Antigua & Barbuda islands that form an independent state in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, at the southern end of the Leeward Islands chain.
Fundamental facts about Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program
The majority of the population is of African descent
Population of Antigua & Barbuda is 99,500 people
St. John's is the capital of Antigua & Barbuda
English is the official language
Eastern Caribbean Dollar is the country's currency
Antigua & Barbuda's form of government is constitutional monarchy with two legislative houses
Agriculture, once the pillar of the economy, has been largely replaced by tourism
Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship program offers such a great deal for investors starting from $100,000. The program has been efficiently working in benefit for both investors and the government since 2013. In such a quick process to acquire citizenship about 3 to 4 months is one of the benefits of the program just as how the Antigua & Barbuda passport provides the citizens to visa free travel to 160 countries including the EU, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore!
Choosing between the four options that the government offers for citizenship by investment in Antigua & Barbuda makes acquiring a second citizenship and obtaining passport a really great opportunity!
These options are:
- Make a non-refundable contribution of $100,000 to the National Development Fund (NDF)
Investors need to donate their contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF). The program features the most cost-effective route to acquiring a second citizenship for the family through a government donation of $100,000 covering a family of 4. The same donation amount would be required if an investor applies alone.
- Invest in a property cost 200,000 - 400,000 USD
For a single applicant, $200,000 is the minimum investment amount when applying though a joint investment with another main applicant (2 individual investors with their families), while $400,000 is the minimum investment amount in real estate when applying individually (one investor with the family).
Besides the fact that it is very affordable and a smart investment to purchase property in Antigua & Barbuda, the citizenship by investment on real estate also allows you to sell your property after 5 years and this does not affect your citizenship.
- Contribute to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Fund
By making a non-refundable contribution for a family of six or more worth $150,000 to the University of the West Indies (UWI)Fund, you will be able to apply for Antigua & Barbuda citizenship. This option is designed for families of at least six people. Any family member under 29 can study for a year at the University of the West Indies for free.
- Investing in Business
There are two business investment options in order to obtain Antigua & Barbuda citizenship. First, as a main applicant you can make an investment in an approved business of at least $1,500,000 USD or second, a minimum of 2 people can make a joint investment in an approved business totaling at least $5,000,000 USD. Each person is required to contribute at least $400,000 USD to the joint investment.
How the Acquisition Process Goes
With our guidance, you will be ensured that all you need for your application to go smoothly is covered. The documents required will be formed correctly, with utmost care and attention.
Firstly, we will check if you are eligible for the application. In order to acquire Antigua & Barbuda citizenship by investment, you have to have a clean criminal record and legitimate source of funds. Your entire family can be included too; the spouse, children until the 28 years of age, siblings and dependent parents over the 58 years of age.
Then, according to your choice of the investment options, we will start collecting the documents. Making sure that all the requirements are covered is essential for an easy and quick process for citizenship so by working with an experienced citizenship consultancy will save you time & money.
After reviewing your file, we will submit it to the Government of Antigua & Barbuda with a certified local agent as the law states. Your submission will be examined and verified without the need of an interview.
When your application gets a pre-approval, you will be issued a letter advising of the decision. Once your application is approved, it is required to transfer the final amount for the investment option you chose.
After the completion of your investment, your citizenship certificate will be issued, and your passport application submitted on your behalf. You do not need to visit Antigua & Barbuda for this process and your passport will be delivered to your preferred address.