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Why choose Antigua and Barbuda?
This picturesque island is most widely known for its crystal clear beaches and calm and rich sceneries. Holders of the passport enjoy visa travel to over 100 countries including countries in the Schengen, the UK, and Canada. The country grants full citizenship to investors in 3 to 4 months.
BENEFITS AT A GLANCE
Timeline & Procedure
|Week 1||Step 1||Bluemina does a preliminary background check. Once cleared, file preparation begins and required documents are collected. Advisory, governments and due diligence fees are due.|
|Week 2 -4||Step 2||Once all documents are collected, the file is submitted along with government and due diligence fees|
|Month 4 – 14||Step 3||Insuance of “Approved in Principal” letter by the CIU (Government’s Citizenship-by-Investment Unit)|
|Step 4||Investment is made in selected option; Real Estate or National Development Contribution Fund|
|Step 5||Naturalization certificate is issued|
|Month 14-16||Step 6||Submission of Passport application and issuance of passports.|
Visa Free Travel
Antigua & Barbuda
Bonaire, St. Eustatius & Saba
French West Indies
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Isl.
Virgin Isl. (British)
Hong Kong (SAR China)
Lao People’s Dem. Rep.
Investment in Real Estate: The applicant purchases a government pre- approved real estate project with a value of at least US 400,000 and maintain it for 5 years. The property can then be sold after 5 years.
The applicant must pay Government fees of:
US $50,000 for main applicant
US $25,000 for spouse
US $25,000 for each dependent child under 18
US $50,000 for each dependent child between 18 and 25
US $50,000 for dependent parent above the age of 65
And the applicants must also pay due diligence and background check fees:
US $7,500 for Main Applicant
US $7,500 for Spouse
US $2,000 each dependent child between ages of 12 and 17
US $4,000 each dependent child between ages of 18 and 25
US $4,000 for dependent parent above the age of 65
* There are no due diligence fees and background fees for children between the ages of 0 to 11
Passport issuing fee for each applicant US $300
National Development Fund Contribution: The applicant may choose to make a one-time contribution of US$200,000.
Establish a business: The applicant may invest US $1,500,000 in a Government approved business. Or, multiple investors may invest a minimum of US $5,000,000 where the minimum investment per person is US $400,000.
The Citizenship-by-Investment Program was established following parliamentary approval and can be found in Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act, 2013 (Act No. 2 of 2013). The act states that an investor can obtain citizenship by either a) investing in a government-approved real estate project or b) through donating to the National Development Contribution Fund.
Antigua & Barbuda
LOCATION North America
CAPITAL St. John’s
TIME ZONE UTC-4
TOTAL AREA 440 km2 (170 sq mi)
LANGUAGE English (Official)
GOVERNMENT TYPE Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy
CURRENCY East Caribbean dollars (XCD), tied to USD
EXCHANGE RATE 1 USD = XCD 2.70 (2014)
More About Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda is a British Commonwealth state located in the Caribbean with lush tropical islands and over 360 beaches of stunning turquoise waters. Antigua and Barbuda is considered to be a paradise island and one of the most beautiful in the world. Tourism is its main driver and generates 60% of the income to the island. The key target markets are the United States, Europe and Canada.Antigua and Barbuda offers a citizenship by Investment program aimed at investors who can acquire passport and citizenship directly by purchasing through real estate or donating to a charity under $100,000. The citizenship program joins countries such as Dominica and St. Kitts and Nevis where it is already up and running. It is a beautiful island nation with a posh climate and breathtaking beaches to enjoy your summer holidays.
The passport program offers investors a lifetime citizenship. Processing time is very quick and within 3 to 4 months, you will receive your new passport. The passport is issued initially for 5 years and can be renewed by paying a small fee later on.
The Antigua passport and citizenship offers visa free travel to 100 + countries which include the UK, EU Shengen and more.
If you want to invest in the best recoverable real estate, Antigua is the best Caribbean country to do so. The minimum real estate investment expected is $400,000. We work with government approved developers in the country and will assist clients with a comprehensive service of acquiring real estate.
For investors preferring to choose citizenship through the investment of real estate can gain the golden visa and citizenship through our expertise and assistance. We have our real estate specialists in-house to assist our clients with purchasing of real estate and easy paper work in Antigua and Barbuda. To qualify for the passport under real estate, the value of purchase should be $400,000. You must keep the real estate in your possession for up to 5 years, and if you plan to sell it, it can be done thereafter but you still get to retain the citizenship.
There are minimal formalities when it comes to acquiring citizenship and passport in Antigua and Barbuda. Here are some citizenship benefits.
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