Antigua & Barbuda

The Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment Program was launched following parliamentary approval and can be found in Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act in 2013 (Act No. 2 of 2013). The act stipulates that an investor can obtain citizenship by either investing in a government-approved real estate project or donating to the National Development Contribution Fund.

Antigua & Barbuda is an island nation recognized for its reef-lined beaches, rich sceneries, and beautiful, lush forests. Situated in the Caribbean, the country is a short, three-hour flight from Miami, Florida.

Country Highlights

Capital

Saint John’s

Population

93,219 (2021)

Language

English (official)

Currency

East Caribbean dollars (XCD)

Exchange Rate

1 USD = 2.7 XCD

Government Type

Parliamentary democracy (Parliament) under a constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm

Global Ranking

25th

Time to Citizenship

4-6 Months

Minimum Investment

US$ 130,000

Type of Investment

Donation or real estate

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Benefits

  • Global Ranking: The Antigua & Barbuda passport is ranked the 25th most powerful passport in the world.
  • Swift Processing: The main applicant can secure their passport and citizenship within 4-6 months from the date of application submission.
  • Easy Documentation: The required documents are simple and hassle-free.
  • Commonwealth Nation: Antigua & Barbuda is a parliamentary democratic, independent and sovereign State within the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Dual citizenship: This means you can obtain your Antigua & Barbuda passport while retaining your original citizenship.
  • Business Advantages: Antigua & Barbuda provides an array of business-friendly incentives, including assorted investments, off-shore banking prospects, as well as unique opportunities for business and tax planning.
  • Global Mobility: Enjoy visa-free travel to over 140 countries, including popular destinations such as the Schengen countries and the UK.
  • Inheritance: Holders of the Antigua & Barbuda citizenship can pass down the citizenship to future generations, including newborns.
  • Effortless Application: No English language proficiency test is required.
  • Application for Dependents: The main applicant can apply for their spouse, children up to the age of 25 (provided they are not married), and parents or in-laws above the age of 58.

Required Documentation/Paperwork

  • Birth certificate
  • Personal identification card
  • Residence card, if applicable
  • Personal photos measuring 5x5 cm
  • Valid passport
  • Electricity bill for the last 3 months
  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce certificate
  • Reference letter from a lawyer
  • Reference letter from the bank
  • Bank account statement for the last 12 months
  • Educational certificate for the latest degree/certificate obtained
  • Non-criminal certificate
  • Fingerprints

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must hold a valid passport.
  • The applicant must have a clean criminal record.
  • The applicant must complete a medical examination.
  • Applicants should have a minimum of $200,000 in their bank account.
  • The applicant must provide documents supporting the source and origin or the declared funds for investment.
  • The applicant must make the appropriate investment.
  • The applicant must not have been refused entry to the Schengen region in their previous visa applications. In case of a rejection, applicants must reapply and receive approval before applying for any Caribbean programs.

Steps

  • Step 1: Take advantage of the free consultation with AZUR CBI.
  • Step 2: Prepare the necessary paperwork and documents required to obtain the nationality.
  • Step 3: AZUR CBI will certify, translate, and attest the required documents and complete the application.
  • Step 4: AZUR CBI will send the documents and application to the designated legal consultant in Antigua & Barbuda.
  • Step 5: The designated legal consultant will submit your application to the Citizenship by Investment Unit in Antigua & Barbuda.
  • Step 6: Submit your application form and pay the required security inquiry fees; if opting for the real estate option, it’s essential to reserve your desired property. Note that the real estate investment can be refunded in the event of a rejection.
  • Step 7: The government will issue the necessary inquiry report and will accordingly make a final decision.
  • Step 8: Once your application is accepted, you will be required to make the donation payment, or if choosing the real estate option, then you must pay the balance of the purchase process.
  • Step 9: Receive your nationality certificate and passport upon approval.

Costs

1)Citizenship / Passport

  • Economic Diversification Fund donation – single applicant: US$ 130,000 (for family of four).
  • Economic Diversification Fund donation – applicant & spouse: US$ 175,000.
  • Each additional dependent: US$ 25,000.

2)Real Estate Investment

  • Minimum investment amount

    • At least US$ 200,000 plus additional government fees

 

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