Normally, the process takes from 3 to 5 months. It’s obligatory to visit the country for 5 days during the first 5 years. Investors must meet the following criteria:
Absence of sanctions, restrictions or bans on entry to EU countries, the USA, the UK and Canada
Absence of a criminal record and criminal proceedings for serious crimes
Ability to confirm the legality of the source of income
Impeccable personal and business reputation
Good health condition
Children under 30 years old
Children, regardless of age, having a mental or physical disability
Parents or grandparents of the main applicant and/or spouse 55 years and older
Single siblings of the main applicant or his/her spouse
Future spouse of the main applicant or his/her dependent child
Future children of the main applicant or future grandchildren
No global income, dividends, wealth and inheritance tax
All family members can obtain
Visa-free or visa on arrival access to more than 151 countries
Information on obtaining citizenship is not disclosed to third parties
No requirement to reside in the country
Possibility to get long-term visas to USA and Canada
Parents (58 and older) and children (up to 28) can obtain citizenship together with an investor
No need to visit the island during application process
To obtain citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda, you must meet the requirements set by the government of the country:Show more ∨
$100.000 — a minimum non-refundable contribution
Examples of calculations:
For 1 applicant - $ $137 500
For a family of four - $153 900
$200.000 — a minimum investment in a real estate project approved by the government
Examples of calculations:
For 1 applicant - $237 500
For a family of four - $253 900
A minimum investment – $150 000
!IMPORTANT: this is a time-limited option.
Examples of calculations:
For 1 applicant - $157 500
For a family of four - $173 900
The following steps are described for reference purpose only. The main thing that we want to underline is that Migronis takes care of the preparation and submission of your case. You only need to provide the original documents. We will do all the paperwork ourselves.
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 of the stage: background check report + signed contract.
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 of the stage: 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 of the stage: 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 where we give it to you, or sends it to you directly. Passport is valid for 5 years. We will remind you to renew the passport 6 months prior to its expiration date.
Obtaining a driver's license in Antigua and Barbuda, Utility bill, local phone number, as well as other documents.
Replacement and restoration of a passport within 7-14 days in case of its loss/damage/expiration without your visit to the island.
Registration of a company and opening an account at a local bank. It’s required to visit Antigua and Barbuda in order to open an account and obtain a driver's license.
You pay only after your case is approved and you’ve obtained your citizenship. Payment can also be made through world-renowned escrow agents. In this case, all funds shall be kept on the agent’s account until you receive citizenship.
In Antigua and Barbuda, it is very important to have a local certified specialist who understands the local specifics of work. We work without intermediaries and therefore are responsible for the results.
Our offices are located in different time zones, so we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Want to see for yourself? Send us a message online or call us now.
Apart from obtaining a passport, we can help you get a driver’s license, registration address (utility bill), local telephone number. We can also help you open a bank account and register a company.
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. Our partner on the island controls the process over there and receives passports afterwards. Your participation is kept to a minimum: you only provide the original documents, make the necessary payments and sign the forms.
Our lawyers are based both in the CIS countries and in the countries where we apply for citizenship and residency.
We start working on a case only if we 100% sure we can help a client obtain citizenship or residency. For this purpose, we conduct a preliminary background check (due diligence), submit a report and our recommendations. Only after that we sign the contract and proceed with the case.
In order to implement the post-paid service mechanism, we have perfectly adjusted our internal processes. Our goal is to provide the service within the shortest possible time and with a successful result, because only in this case we will get our service fees. On the average, the preparation of documents takes from 5 to 25 days.
We have extensive experience and honestly talk about both successful cases and difficult situations on our blog. We do not recommend programs that do not function well (for example, in Bulgaria), or offer overvalued real estate to obtain citizenship (most of the projects on the islands).
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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.
GDP 2017 - $ 1,52 billion (increased by 4.38% if compared to $ 1,46 billion in 2016);
Population - 94,883 (as of 2018);
The capital is St. John's;
Sectors of the economy - offshore business, tourism, agriculture;
Doing Business 2017 ranking - ranked 107 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.