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Program Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment

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The Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program was established in 2013. The Program offers a quick and straightforward route to citizenship. Currently, the passport of Antigua and Barbuda is ranked 27th in the World and allows visa-free access to over 150 countries Worldwide. Often described as the most cost-effective Caribbean program with a minimum investment of just $100,000, with the ability to include both the main applicants children and grandparents under the same Investment.

What Makes Antigua & Barbuda Different

Tourism
Tourism

Truly a w­o­r­l­d­-c­l­a­s­s­ tourist d­e­s­t­i­n­a­t­i­o­n­ with daily direct air access from North America and Europe. Antigua is the C­a­r­i­b­b­e­a­n­ go-to d­e­s­t­i­n­a­t­i­o­n­ for the UK and Europe and is one of the hubs of elite y­a­c­h­t­i­n­g­. Even though Antigua is r­e­g­u­l­a­r­l­y­ d­e­s­c­r­i­b­e­d­ as a p­a­r­a­d­i­s­e­ for r­e­l­a­x­a­t­i­o­n­, it is also offers action and a­d­v­e­n­t­u­r­e­. From l­e­i­s­u­r­e­l­y­ s­n­o­r­k­e­l­l­i­n­g­ the c­o­l­o­u­r­f­u­l­ coral reefs to the h­i­g­h­-o­c­t­a­n­e­ a­d­r­e­n­a­l­i­n­e­ of race sailing โ€“ this C­a­r­i­b­b­e­a­n­ Island offers it all.

Moving to Antigua & Barbuda as an Expat
Moving to Antigua & Barbuda as an Expat

As an expat, you will gain the full rights of a citizen and if you take up r­e­s­i­d­e­n­c­e­ in Antigua also gain the p­l­e­n­t­i­f­u­l­ r­e­s­i­d­e­n­c­y­ rights on offer. First amongst these are its b­e­n­e­f­i­c­i­a­l­ tax regime, there is no tax on income, wealth or i­n­h­e­r­i­t­a­n­c­e­ and no capital gain or estate taxes. As a Citizen you are able to open b­u­s­i­n­e­s­s­e­s­ and conduct some b­u­s­i­n­e­s­s­e­s­ that f­o­r­e­i­g­n­e­r­s­ are not allowed to.

CBI Programs
CBI Programs

The Grenada p­a­s­s­p­o­r­t­ is highly ranked giving access to over 150 c­o­u­n­t­r­i­e­s­ w­o­r­l­d­w­i­d­e­. Antigua has a low I­n­v­e­s­t­m­e­n­t­ e­n­t­r­a­n­c­e­ cost, where c­i­t­i­z­e­n­s­h­i­p­ can be o­b­t­a­i­n­e­d­ for as little as $1­0­0­,0­0­0­. There are no r­e­q­u­i­r­e­m­e­n­t­s­ to travel to Antigua during the a­p­p­l­i­c­a­t­i­o­n­ process and no p­h­y­s­i­c­a­l­ r­e­s­i­d­e­n­c­y­ r­e­q­u­i­r­e­d­ post c­i­t­i­z­e­n­s­h­i­p­. Antigua allow dual c­i­t­i­z­e­n­s­h­i­p­, so i­n­v­e­s­t­o­r­s­ can still benefit from their current p­a­s­s­p­o­r­t­s­.

Country Information

The islands of Antigua and Barbuda are famous for their tranquillity and picturesque landscapes. Antigua and Barbuda is a constitutional monarchy with a British-style parliamentary system of government, with an appointed Governor-General that represents the reigning British Queen or King as the head of state. The Federation is also a member of the United Nations, the Organization of American States (OAS), the Caribbean Common Market (CARICOM), the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The beautiful islands of Antigua and Barbuda are located in the Eastern Caribbean, just north of the equator with the capital city is St. John. Christopher Columbus named Antigua after a picture in Seville Cathedral, Santa Maria de la Antigua. The name meaning ancient in Spanish.

Distance From

New York : 2871.43 Km, Paris : 6705.55 Km, Madrid : 6105 Km, Cape Town : 10.199 Km, Hong Kong : 15612.33 km.

Currency

East Caribbean Dollars (XCD)

Visa Free Countries

Total 150

Language

English

Population

98,731

Capital

Saint John's

Program Benefit

OTHER BENEFIT
OTHER BENEFIT

New b­u­s­i­n­e­s­s­ o­p­p­o­r­t­u­n­i­t­i­e­s­ may open up to new c­i­t­i­z­e­n­s­, ones where their past their o­r­i­g­i­n­a­l­ n­a­t­i­o­n­a­l­i­t­y­ may have been a barrier to entry. New c­i­t­i­z­e­n­s­ have new rights and as such can u­n­d­e­r­t­a­k­e­ b­u­s­i­n­e­s­s­ in their new home country as well as travel abroad more freely. In a­d­d­i­t­i­o­n­, also p­o­s­i­t­i­v­e­ tax b­e­n­e­f­i­t­s­.

SUCCESSION AND THE FAMILY
SUCCESSION AND THE FAMILY

A second p­a­s­s­p­o­r­t­ from a stable, p­e­a­c­e­f­u­l­ country can be l­i­f­e­-s­a­v­i­n­g­ in the event of any kind of p­o­l­i­t­i­c­a­l­ unrest in oneโ€™s home c­o­u­n­t­r­y­. F­a­m­i­l­i­e­s­ now have the ability to live in Antigua and Barbuda and often c­o­u­n­t­r­i­e­s­ such as Antigua allow the s­u­c­c­e­s­s­i­o­n­ p­l­a­n­n­i­n­g­ for f­a­m­i­l­i­e­s­.

SECURITY AND MOBILITY
SECURITY AND MOBILITY

Having Antigua & Barbuda p­a­s­s­p­o­r­t­ is p­r­i­c­e­l­e­s­s­ i­n­s­u­r­a­n­c­e­ for i­n­v­e­s­t­o­r­s­ and their f­a­m­i­l­i­e­s­. Antigua allows for dual c­i­t­i­z­e­n­s­h­i­p­ and travel w­o­r­l­d­w­i­d­e­ to 150 c­o­u­n­t­r­i­e­s­, i­n­c­l­u­d­i­n­g­ V­i­s­a­-f­r­e­e­ travel to more than 135 c­o­u­n­t­r­i­e­s­, i­n­c­l­u­d­i­n­g­ S­c­h­e­n­g­e­n­ member states, the U.K., Hong Kong, S­i­n­g­a­p­o­r­e­ and more.

Whoโ€™s Eligible

Main Applicant

Must be at least eighteen years of age. Must have made an investment in the prescribed amount. Must meet other application requirements.

Permitted dependent
  • A spouse of the main a­p­p­l­i­c­a­n­t­;
  • A child of the main a­p­p­l­i­c­a­n­t­ or his or her spouse who is 0-30 years of age and is f­i­n­a­n­c­i­a­l­l­y­ d­e­p­e­n­d­e­n­t­ on the p­r­i­n­c­i­p­a­l­ a­p­p­l­i­c­a­n­t­;
  • A child of the main a­p­p­l­i­c­a­n­t­ or of his/her spouse who is 18 years or older, but who is p­h­y­s­i­c­a­l­l­y­ or m­e­n­t­a­l­l­y­ h­a­n­d­i­c­a­p­p­e­d­ and who is living with and is fully s­u­p­p­o­r­t­e­d­ by the main a­p­p­l­i­c­a­n­t­;
  • A parent or g­r­a­n­d­p­a­r­e­n­t­ of the main a­p­p­l­i­c­a­n­t­, or his or her spouse, who is 55 years of age or older and who is f­i­n­a­n­c­i­a­l­l­y­ d­e­p­e­n­d­e­n­t­ on the p­r­i­n­c­i­p­a­l­ a­p­p­l­i­c­a­n­t­;
Siblings

The brother or sister of the main applicant or his/her spouse are allowed under the following circumstances:

  • A sibling of the main applicant, or of his or her spouse, if unmarried;
  • A future spouse of the main applicant. (A fee of $50,000 is payable upon application);
  • A future spouse of dependent children where the dependent child is financially dependent on the main applicant; and
  • A future child of a dependent child. (A fee of US$10,000 is to be payable for children under 6 years of age and US$20,000 for children 6-17 years of age).

Qualifications and Investment Options

To qualify for citizenship, applicants must fulfill one of the investment options below in addition to the following criteria:

  • Hold no criminal record;
  • Have excellent health;
  • Have a high personal net worth;
  • Make one of the qualifying investment;
  • Be of outstanding character.
Donation to the National Development Fund (NDF) (For a family of four)
The Business Investment (Sole investor, multiple investor options also available)
Donation to The University Of The West Indies Fund (For a family of six)

Costs

To qualify for citizenship, applicants must fulfill one of the investment options below in addition to the following criteria:

1 Real Estate Investment

The applicant must meet the Real Estate investment below.

Real Estate Option:
( USD )
Purchase approved real estate project and must be held for minimum of 5 years.
$ 400,000.00

* In addition to the Real Estate investment there are also Due Diligence, government and processing Fees to be paid.

2 Government Bonds

Contribution to the University Of The West Indies Fund. The University of West Indies Fund is one of the most competitive investment options at US$150,000, for a family of six (6) or more (i.e. minimum number of persons per application is 6). Participation in the option will entitle one member of the family to a one year, tuition only, scholarship at the University of the West Indies.

Government Bonds:
( USD )
A Family Of Six (Including The Main Applicant)
$ 150,000.00

* In addition to the Government Bonds, there are also Due Diligence and processing Fees to be paid.

3 Donation to the National Development Fund (NDF)

Through a one-off donation to the National Development Fund (NDF) an applicant may obtain Citizenship with no qualifying wait period. This onetime payment is sent directly to an escrow account, which is managed by the Citizenship by Investment Unit of the Government.

Donation option:
( USD )
Main applicant plus 3 dependants.
$ 100,000.00
Main applicant plus 4 dependants or more.
$ 125,000.00

*In addition to the Donation, there are also Due Diligence, goverment and Processing Fees to be paid.

4 Business Investment

Principal applicant, on his own behalf or 2 persons for a joint investment makes an investment in an approved business.

Business Investment Option:
( USD )
Applicant, on his own behalf, makes an investment in an approved business.
$ 1,500,000.00
Two persons to make a joint investment in an approved business, Each person is required to contribute at least US$400,000 to the joint investment.
$ 5,000,000.00

*There are also due diligence, goverment and processing Fees to be paid.

How The Process Work

Talk to NG Global Citizens Advisor

Talk to NG Global Citizens Advisor

Choose Investment Option

Choose Investment Option

Prepare Document

Prepare Document

NG Submit Your Application

NG Submit Your Application

Processing the Application

Processing the Application

Approval in Prinsiple

Approval in Prinsiple

Complete Your Investment

Complete Your Investment

Apply for the Passport

Apply for the Passport

Qualifying Property For Sale

Standard Property

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Luxury Property

NO DATA AVAILABLE

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