ANTIGUA & BARBUDA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

-Visa Free Travel to 151 Country – Investment From USD 100.000 -Citizenship in 5-6 months

PROGRAM SUMMARY

Antigua and Barbuda established its Citizenship by Investment Program in 2013. The laws regarding the Program are contained in the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Act, 2013 and the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Regulations, 2013.

 

COUNTRY FACTS

Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth state in the Eastern Caribbean. Antigua is a member of the United Nations (UN), the British Commonwealth, Caricom and the Organisation of American States (OAS), among many other international organizations.

 

KEY BENEFITS

Visa Free Travel to 151 Countries

The Antiguan passport provides visa-free travel to the United Kingdom, Schengen area, Hong Kong and Singapore

Visa Free Travel to Schengen area

As Commonwealth members, citizens enjoy visa free travel to the United Kingdom for six months in any twelve month period, as well as unrestricted travel in all Schengen member countries for three months in any six-month period.

Irrevocable citizenship is granted

Citizenship granted under the program is irrevocable, life-long, and heritable.

British Commonwealth member

Citizens have access to the consular services of any other Commonwealth country worldwide.

Recoverable investment option

Real estate investments are fully recoverable following a five-year holding period, during which time it can produce rental income.

Minimal residential requirements

Applicants are required to spend only five days for first five years after naturalisation.

Dual citizenship is recognized

Antigua & Barbuda imposes no restrictions on dual citizenship, and applicants are not required to forfeit their other citizenships.

Democratic country

The country has a stable political environment with a democratically elected government and a common law legal system.

Dependents

Spouse, Children below the age of 30 (main applicant and/or spouse’s biological and/or adopted children)

Parents of the age of 55 and above (main applicant and/or spouse’s parents)

Grandparents of the age of 55 and above (main applicant and/or spouse’s parents)

Unmarried siblings (main applicant and/or spouse’s siblings)

 

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

                                                                                                   

USD 100,000              OR                           USD 400,000                  OR                        USD 200.000

Contribution to the National               Property purchase (co-purchase                 Property purchase (full ownership

Development Fund                               option USD 200,000 per applicant              option)

Key Features of the Antigua Citizenship by Investment Program

 

Your passport to stress-free travel

One of the main benefits of acquiring Antigua & Barbuda citizenship by investment through the CIP program is that Antigua passport holders enjoy visa-free travel to 150 destinations worldwide including the UK, Europe’s Schengen Area, Singapore and Hong Kong, allowing you to travel the world with confidence. Spontaneous holidays have never been easier.

 

Application Timeline fort he Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program

Stage 01. Select your preferred investment

From the available options

Our expert team is available to consult with you regarding your goals and risk appetite to suggest the optimum investment option for your situation.

Stage 02. Submit application

Our experts prepare and submit your documents

Our expert processing team completes immigration forms for the main applicant and any dependent family members, and will submit these along with all supporting documents.

Stage 03. Make your selected investment

Upon approval

Once your application has been approved you will be required to pay all government fees and make the relevant investment under your chosen option.

Stage 04. All done!

Receive your citizenship and collect passport

Following approval, your passports will be issued within two to four weeks. The entire process will take three to four months from submission of your application to issuance of the passport assuming there are no areas of concern with the application. Don’t forget to visit Antigua & Barbuda for a minimum of 5 days within the first 5 years of being granted your new citizenship!

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA VISA FREE COUNTRIES

You can visit 151 Countries with Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship

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Asia

Bangladesh *

Cambodia *

Hong Kong (SAR China)

Indonesia

Laos *

Macao (SAR China) *

Malaysia

Maldives *

Nepal *

Philippines

Singapore

South Korea

Sri Lanka *

Timor-Leste *

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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

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Vatican City

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Africa

Benin *

Botswana

Cape Verde Islands *

Comores Islands *

Djibouti *

Egypt *

Eswatini (Swaziland)

Gambia

Guinea-Bissau *

Kenya *

Lesotho

Madagascar *

Malawi

Mauritania *

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mozambique *

Reunion

Rwanda *

Senegal *

Seychelles *

Somalia *

South Africa

St. Helena *

Tanzania

Togo *

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

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Oceania

Cook Islands

Fiji

French Polynesia

Kiribati

Micronesia

New Caledonia

Niue

Palau Islands *

Samoa *

Solomon Islands *

Tuvalu *

Vanuatu

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

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Americas

Belize

Bermuda

Bolivia *

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Ecuador

El Salvador

French Guiana

Guatemala

Guyana

Honduras

Nicaragua

Panama

Peru

Suriname

Venezuela

Middle East

Armenia *

Georgia

Iran *

Jordan *

Lebanon *

Qatar

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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

  • For how many years will my passport be valid for?

Your initial passport will be valid for a period of 5 years and once renewed will be valid for a period of 10 years provided that the requirements are met which includes spending a minimum of five days in the country during the first 5 years after becoming a citizen.

  • Are there any restrictions on dual citizenship in Antigua & Barbuda? Will I need to give up my existing passport?

There are no restrictions on dual citizenship in Antigua & Barbuda.

  • Do I need to travel to Antigua & Barbuda to complete the process?

The application process can be made from your country of residence. However, your application is successful and you have received your passport, you must travel to Antigua & Barbuda in order to take your oath of allegiance. Although are entitled to take up full-time residence in Antigua & Barbuda at any time you wish, there is no residence requirement beyond a 5-day stay in your first 5 years of citizenship.

  • What happens once my application has been accepted?

A certificate of registration of citizenship will be issued and submitted to the Antigua & Barbuda passport office. Your authorized agent/representative will then collect these on your behalf and forward your passports and Citizenship Certificate to you.

  • What is the due diligence and screening process of applicants like?

All applicants undergo rigorous checks prior to having their applications considered by the Citizenship by Investment Unit. Complete files will be forwarded to an international, unbiased third-party due diligence service provider who will then conduct detailed background checks on all applicants before the application is approved.

  • Who can be included on the application?

Dependent children of the main applicant under 28 and dependent parents over 58 can be included within the application.

  • Do I need to speak English to apply for citizenship?

English is not a requirement in order to apply for citizenship under this program.

  • Who can apply for citizenship?

To apply for the citizenship program in Antigua & Barbuda, you must be at least 18 years of age, be of a good character with no criminal record, and have good health.

  • What is the standard processing time?

Processing your application should normally take from 3 to 6 months.

  • How many visa-free countries can I travel to as a citizen of Antigua & Barbuda?

Antigua & Barbuda passport holders can travel to more than 160 countries without requiring a visa, including the EU and Schengen countries, Hong Kong and Singapore.

  • Why does Antigua & Barbuda have a citizenship by investment program?

The Antigua & Barbuda citizenship by investment program was implemented by the Government of Antigua & Barbuda in order to promote economic growth, attract real estate development into the country, increase foreign direct investment, support the development of local infrastructure and provide for a sustainable future for the island nation.