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   ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

    Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)

The citizenship by investment programme for Antigua and Barbuda provides a second passport to investors offering visa-free travel to over 161 countries including the UK, EU Schengen zone, Hong Kong and Switzerland.

 

There are several options for investment to gaining citizenship in Antigua. Investors can choose to contribute $100,000 to the Antigua National Development Fund or invest $400,000 in a government approved real estate project. For connected investors this can be reduced to $200,000. Applicants also have the option to invest $1.5m in establishing a business ($5.0m for two or more investors).

Siblings may now be included as dependents in the application if they are unmarried.  The minimum age for dependent parents/grandparents has decreased to 55 years, and the maximum age of dependent children has increased to 30.

An Antigua passport allows visa-free travel to many countries worldwide, including the U.K., the European Union, and Hong Kong.  Iranians are eligible to apply as long as they have permanent residence status in any non-restricted country, have resided outside Iran for at least 10 years, and maintain no economic ties to Iran.

Advantages

• Lifetime Citizenship to include family members

• Stable and democratic government

• Strong legal and regulatory framework

• A beautiful location, a great quality of life

• Easy access: direct flights from New York, Miami, London, Frankfurt,etc.

• Travel mobility with an Antiqua & Barbuda passport: visa-free entry to over 125 countries in the world, including Schengen Area, Singapore and UK

• Dual citizenship is allowed

• Simple application process with an approval within 3 months of the submission date

• Quality real estate investment • Attractive tax regime for inward investors

Requirements

• The applicant must be aged 18 years or older

• The applicant must not have a criminal record

• The applicant must not be the subject of a criminal investigation

• The applicant and family members must not be suffering from any contagious

  disease

• Make a qualifying investment that provides a significant economic contribution

  to the country

ANTIGUA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT REQUIREMENTS

In addition to making the necessary investment or donation there are several requirements that applicants must meet when applying for Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship programme.

 

Family Requirements

Family members can be included in the application for citizenship. The main investor can include:

  • Spouse

  • Dependent Children up to 30 years

  • Dependent parents over 55 years,

  • Unmarried siblings of the principal applicant, or of his or her spouse.

 

Due Diligence Requirements

All applicants will need to be of good character and undergo the government’s due diligence formalities: Investors must provide

  • Police Reports – evidence of a clean criminal record

  • Have no outstanding visa refusals

  • Various documentation, including financial documents, employment/ business documents, ID, proof of address

 

Minimum Stay Requirements

Once applicants have successfully obtained Citizenship in Antigua there is a minor minimum stay requirement to spend at least five days in Antigua within the first five years. Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda have the right to live, work or study in Antigua, if they wish to. There is no interview or language test required and the entire application can be completed remotely.

Process

• Fast and Simple processing procedure

• Payment of legal fees, due diligence fees and 10% of government processing fees

  upon application

• Upon receipt of a ‘Letter of Approval’ the balance of the fees shall become due

• Complete the NDF, real-estate or businessinvestment

• Once the certificate of registration is issued, applicant and dependents visit Antigua & Barbuda during the 5-year period after acquiring the nationality in order to be eligible to renew the passport • Reside at least 5 days in Antigua & Barbuda during the 5- year period after acquiring the nationality in order to be eligible to renew the passport

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