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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

Antigua and Barbuda is a country in the West Indies in the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands.

Antigua and Barbuda – Quick Facts

  • Capital: St John’s
  • Passport Rank: 27
  • Population: 100,000
  • Language: English
  • Visa Free Travel: 151 Countries

 

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

One of the world’s newest economic programmes, Antigua citizenship by investment program is one of the most cost-effective options for families looking to gain a second citizenship.

To complete the application process and receive the passport, applicants do not need to travel to Antigua as they can complete the whole application from their home country. There is a requirement to spend a minimum of five days in Antigua in a period of 5 years following the approval of your citizenship application.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

Applicant can obtain Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship under following Investment schemes:

Option 1: National Development Funds (Nonrefundable)      

Non refundable contribution (National Development Funds)

Under National Development Funds, applicant can obtain life time citizenship by donating below mentioned amount.

Family Size Contribution
(Non refundable)
Due Diligence Application Processing Passport Fee
Single Applicant $ 100,000 Main applicant: $ 7,500 $30,000 $ 500
Main Applicant +  Spouse $ 100,000 Main applicant: $ 7,500

Spouse: $ 7,500

$30,000 $ 500 each
Main Applicant + Spouse + 2 Dependents $ 100,000 Main applicant: $ 7,500

Spouse: $ 7,500

Dependents b/w 12-17 yrs: $ 2,000

Dependents over 18 & over : $ 4,000

 

$30,000 $ 500 each
Main Applicant + Spouse+ more than 2 Dependents $ 125,000 Main applicant: $ 7,500

Spouse: $ 7,500

Dependents b/w 12-17 yrs: $ 2,000

Dependents over 18 & over : $ 4,000

 

Up to 4 Family Members: $ 30,000

Additional Family Member: $ 15,000

$ 500 each

Option 2: Real Estate Investment

Real Estate Investment ($200,000 /400,000 investment in govt. approved projects)

The applicant is required to purchase either $ 200,000 / $ 400,000 shares in a govt. approved projects. Shares can be sold after 5 years. Applicant can earn guaranteed returns without any ongoing costs.

Family Size Investment Due Diligence Government Fees Passport fee
Single Applicant $ 200,000

(5 yrs Holding Period)

Main applicant: $ 7,500 $ 30,000 $ 500

 

Main Applicant +  Spouse $ 200,000

(5 yrs Holding Period)

Main applicant: $ 7,500

Spouse: $ 7,500

$ 30,000

 

$ 500 each

 

Main Applicant + Spouse + 2 Dependents $ 200,000

(5 yrs Holding Period)

Main applicant: $ 7,500

Spouse: $ 7,500

Dependents b/w 12-17 yrs: $ 2,000

Dependents over 18 & over: $ 4,000

 

$ 30,000

 

$ 500 each
Main Applicant + Spouse+ more than 2 Dependents $ 200,000

(5 yrs Holding Period)

Main applicant: $ 7,500

Spouse: $ 4,000

Dependents b/w 12-17 yrs: $ 2,000

Dependents over 18 & over: $ 4,000

 

Up to 4 Family Members: $ 30,000

Additional Family Member: $ 15,000

$ 500 each

 

** Legal and Professional fee applicable

 

OPTION 3: UNIVERSITY OF WEST INDIES (UWI) FUND

The University of the West Indies Fund (UWI) option is a mechanism for financing UWI’s fourth landed campus.

Applicants to the Citizenship by Investment Programme who choose this option will be required to make an investment of US$150,000 for a family of six (6) or more (i.e. minimum number of persons per application is 6).

Participation in the option will entitle one member of the family to a one year, tuition only, scholarship at the University of the West Indies.

The application process is fairly straightforward and application forms can be obtained from a local Licensed Agent, whom has been licensed by the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU).

Family Size Investment Due Diligence Processing Fees Passport fee
Single Applicant $ 150,000

(Incl. of Processing Fee)

 

Main applicant: $ 7,500 $ 500

 

Main Applicant +  Spouse $ 150,000

(Incl. of Processing Fee)

 

Main applicant: $ 7,500

Spouse: $ 7,500

$ 500 each

 

Main Applicant + Spouse + 4 Dependents $ 150,000

(Incl. of Processing Fee)

 

Main applicant: $ 7,500

Spouse: $ 7,500

Dependents b/w 12-17 yrs: $ 2,000

Dependents over 18 & over: $ 4,000

 

$ 500 each
Main Applicant + Spouse+ more than 4 Dependents $ 150,000

 

Main applicant: $ 7,500

Spouse: $ 4,000

Dependents b/w 12-17 yrs: $ 2,000

Dependents over 18 & over: $ 4,000

 

Additional Family Member: $ 15,000 $ 500 each

** Legal and Professional fee applicable

 

OPTION 4: BUSINESS INVESTMENT

The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) makes recommendation to Cabinet for approval of businesses, whether existing or proposed, for the purposes of investment in business under the Citizenship by Investment Programme.

The two business investment options are:

  • A principal applicant, on his own behalf, makes an investment in an approved business of at least US$1,500,000
  • A minimum of 2 persons to make a joint investment in an approved business totaling at least US$ 5,000,000. Each person is required to contribute at least US$400,000 to the joint investment. An application for Citizenship by Investment may be submitted on his, her or their behalf through an agent.
Family Size Investment Due Diligence Processing Fees Passport fee
Single Applicant $ 1,500,000 (Single Investor) OR $5,000,000 (Joint Investor)

 

Main applicant: $ 7,500 $ 30,000 $ 500

 

Main Applicant +  Spouse $ 1,500,000 (Single Investor) OR $5,000,000 (Joint Investor)

 

Main applicant: $ 7,500

Spouse: $ 7,500

$ 30,000 $ 500 each

 

Main Applicant + Spouse + 4 Dependents $ 1,500,000 (Single Investor) OR $5,000,000 (Joint Investor)

 

Main applicant: $ 7,500

Spouse: $ 7,500

Dependents b/w 12-17 yrs: $ 2,000

Dependents over 18 & over: $ 4,000

 

$ 30,000 $ 500 each
Main Applicant + Spouse+ more than 4 Dependents $ 1,500,000 (Single Investor) OR $5,000,000 (Joint Investor)

 

Main applicant: $ 7,500

Spouse: $ 4,000

Dependents b/w 12-17 yrs: $ 2,000

Dependents over 18 & over: $ 4,000

 

Up to 4 Family Members: $ 30,000

Additional Family Member: $ 15,000

$ 500 each

** Legal and Professional fee applicable

 

BENEFITS OF OBTAINING ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA CITIZENSHIP

  • Visa free travel to 151 countries the including Schengen zone, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore
  • Spouse, dependent children and parents can be included in the application
  • Minimal requirement to visit after Antigua and Barbuda citizenship granted: 5 days in a period of 5 years
  • No English language, No interview requirements
  • No foreign income, capital gains, gift, or inheritance tax

 

WWICS – OFFERING EXPERT GUIDANCE AND ASSISTANCE ON ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

STEP 1: The Client will sign the official Contract with WWICS. Initial Payment needs to be paid at this step.

STEP 2: A preliminary check on Applicant’s profile is processed and an initial Due Diligence Report is provided along with a checklist of necessary documents and application forms.

STEP 3: Client needs to complete the Application forms with the assistance of WWICS. The second payment according to the issued invoice needs to be paid at this step.

STEP 4: Once the forms are completed, the Client’s File will be submitted to the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) for approval.

STEP 5: After submission, we wait to receive the “Approved in Principal” Letter from the Citizenship by Investment Unit.

STEP 6: Once we receive the Approval letter, the Client needs to make the final payment as per the invoice issued.

STEP 7: In case of Real Estate Investment, the Client will receive “Certificate of Naturalization” and “Share Certificate”

STEP 8: Passport Applications will be submitted after the Approvals and Certificates and the Passport will then be issued.

 

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