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About Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign island nation which achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1981 and maintains Elizabeth II as queen and head of state. Antigua and Barbuda remains an integral part of the British Commonwealth of Nations, and is a member of the United Nations, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean states (OECS), among others.

Approximately three and a half hours south of Miami by air, Antigua and Barbuda is located in the Eastern Caribbean and bordered to the north and west by St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Barts, and St. Martin, and to the south by Montserrat and Guadeloupe. With hundreds of white sand beaches and clean turquoise waters, the verdant tropical islands of Antigua and Barbuda are an idyllic paradise and considered to be one of the most beautiful and inviting places in the world for visitors and investors.

Continent

North America

Region

Eastern Caribbean

Capital

St John’s

Population

97,118 (2019)

Total Area

442 km²

Languages

English (official)

Passport Rank

29th (2020)

GDP

$2.4 billion

Currency

East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

Legal Basis

The regulations governing the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program are included in Section 6 of the Citizenship Through Investment Act 2013 (Act No. 2 of 2013) and were amended in 2014.

To qualify for citizenship, the main applicant must be over 18 years of age and meet all the requirements of the application, including being of good character and of sound health.

Benefits

  • VISA-FREE TRAVEL TO 149+ COUNTRIES (including the U.K. and the countries of the Schengen Area)
  • RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT of just 5 days when renewing your passport after 5 years
  • CITIZENSHIP PROCESSING TIME 4-6 months (approximately)
  • No tax on income, capital gains, gifts, wealth and inheritance
  • Citizenship for life for primary applicant and family which can be inherited by descent

Investment Options

There are two ways to obtain citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda:

1. The National Development Fund (NDF) (Non-Refundable)
Contribution to NDF
Single applicant
$100,000
Family of 4 dependent
$100,000
Family of 5 dependent
$125,000
Additional dependent each
$15,000
Additional Government Fees
Main applicant
$30,000
Family of 4 dependent
$30,000
Additional dependent each
$15,000
Due Diligence
Main applicant
$7,500
Spouse
$7,500
Each dependent age 17 or above
$4,000
Each dependent aged 12 to 16
$2,000
2. Real Estate Investment
To qualify for citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda under the Real Estate Option of the Citizenship by Investment Program, an applicant must purchase authorized real estate with the minimum value of
Freeholder property
$ 400,000
Shareholder property
$ 200,000
Additional Government Fees
Family up to 4 dependent
$30,000
Each additional dependent
$15,000
Due Diligence
Main applicant
$7,500
Spouse
$7,500
Each dependent age 17 or above
$4,000
Each dependent aged 12 to 16
$2,000

Citizenship Process

Step 1

World Gate will pre-screen a copy of your passport for government pre- approval. Down payment of World Gate’s professional fees to initiate your application. Response from World Gate in 24-48 hours.

Step 2

World Gate will assist and advise you with the collection of the documents required for the application.

Step 3

Submit your application, pay due diligence fees (10% government fees), and if pursuing real estate option, 10% deposit to reserve your chosen property. This is refunded if your application is not approved by the Antigua and Barbuda government.

Step 4

Due diligence report is issued to the government. Antigua and Barbuda government makes its decision.

Step 5

Once accepted you are expected to pay the NDF donation or if you’ve chosen the real estate option, pay the balance of your purchase as well.

Step 6

The passport and certificate of registration are issued to you via courier.

Visa-Free Countries

* Visa on arrival
** Electronic visa
– The above list includes territories
– The list of countries is subject to change in accordance with each government’s policy

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