Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program
Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program was established in 2013 to fund public sector projects and innovative entrepreneurs. In return, it allows foreign investors obtain permanent legal citizenship and second passport within 4 to 6 months. Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program has gained popularity and solid reputation as one of the fastest growing Citizenship programs in the Caribbean. Notice: The Citizenship program of Antigua and Barbuda restricts nationals from Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan from applying to the program. However, they can still apply and qualify if they have met the following criteria: Individuals born in these restricted countries may apply to the program if they reside in any country, except for those on the Restricted Countries List.
Citizenship by investment in Antigua & Barbuda is available through three options.
Non-refundable contribution under the National Development Fund (NDF)
Real Estate investment in an approved project under Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit
Non-refundable contribution to the University of the West Indies
Antigua and Barbuda Overview
Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship and Passport Benefits
Amongst all the citizenship by investment Caribbean countries, Antigua and Barbuda has gained popularity for having the ease of access due to their international airport that serves as a terminal hub linking to other Caribbean countries. Antigua and Barbuda does not require applicants to take any language test nor do they need to reside or visit the country, however; they are obligated to spend at least 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda in the span of 5 years from the time of acquiring the Antigua and Barbuda passport.
Antigua & Barbuda passport holders are privileged to numerous benefits:
Visa-free access to 147 countries, including Schengen zone & UK
Citizenship is inheritable by new-born
Allows dual citizenship
Easier access to the US & Canada
Permanent residency status
No imposed taxes on non-residents
Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programs
Option 1: The National Development Fund (Donation)
The National Development Fund is aimed at leveraging wealth for the purpose of funding public and private sector growth through technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation. A non-refundable contribution depending on the number of dependents included in the application:
Option 2 : Real Estate Investment
The applicant must invest in a government-approved real estate project within Antigua and Barbuda at a minimum value of US $400,000 (resalable after 5 years). The following processing fees also apply depending on the number of dependents included in the application:
Option 3 : University of the West Indies Fund
In May 2020, the government announced a reduction in the contribution to the University of the West Indies Fund for large families. This option is suitable for families of 6 or more and it entitles one applicant to a one-year scholarship that includes tuition fees at the West Indies University.
How to Qualify for Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship
Main applicant to Antigua & Barbuda citizenship must be at least 18 years old
Applicants must hold no criminal record
Must prove the source of fund for the investment
Children dependents under the age of 30
Parent/ grandparent dependents above the age of 55
Unmarried siblings under the age of 30
Must undergo a due diligence checks to gain approval
How to Apply and Obtain Antigua & Barbuda Passport
Notice: Guide Consultants is an authorized representative agent listed under the Citizenship by Investment Unit to promote & provide full services for Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program.
Our specialized team will work with you to collect, translate and notarize the documents required, while ensuring all documents adhere to Antigua and Barbuda government's requirements.
The documents will be submitted together with the due diligence and Application fees to the government of Antigua and Barbuda. Your application will start; due diligence will be performed.
Once we secure the initial approval, Antigua & Barbuda government will send a letter requesting the remaining funds.
You make your investment for the program you have chosen.
You receive your Certificate of Registration - you are now a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda.
Your Guide Consultants advisor applies for your Antigua and Barbuda passport and delivers it to you.
Antigua & Barbuda Visa Free Countries
As countries are continually negotiating travel agreements, the visa-free countries list for Antigua and Barbuda is evolving all the time. Keep an eye on this website for the most up-to-date information and the most current visa-free countries lists.
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