What is Citizenship by Investment?

The process should not be mistaken for just "buying a passport" as passports are only granted after verification of the character of the investor.

What are the Benefits?

  • Greater mobility: visa free travel to over 160 countries including the UK and Schengen countries.
  • Wealth protection and estate planning. Better possibility of business expansion.
  • Broader worldly knowledge.
  • Diversify your investment portfolio.
  • The ability to own property in another country.
  • Better security as you have a plan-b in the instance of social unrest and economic hardships.

Citizenship by Investment (CBI) also known as economic citizenship, is the process by which an individual of proven integrity invests into a country's development fund or government approved real estate and gets naturalised citizenship in return.

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is an independent commonwealth state in Eastern Caribbean. With some 365 reef-lined beaches of clean turquoise waters and white sands, the lush tropical islands of Antigua and Barbuda are an inviting paradise and considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the United Nations, the British Commonwealth, CARICOM and the Organisation of American States (OAS) among many international organisations.

Capital:St John's

Currency:East Caribbean Dollars (XCD)

Visa Free Travel:Over 160 countries

Language:English

Location:Caribbean Islands

Size: 443 sq.km

Population: ~96,000 people

Antigua & Barbuda Investment Options & Costs

NDF Contribution

Antigua and Barbuda’s National Development Fund (NDF) was established by the Government to fund projects including public-private partnerships and approved charitable investments in order to diversify and support the national economy.

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$100,000

DUE DILIGENCE FEES: $7,500 for a single applicant.

GOVERNMENT FEES: $30,000 for a single applicant.

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$100,000

DUE DILIGENCE FEES: $7,500 for a main applicants. $7,500 for spouse, $2,000 per dependant aged 12-17, $4,000 per dependant aged 18+

GOVERNMENT FEES: $30,000 for main applicant and spouse. Up to two additional dependants may be included free of charge.

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$125,000

DUE DILIGENCE FEES: $7,500 for main applicant, $7,500 for spouse, $2,000 per dependant aged 12-17, $4,000 per dependant aged 18+

GOVERNMENT FEES: $30,000 for main applicant, spouse and youngest two dependants. Thereafter $15,000 per dependant.

*All prices are in USD.

*Other fees payable include passport fees. These fees are subject to change.

Real Estate Investment

The pre-approved real estate option requires applicants to purchase property that can be resold after 5 years. Citizenship may be revoked if the real estate investment is sold within 5 years. Joint investments can be made with two applicants. Each applicant must invest a minimum of USD 200,000 in order to qualify for the joint invstment.

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$200,000 $400,000

DUE DILIGENCE FEES: $7,500 for a single applicant.

GOVERNMENT FEES: $50,000 for a single applicant.

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$400,000

DUE DILIGENCE FEES: $7,500 for a main applicants. $7,500 for spouse, $2,000 per dependant aged 12-17, $4,000 per dependant aged 18+

GOVERNMENT FEES: $30,000 for main applicant and spouse. Up to two additional dependants may be included free of charge.

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$400,000

DUE DILIGENCE FEES: $7,500 for main applicant, $7,500 for spouse, $2,000 per dependant aged 12-17, $4,000 per dependant aged 18+

GOVERNMENT FEES: $30,000 for main applicant, spouse and youngest two dependants. Thereafter $15,000 per dependant.

*All prices are in USD.

*Other fees payable include passport fees. These fees are subject to change.

University of West Indies Fund

The West Indies Fund was created to sponsor UWI’s campus in Antigua and Barbuda. This option is only available for a family of four or more.

A benefit of this option is that one member of the family will be entitled to a one year scholarship at the University of the West Indies.

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$150,000

DUE DILIGENCE FEES: $7,500 for main applicant, $7,500 for spouse, $2,000 per dependant aged 12-17, $4,000 per dependant aged 18+

GOVERNMENT FEES: included in the contribution cost for main applicant, spouse and up to two additional dependants may be included free of charge.

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$150,000

DUE DILIGENCE FEES: $7,500 for main applicant, $7,500 for spouse, $2,000 per dependant aged 12-17, $4,000 per dependant aged 18+

GOVERNMENT FEES:included in the contribution cost for main applicant, spouse and two dependants. Thereafter $15,000 per dependant.

What is the citizenship by investment process like?

1

Find a local agent & prepare application

All citizenship by investment applications with the necessary forms and supporting documents must be submitted through a local authorized agent.

2

Application Processing

All necessary forms and supporting documents will be processed by the citizenship by investment unit. All due dilligence checks will be done and completed in 3-6 months.

3

Make Investment

An approval in principle is issued to successful applications. This means the full approval will be completed after the investment amount has been paid.

4

Certificate of Naturalisation & Passport

Certificate of Naturalisation is the evidence of your citizenship and will be used for your passport application.