According to a new survey, 89 percent of United Kingdom (UK) citizens would be inclined to spend a lot of money for the privilege of having another citizenship.
The “Citizenship Survey,” conducted by CS Global Partners, a residence and citizenship law firm, registered with some 58 percent agreeing that Brexit has been a huge part of the motivation in their desire. Three out of four respondents indicated they felt that with a second passport they would be able to explore and travel the world in an easier manner.
Nearly three in five indicated the second most expressed reason which was that a second non-UK citizenship would mean “increased freedom and human rights.” One in six respondents expressed the need for a second passport for career and business commitments.
CS Global questioned 500 people in an age range between 18 and 50 years old within the last month.
“Will I get a new, blue passport when we leave the EU” was a big question mark on the minds of respondents. To become a citizen of another country, 15 percent said they would give up half of their annual earnings. Others, to the tune of 80 percent, were willing to part with five per cent of their annual income to accomplish this.
As the Chief Executive Officer for CS Global, Micha-Rose Emmett, said: “The results indicate that people are looking now more than ever for certainty and security amid a landscape of economic and political change.
“Brexit has clearly had an influence on the UK’s views on citizenship and I believe the current political context stimulates similar discussion. It has always been our advice, however, to act preventively in the face of potential uncertainty: a second citizenship is an insurance policy against socio-political change,” said Emmett.
The ranking showed Australia as country number one for dual citizenship, then the United States (US). The next two were Canada and Germany.