With hundreds of beaches, year-round sunshine, and some of the most welcoming people you could wish to meet, Antigua and Barbuda is heaven on earth. You can make this popular holiday location the home of your dreams by applying to the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment programme. Established in 2013, the scheme grants you citizenship in exchange for an economic donation to this celestial Caribbean country.
1. Citizenship for life
2. Dual citizenship.
3. Visa-free travel to the UK and Schengen countries.
4. 10 year USA tourist visa.
5. Tax optimisation.
6. Global mobility to 122 countries.
7. Ability to pass on citizenship.
THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
The non-profit National Development Fund finances government projects, public-private partnerships, and other charitable investments in Antigua and Barbuda. Applicants must contribute a set amount to the fund according to the number of dependents they have.
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES FUND
The University of the West Indies Fund finances the institution’s fourth landed campus in Antigua and Barbuda. It is only available to families composed of at least six members and entitles one member to a year of tuition-only scholarship at the university.
Family of six members: USD 150,000 (including government processing fees for a family of six)
You may instead choose to invest in a business that has been pre-approved by The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda. This can be done individually or with a partner.
USD 400,000 (with a total investment of USD 5,000,000)
Qualifying real estate projects must be approved by The Cabinet upon receiving a recommendation from the Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority (ABIA). Applicants must commit to holding the real estate for at least five years and can invest individually or with a partner.
Antigua and Barbuda’s citizenship by investment application process consists of seven steps:
Application and pre-approval by Certified Immigration Consultants. We will look through your application to check everything is in order and confirm it meets the requisite conditions, giving it the best possible chance of being accepted.
Submission of citizenship application
After approving the application, we’ll then send it to Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) on your behalf.
Government processing and due diligence checks.
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda will process your application and perform due diligence checks, which include checking for criminal records and assessing your ability to provide funds.
Approval in principle.
Once your application is approved in principle, you’ll receive a letter confirming that the CIU has officially granted your request for citizenship.
Make the investment of your choice
Now is the point you submit all the required documentation, pay government and make your qualifying investments.
Citizenship certificate issued.
After you’ve completed the above steps, you’ll receive a citizenship certificate, officially making you an Antigua and Barbuda citizen.
From submission of the application to receiving the approval in principle, applicants can generally expect to wait around three months. You are not required to attend an interview, pass tests, or even travel to or reside in Antigua and Barbuda, which helps speed up the process.
1. Investor with documented legal income.
3. Children under 30 (fully financially dependent on the investor)
4. Parent of the investor and their spouse (55 and older)
5. Siblings of the investor and their spouses.
By law, an investor cannot apply for citizenship on their own. The applicant needs to contact a licensed agent to participate in the A&B citizenship by investment. The licensed agent is a law firm that assists applicants at every stage of obtaining citizenship.