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Antigua & Barbuda

WELCOME TO Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship

The largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands attracts with its mesmerizing beaches of the finest white sand and azure waters. Join the family of celebrities who chose the island as a place for winter houses and neighbor with Oprah Winfrey, Eric Clapton, and many more.

WHY CHOOSE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA?

The combined size of 442 sq. km and population of over 80,000 people, make Antigua and Barbuda the 9th largest country by size in the Caribbean. This economic citizenship program facilitates you and your family’s comfort of visa-free travel to more than 151 countries.

Antigua and Barbuda recognizes dual citizenship, which can give you an advantage on business expansion and tax relief among other benefits:

  • No requirement to travel to Antigua and Barbuda during the application process;
  • No interview, education or managerial experience required;
  • No tax on worldwide income.
  • Processing time for the passport is between 6 to 9 months
  • The Antigua and Barbuda citizenship allows you access to over 151 countries, visa-free. Including the countries of the Schengen Zone, Russia and the UK
  • Siblings of the main applicant or spouse may also apply, as long as they are unmarried.
  • Nationality is granted to the entire family – inclusive of financially dependent children to the age of 30, and financially dependent parents age 55 and above.
  • Future generations of the family can also obtain citizenship (conditions apply).
  • Main applicant and family are required to make one visit to Antigua and Barbuda for 5 days within the first 5 years of receiving the passport. (This travel requirement has been temporarily suspended.)
  • Antigua and Barbuda is a Commonwealth.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Citizenship-by-Investment Program was established in 2012 that made it the most recent program of that kind in the world.

The Program offers many benefits in exchange of several requirements that applicants must meet. To qualify for citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda, applicants need to fulfill one of the investment requirements outlined in the investment options section below, in addition to the following criteria:

 

  • Be of outstanding character;
  • Hold no criminal record;
  • Have excellent health;
  • Have a high personal net worth;
  • Reside (with the family members who are included in the application) in the country for a minimum of 5 days within the first 5 years of receiving the passport.

As of February 2016, Antigua & Barbuda has started accepting Iranian applicants, And as of April 2020, Antigua & Barbuda has started accepting Iraqis applicants. ** conditions apply

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

Being proactive in facilitating investors, the Government has adopted the Citizenship-by-Investment Program as one of the mechanisms to promote economic growth, attract developments, increase the inflows of foreign direct investment in the country, support the development of infrastructure, and provide for a sustainable future. As a result of the implementation of this strategy, investors can choose between different instruments to qualify for the Citizenship-by-Investment Program.

  • Make a non-refundable donation to the country of Antigua and Barbuda, starting from $100,000 USD.
  • University Fund: Investors with a family of 6 or more, can apply using the West Indies University Fund, which requires a minimum non-refundable donation of $150,000 USD.
  • Or, make an investment of $200,000 USD in a government-approved real estate project, and hold the investment for a period of 5 years.

Important Note: Above laws and regulations were declared by the the Citizenship by Investment Unit on 9th of March 2020 after Cabinet approval in its meetings of December 2019 and February 202

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

Full Investment

Applicants must deposit BGN 1 million (€511,292) in a Governmental Bond Portfolio for an investment period of five years, with no further payment required. At the end of the five-year period, the full amount of BGN 1 million (€511,292) will be returned to the investor without any accrued interest. The investment is fully guaranteed by the government bonds.

Financed Investment

Qualified investors can also apply  for the Bulgarian residency by making a non-refundable payment of 195,000 EUR. Please contact us for further details and to learn about the qualification process for this financed program.

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