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Antigua & Barbuda

Overview

The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program is appealing to applicants seeking alternative citizenship through acquiring desirable properties or by contributing to the islands’ National Development Fund.

The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program offers an excellent solution for high-net-worth families seeking access to the European and Caribbean markets, as well as visa-free access to key Asian financial centers.

It has to be said, it is no surprise that the region is so popular with expats, and therefore the citizenship by investment scheme available there is certainly an enticing opportunity.

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Physical presence not

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Citizenship within 3 - 6

months

Tax Friendly

Visa free or visa on arrival access to 150 countries

What makes Antigua & Barbudas different ?

Favorable tax

Even though you can’t live tax-free in Antigua and Barbuda if you choose to become a resident, the tax environment as a whole is quite favorable. The country has no capital gains, gift, wealth, inheritance, or real estate tax. Income tax is not charged on income that’s generated outside of the country.

Visa-free access

To over 150 nations (incl. UK, EU Schengen Area etc.).

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One of the cheapest programs

For families.

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is increasingly accepted for the investment payment.

Dual citizenship for life

You will get to enjoy your citizenship for life and the same goes for your children. You will obtain the right to live and work in the country.

Fast processing time

The total time it takes, from the lodging of your application to actually holding your passport in your hand is relatively quick, especially when compared to European CBI programs.

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Investment options:

Non-refundable contribution: National development fund:

• Governmental non-profit fund established to finance public projects, partnerships, and investments by raising funds through the Citizenship for Investment program. • The amount of investment from $ 100K plus processing and Due Diligence fees.

Investment in real estate from $400K 

The investment is paid upon approval. ​• The authorities of Antigua and Barbuda approves a list of properties that investors can purchase for citizenship purposes. Two applications from related parties can make a joint investment, with each applicant investing a minimum of $200K in order to qualify. Additional payment of government processing fees and Due Diligence fees apply. ​• Holding period – at least 5 years. ​• During the holding period the investor can earn a yield.

Non-refundable contribution to The University of West Indies Fund:

• The option relates to financing the University of the West Indies' 4th campus in Antigua and Barbuda, by making an investment of $150K. • This option is better value for larger families-families of 6 members or more.

Steps to follow

Step 1 - Preliminary Check:

Our specialized team will review the documentation submitted to verify that the immigration requirements are met. In addition, we will verify the transparency of investment funds. As a result, we will have a background check report and signed contract.

Step 2 - Choose of Investment:

You must select the investment option that most convinces and suits you, so that later we can start the process. If you decide to obtain citizenship through real estate investment, we will help you choose your property based on your needs and desires.

Step 3 - Preparation of documents and sending to the corresponding agency:

We take care of everything: we obtain the criminal record certificates, we fill out and complete the government forms, we certify the documents before a notary, we do the translation and apostille everything (this service has a separate cost), and then we send it to the citizenship. We present your documents independently and with strict compliance with the requirements, as well as monitoring the progress of the application. As a result, we will confirm the receipt of the documents by the government.

Step 4 - Due Diligence check:

Once the citizenship agency receives all the documents, the applicant's background check begins. In the event that additional documents are required during verification, we will handle those requests.

Step 5 - Case Investigation:

We look forward to a positive resolution and receive the new documents together with you. If necessary, we can also help you with other operational, commercial and even domestic matters (including the arrangements of additional documents).

Step 6 - Receiving Passports:

When the investment and all fees are paid, you receive the certificate of citizenship and the Passport Then, these documents are sent to you, so that after the wait, you can start enjoying them.

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FAQ

Who is eligible to apply for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment?

Once becoming a citizen, you must visit and spend 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda during the first five years. Otherwise, you won’t be able to renew your passport after it expires.

Do I have to pay taxes in Antigua and Barbuda?

Even though you can’t live tax-free in Antigua and Barbuda if you choose to become a resident, the tax environment as a whole is quite favorable. The country has no capital gains, gift, wealth, inheritance, or real estate tax.

How much is the processing time?

3 - 4 months.

What documents are required?

• A completed application form with a photograph. • A copy of your passport. • Documents that prove your income is legal. For example a employment contract. • Certificates of no criminal records. • Health insurance policy. • Payment documents confirming the payment of state duties and fees. • Documents confirming the fulfillment of the investment conditions stipulated in the application.

Is dual citizenship accepted in Antigua and Barbuda?

Yes, Antigua and Barbuda does allow dual citizenship.

With what currency must the residency programs be paid?

This program should be paid in dollars.

How strong is the Antigua and Barbuda visa?

The right of free movement to Antigua and Barbuda, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, the UK, and Europe’s Schengen Area, among others.

Can I bring my family in this experience?

Yes, this visa allows you to bring a spouse, dependent children under 31 (as well as their spouse and children), parents and grandparents aged 55 and over, and unmarried siblings of the main applicant and/or their spouse of any age, as well as to add dependents after they have been granted citizenship.

Can citizenship be purchased with an investment in Real Estate?

Yes, there is a real estate option to get this citizenship.

In what cases can my application be rejected?

Nations whose citizens are only accepted if they are residents of any other country: Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Somalia, Yemen, and Sudan.

The main applicant must go to Antigua and Barbuda?

No, You don’t have to live or even visit Antigua and Barbuda to obtain its passport. Lodge an application and only if you receive a passport will you have to spend five days in the country in five years to retain your citizenship.

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