Citizenship by Investment

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment

6 months
Citizenship receiving time
Real estate, Government funds, business investment
Investment type
USD 100,000+
Investment amount 
Yes
Passing Citizenship to Future Generation
151 incl. Schengen and UK
Visa free countries
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Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment
Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment

The search for a second passport has become a strategic goal for people and families looking for wider perspectives and unmatched chances in the constantly changing world of global citizenship. The Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, which offers an alluring Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program and boasts gorgeous landscapes and a booming economy, calls with its allure. This initiative was launched in 2012 with a government decree and has drawn attention from around the world for its attractiveness in opening doors to desirable benefits.

The Citizenship by Investment program in Antigua and Barbuda makes it possible to travel without a visa to the UK, Schengen countries, and many more, saving participants from the time-consuming visa application procedure. Additionally, it offers a rare chance to lessen tax burdens and obtain a second citizenship that opens up a world of prospects.

Benefits of Obtaining Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment 

By acquiring citizenship through investment, Antigua and Barbuda becomes a desirable location for both second passports and second homes.  This passport is an excellent option for people exploring dual citizenship through a citizenship-by-investment program with the option of joint investment because it opens doors to a world of options and experiences.

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment
Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment

Visa-Free Travel in 151 Countries

The passport of Antigua and Barbuda opens up a world of unmatched freedom. Its owners are eligible for visa-free travel to an amazing 151 nations around the world. The coveted Schengen region stands out among them, allowing travelers from throughout the world to enter and stay for up to 90 days out of every 180. The United Kingdom is another country on the list that allows investors to stay for up to 180 days continuously on an annual basis. Additionally, a 10-year tourist visa to the US may be available for applicants with this passport, simplifying entry into one of the largest economies in the world.

Exceptional Tax Benefits

The passport of Antigua and Barbuda obtained by investment offers major financial benefits in addition to travel advantages. The country is known as a tax haven for investors since it levies no taxes on capital gains, inheritances, or personal income. It is a desirable location for people looking to optimize their financial status because even tax residents are excluded from paying taxes on earnings, interest, or royalties.

Efficient Application Process

It is incredibly effective to obtain an Antigua and Barbuda passport through investment. When compared to citizenship procedures in many other nations, the full process normally takes between three and six months. Notably, this process is carried out online, negating the need for any required language or history tests and ensuring accessibility for all applicants.

Commonwealth Membership and International Connectivity

The Commonwealth membership of Antigua & Barbuda has extra advantages. In the UK and other members, citizens have specific privileges that increase their global connectivity. Antigua and Barbuda is not only a great destination to get a second passport, but it's also a desirable area to reside or own a second house because of its good flight connections to North America and Europe. This passport genuinely provides access to a vast array of possibilities and adventures.

Safer lifestyle 

The Antigua and Barbuda passport promises a quick change in lifestyle in addition to practical benefits. You are immediately welcomed by this colorful and friendly culture when you step foot in this Caribbean paradise. The inclusive policy of the country encourages a sense of family togetherness by allowing applicants to include a variety of family members, including spouses, parents, and even unmarried siblings.

Citizenship by Investment Options in Antigua and Barbuda

To obtain citizenship in Antigua, investors have two main options either making a sensible long-term investment in real estate or a one-time donation to the county's National Development Fund (NDF).

A minimum purchase price of USD 200,000 for a government-approved real estate project. 

In the meantime for direct Contribution of USD 100,000 for the nation's further development, will ensure your citizenship procedure.

In the case of the Real Estate investment, you must keep the property for the first five years after being granted Antiguan citizenship, before having the opportunity to sell it. To qualify for citizenship, the main applicant must be over 18 years of age, meet the application requirements, and select one of the following four options available:

This option provides the highest level of cost efficiency and is appropriate for both individual investors and families with up to five members. The NDF is a non-refundable donation that directly contributes to the advancement of Antigua and Barbuda's development. By choosing this option, investors may actively contribute to the development of the country while also safeguarding their path to citizenship. There must be a nonrefundable minimum donation to the National Development Fund of $100,000.

  Investor Spouse Family 5+ 

Investment amount

US $100,000 US $100,000 US $125,000

Total other fees 

US $30,300 US $30,600

US $31,500+

Due Diligence 

US $7,500 US $15,000

US $15,000+

Cost for dependents 

   

$2,000 per dependent 12-17 

$4,000 per dependent 18 and over

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Investing in real estate developments that have received official governmental approval is another method to become a citizen. Ownership in one of these projects is purchased by investors, who gain access to the possibility of prospective investment returns as well as the ability to sell the property after a minimum ownership period of five years, allowing them to recoup their initial investment. This option is especially appealing to people who want to obtain citizenship while also investigating the possibility of profits in the thriving Antiguan and Barbuda real estate market.

Investors must buy real estate from an authorized real estate project for a minimum of USD 200,000 to qualify. Joint applications are also acceptable, with a USD 200,000 minimum investment requirement for each main applicant. It's important to remember that the estate cannot be sold within the initial five-year period.

  Investor Spouse Family 5+ 

Real Estate Purchase 

US $200,000+ US $200,000+ US $200,000+

Total other fees 

US $30,300 US $30,600

US $31,500+

Due Diligence 

US $7,500 US $15,000

US $15,000+

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Aless used option by investors is the Business Investment. The applicant can become a sole investor, spending at least $1.5 million developing a company in Antigua and Barbuda. A group investment of at least $5 million is allowed if each investor contributes at least $400,000.

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This non-refundable contribution is designed for families with six or more members. It offers advantages for investments as well as an important educational motivation. The acclaimed University of the West Indies offers a year of tuition-free education to any family member under the age of 29. This educational opportunity makes the program more appealing to families and ensures that the next generation in the Caribbean receives an excellent education.

Along with the real estate investment, this educational benefit also requires a minimum inclusive government processing fee of USD 100,000 to the University of the West Indies.

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Antigua and Barbuda Passport

Explore the ultimate in freedom with the Antigua and Barbuda Passport, which grants you visa-free access to 151 countries." This passport is your global key, whether you're a frequent traveler or looking for a safe sanctuary for your family. Aside from the benefits of unrestricted travel, the Antigua and Barbuda Passport offers a safe and stable living for you and your loved ones. Antigua and Barbuda becomes your sanctuary due to its tranquil atmosphere and hospitable community. Break free from travel restrictions and worries by selecting the Antigua and Barbuda Passport for limitless opportunities and a secure family life. With this passport as your partner, you can explore the world, live courageously, and embrace the extraordinary.

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Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment

About Antigua and Barbuda

Visitors are enthralled by Barbuda's pristine natural beauty, an idyllic island in the eastern Caribbean that is a part of Antigua and Barbuda. It has flat terrain and virgin, undeveloped beaches like the well-known Pink Sands Beach, making it an ideal retreat for nature lovers and bird watchers seeking peace. The Codrington Lagoon on Barbuda is a haven for animals and a birdwatcher's paradise since it is teaming with frigatebirds, pelicans, and other seabirds. Barbuda's allure resides in its simplicity, drawing people who wish for an unspoiled Caribbean paradise away from the bustling tourist crowds, with a small local population and a distinctive community land ownership structure maintaining its natural grandeur.

Capital
Saint John
Total Area
440 km2
Population
100,000
History
1493
Language
English
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Receiving Process

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Process of Receiving Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship

The documentary requirements for the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program are designed to be reasonable, and the application procedures are straightforward. Once an application is approved, successful applicants are issued citizenship certificates and travel documents (passports) right away. The entire process, from the submission of the application to the issuance of the passport, typically takes between three to four months, assuming the application documentation is professionally completed and no further requests are made by the government. This streamlined process is designed to make the transition to citizenship as smooth as possible.

Contact Your Trusted Partner Firm

Look no further and get in touch with us at Mirabello Consultancy today as we specialize in the Antigua & Barbuda citizenship by investment program. Qualified investors must work with experienced experts in the field to have an efficient and smooth process throughout.

At Mirabello Consultancy we will start from the very beginning by conducting a preliminary background check on the investor, at no cost, to mitigate any risks of a citizenship application being rejected.

 

Prepare Your Documents 

Once successfully onboarded, will be ready to kick off the process of pursuing your dream far from your home. We will provide you with a complete list of all the necessary documents that will guide you through the otherwise complicated process.

Citizenship Application Submission

The entire paperwork has been completed together with us, we will put the application together in a way the government requests this from us and have it submitted to the responsible governmental department, responsible for all investment-based immigration in Antigua, better known as Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)

Make Your Investment 

After the minimum processing time of three months, needed by the Antiguan government to process your application, they inform us of a government decision. For approved applications a so-called “Letter of Approval in Principle” is issued to the investor's name, which will guarantee citizenship if the requirements are met, meaning the initially chosen investment option needs to be deployed now. The applicant must complete the investment requirement, which is to make either a contribution to the national development fund or finalize the real estate within 30 days after approval.

Receive Antigua Citizenship and Passport 

Within 4 weeks of investing, the passport and naturalization certificate are issued. The documents are delivered to the applicant at a convenient location.

FAQ

Clear and crisp answers to some burning questions you may already have

Is Dual Citizenship Allowed in Antigua?

Yes, dual citizenship is permitted in Antigua & Barbuda. This advantageous arrangement permits people to keep their native citizenship while still making use of the rights and advantages of their newly acquired Antigua and Barbuda citizenship. For those looking to broaden their horizons and take advantage of the many opportunities that come with being a citizen of both countries, this freedom is a huge benefit. A rare opportunity to broaden one's interests in both personal and professional endeavors while preserving close ties to one's native nation is provided by dual citizenship.

Do I need to reside in Antigua and Barbuda full-time to Get My Passport?

No, there is no obligation for full-time residency in Antigua and Barbuda when pursuing citizenship through investment. However, it's important to note that you must meet the minimum stay requirement (5 days) to maintain your citizenship. This means you have the flexibility to reside anywhere else while enjoying the privileges of your Antigua and Barbuda citizenship. The process of obtaining citizenship through investment in Antigua typically takes just 3 to 6 months, providing you with a speedy pathway to a second citizenship without the need for full-time residence.

Can I Include My Family in The Application?

Yes, you can include not only your spouse but also your children under 30 years of age in your application for Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment. Adding your family members to the application is a straightforward process. By covering the required application fees for each family member, you can extend the privileges of citizenship to them as well.

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