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Antigua and Barbuda​

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About

Antigua and Barbuda are 2 Caribbean islands located approximately 650km southeast of Puerto Rico. The islands are member of the Commonwealth Realm and holds a population of just 98,000 people. The country is famous for hosting 365 beaches – a different beach for every day of the year.

The citizenship by investment programme for Antigua and Barbuda was established in 2013 and is regulated under the laws contained in the Citizenship by Investment Act.

The donation and real estate investment options are the most popular routes to acquire citizenship.

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Benefits of 2nd Citizenship

Home
No Residency Requirements
Interview
No Interview Requirements
Langauage
No Language Requirements
Citizenship
Dual Citizenship is recognised
Tax Planning
Limited taxation; no wealth, gift, foreign income or capital gains tax
Mobility
Visa free travel to 152 countries including the Schengen region, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore
Home
No Residency Requirements
Interview
No Interview Requirements
Langauage
No Language Requirements
Citizenship
Dual Citizenship is recognised
Tax Planning
Limited taxation; no wealth, gift, foreign income or capital gains tax
Mobility
Visa free travel to 152 countries including the Schengen region, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore

General Requirements

The main applicant must:
  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have no criminal record or be under investigation for a criminal offence
  • Be able to make full investment amount on approval
  • Not have been rejected from a visa from a country that has a visa free travel agreement
    with Antigua & Barbuda. All visa rejections must be disclosed.
  • Must not be found to be involved in any activity which may cause disrepute to Antigua & Barbuda.
  • Should be healthy and not be diagnosed with a contagious disease.
  • Full disclosure must be made on the application forms.
    Any incorrect information or false documentation provided will lead to a rejection.

Investment and Donation Options

Option 1: National Development Fund
Option 1: National Development Fund

A donation to the National Economic Fund is the most affordable route to acquire Antigua and Barbuda citizenship. The fund is designed to finance government sponsored projects with detailed reports presented in Parliment to allow for transparency and accountability.

National Development Fund​
Family of 4

Main Applicant

(Can apply with up to 3 dependents) 

US $100,000

Family of 5

Main Applicant

(Applying with over 3 Dependents)

US $125,000

Processing Fee​

Main Applicant

(Can apply with up to 3 dependents)

US $30,000

Each Additional Applicant

US $15,000 

Due Diligence Fee​

Main Applicant

US 7,500

Main Applicant & Spouse

US $15,000

Each Additional Dependent

Age 18 and over: US $4,000

Age 12-17: US $2,000

Under 12s: nil

Eligibility of Dependents:

  • Children under the age of 18 of the main applicant or spouse.
  • Children between the ages of 18-30 who are fully supported by the main applicant.
  • A child of the main applicant or spouse who is physically or mentally challenged. The
    child should be fully supported by the main applicant.
  • Parents or grandparents of the main applicant or spouse above the age of 55 living with and fully supported by the main applicant.
  • A parent of any age who is physically or mentally challenged and is fully supported by the applicant.
  • An unmarried sister or brother of the applicant who is below 18 years of age and has received the consent of their parent or guardian to make an application for citizenship by investment.
Option 2: University of the West Indies (UWI) Fund
Option 2: University of the West Indies (UWI) Fund

This fund is financing the construction of a fourth campus at the University of the West Indies. This route is ideal for families who have more than 6 members. A donation of $150,000 will be applicable for this citizenship route. One family member will be entitled to one year free tuition at the university.

National Development Fund
Family of 6

Family of 6

US $150,000

Processing Fee

Family of 6

US $0

Each Additional Dependent
after the 6th Family Member

US $15,000

Due Diligence Fee

Main Applicant

US 7,500

Main Applicant & Spouse

US $15,000

Each Additional Dependent

Age 18 and over: US $4,000

Age 12-17: US $2,000

Under 12s: nil

Option 3: Real Estate Project
Option 3: Real Estate Project

An applicant will qualify for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship through real estate projects. The main applicant must invest at least $200,000 and keep the real estate for atleast 5 years following the grant of the citizenship.

Real Estate
Family of 4

Applicant applying with any number of Dependents

US $200,000

Processing Fee

Up to a family of 4

US $30,000

Each Additional Dependent

US $15,000

Due Diligence Fee

Main Applicant

US 7,500

Main Applicant & Spouse

US $15,000

Each Additional Dependent

Age 18 and over: US $4,000

Age 12-17: US $2,000

Under 12s: nil

Option 4: Business Investment
Option 4: Business Investment

An applicant will qualify for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship through an investment in exisiting or proposed businesses. The main applicant must invest at least $1,500,000.

Business Investment
Family of 4

Applicant applying with any number of Dependents

US $1,500,000

Processing Fee

Up to a family of 4

US $30,000

Each Additional Dependent

US $15,000

Due Diligence Fee

Main Applicant

US 7,500

Main Applicant & Spouse

US $15,000

Each Additional Dependent

Age 18 and over: US $4,000

Age 12-17: US $2,000

Under 12s: nil

Timeline and Process

Initial Contact

The team will conduct an initial due diligence check on each applicant to assess their suitability for the chosen programme.
A passport copy and utility bill will be required from each applicant.

1
Client Boarding Process
A contract between AIM Capital Partners and the client will be signed.
2
Document Checklist

Applicants will be required to provide the requested documentation and complete all application forms . A document checklist will be shared with the main applicant.

3
Application submitted to the Citizenship Unit

AIM Capital Partners will submit your application to the Citizenship Unit once all documentation is in order. The main applicant must pay the required fees at the submission stage. A fee breakdown will be provided in the contract during Stage 1. Within 1-2 weeks, AIM Capital Partners will receive a submission acknowledgement letter from the citizenship unit.

4
Due Diligence Process

The government and several due diligence agencies will conduct comprehensive due diligence on each applicant. This process will take approximately 3-4 months

5
Approval or Rejection

The citizenship unit will issue an approval letter providing the applicants pass the due diligence checks.

6
Approval in Principle

The citizenship unit will issue the citizenship certificates upon receipt of the investment funds. The passport office will thereafter issue the passports of the applicants.

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