ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT
Antigua & Barbuda has been running a citizenship by investment program since 2013. In just a few years’ thousands of new economic citizens have been naturalized. The Antigua CBI proposes investors the choices of donating funds to the National Transformation Funds, buying real estate in the islands or making a business investment. Investor are required to hold the investment for a period of 5 years to maintain eligibility. Children of investor qualify as dependents up to the age of 25. Parents qualify as dependents from the age of 58. The Antigua passport has a Silver rating providing visa-free to Europe for 90 days per 180-day period. It has become a popular destination for its tropical climate and its tax environment. The program offers 3 investment options to choose from.
East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Gather the necessary documents and submit the application with the due diligence fees and 10% of the government processing fees. If you are applying under the Real Estate option, you will be required to produce a sale agreement with an approved developer. If applying under the Business Investment option, you will be required to get your project approved by the ABIA before applying.
It takes, on average, 3 months to receive a letter of approval. From that date, you have 30 days to finalize your investment option and pay the remaining fees.
Upon receipt, the CIU will issue a Certificate of Registration of Citizenship, which will be used to obtain the passport. You will be required to take an oath of allegiance in Antigua & Barbuda or at an Embassies/High Commissions/Consular Office.