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ANTIGUA & BARBUDACITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZED FIRM

Overview

The Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program was passed by both houses of Parliament in March 2013, allowing foreign investors to acquire citizenship under certain conditions. Since then, the program has received several applications and granted citizenship to many wealthy investors. Applicants obtain an irrevocable citizenship and passport without having to reside in the country or renounce their current nationality

  • icon Processing time

    Average of 6 months

  • icon Visa free travel

    Instant visa-free travel to 151 countries, including the Schengen area countries, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Hong Kong

  • icon Investment type

    Economic contribution to Antigua’s (NDF) or Real Estate investment in Antigua & Barbuda

  • icon Investment cost

    Economic contribution (USD 130,000 plus government fees for a family of 4) or Real Estate Investment (USD 200,000 plus government fees)

  • icon Family dependents

    Spouse, children up to 30 years old, parents & grandparents who is 55 years old above and siblings without age restrictions

  • icon Passport validity

    Initially five (5) years, then 10 years validity upon renewal for persons 18 years old and above

Citizenship law or Residency Law

Country Info

A twin island nation nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Antigua and Barbuda is one of the most developed and the 9th country by size in the Caribbean.

The country is a part of the Commonwealth since 1981 and the official language is English. Its idyllic beaches, breath taking scenery along with its bustling environment makes it one of the premium destinations in the Caribbean.

Antigua’s economic and political stability reflects on the country’s advancement in tourism and business services making it a premium investment destination sought-after by many celebrities like Robert De Niro, Oprah Winfrey and Eric Clapton.

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CAPITAL

St. John’s

POPULATION

92,581

LANGUAGE

English

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 2.7 XCD

CURRENCY

East Caribbean dollars (XCD), tied to USD

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Parliamentary democracy (Parliament) under a constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm

Benefits

Costs

To be eligible for citizenship of Antigua & Barbuda under its Citizenship by Investment Programme, there are three options to choose from.

1. DONATION TO THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND (NDF)

Non-refundable financial contribution to a Government fund. The cost varies depending on the number of applicants and their ages.

Single Applicant up to a Family of 4
USD 100,000
Government Fees
USD 30,000
Family of 5 or more
USD 125,000
Government Fees
USD 30,000 plus an incremental amount of USD 15,000 from the 5th dependent onwards

2. REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Real Estate Investment through one of the Government approved real estate asset classes: freehold property with title deed; hotel shares; fractional ownership or land. The investment and Government Fees are payable once the citizenship is approved.

Minimum Investment (must hold for 5 years)
USD 200,000
GOVERNMENT FEES

In addition to the purchase of real estate, there are Government fees to be paid.

Main Applicant
USD 50,000
Spouse
USD 50,000
Each dependent under 18 years
USD 25,000
Each dependent aged between 18 to 30 years
USD 50,000

3. BUSINESS INVESTMENT

Single Investor
USD 1.5 million
Two or more Investors jointly
USD 400,000 each or USD 5 million in total

DUE DILIGENCE & BACKGROUND CHECKS

Compulsory background checks are payable to the Government who appoints a preferred due diligence agency. These agencies use various international and local sources such as Interpol, World-Check and other Government agencies. These fees are payable upon the submission of the application.

Main Applicant
USD 7,500
Spouse
USD 7,500
Dependent Child aged 12-17 years
USD 2,000
Dependent Child aged 18-30 years
USD 4,000
Dependent Parent aged over 55 years
USD 4,000

Citizenship Invest professional fees, official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other disbursements are the only other costs associated. A detailed quotation with no hidden costs is provided for the specific case.

Required Documents

If you would like to proceed with an application, Citizenship Invest appoints a specialist Document officer to prepare the application documents and all necessary Government forms for you. Please note the below documents is a guideline and after assessing your case Citizenship Invest will issue a personalized list of documents based on your specific case.

Documents required from each applicant including children:
• Citizenship by Investment Application Form AB1
• Photograph and Signature Certificate Form AB2
• Medical Certificate Form AB3
• Original HIV test results (for all applicants aged 12 or above)
• Antigua & Barbuda Passport L Form (16 and older)
• Antigua & Barbuda Passport M Form (Under 16)
• Certified copies of all passports held
• Original excerpt of full birth record or certified copy of full birth certificate with MOFA attestation (i.e. a birth document that also includes your parent’s details, or a household register, family book etc.).
• Original police certificate(s) from country of citizenship (unless you can provide satisfactory evidence that you have never lived there) and from any country where you have lived more than 6 months over the past 10 years. Police certificates must be less than six months old at the time you lodge your application. Children below 16 years old do require presenting a Police certificate.
• Certified copy of all identity documents/books or cards
• Certified copy of all military service and discharge documents, if applicable (male applicant 18 years and above)
• Ten (10) original passport-size photos
• Proof of residential address (certified copy of lease agreement and original utility bill)
• Certified copy of university/college diplomas
• Original University Recommendation Letter for children aged 18 to 28 years who is in full time attendance at a recognized institution of higher learning and fully supported by the main applicant
• Notarized affidavit of support for each dependent aged 18 or over included in the application, with the exception of the spouse

Forms and documents required only from the main applicant:
• Investment Confirmation Form AB4
• Agent Form AB5
• One original bank reference letter issued by an internationally recognized bank, not older than 6 months.
• Original 24 months (2 years) bank statements
• One original professional reference (e.g. from an attorney, notary public, chartered accountant or other professional of similar standing), not older than 6 months.
• One original Employment letter
• Original excerpt of marriage record or certified copy of marriage certificates with MOFA attestation (if applicable).
• Certified copy of divorce documents with MOFA attestation (if applicable)

*For a personalized document checklist please contact us.

Timeline

MONTH 1-2

CI will pre-screen your passport for government pre-approval. A down payment for professional fees is payable to start your application.

CI professional team will assist and advise you with the collection of the documents required by the Government. Once the file is ready for submission, Government Processing Fees, Due Diligence and CI submission invoice are payable. CI submits your application.

MONTH 3-5

Due Diligence report is issued to the Government. Based on the results, the Government makes a decision on your Citizenship application.

Once approved you are invited to pay the donation directly to the Government or the real estate investment to the developer. 90% of remaining Government Fees are paid to CI and we remit it to the Government

MONTH 6

Citizenship Certificates and passports are issued. The balance of CI professional fee is paid.

The estimated time to receive citizenship approval depends on the due diligence processing time and the specific case.

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA VISA FREE countries

* Visa on arrival

151Countries

AMERICAS
  • Belize
    Bermuda
    Bolivia *
    Brazil
    Chile
    Colombia
    Costa Rica
    Ecuador
    El Salvador
    French Guiana
    Guatemala
    Guyana
    Honduras
    Nicaragua
    Panama
    Peru
    Suriname
    Venezuela
AFRICA
  • Botswana
    Cape Verde Islands *
    Comores Islands *
    Egypt *
    Eswatini (Swaziland)
    Gambia
    Guinea-Bissau *
    Kenya *
    Lesotho
    Madagascar *
    Malawi
    Mauritania *
    Mauritius
    Mayotte
    Mozambique *
    Reunion
    Rwanda *
    Senegal *
    Seychelles *
    Sierra Leone *
    Somalia *
    South Africa
    St. Helena *
    Tanzania
    Togo *
    Tunisia
    Uganda
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe
EUROPE
  • Albania
    Andorra
    Austria
    Belarus
    Belgium
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Faroe Islands
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Gibraltar
    Greece
    Greenland
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Ireland
    Italy
    Kosovo
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Malta
    Moldova
    Monaco
    Montenegro
    Netherlands
    North Macedonia
    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal
    Romania
    Russian Federation
    San Marino
    Serbia
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Ukraine
    United Kingdom
    Vatican City
ASIA
  • Bangladesh *
    Cambodia *
    Hong Kong (SAR China)
    Indonesia
    Laos *
    Macao (SAR China) *
    Malaysia
    Maldives *
    Nepal *
    Philippines
    Singapore
    South Korea
    Sri Lanka **
    Timor-Leste *
    Uzbekistan
OCEANIA
  • Cook Islands
    Fiji
    French Polynesia
    Kiribati
    Micronesia
    New Caledonia
    Niue
    Palau Islands *
    Samoa *
    Solomon Islands *
    Tuvalu *
    Vanuatu
E-VISA
  • Australia
    Bahrain
    Cote D’ivoire (Ivory Coast)
    Gabon
    India
    Kenya
    Rwanda
    Sao Tome and Principe
    Senegal
    Sri Lanka
    Turkey
Caribbean
  • Anguilla
    Aruba
    Bahamas
    Barbados
    Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
    British Virgin Islands
    Cayman Islands
    Cuba
    Curacao
    Dominica
    Dominican Republic
    French West Indies
    Grenada
    Haiti
    Jamaica
    Montserrat
    St. Kitts and Nevis
    St. Lucia
    St. Maarten
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Turks and Caicos Islands
Middle East
  • Armenia *
    Georgia
    Iran *
    Jordan *
    Lebanon *
    Qatar

*The list of countries is subject to variations depending on each government's policy and so is access to these countries.

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Content
  • Program Overview
  • Citizenship Law
  • Country profile
  • Benefits of the program
  • Applicants Qualifications
  • Investment requirements
  • Application Fees
  • Document Checklist
  • List of countries Visa free and on arrival
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