Demand for a Second Passport in China increases

Christopher Zenios07/07/20192min
China has become an economic titan and dominated the world’s economy in the last 20 years. It’s outperformed any western power and industry on the planet by driving consumer prices down and pushing public expectation to new heights.

But in most recent years, China’s economic growth settled and showed no more improvement. So now western industries can compete with China and is no longer viewed as a major threat.

Why Demand a Second Passport as a Chinese HNWI?

Facts show that China has currently over 215 billionaires, approximately 3.5 million millionaires and the country is producing more millionaires than any other country in the world. Although the country is experiencing an economic downturn, the number of wealthy individuals continues to grow.

So by continuously increasing in numbers, China’s HNWIs will look beyond the enormous boundaries of their country and wish to discover other parts of the world.

Reasons for them to make such a move would be for economic, banking, educational or business related purposes. These are the major reasons why HNWIs consider second passports for visa-free access to other parts of the world.

Increased Demand amongst HNWI

Overall, China may be an economic world power and the demand for second citizenship and passport is continuing to grow amongst HNWIs in and around China. A report shows that in recent years there has been a rapid growth in the industry and estimates show demands will reach $2bn per year.

Wealth report data reveals that 35% of HNWIs already have a second citizenship and more than half of all HNWI are planning to obtain a passport by investment. This has created a bidding war between many countries globally offering citizenship for sale.

HNWIs that are considering a second passport prefer to purchase through real estate investment and applicants can also gain residency and potentially shift their residence for tax purposes which would prove beneficial in the long run.

Christopher Zenios

Christopher has always been a pioneer, a first adopter when it comes to technological advancements. Over the years, his expertise surrounded the real estate and digital markets and their evolution in today's society. After being the editor to various professional business news portals and blogs, he was selected to become the chief editor for HWC. Contact Christopher at +357-22029786 ext: 6110 or by email at [email protected] for editorial related questions.

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