One of the nations which are offering the second passport, Vanuatu, has recorded the record surge in demand for the second passport programme. The demand helped to cover about 80% of guaranteed income for the locals. The applicants are mainly from the EU, Russia, the UK, and Hong Kong. It costs USD $130,000 to get the Vanuatu passport. 80% of the payment going to the Vanuatu coffer.
Cyprus is also offering a passport for investment. The Russians and the Chinese have found the Cyprus passport for investment Scheme as a very attractive way to become EU citizens and enjoy all benefits that the EU passport offering.