Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship By Investment

About Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda is one of the more developed nations in the Caribbean offering advanced infrastructure. Applicants of the citizenship by investment program can benefit from this flourishing nation and obtain a passport in 3-4 months.

With over 365 beaches, Antigua & Barbuda offers a tropical paradise with clear turquoise waters and lush rainforests. This stunning two island nation is located in the Eastern Caribbean Sea and boasts a vibrant, colorful and friendly community. Antigua & Barbuda is not only known as a beautiful tourist destination, but has also become well known for their offshore services.

Prime Minister:
Gaston Alfonso Browne

Government:
Federal Parliamentary Democracy

Economy:
Tourism and Financial Services

Currency:
Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Capital City:
St John´s

Population:
100,000

Language:
English

Members of:
UN, OAS (Organization of American States), Commonwealth, CARICOM


Benefits


Increase Your Global Mobility With Visa Free Access to over 130 countries

Antigua & Barbuda offers a highly ranked passport in the Caribbean giving passport holders visa-fee access over 130 countries including the EU, and UK. Along with access to more countries, applicants may live, work and study Antigua & Barbuda as well as any member country of the CARICOM Community.

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Eligibility

Applicants proceeding with the citizenship by investment program must be at least 18 years of age and hold a clean criminal record. The Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship Unit conducts a thorough due diligence process to ensure only the highest moral standing applicants can proceed. Applicants are required to provide personal documentation such as passports, national IDs, birth and marriage certificates as well as proof of funds. Along with the required documentation, applicants have the choice of proceeding with 4 investment options.


Investment Options

A non-refundable donation to the National Development Fund (NDF). The NDF focuses on the improvement of the nation through approved charitable investments in public and private partnerships.

Looking for a business opportunity instead? Antigua & Barbuda offers the option of investing in an approved enterprise investment starting at USD 1.5 million.

Applicants also have the option of proceeding with the university fund. The UWI Fund focuses on the advancement of education within Antigua & Barbuda. The financial contribution will include a scholarship for one of the family members included in the application for their first year of studies. The non-refundable donation starts at USD 150,000 for a family of 6 (this option requires a minimum of 6 applicants).

Applicants can instead proceed with a real estate investment option in a government approved project in the tourism sector. Applicants have the choice of proceeding as a single investor with USD 400,000 investment held for 5 years or as a joint investor with another citizenship applicant with a minimum of USD 200,000 investment held for 5 years.

Investment

Additional Fees

= One main applicant

= One main applicant + dependents

( * ) = After 5 years the property can be sold with the option to resale to new citizenship applicants, allowing you to release your capital without affecting your citizenship.

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Process

1. Speak with one of our advisors to determine the best solution for you and your family. We will discuss the various citizenship options along with the process and investment options of each program. We off tailored solutions to assist and meet your goals.

2. We will conduct our initial due diligence check to ensure that you do not currently hold any criminal charges and are eligible to proceed with the Antigua & Barbuda citizenship program. To process the initial due diligence check, a copy of passports for all applicants over 16 and proof of address (such as a utility bill) is required.

3. Offshore Circle will provide a customized and itemized list of requirements to ensure you meet and comply with all requirements set by The Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship Unit.

4. Offshore Circle requires a non-refundable retainer to supply application forms and work on your application file.

5. Once the application file is complete, you will be required to pay all government due diligence and processing fees to proceed. Offshore Circle will then submit the completed application through an authorized agent, as required by law.

6. The Citizenship Unit will review your application and conduct a thorough due diligence checks on each of the applicants included. The typical timeframe is 3-4 months.

7. Upon approval, The Citizenship Unit will issue a letter of approval with instructions on how to proceed with the chosen investment option.

8. Upon clearance of the investment amount, Antigua & Barbuda will issue your passports within 4 weeks. The passports can then be couriered to your nearest Antigua & Barbuda Consulate or your preferred location. Passports are valid for 5 year and can be renewed at your nearest Antigua & Barbuda Consulate, granted the residency requirements are met. The Citizenship Unit requires an in-person oath swearing of allegiance which can be done either in Antigua & Barbuda or at an Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.

Speak with one of our advisors to determine the best solution for you and your family. We will discuss the various citizenship options along with the process and investment options of each program. We off tailored solutions to assist and meet your goals.

We will conduct our initial due diligence check to ensure that you do not currently hold any criminal charges and are eligible to proceed with the Antigua & Barbuda citizenship program. To process the initial due diligence check, a copy of passports for all applicants over 16 and a copy proof of address (such as a utility bill) is required.

Offshore Circle will provide a customized and itemized list of requirements to ensure you meet and comply with all requirements set by The Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship Unit.

Offshore Circle requires a non-refundable retainer to supply application forms and work on your application file.

Once the application file is complete, you will be required to pay all government due diligence and processing fees to proceed. Offshore Circle will then submit the completed application through an authorized agent, as required by law.

The Citizenship Unit will review your application and conduct a thorough due diligence checks on each of the applicants included. The typical timeframe is 3-4 months.

Upon approval, The Citizenship Unit will issue a letter of approval with instructions on how to proceed with the chosen investment option

Upon clearance of the investment amount, Antigua & Barbuda will issue your passports within 4 weeks. The passports can then be couriered to your nearest Antigua & Barbuda Consulate or your preferred location. Passports are valid for 5 year and can be renewed at your nearest Antigua & Barbuda Consulate, granted the residency requirements are met. The Citizenship Unit requires an in-person oath swearing of allegiance which can be done either in Antigua & Barbuda or at an Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.

Note: CBI applicants are required to visit Antigua & Barbuda for total minimum of 5 days in a 5 year period.


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