Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment Overview
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 of Antigua and Barbuda citizenship
- An Antigua and Barbuda passport provides visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 149 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.
Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment Program 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:
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
The direct purchase of an eligible business for a minimum amount of USD 1.5 million as an individual. Alternatively, a joint purchase where each person contributes at least USD 400,000, totaling a minimum of USD 5,000,000
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. More details pertaining this route are detailed in the factsheet, which is available for download.
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