Antigua & Barbuda CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

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Donation from$150,000

Real estate from$400,000

Time to citizenship:4-6 Months

Visa-free travel:151 Countries

Notorious for being one of the most luxurious countries in the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda is a country that is spread across multiple islands, with Antigua and Barbuda being the two largest islands in the mix. There is a serendipitous blend of commerce activity, shopping, and nightlife on Antigua, while the island of Barbuda is filled with untouched nature, pristine beaches, and outdoor adventures.

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This nation is a favorite amongst visitors for its 365 incredible beaches, economic and political stability that provides a feeling of safety, and a vibrant tourism sector that is teeming with activities and amenities. Though the passport by investment program in Antigua & Barbuda has only been around since 2013, people have been trying to find ways to move to this island nation for centuries. Now, it is easier than ever.

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Antigua & Barbuda Passport

Origin of Citizenship by Investment

In 2013, the government of Antigua and Barbuda opened up a citizenship by investment program to bring in foreign investments, contribute to a prosperous economy, and add a channel of investment towards necessary institutions such as universities and hospitals. With the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program, the current residents of Antigua and Barbuda are part of a mutually beneficial relationship with program applicants.

Capital

St. John’s

Continent

North America

Sea

Caribbean

Total Area

440Km2

Currency

Eastern Caribbean Dollar / US Dollar

Visa-free countries

151

Population

100,000

Language

English
Antigua & Barbuda Map

Benefits of Pursuing Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment

When an applicant is looking to make the substantial investment required to obtain a second citizenship, that individual is expecting the benefits of that investment to be worthwhile. Packed with travel benefits, monetary benefits, and even personal benefits, the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program is a great option for investors from all over the world. It can provide applicants and their families with opportunities they would otherwise not have access to, such as:

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Visa-Free Travel

With an Antigua and Barbuda passport in hand, participants of this program will be able to enjoy 151 countries without obtaining a visa. This means that the Antigua and Barbuda passport is considered the 28th strongest passport in the world. Individuals are also permitted to stay in the UK for up to six months out of every year.

Tax benefits

Tax Benefits

Antigua and Barbuda does not tax personal income, wages, inheritance, or capital gains. Residents are also free from paying taxes on dividends, interests, or royalties from around the world. This is a major benefit for anyone who has an Antigua and Barbuda passport, as these benefits can be realized even if an individual does not currently live in Antigua and Barbuda.

Safety Net

With the global landscape becoming increasingly uncertain, having a backup plan is always a good idea. Holding citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda can provide a much-needed safety net to applicants and their families, should they ever have to leave their home country for safety or qualify of life-related reasons.

US access

Accessible U.S. Tourist Visa

With an Antigua and Barbuda passport, individuals can access a 10-year B1/B2 visa for the United States, permitting travel to the U.S. with stays in the country for up to six months out of every calendar year. Many similar programs only grant passport holders a 3-year visa of this type.

It is never a bad idea to have a backup plan, and even if an applicant never has to take advantage of the benefits due to economic challenges or personal danger, being able to travel with ease, enjoy tax benefits, and call Antigua and Barbuda a second home is worth the investment.

Antigua & Barbuda Passport Background

Why Antigua and Barbuda?

Maintaining a high quality of life is critical for most applicants of any citizenship by investment program, and Antigua and Barbuda can offer a quality of life that is unmatched. The island nation feels like a permanent vacation but offers all the amenities anyone could want in life. These luxuries paired with low crime rates, high levels of economic security, and an overall feeling of safety make Antigua and Barbuda stand out as an especially great place for couples and families.

Visa-free travel
with an Antigua & Barbuda Passport

The Antigua & Barbuda Passport passport is considered a strong travel document and provides visa-free access to the following countries.

151

visa-free countries

10 years

visa to the United States (B1/B2 visa required)

0

North America

Anguilla
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Costa Rica
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
French West Indies
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Montserrat
Nicaragua
Panama
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos

0

South America

Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
French Guiana
Guyana
Peru
Suriname
Venezuela

0

Africa

Botswana
Burundi
Cape Verde Islands
Comoro Islands
Egypt
Eswatini
Guinea-Bissau
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mozambique
Reunion
Rwanda
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
St. Helena
Tanzania
The Gambia
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

0

Europe

Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City

0

Asia

Armenia
Bangladesh
Cambodia
Hong Kong (SAR China)
Indonesia
Iran
Jordan
Laos
Lebanon
Macao (SAR China)
Malaysia
Maldives
Nepal
Philippines
Qatar
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Timor-Leste
Uzbekistan

0

Oceania

Cook Islands
Fiji
French Polynesia
Kiribati
Micronesia
New Caledonia
Niue
Palau Islands
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

Investment Options and Associated Fees

The toughest part of the process when applying for the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program is deciding which investment route is right for every specific situation. While it is up to the applicant and their family which is best for them, we can provide guidance on what each option entails, enabling applicants to make the right decision for their situations.

1 OPTION

National Transformation Fund Contribution

$100 000+

The cheapest option available is a contribution to Antigua and Barbuda’s National Transformation Fund. For just $100,000, individual applicants and their families of up to 4 people can obtain Antigua and Barbuda passports.

The government fee is a flat $30,000 for up to a family of 4, with families of 5 or more requiring $60,000. Due diligence fees of $7,500 can also be expected for each investor and spouse, and $2,000 for children aged 12-16 years old. Parents, siblings, and children aged 17 or older will be required to pay a $4,000 due diligence fee.

Fund Contribution

Payable upon grant of approval in principle

SINGLE INVESTOR

$100 000

FAMILY UP TO 4

$100 000

FAMILY of 5 or more

$125 000

Processing Fees

Payable upon grant of approval in principle

SINGLE INVESTOR

$30 000

FAMILY UP TO 4

$30 000

Additional dependent

+ $15 000 for each

Due Diligence Fees

Payable on submission of application

MAIN APPLICANT

$7 500

SPOUSE

$7 500

DEPENDENT 12-17

$2 000

DEPENDENT 18+

$4 000

2 OPTION

Real Estate
Investment

$200 000+

A real estate investment must go towards a government-approved property, but that investment can be resold after 5 years, generally returning the initial investment to the applicant. The fee is a flat $200,000 investment, with identical government fees and due diligence fees as the first investment option.

Real estate

$200 000
Can be resold in 5 Years

Processing Fees

Payable upon grant of approval in principle

SINGLE INVESTOR

$30 000

FAMILY UP TO 4

$30 000

Additional dependent

+ $15 000 for each

Due Diligence Fees

Payable on submission of application

MAIN APPLICANT

$7 500

SPOUSE

$7 500

DEPENDENT 12-17

$2 000

DEPENDENT 18+

$4 000

3 OPTION

University
Contribution

$150 000+

Best for applicants with families of 6 people or larger, this investment opportunity comes with a bonus: the opportunity for one family member to study at the University of the West Indies for free for one year. A family of 6 will be required to pay $150,000 to the university’s fund, with an additional $15,000 fee per person, starting with the 7th person. The due diligence fees are the same as the due diligence fees expected in the first two options.

Contribution

Payable upon grant of approval in principle

$150 000

Due Diligence Fees

Payable on submission of application

MAIN APPLICANT

$7 500

SPOUSE

$7 500

DEPENDENT 12-17

$2 000

DEPENDENT 18+

$4 000

Processing fees

Payable upon grant of approval in principle

+$15 000
Starting with the 7th person

4 OPTION

Business Investment

$1 500 000+

With a business investment of $1.5 million, investors can obtain an Antigua and Barbuda passport. Group investments of at least $5 million are also permitted, as long as each investor contributes at least $400,000.
Family members can be included in these applications as well, but each additional family member requires investors to pay $150,000, starting with the 5th family member. Lastly, there is a state fee of $30,000.

Single Investor

Payable upon grant of approval in principle

$1 500 000

Joint Investment

Payable upon grant of approval in principle

$5 000 000
($400 000 for each
investor minimum)

Processing Fees

Payable upon grant of approval in principle

SINGLE INVESTOR

$30 000

FAMILY UP TO 4

$30 000

Additional dependent

+ $15 000 for each

Due Diligence Fees

Payable on submission of application

MAIN APPLICANT

$7 500

SPOUSE

$7 500

DEPENDENT 12-17

$2 000

DEPENDENT 18+

$4 000
Antigua & Barbuda Landscape

The Other Side of an Investment

Though Antigua and Barbuda boasts a safe environment and a booming economy thanks to its tourism sector, the country is able to use these investments to bring future health and stability. Caribbean nations are vulnerable to climate change and attempting to recover from a lapse in the tourism sector due to Covid-19, so investing in a transformation fund or national university can reap benefits for generations to come.

Working with a Trusted Agent

As with most other citizenship by investment programs, the government of Antigua and Barbuda will not work with individuals who are interested in the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program. Every applicant must be represented by a competent agent before submitting any application documentation. Our team at Global Residence Index can guide each applicant from start to finish, ensuring all documents are correct and requirements are met.

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Application Procedure

Our team of experienced agents at Global Residence Index is well equipped to support each applicant’s specific situation throughout the entirety of the process. In an initial meeting, our team will comb through the applicant’s history to identify any areas of concern before applying.

Document Collection & Review

When our team feels confident that the applicant is ready to apply, we will help compile all the necessary documentation, check everything for validity, and submit all required documents to the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program.

Due Diligence

When Antigua and Barbuda receives the documents, a time window of 3 months will start. During that time, the application will be reviewed, the criminal history and background checks will be conducted, and a decision
will be made.

Approval & Investment

Upon approval, the applicant will be required to submit proof of investment in order to receive an Antigua and Barbuda passport. There is a 30-day window in which the investment must be finalized within.

Passports & Naturalization Oath of Allegiance

At this point, passports should be sent to each individual in the application just 4 weeks after the investment is complete. Once passports are received, every adult member of the application must take an oath of allegiance that can be done via video chat or in person.

Mark Damsgaard

Head of Client Advisory

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Our Team of Experts is
Effective & Efficient

The team of professionals we have formed over our time in this business will help every applicant navigate the ins and outs of this process, ensuring a smooth experience.

Our industry knowledge is unmatched, and we do our best to anticipate issues before they arise.

When an applicant partners with us, they will know they are in the best hands.

8+

years of experience

10+

team of experts

99%

approval rate

500+

passports issued

Frequently Asked Questions

Is an in-person visit required to Antigua and Barbuda?

During the application process, everything can be done remotely. Within the first 5 years of your citizenship, you will need to visit Antigua and Barbuda for at least 5 days. However, this requirement is currently waived due to covid-19.

Can Global Residence Index ensure application approval?

We cannot ensure that every application will be approved, but we do the best we can to review each applicant prior to applying to highlight any potential issues. Please also note that the qualifying investment is only to be made after approval.

Who can I include in my application?

You can include your spouse, children up to the age of 30, and siblings of any age, as well as parents and grandparents over the age of 55.

Can additional family members be added after acceptance?

Yes, children, grandchildren, and other family members can be added to an accepted application.

Let us help you!

As a trusted citizenship by investment agent, our team is authorized to facilitate your application process, assess the ideal investment option for your unique situation, and keep you in compliance every step of the way. Our personalized investment migration consulting is your one-stop shop for obtaining a second citizenship or new residency. Fill out our contact form to get started with a complimentary consultation today.

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What to expect during your free citizenship consultation?

We proudly offer free consultations to interested applicants.
Here is what you can expect from your free consultation with our advisory team:

1

By the end of the consultation, you will know if you’re eligible to apply so you don't spend time and money investigating yourself

2

We will answer any specific questions you have about the program and application process

3

Our advisory team will explain every step of the process in detail so you know what to expect

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We’ll help you understand the best investment option for you