Grenada is a small Caribbean Island country that is quickly becoming a popular tourist destination. With its white-sand beaches, crystal-clear water, and lush green hills, it's easy to see why. But there's more to Grenada than just its natural beauty. The island also has a rich culture and history, which you can explore in the capital city of Saint George's or one of the smaller villages. There are also plenty of activities to keep you busy, from sailing, and snorkeling to waterfall hikes and more.
Grenada has moved up to be in the 33rd position on the passport ranking, with passport holders having visa-free access to 144 countries. This puts Grenada among the countries with a strong passport status, giving its citizens the travel freedom to tour around the world. With Grenada Passport, you have visa-free and visa-on-arrival access in countries such as China, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, EU countries, and more.
To obtain a Grenada passport or become a citizen of Grenada, there are two options for foreign nationals:
Option 1: Grenada National Transformation Fund
The Grenada Transformation Fund was introduced in 2013 to aid in the sustainable growth and development of the economy of the Caribbean country. To acquire the Grenada passport through the National Transformation funding program, foreign nationals must make a non-refundable donation of at least $150,000. For a detailed breakdown of the donation, see the table below:
|Single Applicant||US $150,000|
|Main applicant and Spouse||US $200,000|
|Applicant + Spouse + 2 Children||US $200,000|
|Additional dependents||US $25,000|
|Parents + Grandparents (under the age of 55)||US $50,000 per applicants|
|Depending siblings||US $75,000 per applicants|
Extra fees and Due diligence
|Main Applicant – Due diligence||US $5,000|
|Spouse – Due diligence||US $5,000 each|
|Application fee||US $1500 per person|
|Passport fee||US $200 person|
Option 2: Grenada Real Estate Investment
Foreign nationals interested in obtaining a passport through the Grenada Citizenship-by-Investment real estate program are required to invest at least US $220,000. Unlike the National Transformation Fund program for which the donation is non-refundable, the real estate program comes with the benefit of recovering your investment by reselling the real estate after 5-years.
The minimum investment for Grenada real estate program is USD $220.000. And below is the breakdown of the additional government processing fees after the approval of the application:
|Main applicant + Spouse + 2 Children||USD $50,000|
|Additional dependents||USD $25,000|
|Application fee||USD $1,500 each|
|Application fees for dependents under 18-years||USD $500 each|
There are many benefits of getting a Grenada passport and these include:
Steps to take in order to apply for a Grenada passport
How long does it take to get a Grenada passport?
It takes just about 3 to 4 months to obtain a Grenada passport but depending on some situations, the process can take up to 6 months.
What do you get after investing in Grenada, and completing all the necessary documentation?
The government will issue you a passport and certificate of naturalization, which automatically grants you the citizenship of Grenada
What is the Validity of a Grenada passport?
The Grenada passport is valid for 5-years but can be renewed thereafter.
Requirements for Grenada passport renewal
You can apply to renew a Grenada passport without any help from an agent. The processing time for Grenada passport renewal usually takes 2-3 weeks and 3-6 months for lost or stolen passport replacements. But however, there is an option for an accelerated fast-track processing time. To apply, simply visit the nearest Grenada consulate and present the following documents:
How much does it cost to renew a Grenada passport?
The official fee for Grenadian passport renewal is USD $250 per person.
More about Grenada
With a rich history and diverse culture, Grenada is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. First inhabited by the Arawak and Carib people, Grenada was colonized by the French in the 17th century. The British took control of the island in 1763, and it eventually became an independent nation in 1974. The island is well-known for its spice production, which is exported all over the world.
Here is a list of countries that Commonwealth of Grenada passport holders can travel to, either without a visa, where a visa on arrival will be issued or where free entry is given for a fixed period.
Visa on arrival / E-Visa *
|COOK ISLANDS||BANGLADESH||ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA||BOTSWANA||AUSTRIA|
|Micronesia||HONG KONG||ARUBA||KENYA||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|NIUE||Macao||BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS||MALAWI||BULGARIA|
|French Polynesia||PALESTINIAN TERRITORY||BONAIRE, ST. EUSTATIUS & SABA||SAINT HELENA||Croatia|
|New Caledonia||SINGAPORE||BAHAMAS||SEYCHELLES||CZECH REPUBLIC|
|SOLOMON ISLANDS*||Malaysia||DOMINICAN REPUBLIC||ZAMBIA||FINLAND|
|NEPAL*||SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS||EGYPT*||ICELAND|
|SRI LANKA*||SAINT LUCIA||GUINEA-BISSAU*||IRELAND|
|TIMOR-LESTE*||SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES||MADAGASCAR*||ITALY|
|TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO||TOGO*||Liechtenstein|
|TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS||Somalia*||LITHUANIA|
|French West Indies||ST.MARTIN|
|TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS|
The List above is just as a Guide and everyone must check before travel.
Disclaimer: This list is intended only as a guide which is current at the time of posting. Any future changes in visa-free travel countries after posting on CTrustGlobal may not be available and CTrustGlobal will not be responsible for a discrepancy. However, Travellers are advised to visit the relevant embassies’ official website or contact the nearest Embassy/Consulate for country he/she is interested to travel.