Antigua and Barbuda сitizenship
The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programme was established to attract foreign investments in order to boost and develop local economy. It has been especially important since Hurricane Irma destroyed almost 95% of the island of Barbuda in 2017.
In exchange for economic contribution into a national fund or investment in real estate or business, affluent foreign individuals are offered full citizenship without the requirement of previous residence.
The regulations for this programme stating all the criteria and requirements are part of the Citizenship by Investment Act 2013 as amended later.
- Passport in 3 to 6 months.
- Visa-free travel to 132 countries including Schengen area, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.
- Citizenship for the whole family.
- 5-day residency requirement over first 5 years for applicants over 18.
- Dual citizenship.
- Investment recoverable after 5 years.
- Beneficial taxation system: no wealth, inheritance or capital gains tax.
- No personal income tax.
- No language requirements.
- No education or work experience requirements.
- No interview requirements.
- Full confidentiality.
An applicant must invest in one of the three options below in order to apply for citizenship:
Investment in Real Estate
To qualify for citizenship under the real estate option, the Government requires a minimum of $400,000 investment in one of the approved real estate projects in designated development areas plus payment of applicable taxes, various registration and other fees. The real estate can only be sold, and investment recovered, after 5 years of obtaining citizenship.
National Development Fund (NDF)
Applicants may qualify for citizenship through a one-off non-refundable contribution of minimum $100,000 to the National Development Fund (NDF) plus payment of applicable fees for a family of up to four people.
Investment in Business
Applicants may apply for an Antigua and Barbuda passport through investment of at least $1,500,000 directly into an eligible business as a sole investor or a joint investment involving at least 2 persons in an eligible business totalling at least $5,000,000 and each of those persons individually invests at least $400,000. Additional processing and due diligence fees apply.
All applications and documents must be submitted to the Citizenship by Investment Unit through licensed agents/representatives registered with the CBI Unit. And it is at the discretion of the Government to grant, delay or deny citizenship.
Working from our London office and our partner office on the islands, we can guarantee that all your documents are duly prepared, all forms are filled in correctly and submitted in due time. Besides, we ensure constant communication with the Citizenship by Investment Unit which guarantees that the whole process of application and granting of citizenship runs without delays and unnecessary hassle.
When preparing your application, we make sure that every required document is obtained, translated, notarised and legalised. We know all the pitfalls and potential problems we might have when working on your case, and this helps to minimise costs and time spent.
We handle all the documents and paperwork with confidentiality and care, so our clients can rely on and trust us with their personal matters.