ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
Citizenship by investment
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About the program
The Antigua and Barbuda Government launched the citizenship by investment program in 2013, making it one of the newer Caribbean programs.
To be able to apply for this program you should be at least 18 years of age, in good health, and without a criminal record. Unlike other Caribbean programs, as a future citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, you are required to reside at least 5 days within the first 5 years to retain your citizenship. Within this visit, you and any dependents above 18 years are also required to complete the oath of allegiance ceremony.
Additionally, you are required to make a non-refundable donation to the National Development Fund or make an investment in government-approved real estate projects.
Visa-free access to the Schengen States, UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong & most British Commonwealth member countries.
Guaranteed by law
The program is based on the law & is guaranteed by the government since 2013.
Designed to be a smooth and straightforward process with a timeframe of 6 months to your new citizenship.
Antigua & Barbuda has no taxes on worldwide income, capital gains, dividends, gift, wealth and inheritance.
Minimal residency required
A 5-day physical residency is required over the five-year period. (This requirement could be satisfied all at once or in parts.)
Dual Citizenship permitted
There is no need to renounce your current citizenship(s), and your home authorities are not notified of your new citizenship.
Steps to Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship
Savory & Partners will pre-screen your passport copy for government pre-approval. A down payment of the professional fees is required to open your application. The response is in 24-48 hours.
Savory & Partners’ professional team will assist and advise you with the collection of the documents required according to the Government checklist.
Your application is then submitted together with the due diligence fees. If taking the real estate option, a reservation of your chosen property must be made at this time. The real estate investment is fully refundable should your application not get approved.
The due diligence report is issued to the government. The government makes its decision on the granting of Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship.
Once accepted you are invited to pay the NDF donation, or if taking the real estate option, pay the balance of your purchase.
A citizenship certificate and passport are issued in your name. The balance of the professional fees is then paid.
- donation to a
- government fund
- (minimum investment)
- real estate
Main applicant requirements
- 18+ years of age
- Good health
- No criminal record
- Successfully pass due diligence checks
- Receive approval by the Government
- Confirmed investment sources
- Reside for five days within 5 yeards from the naturalization
- Spouse of the main applicant
- Adult children (biological or adopted) under 28 years of age
- Parents above 58 years of age