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Antigua and Barbuda

Citizenship-by-Investment Program
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Overview

In 2013, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda created a Citizenship by Investment Program to attract investors of good character. These investors would make a substantial contribution to Antigua and Barbuda, thereby channeling capital into national development. The Citizenship by Investment Program allows applicants to become citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, with a minimal residency requirement. Once Citizenship is granted, passports may be easily obtained.

Applicant Criteria

• Must be at least 18 years old
• Applicants must make a qualifying investment in Antigua and Barbuda:
 - Minimum $200,000 USD one-time contribution to the National Development Fund (discounted until May 1, 2016); or
 - Minimum $400,000 USD investment in a government-approved real estate project (held for at least 5 years); or
 - Minimum $1,500,000 USD investment in an eligible business
  (or minimum $5,000,000 USD split between multiple investors with a minimum of $400,000 USD investment per person).
• Applicants must pass a due diligence examination
• Must have no criminal record
• Must pass a medical examination
• Must spend at least 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda in the 5 years following citizenship issuance

Schedule of Government Fees

  • Government fee – Principal applicant $50,000 USD
  • Government fee – Spouse $50,000 USD
  • Government fee – Dependent child aged 0-11 $25,000 USD
  • Government fee – Dependent child aged 12-17 $25,000 USD
  • Government fee – Dependent child aged 18-25 $50,000 USD
  • Government fee – Dependent parent aged over 65 $50,000 USD
  • Due diligence fee – Principal applicant $ 7,500 USD
  • Due diligence fee – Spouse $ 7,500 USD
  • Due diligence fee – Dependent child aged 0-11 $ 0 USD
  • Due diligence fee – Dependent child aged 12-17 $ 2,000 USD
  • Due diligence fee – Dependent child aged 18-25 $ 4,000 USD
  • Due diligence fee – Dependent parent aged over 65 $ 4,000 USD
  • Passport fee – each person $ 300 USD

Benefits

  • Citizenship in a British Commonwealth Country
  • Antigua and Barbuda recognizes dual citizenship and does not require people to renounce their current citizenship
  • Antigua and Barbuda passport holders enjoy visa-free travel to many countries
  • Having a second citizenship may allow children to avoid military service in their home country
  • Off-shore bank accounts, investments, and companies provide unique opportunities for business and tax planning
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