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Antigua & Barbuda

Citizenship By Investment

    BECOME A GLOBAL CITIZEN




    Antigua and Barbuda Government launched Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program in 2014. Although fairly new compared to other Caribbean Citizenship by Investment programs, the Antigua & Barbuda Second Citizenship Program has gained a solid reputation worldwide.

    Antigua and Barbuda is an island nation well known for its reef-lined beaches, rich sceneries, and beautiful lush forests. The island is located in the Caribbean and is a short, three-hour flight from Miami, Florida.

    Antigua and Barbuda Passport

    Antigua and Barbuda Passport is a Commonwealth Passport that you can obtain within 4 to 6 months after you make the investment. For investment options, you can either make non-refundable contribution to the National Development Fund, or invest in real estate property.

    Antigua and Barbuda Passport can be passed on to future generations, allowing all family members to enjoy its many benefits. Benefits of Barbuda Passport include: favorable tax climate, access to world class education and healthcare, and also, international business opportunities. Furthermore, holders of the Antigua and Barbuda passport enjoy visa-free travel to more than 150 countries including Schengen countries and the UK.

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    CAPITAL

    CAPITAL

    St John's

    LANGUAGE

    LANGUAGE

    English

    TOTAL AREA

    TOTAL AREA

    440 km2 (170 sq mi)

    POPULATION

    POPULATION

    102,012

    GOVERNMENT

    GOVERNMENT

    Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy

    CURRENCY

    CURRENCY

    Eastern Caribbean Dollar

    INVESTMENT SCHEME

    The applicant makes a one-time contribution of US $100,000 to the National Development Fund (NDF).

    Family Structure

    (NDF) Contribution Amount

    Processing Fees

    Due Diligence and Passport Issuance Fees

    US $100,000

    US $30,000

    Due Diligence: $7,500
    Passport Issuance Fee: $300

    US $100,000

    US $30,000

     

    Due Diligence Main applicant: $7,500
    Due Diligence spouse: $4,000
    Passport Issuance Fees: $300/applicant

     

    US$100,000*

     

    *Additional $25,000 for a family greater than main applicant and 3 dependents

     

    US $30,000*

     

    *Additional $15,000 per additional dependent

     

    Due Diligence Main applicant: $7,500
    Due Diligence spouse: $4,000
    Dependent between the ages 12 and 17: $2,000

    Dependent between the ages 18 and 25: $4,000

    Dependent parent above the age of 65: $4,000

    Passport Issuance Fees: $300/applicant

    Benefits of Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship


     

    •  Citizenship in a British Commonwealth country.
    •  Antigua and Barbuda Passport obtained within 4 to 6 months.
    •  Antigua and Barbuda recognizes dual citizenship, and does not require people to renounce their current citizenship when obtaining Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship.
    •  Antigua and Barbuda Passport holders enjoy visa-free travel to over 150 countries worldwide, including Schengen countries and the UK.
    •  Off-shore bank accounts, investments, and companies give unique opportunities for business and tax planning.
    •  Applicants can include dependent children under 30 years of age.
    •  Applicants can include parents or grandparents over 55 years of age.
    •  One year free Scholarship for one member of the family at the University of the West Indies. Read more

     

    QUALIFICATIONS


    • The principal applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Applicants must pass a Due Diligence examination and have no criminal record.
    • Applicants must complete a medical examination.
    • The applicant must pay all application and governmental fees.
    • The applicant must make the appropriate investments.

    LEGAL BASIS


    The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment Program was launched following parliamentary approval and can be found in Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act, 2013 (Act No. 2 of 2013). The act stipulates that an investor can obtain citizenship by either a) investing in a government-approved real estate project or b) donating to the National Development Contribution Fund.

    VISA FREE TRAVEL


    Americas

    Aruba

    Anguilla

    Bahamas

    Barbados

    Belize

    Bolivia*

    Bonaire

    Brazil

    British Virgin Islands

    Cayman Islands

    Chile

    Colombia

    Costa Rica

    Cuba

    Curacao

    Dominica

    Dominican Republic

    Ecuador

    El Salvador

    French Guiana

    Grenada

    Guadeloupe

    Guatemala

    Guyana

    Haiti

    Honduras

    Jamaica

    Martinique

    Montserrat

    Nicaragua

    Panama

    Peru

    Saba

    Saint Barts

    Saint Eustatius

    Saint Kitts & Nevis

    Saint Lucia

    Saint Maarten

    Saint Martin

    Saint Pierre & Miquelon

    Saint Vincent &

    The Grenadines

    Suriname

    Turks & Caicos

    Venezuela

    Trinidad and Tobago

    Europe

    Akrotiri and Dhekelia

    Albania

    Andorra

    Austria

    Belgium

    British Virgin Islands

    Bulgaria

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Croatia

    Cyprus

    Czech Republic

    Denmark

    Estonia

    Finland

    France

    Georgia

    Germany

    Gibraltar

    Greece

    Hungary

    Iceland

    Ireland

    Isle of Man

    Italy

    Latvia

    Kosovo

    Liechtenstein

    Lithuania

    Luxembourg

    Macedonia

    Malta

    Monaco

    Montenegro

    Netherlands

    Norway

    Poland

    Portugal

    Romania

    San Marino

    Slovakia

    Slovenia

    Spain

    Sweden

    Switzerland

    Ukraine*

    United Kingdom

    Vatican City

    Russia

    Africa

    Bissau*

    Botswana

    Cape Verde

    Comoros*

    Djibouti*

    Egypt*

    Gambia

    Lesotho

    Madagascar*

    Malawi

    Mauritania*

    Mauritius

    Mozambique*

    Reunion

    Seychelles*

    South Africa

    Saint Helena

    Swaziland

    Tanzania

    Togo*

    Tunisia

    Zambia

    Zimbabwe

    Uganda

    Djibouti*

    Senegal*

    Oceania

    Fiji

    French Polynesia

    Micronesia

    New Caledonia

    Niue

    Palau*

    Pitcairn Islands

    Samoa*

    Solomon Islands*

    Timor-Leste*

    Tuvalu*

    Vanuatu

    Cook Islands

    Kiribati

    Asia

    Armenia*

    Bangladesh*

    Cambodia*

    Hong Kong*

    Indonesia

    Iran*

    Jordan*

    Laos*

    Lebanon*

    Macau*

    Malaysia

    Maldives*

    Nepal*

    Palestinian Territories

    Philippines

    Singapore

    South Korea

    Qatar

    E-Visa

    Bahrain

    Cote D'ivoire (Ivory Coast)

    Gabon

    India

    Kenya

    Rwanda

    Sao Tome and Principe

    Turkey

    Guinea

    *Visa on Arrival

    Timeline and Procedure

    The Antigua & Barbuda passport can be obtained in 4 to 6 months.

    Week 1
    Step 1
    Bluemina does a preliminary background check. Once cleared, file preparation begins and required documents are collected. Advisory, governments and due diligence fees are due.
    Month 1
    Step 2
    Once all documents are collected, the file is submitted along with government and due diligence fees.
    Month 2-5
    Step 3
    Issuance of “Approved in Principal” letter by the CIU (Government’s Citizenship-by-Investment Unit).
    Step 4
    Investment is made in selected option (real estate or National Development Contribution Fund).
    Step 5
    Naturalization certificate is issued.
    Month 6
    Step 6
    Submission of Passport application and issuance of Antigua and Barbuda passport.
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