Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program was launched in 2013 on the islands to attract foreign investments and boost national economy. Antiguan passport can be acquired through making a required investment. Apart from that, all applicants must follow a certain application procedure, including due diligence checks.

Once the citizenship is granted it is for lifetime, unless a naturalised citizen spends less than 5 days in the country in five years after having obtained citizenship. In this case neither contributions nor other payments can be recovered.

Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programme:

  • Population: 0.097 million
  • Capita: Saint John’s
  • Language: English
  • Religion: Christian
  • Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar
  • GDP per capita: 16726$
  • Climate: Warm, Winter

Benefits of investing in Antigua

There are many reasons why it is beneficial to become an Antiguan. Principal advantages include dual citizenship and favourable tax system. Other pluses include:

  • Passport in 3 to 4 months
  • Citizenship for the whole family for life
  • Full confidentiality
  • Visa-free travel to over 130 countries
  • Investment recoverable after 5 years
  • Qualified English-speaking workforce
  • High standards of healthcare and education
  • Economic, political and social stability
  • Beneficial taxation system: no wealth, inheritance or capital gains tax
  • No income tax
  • No restriction on the repatriation of profits and imported capital

Investment options

A candidate must invest in one of the 4 options below in order to apply for naturalisation.

1. Donation to National Development Fund

Foreigners may qualify for Antigua passport through a one-off non-refundable donation of $100,000 or more to the National Development Fund (NDF) or approved charity plus payment of processing fees.

2. Investment in real estate

Foreign investors can invest at least $400,000 in approved real estate plus the payment of processing charges, taxes and due diligence fees. The property must be maintained for 5 years before it can be sold to recover investment.

Limited time offer: The Program allows a joint investment from 2 related parties with each party contributing at least $200,000. This 50% discount is applicable till 31 October 2020.

3. Investment in business

Wealthy foreigners can invest $1,500,000 in approved business, whether existing or new. Business can be disposed of to recover investment 5 years after getting a passport.

The Program allows two or more applicants to invest into a business and apply for citizenship jointly. In this case each applicant must contribute at least $400,000 with the total amount adding up to at least $5,000,000.

4. Contribution to the UWI Education Fund

The University of the West Indies Education Fund was set up to finance a University’s campus.

A family of four people or more can make a contribution of at least $150,000 to the UWI Education Fund.One family member will be entitled to get free tuition in the UWI (Antigua campus) for one year.

Eligibility and requirements

Apart from a required investment, the following criteria must be met:

  • Main applicant must be 18 or older.
  • Applicants over 12 must pass Due Diligence checks.
  • All applicants must be in good health.
  • Clean criminal and immigration record.
  • 5-day residency requirement over first 5 years for adult applicants.

Dependants

  • Spouse and minor children.
  • Children from 18 to 28 years of age who are full-time students.
  • Mentally or physically disable children.
  • Parents and grandparents aged 58 and above.

Your 5 steps to Antigua and Barbuda passport

Standard application process takes 3 to 4 months. It may take longer depending on your circumstances.

  • Step 1: Book an appointment with our specialists and sign a client agreement.
  • Step 2: We prepare and send all forms and documents.
  • Step 3: Due diligence checks and processing of application by the government.
  • Step 4: On approval, making an investment and paying the government fees.
  • Step 5: Obtaining passports.
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CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCY PROGRAMMES

A selection of alternative residency and citizenship investment programmes to consider.

Malta

600 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 183 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Montenegro

450 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 122 countries

Process Duration: 2 months

Cyprus

2 150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Moldova

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 119 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Austria

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 185 countries

Process Duration: 24 months

Bulgaria

512 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 169 countries

Process Duration: 6-12 months

Turkey

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Middle East Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 110 countries

Process Duration: 2 months

Jordan

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Middle East Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 49 countries

Process Duration: 4 Months

Vanuatu

130 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 125 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Saint Lucia

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 128 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Saint Kitts & Nevis

200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 130 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Grenada

150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 127 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Dominica

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 120 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

Antigua & Barbuda

200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 130 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Residence by investment Programs

Explore the most popular residency by investment programs worlwide

Greece

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Spain

500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Portugal

500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Australia

500 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 183 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Austria

250 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 185 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

Cyprus

2 150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Canada

1 200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 180 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Italy

2 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 150 countries

Process Duration: 6-8 months

Switzerland

250 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 155 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

HongKong

200 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 79 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Jersey

1 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Latvia

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Malaysia

135 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Malta

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 98 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Monaco

1 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 173 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

New Zealand

5 500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 173 countries

Process Duration: 6-8 months

Singapore

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 65 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Thailand

60 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 120 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

United Kingdom

2 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 175 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

USA

 

900 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 180 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

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