Second citizenship

Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment

Antigua and Barbuda offers several investment options: in business, a state fund or real estate. You can get citizenship in a few months without leaving your home. It is also possible to immediately include a family in the application or add them later.

With Antigua and Barbuda citizenship, you can travel without visas to the Schengen countries and the UK, as well as get a tourist visa to the United States for 10 years. In addition, the state offers favorable tax rates, e.g. on international income.

How to get an Antigua and Barbuda passport: cost, terms, family members

Antigua and Barbuda passport benefits for cosmopolitans

Travel to 150 countries without visas: to the Schengen countries, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UAE and many others.

Quick relocation to another country in case of political, economic and other unforeseen circumstances.

Long-term visa to the USA: citizens of Antigua and Barbuda are issued a visa to the USA for 10 years.

Savings in international banks. Foreign banks treat Antigua and Barbuda passport holders more favorably than most third-country nationals. You can also register any movable and immovable assets in your name in almost any country in the world.

Benefits for teaching children in the UK. Antigua and Barbuda is part of the Commonwealth of Nations, so its citizens have the same rights as British citizens.

Benefits for business: low cost of establishing an international company and exemption from taxes for 50 years if the company operates outside of Antigua and Barbuda, as well as the rest of the Caribbean.

Antigua and Barbuda does not require the filing of annual accounting or audit reports. In this case, the documents must be stored at the company's office in the country.

Vacation in luxury apartments. Antigua and Barbuda has a warm climate, beautiful nature, a wealthy tourist contingent, as well as 365 exotic beaches.

Investment options under the Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment program

The choice of investment depends on the goals and capabilities of the investor. The easiest option is to make a non-refundable contribution of $100,000 to a government fund. If you want to return the investment over time, then you can invest in real estate: the minimum amount is $200,000. It is also possible to invest in a business from $1,500,000.

For large families of six or more, Antigua and Barbuda has a special offer to make a non-refundable contribution to the University of the West Indies Fund in the amount of $150,000. At the same time, one of the family members will be able to study at the university for free for a year.

To obtain a second passport, an investor must stay in Antigua and Barbuda for 5 days during the first 5 years and take an oath of allegiance. The oath in the islands is an official ceremony in the presence of a notary.

Requirements under the Antigua and Barbuda citizenship program

Participation of family membersThe application may include:

  • a spouse;

  • children under 30;

  • parents, grandparents over 55;

  • brothers and sisters — no age limit
  • Due DiligenceFor all adult participants
    Passport obtaining period3-5 months
    Obtaining an intermediate residence permit, permanent residenceNot required, the investor immediately receives citizenship
    Knowledge of the state language, historyNot required
    Confidentiality of obtaining a passportYes
    Place of obtaining a passportAt the office of Immigrant Invest or through a courier
    Passport validityThe first passport is issued for 5 years, subsequent ones for 10 years
    Citizenship by inheritanceNo

    A non-refundable contribution to the state fund

    Non-refundable investments are suitable for those investors who want to quickly and easily obtain citizenship for themselves or for all family members. 

    The amount of the non-refundable contribution depends on the number of applicants. Here are examples of calculations for one investor, a family of four and five people.

    Expenses1 applicantFamily up to 4 peopleFamily from 5 people
    Non-refundable contribution$100,000 $100,000 $125,000
    Government fee$30,000 $30,000 $30,000
    Due Diligence fee$7,500 $15,000 for a couple
    $2,000 for children aged 12 to 17 years

    $4,000 for children over 18 years old
    $15,000 for a couple

    $2,000 for children from 12 to 17 years old

    $4,000 for children over 18 years old

    A purchase of real estate in Antigua and Barbuda

    In Antigua and Barbuda, the construction of hotels is actively developing, the developers of which are international holdings. You can purchase a share in the resort complex, as well as the entire property: a villa or an apartment.

    Buying a share in real estate is a less expensive option. The only thing is that this property must be approved by the government. The amount of investments is $200,000, regardless of the number of participants. In this case, the investor will have a proportional part of the rental income in the amount of 3-5% per annum. You can also stay in your hotel for a couple of weeks a year for free.

    A purchase of an apartment for $400,000 regardless of the number of applicants is also an option. A comfortable villa on the primary or secondary market for $1,000,000 or $2,000,000. An important point: the property must remain in the ownership of the investor for 5 years after obtaining a passport. After that, it can be sold.

    Expenses1 applicantFamily up to 4 peopleFamily from 5 people
    Investment in real estate$200,000+$200,000+$200,000+
    Government fee$30,000 $30,000 $30,000 for spouses and two children

    $15,000 for each additional family member
    Due Diligence$7,500 $15,000 for a couple 

    $2,000 for children aged 12 to 17 years

    $4,000 for children over 18 years old
    $15,000 for a couple 

    $2,000 for children aged 12 to 17 years

    $4,000 for children over 18 years old

    Business investment under the program

    One way to get an Antigua and Barbuda passport is to invest at least $1,500,000 in a business project. There is the possibility of group investment, but then the total amount must be $5,000,000, and each participant must contribute at least $400,000.

    In Antigua and Barbuda, most of the businesses are related to construction, agriculture and the organization of call centers.

    Individual cost calculation of the Antigua and Barbuda citizenship

    Conclusions on Antigua and Barbuda citizenship and investment program

    The passport of Antigua and Barbuda makes it possible to travel without visas to 150 countries: to any of the Schengen countries, Hong Kong, Singapore and many others. In the UK, you can live almost continuously and enjoy all the benefits that citizens of this country have. Also with the citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda, you can get a US visa for 10 years.

    There are several investment options:

    • a non-refundable contribution — $100,000, 
    • buying real estate — from $200,000, 
    • investing in a business — from $1,500,000.

    You can apply for citizenship for family members right away or add them later.

    Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment

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