Citizenship By Investment

BECOME A GLOBAL CITIZEN




Antigua and Barbuda Government launched Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program in 2014. Although fairly new compared to other Caribbean Citizenship by Investment programs, the Antigua & Barbuda Second Citizenship Program has gained a solid reputation worldwide.

Antigua and Barbuda is an island nation well known for its reef-lined beaches, rich sceneries, and beautiful lush forests. The island is located in the Caribbean and is a short, three-hour flight from Miami, Florida.

Antigua and Barbuda Passport

Antigua and Barbuda Passport is a Commonwealth Passport that you can obtain within 4 to 6 months after you make the investment. For investment options, you can either make non-refundable contribution to the National Development Fund, or invest in real estate property.

Antigua and Barbuda Passport can be passed on to future generations, allowing all family members to enjoy its many benefits. Benefits of Barbuda Passport include: favorable tax climate, access to world class education and healthcare, and also, international business opportunities. Furthermore, holders of the Antigua and Barbuda passport enjoy visa-free travel to +130 countries including Schengen countries and the UK.

CAPITAL

St John's

LANGUAGE

English

TOTAL AREA

440 km2 (170 sq mi)

POPULATION

102,012

GOVERNMENT

Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy

CURRENCY

Eastern Caribbean Dollar

INVESTMENT SCHEME

The applicant makes a one-time contribution of US $100,000 to the National Development Fund (NDF).

Family Structure

(NDF) Contribution Amount

Processing Fees

Due Diligence and Passport Issuance Fees

US $100,000

US $25,000

Due Diligence: $7,500
Passport Issuance Fee: $300

US $100,000

US $25,000

 

Due Diligence Main applicant: $7,500
Due Diligence spouse: $4,000
Passport Issuance Fees: $300/applicant

 

US$100,000*

 

*Additional $25,000 for a family greater than main applicant and 3 dependents

 

US $25,000*

 

*Additional $15,000 per additional dependent

 

Due Diligence Main applicant: $7,500
Due Diligence spouse: $4,000
Dependent between the ages 12 and 17: $2,000

Dependent between the ages 18 and 25: $4,000

Dependent parent above the age of 65: $4,000

Passport Issuance Fees: $300/applicant

Benefits of Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship


 

  •  Citizenship in a British Commonwealth country
  •  Antigua and Barbuda Passport obtained within 4 to 6 months
  •  Antigua and Barbuda recognizes dual citizenship, and does not require people to renounce their current citizenship when obtaining Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship
  •  Antigua and Barbuda Passport holders enjoy visa-free travel to over 130 countries worldwide including Schengen countries and the UK
  •  Off-shore bank accounts, investments, and companies give unique opportunities for business and tax planning
  •  Applicants can include dependent children under 28 years
  •  Applicants can include parents or grandparents over 58 years

 

QUALIFICATIONS


  • The principal applicant must be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicants must pass a Due Diligence examination and have no criminal record.
  • Applicants must complete a medical examination.
  • Applicants must spend 5 days within Antigua and Barbuda in the 5 years following citizenship issuance.
  • The applicant must pay all application and governmental fees.
  • The applicant must make the appropriate investments.

LEGAL BASIS


The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment Program was launched following parliamentary approval and can be found in Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act, 2013 (Act No. 2 of 2013). The act stipulates that an investor can obtain citizenship by either a) investing in a government-approved real estate project or b) donating to the National Development Contribution Fund.

VISA FREE TRAVEL


Americas

Aruba

Anguilla

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Bolivia

Bonaire

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Cayman Islands

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cuba

Curacao

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

French Guiana

Grenada

Guadelupe

Guatemala

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Jamaica

Martinique

Montserrat

Nicaragua

Panama

Peru

Saba

Saint Barts

Saint Eustatius

Saint Kitts & Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Maarten

Saint Martin

Saint Pierre & Miquelon

Saint Vincent &

The Grenadines

Suriname

Turks & Caicos

Venezuela

Europe

Akrotiri and Dhekelia

Albania

Andorra

Austria

Belgium

British

Virgin Islands

Bulgaria

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech

Republic Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Georgia

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Isle of Man

Italy

Latvia

Kosovo Liechtenstein Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Malta

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

San Marino

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Ukraine*

United Kingdom

Vatican City

Africa

Bissau*

Botswana

Burundi

Cape Verde

Comoros*

Djibouti*

Egypt*

Gambia

Guinea

Lesotho

Madagascar

Malawi

Mauritania*

Mauritius

Mozambique*

Reunion

Seychelles*

South Africa

Saint Helena

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo*

Tunisia

Zambia

Zimbabwe*

Oceania

Fiji

French

Polynesia

Micronesia

New Caledonia

Niue

Palau*

Pitcairn

Islands Samao

Solomon

Islands*

Timor-Leste*

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

Asia

Armenia*

Bangladesh*

Cambodia*

Hong Kong*

Indonesia

Iran*

Jordan*

Laos*

Lebanon*

Macau*

Malaysia

Maldives*

Nepal*

North Korea

Palestinian Territories

Philippines

Singapore

South Korea

E-Visa

Australia

Bahrain

Cote D'ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Gabon

India

Kenya

Rwanda

Sao Tome and Principe Senegal

Sri Lanka

Turkey

*Visa on Arrival

Timeline and Procedure

The Antigua & Barbuda passport can be obtained in 4 to 6 months.

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.
Month 1
Step 2
Once all documents are collected, the file is submitted along with government and due diligence fees.
Month 2-5
Step 3
Issuance 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 6
Step 6
Submission of Passport application and issuance of passports.