ANTIGUA

About Antigua & Barbuda

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.

Legal Basis for Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship

The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program is one of the top rated options for obtaining new citizenship and a second passport. The Citizenship by Investment Program was established following parliamentary approval and can be found in Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act, 2013. The Citizenship by Investment Program requires a person to make a stipulated economic contribution to the Country. In exchange, and subject to stringent application procedures, including thorough background checks, the applicants and their families are granted citizenship.

Anitgua Citizenship by Investment Options

A. 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

B. 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

C. BUSINESS INVESTMENT OPTION

There is also the option of gaining citizenship through a business investment starting at USD 1.5 million. 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.

Visa Free Countries

(Visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries)

AMERICAS

Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Cayman Islands
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica
Dom. Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
French Guiana
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Montserrat
Nicaragua
Panama
Peru
St. Eustatius & Saba
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Isl.
Venezuela
Virgin Isl. (British)

AFRICA

Botswana
Cape Verde
Comoros
Djibouti
Egypt
Gambia
Guinea-Bissau
Jordan
Kenya
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mayotte
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Reunion
Seychelles
Somalia
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

EUROPE

Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland (Rep.)
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Macedonia (FYROM)
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom

ASIA

Armenia
Bangladesh
Cambodia
Hong Kong (SAR China)
Iran
Israel
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Nepal
Philippines
Singapore
South Korea

OCEANIA

Cook Island
Fiji
French Polynesia
Kiribati
Micronesia
Nauru
New Caledonia
Niue
Palau
Samoa
Solomon Isl.
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

*please note that according to UK policy, you can stay for up to 6months a year
 

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