Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda offer one of the most competitive citizenship programs in the Caribbean. Options start from USD$100,000 and citizens of Antigua and Barbuda have visa-free access to almost 150 destinations around the world, including top business and lifestyle destinations.

The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment Program requires applicants to make a significant economic contribution to the country. In exchange, and subject to a stringent vetting and due diligence process, including thorough background checks, the applicants and their families are granted citizenship.

Benefits

  • An Antigua and Barbuda passport provides visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 147 destinations including Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, and Europe's Schengen Area.
  • Full citizenship, with passports, is granted to the applicant and family.
  • Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Commonwealth, entitling citizens to certain privileges in the UK and other member states.
  • The nation is an attractive place to live or to own a second home in, with excellent air links to North America and Europe.

Qualification Criteria and Requirements

To qualify for citizenship, the main applicant must be over 18 years of age, meet the application requirements, and select one of the following three options available:

  1. The purchase of real estate with a minimum value of USD 400,000 from an approved real estate project. Under a limited time offer (LTO) — valid until 31 October 2019 — two applicants can make a joint investment with each applicant investing a minimum of USD 200,000 in order to qualify. The real estate cannot be disposed of within the five-year period.
  2. The direct purchase of an eligible business for a minimum amount of USD 1,500,000 as an individual. Alternatively, a joint purchase where each person contributes at least USD 400,000, totaling a minimum of USD 5,000,000.
  3. A contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF) of a minimum non-refundable amount of USD 100,000. The NDF is a special fund established under § 42(2) of the Finance Act 2006 for the purpose of funding government-sponsored projects.

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