ANTIGUA citizenship offers visa free travel to approximately 130 countries, including Canada, the UK and Schengen states.

Antigua and Barbuda, an island nation also known as Wadadli, is in the West Indies, located in the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands. The nation was named by Christopher Columbus, and the name is simply the Spanish word for “ancient”.

Just over 80,000 people live on the island, according to its 2011 census. More than 31,000 of the island’s inhabitants live in the capital city of St. John’s. Located in the northwestern part of the nation, it has a deep harbour that can accommodate today’s largest cruise ships.
On the southeastern coast, English Harbour is widely known for its protected shelter during even the most violent storms and is today the home of Nelson’s Dockyard, a restored British colonial naval yard named after Captain Horatio Nelson.

Tourism plays a large role in the island’s economy, but there is also a large agricultural base that serves mainly the local market. Island luxury is the primary tourist draw, and there are many resort hotels along the coast. Tourists arrive at the only airport on major carriers, including Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, American Airlines and others.

Officially, business in Antigua is conducted in East Caribbean dollars, but many businesses aimed at tourists also operate using United States dollars. The EC dollar’s value is pegged to the U.S. dollar at a fixed exchange rate of US$1 to EC$2.7169.

The nation became a British commonwealth in 1968 and disassociated itself from Britain in 1981. Today, it is led by an elected prime minister. More than 90 percent of the nation’s citizens are of African, American Indian or mixed race, with Caucasians making up less than 2 percent of the population.

Antigua gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1981.  The Government is represented by a parliamentary democracy and federal constitutional monarchy. Queen Elizabeth II is the Head of State, represented by a Governor General, and the Prime Minister is the head of the Government.

 

Useful Information:

Capital: St. John’s
Population: 80,161
Language: English
Religion: Almost Entirely Christian

 

ANTIGUA INVESTMENT OPTIONS

 

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND – Donation Option

  • Single Applicant USD 200,000 donation plus $50,000 Government processing fee
  • Main applicant plus spouse USD 200,000 plus Government Fee plus $100,000
  • Family with two dependants USD 300,000 (no additional processing fees)
  • Family with five or more dependants USD 350,000 (up to three dependants pay no additional processing fees)

 

Due Diligence Fees: payable upon submission of your citizenship application

  • Single Applicant USD 7,500
  • Spouse USD 7,500
  • Dependant aged 0-11 – USD 0
  • Dependant child 12-17 years USD 2,000
  • Dependant child 18-25 year USD 4,000
  • Dependant parent aged over 65 years USD 4,000

 

Passport Fees
USD 300 per person

 

REAL ESTATE OPTION

Investment into Real Estate: Minimum Investment USD 400,000

 

​Government ​Processing ​Fees:​ – 10% of the Government fee is payable on submission of your application and non refundable. The balance is due on receipt of your citizenship approval letter.

  • ​Single Applicant ​USD 50,000 ​
  • Main Applicant + Spouse ​USD 100,000​
  • Dependant aged 0-11 – USD ​25,000​
  • Dependant child 12-17 years USD ​25,000​
  • Dependant child 18-25 year USD ​50,000
  • Dependant parent aged over 65 years USD ​50,000

 

Due Diligence Fees: – payable upon submission of your citizenship application

  • Single Applicant USD 7,500
  • Spouse USD 7,500
  • Dependant aged 0-11 – USD 0
  • Dependant child 12-17 years USD 2,000
  • Dependant child 18-25 year USD 4,000
  • Dependant parent aged over 65 years USD 4,000

 

Passport Fees
USD 300 per person

 

BUSINESS INVESTMENT OPTION

There is also the option of gaining citizenship through a business investment starting at USD 1.5million. Kindly contact us for further details on this option.

 

PROCESS & TIMEFRAME

Step 1

Upon instructing us to proceed and in receipt of our professional fees and the Governments due diligence fees, we will liaise with you to prepare your supporting application documents for submitting to the Citizenship Investment Unit in Antigua.

Step 2

If you have chosen the real estate option, you will pay 10% deposit to the developer.

Step 3

After due diligence by the Government an approval in principle letter is issued by the Citizenship Investment Unit (CIU) in Antigua.

Step 4

The balance of the real estate investment is due or the NDF option and citizenship fees to the Antigua and Barbuda Government escrow account.

Step 5

The Citizenship certificate is issued.

Step 6

The Antigua & Barbuda passport is issued.

 

Time Frame:

Approval in Principle is issued within 90 days
Passport in 120 days

Please note these time frames are a guideline as each individual case can vary.

 

For further information please visit the Government of Antigua & Barbuda’s economic citizenship website by clicking here: http://cip.gov.ag