Benefits in UK universities. Passports for four people cost $100,000.
Visa-free or visa on arrival access to 150 countries
Benefits for children in British universities
No global income, dividends, wealth and inheritance tax
All family members can obtain citizenship within 3 weeks
Possibility to get long-term visas to the USA and Canada
Fully remote procedure
Passport of Antigua and Barbuda can also be obtained by:
|Donation to the Fund||Investment in real estate||Investment in the Fund of University of the West Indies|
|Minimum investment amount||From $100,000||From $200,000||From $150,000|
|Return on investment||No||Yes, 4-6%||No|
|Holding period||None, it's non-refundable contribution||At least five years||None, it's non-refundable contribution|
|Notes||Best option for the family of 4.||For the families of 6. Entitles one of the children included in the application to a year of free tuition at the University of the West Indies.|
Free preliminary background check (due diligence) of an applicant (1 day) and contract signing in one of our offices or remotely. At this stage, it will be sufficient to provide the passport copies of all family members who will be included in the citizenship application.
Result: background check report + signed contract.
PREPARATION OF DOCUMENTS
We receive Police Certificates, fill out government forms, arrange notarization, translation and apostilization of all the necessary documents, and send the package to the Citizenship by Investment Unit of Antigua and Barbuda.
You submit the original documents and sign the forms and other documents that we prepare by ourselves
Result: Confirmation of documents received by the government.
The Citizenship by Investment Unit carries out the processing of the case during the period from 3 to 5 months. Sometimes there are delays of up to 12 months, and additional documents may be requested. A visit to the island is not required.
Result: Approval in principle is issued.
Applicant’s actions: Pay the required amount of investment within a month after the approval is issued.
After paying the investment and fees, our lawyer in Antigua and Barbuda receives a certificate of citizenship by registration along with a passport and sends it either to one of our offices or redirects it to you. The passport is valid for 5 years. We will remind you to renew the passport 6 months prior to its expiration date.
Dr. Bolanle Afolabi
Received an Antigua and Barbuda passport
I am a happy father of four successful children and a soon-to-be grandparent. Our children were raised in the UK, and as destiny would have it, they became British citizens at some point in time.
It was then our turn to become citizens of the world with higher living standards so we can visit our children with minimal restrictions.
We do love traveling. We may have visited over fifty countries. So we exactly know this rustle while making visas and these long delays at some embassies. A passport that does not require a visa to many countries is a true blessing. And an Antigua and Barbuda citizenship is just it.
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We described the procedure of obtaining a Antigua and Barbuda citizenship in every detail, dividing every step into stages, providing examples and photos of all the documents. This articles are also available in video format.
Working parents and married children do not meet the conditions of the Antigua and Barbuda citizenship program.
A passport is issued for a period of 5 years with its subsequent renewal for the same period.
Antigua is the only country in the Caribbean that requires a personal visit to meet the CBI conditions. It’s required to visit the country for 5 days during the first 5 years. Knowledge of language is not required.
Yes, after obtaining citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda each applicant must take an oath of allegiance.
The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda at its meeting held on 11th December 2014, agreed that successful Citizenship by Investment applicants shall not be allowed to change their name via Deed Poll or any other means for the issuance of the Antigua and Barbuda passport.
Visa-free regime with the countries of the Schengen zone (you can stay for 90 days out of 180):
Visa-free travel to the UK (you can stay for 6 months a year):
No additional documents and prior registration required for crossing these borders.
To become a tax resident, you must reside on Antigua and Barbuda for at least 183 days. To obtain this status, it is not necessary to have citizenship of Antigua, but you must have a permanent residence (issued when buying or renting real estate), reside in the country for a month, declare $ 100,000 of annual income, pay a fixed annual fee of $ 20,000.
According to the legislation of Antigua and Barbuda, the participant of the program must own a real estate object for at least 5 years.
Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda can apply for a long-term visa to the United States for the period of up to 10 years, with the right to stay in the country for up to 6 months a year. Visa may be obtained in one of the U.S. consulates.
Confirmation of employment and/or ownership of business is required. The following documents may be requested:
- certificate of salary, dividends received;
- certificate from the tax authorities;
- documents on the sale of real estate or other assets;
- an extract from the brokerage account on the sale of securities or income received;
- sale or gift contract;
- other documents confirming the acquisition of income.
One or several documents can be provided, the checklist is agreed when preparing the case.
It is possible to get a registration address (rental agreement and utility bill), driver's licence without the need of passing an exam if a valid driving license is available (a one-day visit is required), local phone number, social insurance number when you open a local company and payroll.
By providing false information;
Existence of outstanding conviction or criminal proceedings for serious criminal offenses in any country of the world;
If the applicant poses a potential threat to public order, national security or the reputation of Antigua and Barbuda or any other country;
If your application for a visa to a country with which Antigua and Barbuda has a visa-free regime has been denied.
An applicant does not pass a due diligence check and their application for citizenship is rejected. An investor can also be deprived of the citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda if the status was obtained by providing false information, fraud or concealment of actual information.
The capital is St. John's;
Sectors of the economy - offshore business, tourism, agriculture;
Doing Business 2020 ranking - ranked 113 out of 190, according to the ease of doing business.
Antigua and Barbuda is also:
- Member of the British Commonwealth of Nations;
- Member of the Organization of American States;
- Member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States OECS;
- Member of the Caribbean Community CARICOM since July 4, 1974.
The Antigua and Barbuda citizenship-by-investment program is the best option in terms of investment amount for a family up to 4.
According to the official report published in July 2017, the number of issued passports under the CBI program is 2,322.
Passport of Antigua and Barbuda ranks 27th out of 106 in the ranking of the most influential passports of the world.
Antigua welcomes flights from London, New York, Miami, Atlanta, Toronto, Hong Kong, Dubai, Frankfurt, and other big cities. Passengers of yachts and cruise ships can reach Antigua by sea, the island has 6 harbors. The English Harbor and the Falmouth Harbor are major marinas for luxury yachts.
The English Harbor, the heart of yachting, annually hosts such events as the “Antigua Sailing Week”, a classic yacht race, called the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, and yacht show, the Antigua Charter Yacht Show.
By buying Antiguan property you can become a neighbor of a celebrity. There is a high possibility to become a neighbor of media giant Oprah Winfrey, rock musician Eric Clapton, Italy's ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi or Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani by purchasing a luxury real estate on Antigua. Actor Robert de Niro invested a significant amount into real estate on Barbuda.
To obtain citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda, you must meet the requirements set by the government of the country:
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