting periods.