ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM

  • Investment: $400,000 (real estate) or contribution/donation of $200,000 for a family

  • Financing Option: None

  • Net Worth Requirement: None

  • Physical Residency: 5 days in 5 years, since gaining citizenship

  • Citizenship: Eligible after investment, processing time of 3-6 months

  • Visa Free Travel: 130+ Countries

Individuals who are considering the different options for Caribbean Citizenship programs should definitely opt for Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program. Antigua and Barbuda is a member of many international organizations, such as the United Nations, the British Commonwealth and Caricom and the Organization of American States (OAS) among many others. Passport holders of Antigua and Barbuda enjoy visa-free travel to approximately 130 countries, including the UK, Canada and the countries of the Schengen zone.

  • Eligible Family Members:

    The following family members can be included in an application under a single investment or donation:

    • Principal Applicant

    • Spouse

    • Children under 18 and aged between 18-25 (if they are current full-time students and have been since turning 18)

    • Parents/grandparents of Principal Applicant or spouse, over 65, if they are financially dependent on the applicant (i.e. parents do not own any property, business, funds etc.)

    Investment Requirements:

    1. Real Estate Option

    The applicants are required to purchase property worth at least US $400,000 in a pre-approved real estate development area. This investment should be held for a minimum period of at least 5 years. Property registration, processing fees and taxes must be paid in addition to the property purchase.

    1. NDF Donation Option

    The government of Antigua and Barbuda allows the applicants to avail an alternate option through which they must make a donation to the National Development Fund (NDF), which was set up in order to grow the island’s economy.  The required donation amount is US$ 250,000 for a family. 

    Limited Time Offer

    The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has re-introduced the Limited Time Offer, under which applications for the Antigua and Barbuda passport program received for the NDF investment option will receive a reduction on the investment contribution from US$250,000, to US$200,000. The government processing fees will be US$50,000 for principal applicant and spouse respectively and free for up to two dependents. The offer is valid for a family application of up to four persons. Additional family members will pay normal fees.

    Process

    • Depending upon clients’ responsiveness, the initial documentation process will normally take between 1 to 2 months.

    • The passport is issued in 3-6 months depending upon CIU’s approval and settlement of investment to be made.

 

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