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Few Words About Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth state in the Eastern Caribbean that is located approximately 250 miles southeast of Puerto Rico.

They are the most central of the Leeward Islands chain.

The natural beauty inherent to the islands’ turquoise waters makes it a very sought-after touristic destination, and a prominent hub in the region.

As a member country of the United Nations, the British Commonwealth, CARICOM and the Organization of American States (OAS) among other international organizations, Antigua and Barbuda have a prominent international and regional presence and are fully integrated to the efforts to boost local economies, through improved service.

Advantages

  • Dual citizenship privilege
  • No permanent residency requirement
  • Estimated time 2 – 3 months
  • Visa – free regime with Canada & in more than 130 countries including EU, Schengen Zone, United Kingdom & Ireland etc.
  • Inclusion of dependent children under 25 years old or grandparents over 65 years old
  • Small residency requirements (5 days in 5 years)
  • No Interview requirement
  • No obligation to travel during the application process
  • Right to live in Antigua & Barbuda and to other Caribbean Community States
  • No foreign income, inheritance tax, gift or capital gains tax

The Caribbean country Antigua and Barbuda scheme offers very favorable and cost effective requirements for applying in its Citizenship by Investment program.

The first option, which is always the cheapest, is through donation to government fund and the second option is through the Real Estate Investment on government pre – approved projects.

Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship By Investment Scheme

  • Estimated Time
  • Passport Fees
  • Residence Requirements
  • Visa – free Regime
  • Interview
  • Nationalities Control
  • 2 – 3 months
  • US$300 per person
  • 5 days in 5 years
  • More than 130 countries incl. EU, Schengen Zone, UK & Ireland etc.
  • No
  • Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan (exc. residents in UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, UAE more than 10 years and maintain no economic ties to any restricted countries)
  • Passport Validity
  • Taxes
  • 5 years
  • No foreign income, inheritance tax, gift or capital gains tax.
Contribution to the Government through Donation
Official Entity
Non Refundable Contribution
National Development Fund (NDF)
US$100.000 main applicant or Family of 4 or less
US$125.000 for family of 5 and more
Due Diligence

US$7.500 main applicant
US$7.500 spouse
US$2.000 per dependant aged 12 – 17 US$4.000 per dependant aged 18 & over
US$4.000 elderly dependant parent of the main applicant over 65 years old
Processing Fees

US$25.000 for a family up to 4 persons with incremental payments of US$15.000 for each additional dependant

Real Estate Option
Investment in Property

Minimum Investment of US$400.000 in Real estate government approved projects
Holding Period: 5 Years

OR

Investment of US$1.5 million in a local pre-approved business

OR

Joint investment of US$5 million in a local pre-approved business with individual investment contribution of at least US$400.000

Due Diligence

US$7.500 main applicant
US$7.500 spouse
US$2.000 per dependant aged 12 – 17 US$4.000 per dependant aged 18 & over
US$4.000 elderly dependant parent of the main applicant over 65 years old
Government Fees

US$50.000 for a family up to 4 persons with incremental payment of US$15.000 for each additional dependant

Legal fees :   Subject to discussion. Please contact us, in order to advice in connection to the various options and decide the most beneficial alternative  for your investment.

  • Please note that the Government has the right to alter or change any of the above mentioned procedures, criteria or fees, without prior notice, since all are granted under the sole discretion of the Government.
  • In some cases, an enhanced due diligence may be required, depending on the citizenship the applicant holds and other personal circumstances.
  • Additional transaction costs may also apply for the purchase of real estate. Fees are subject to change.

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