Antigua & Barbuda
Citizenship by Investment Program
|Estimated Time||2-3 months|
|Passport Fees||US$300 per person|
|Residence Requirements||5 days in 5 years|
|Visa Free Regime||More than 130 countries incl. Canada EU, Schengen Zone, UK & Ireland etc.|
|Nationalities Control||Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Somalia, Yemen (exc. residents in UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, UAE more than 10 years)|
|Passport Validity||5 years|
|Taxes||No foreign income, inheritance tax, gift or capital gains tax.|
|Due Diligence Fees||US$7.500: main applicant
US$7.500: spouse of the applicant
US$2.000: each dependant ages 12 – 17
US$4.000: each unmarried dependant 18 – 25
US$4.000: each elderly dependant parent of the main applicant above 65
US$50.000: main applicant
Government Processing Fees NDF
Government Processing Fees for Real Estate / Business Investment Option
* Subject to increase according to family members. This applies to all local fees.
Real Estate Option
|Investment in Property||
Minimum Investment of US$400.000 on Real Estate government approved projects
Investment of US$1.5 million in a local pre - approved business
Joint investment US$5 million in a local pre approved business with individual investment contribution at least US$400.000
|Official Entity||Contribution to The National Development Fund (NDF)|
US$100.000 Main applicant (NEW)
Family of 4 or less US$100.000 (NEW)
Family of 5 or more US$125.000 (NEW)
The country of 365 beaches
Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth state in the Eastern Caribbean. This archipelagic, twin-island nation is located approximately 250 miles southeast of Puerto Rico. They are the most central of the Leeward Islands chain.
The natural beauty inherent to the islands’ turquoise waters makes it a very sought-after touristic destination, and a prominent hub in the region. The country’s coastline displays exuberant crystalline waters with sandy shores, which has made it known as "the country of 365 beaches".
Having formed part of the British Dominion, Antigua and Barbuda became independent in 1981 inheriting not only the English language, but also the Common Law as legal system.
The main sources of income of the country’s service-based economy are the tourism industry and the financial sector.
As a member country of the United Nations, the British Commonwealth, CARICOM and the Organization of American States (OAS) among other international organizations, Antigua and Barbuda have a prominent international and regional presence, and are fully integrated with the efforts to boost local economies, through improved services.
Advantages of Citizenship by Investment Scheme:
- Dual citizenship privilege
- No permanent residency requirement
- Estimated time 3 – 5 months
- Visa–free regime with Canada and more than 130 countries including EU Schengen Zone, United Kingdom & Ireland
- Inclusion of dependent children under 25 years of age or grandparents over 65 years old
- Small residency requirements (5 days in 5 years)
- No interview requirement
- No obligation to travel during the application process
- Right to live in Antigua & Barbuda and in other Caribbean Community States
- No foreign income, inheritance tax, gift or capital gains tax
Legal Fees: Subject to discussion. Please contact us in order to further advice in connection to the various options and decide the most beneficial alternative for your investment.
*Please note that the Government of the jurisdiction has the right to alter or change any of the above mentioned procedures, criteria or fees since they are all granted under their sole discretion without prior notice.