Antigua & Barbuda

Citizenship By Investment

Constribution
$100.000

OR

Min Investment
in real estate
$400.000
Duration
4-6 months
US E2 visa
Eligible
Direct and Lifetime
Citizenship

Antigua and Barbuda is an island nation well known for its reef-lined beaches, calm and rich sceneries, and beautiful lush forests. Located in the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda is a short, three-hour flight from Miami, Florida.
 
The Antigua and Barbuda citizenship-by-investment program was launched in 2014. Although fairly new compared to other Caribbean Citizenship by Investment programs, the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program has gained a solid reputation amongst citizenship-by-investment programs. The economic citizenship program allows applicants to obtain a second citizenship within 4 to 6 months. Holders of the Antigua and Barbuda passport enjoy visa-free travel to over 130 countries, including Schengen countries and the UK.
 
Applicants can apply for Antigua’s passport through investment by making a non-refundable contribution to the National Development Fund or by investing in government-approved real estate.

CAPITAL

St John's

LANGUAGE

English

TOTAL AREA

440 km2 (170 sq mi)

POPULATION

102,012

GONVERMENT

Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy

CURRENCY

Eastern Caribbean Dollar

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 135 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 

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.

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.
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Timeline and Procedure

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

 
Month
1

Step 1

Alt air performs a preliminary background check. Once cleared, file preparation begins and required documents are collected. Advisory, governments and due diligence fees are paid.

 

Month
1-2

Step 2

File is submitted

Month
4-6

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, either real estate or contribution.


Step 5

Naturalization certificate is issued.

Month
6

Step 6

Submission of passport application and issuance of Antigua and Barbuda passports.