ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Background

 

Antigua and Barbuda is located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. To the south are the islands of Montserrat and Guadaloupe, and to the north and west are Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin.

Antigua, the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, is about 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, encompassing 108 square miles.

Barbuda, a flat coral island with an area of only 68 square miles, lies approximately 30 miles due north. The nation also includes the tiny (0.6 square mile) uninhabited island of Redonda, now a nature preserve.

 

The current population for the nation is approximately 68,000 and its capital is St. John's on Antigua.

 

The politics of Antigua and Barbuda take place within a framework of a unitary, parliamentary, representative democratic monarchy, in which the Head of State is the Monarch who appoints the Governor General as vice-regal representative. Elizabeth II is the present Queen of Antigua and Barbuda, having served in that position since the islands' independence from the United Kingdom in 1981. Gaston Browne currently serves as Prime Minister, the Head of Government.

Temperatures generally range from the mid-seventies in the winter to the mid-eighties in the summer. Annual rainfall averages only 45 inches, making it the sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean Islands, and the northeast trade winds are nearly constant, flagging only in September. There is low humidity year-round.

Citizenship

 

The law of the Citizenship-by-Investment Program of Antigua and Barbuda was established in 2013 and provides successful applicants with citizenship in the nation as well as a passport. The passport is internationally recognised including by most Schengen European countries, as well as Canada. The citizenship and passport is obtained in approximately 4 months.

 

This program is based on statute which means the granted citizenship may not be revoked regardless of changes in the governmental executives or policy.

Benefits of Citizenship

 

Personal Freedom

  • Instant and irrevocable citizenship

  • Citizenship and passport in approximately 4 months

  • No need to reside in the country

  • Dual nationality allowed

  • Open to all nationalities

 

Business Opportunities

  • No tax on foreign income

  • Currency pegged to US dollar

  • Duty free trading in the Caribbean

 

Family Security

  • Spouse and children (28 and below) can obtain passports

  • Elderly parents above 58 can also apply as dependents

  • Outstanding lifestyle with a safe environment

Visa Free Travel Countries

  • Instant travel to 130+ countries (click here for list)

  • More countries are constantly added to the visa free list

  • Easy to obtain visas when required

  • List includes Schengen European countries and major countries in Latin America, North America and Asia

Requirements

  • Any person 18+ who makes a qualifying investment and his/her dependents

  • Dependents include:

    • Spouse of main applicant​

    • Child 0-17

    • Child 18-28 in full time study

    • Child 18+ who is physically or mentally challenged, living with and fully supported by the main applicant

    • Parents or grandparents of the applicant/spouse over 58, living with and fully supported by main applicant

Citizenship Routes & Costs

 

Currently, there are three routes to obtain citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda.

 

A. Contribution to the National Development Fund

 

National Development Fund (NDF)

The National Development Fund (NDF) is a non-profit fund that is subject to parliamentary oversight by way of reports to be presented to Parliament in sufficient detail to allow for transparency and accountability. The fund will also be audited by an internationally recognised accounting firm.

It is established under section 42(2) of the Finance Administration Act 2006 for the purpose of funding government sponsored projects, including public-private partnerships and approved charitable investments.

 

Acquisition of citizenship under the NDF investment option requires a contribution to the National Development Fund in the minimum sum of US$100,000 per application. The contribution is in the form of a one-time payment.

 

The primary applicant may include spouse, dependent children and dependent parents over 58 years of age within the application with no additional NDF contribution required, although government and due diligence fees will be payable per each individual which are outlined within the fees section.

 

Upon submission of your application you will be asked to pay the due diligence fees and 10% of the government processing fee. Upon receipt of a letter of approval you will be asked to pay the balance of the government processing fee and your minimum NDF contribution which will be paid separately to the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) escrow account within a 30 day period and the passport fees.

Once received, a certificate of registration of Citizenship will be issued for both the primary applicant and their family members which will be submitted to the passport office with their passport application and any accompanying documentation.

Please contact us if you would like more details including costs of this route.

 

B. Real Estate Investments

It is also possible to obtain citizenship through an investment in an approved project which you must own for at least 5 years. After that point, you are able to sell that investment.

Please contact us if you would like more details including costs of this investment route.

C. Business Investments

It is also possible to obtain citizenship through an investment in an approved business.

Please contact us if you would like more details including costs of this investment route.

Next Steps

If you are interested in learning more about our Antigua and Barbuda program or applying, please contact us by clicking here.

Special Notes

 

​We offer a very specialised and private service for this program. One of our staff will personally go to Antigua and Barbuda both to submit your application, to pick up your passports and deliver them by hand to you.