The Antigua and Barbuda citizenship-by-investment program was launched in 2013 for investors seeking second citizenship. The passport application and processing typically takes just a few months. Only applications from government-registered agents are accepted.
Applicants for citizenship-by-investment in Antigua and Barbuda have the following options: business investment, real estate investment, and two donation routes to a state fund. The investment must be kept for a period of five years. During those five years, new citizens must spend at least five days in Antigua and Barbuda to renew their passports.
Family members of the applicant can also apply for citizenship, and all new dependents can apply for citizenship for the next five years. The Antigua and Barbuda passport allow for 90 days of visa-free travel in the Schengen Area of Europe over 180 days. Antigua and Barbuda is a very tax-friendly nation, with no personal income tax.
Our team would handle the application process and any necessary documentation for your family’s citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda.
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Fees For Processing: $30,000 for a family of up to four people, plus $15,000 for each additional dependent.
Fees For Main Applicant: $7,500 (Due Diligence) + $300 (Passport)
Fees For Spouse: $7,500 (Due Diligence) + $300 (Passport)
Other Fees: $2,000 for children ages 12 to 17, and $4,000 for dependents 18 and up (Due Diligence) + $300 (Passport)
A minimum contribution of $100,000 to the National Development Fund is required for each applicant. The donation is made in the form of a single payment. $100,000 (for a single applicant or a family of four or fewer) or $125,000 (for a family of 5 or more).
The government requires applicants to spend at least $400,000 in officially accepted real estate to qualify for citizenship under the real estate option. The property cannot be resold for 5 years. In addition, two or more applicants who have signed a binding sale and purchase agreement can apply for citizenship-by-investment together, as long as each applicant invests at least $400,000. A joint investment may be made by two applications from similar parties, with each applicant spending a minimum of $200,000 to apply.
The ownership of real estate is permitted to be a corporation if the corporation has issued all of its approved shares to the applicant(s), is established and in good standing under Antigua and Barbuda law, is not an exempt or offshore entity and submits irrefutable evidence of ownership (proof must be certified by the Registrar of Companies).
Applicants to the citizenship-by-investment program who choose this option must invest at least $150,000 for a family of six or more (i.e., the minimum number of persons per application is 6). Every additional dependent costs $15,000. If you choose this choice, one member of your family will receive a one-year, tuition-only scholarship to the University of the West Indies. There are no fees for processing of $30,000.
When an individual intends to invest at least US$ 1,500,000 in an authorized company on their behalf, the duration of the investment varies depending on the project.
An application or application for Citizenship by Investment can be submitted on his, her, or their behalf through an agent if at least two persons propose to make a joint investment in such an approved company totaling at least US$ 5,000,000 and each of those persons individually offers to contribute at least US$400,000 to the collective investment.
Prepare your paper and send it along with your application. You will be required to pay the due-diligence fees and 10% of the government processing fee after submitting your application. The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) will take three months to decide on the file once it has been submitted.
You will be required to pay the balance of the government processing charge, visa fees, and your contribution to the CIU escrow account within 30 days after receiving a letter of approval.
Once obtained, both the primary applicant and their family members will receive a certificate of citizenship registration, which will be sent to the passport office along with their passport applications and any accompanying paperwork. Your passports and citizenship certificate documents will be sent to you by your authorized agent/representative.
You can take the oath or affirmation of allegiance on your first visit to Antigua and Barbuda, or you can visit an Antigua and Barbuda embassy, high commission or consular office to fulfill the obligation.
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