Antigua & Barbuda
CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

Time to
Citizenship

3-4 Months

MEMBER OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS

Yes

FAMILY

Applicant, Spouse, Children, Parents

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

Only 5 Days

ABOUT ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Antigua and Barbuda is a two-island state in the Eastern Caribbean, and a favorite destination of English-speaking tourists. These tropical islands are stunningly beautiful, and tourism is their main source of income.

As a citizen of Antigua & Barbuda, you can travel to over 144 countries visa-free, including the UK, Schengen countries and Russia, as well as important business hubs like Singapore and Hong Kong. Moreover, Antigua & Barbuda is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, UN, IMF, World Bank, among others.

BENEFITS OF THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA PROGRAM

Antigua and Barbuda’s citizenship by investment program is one of the most sought-after in the world given the unique benefits it provides.

  • Citizenship will be granted in 3 to 4 months.
  • No requirement to reside in Antigua & Barbuda, only a 5 day stay  during the first 5 years.
  • Parents can be included in the application.
  • Citizenship can be passed down to generations if born in Antigua & Barbuda.
  • No tax on worldwide income.

CONTINENT

Americas (Caribbean)

CAPITAL

Saint John’s

POPULATION

Over 102,000

TOTAL AREA

440 KM2

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND (NDF) CONTRIBUTION

The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment Program requires an applicant to make a significant financial investment into the country in return for citizenship for the applicant and his/her family. To qualify for citizenship, the main applicant must be over 18 years of age.

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND (NDF) CONTRIBUTION

A non-refundable donation to the National Development Fund (NDF) starting from USD 100,000 (Excluding government & legal fees).

The main applicants and their dependants must have clean personal backgrounds and have excellent health. An applicant will be denied citizenship if he/she has been denied a visa to a country that has a visa-free travel arrangement with Antigua and Barbuda, is identified as a potential national security risk, a reputational risk or is subject to a criminal investigation.

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GEOGRAPHICAL NATURE

Island

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

English

GDP

USD 1.5 Billion

CURRENCY

East Caribbean Dollar 1 USD = 2.70 XCD

APPLICATION PROCESS AND TIMELINE

Month 1

STEP 1

  • Applicant signs an appointment agreement with GLOBAL PASS and pays initial retainer.

STEP 2

  • GLOBAL PASS assists the applicant with preparing all required documentation for submission.

STEP 3

  • Local agent submits the application & documents to the Citizenship-by-Investment Unit (CIU).
  • Applicant pays the required processing fees (government, due diligence…etc).

Months 2-4

STEP 1

  • CIU runs a background check and launches the application process.

STEP 2

  • CIU issues the Citizenship approval letter.
  • Applicant makes the final payment.

STEP 3

  • CIU issues and sends the passport/s by courier.

* The citizenship application timeline and approval are not guaranteed as they depend on the CIU’s due diligence processing time and outcome.

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