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About Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program
The citizenship by investment program in Antigua & Barbuda is a simple and direct route for investors to gain second citizenship through investment for themselves as well as their qualifying family members.
The program is direct, quick, and transparent. Investors can choose to either invest in contributing to government development funds or purchasing real estate in some of the most breathtaking resorts in the touristic country of Antigua & Barbuda.
Reach Immigration is authorized by the government of Antigua & Barbuda to promote the program and provide consultation on the best investment option as well as the requirements of the program.
Benefits Of Obtaining Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship And Passport By Investment
The Antigua & Barbuda citizenship by investment program offers many benefits, with the most prominent of them being:
- Citizenship and passports for the main applicant and qualifying family members which include parents and grandparents as well as siblings, and it can be extended to future spouses and children of dependents.
- The Antigua & Barbuda passport offers visa-free entry to more than 150 destinations worldwide
- No physical presence required to get the citizenship and passport
- Receipt of citizenship & passport within three to six months of application
- No requirement of language, education, or experience needed for applicants or their family members
- The program offers options for investors to diversify their assets in the form of real estate investments in one of the world’s most tourist countries
Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Qualifications & Requirements
The requirements of the Antigua & Barbuda citizenship by investment program are quite simple, and they include the following:
Main Applicant Requirements
- Be of at least 18 years of age
- Have no criminal record.
- Provide evidence of the availability of funds for investment
- Have not been denied a visa to a country of which Antigua & Barbuda enjoys visa-free travel treaty
Spouse and Dependents requirements
- The current spouse of the main applicant to be over the age of 18.
- The children of the main applicant or his/her spouse to be under 31 years of age and financially dependent on the main applicant.
- The parents or grandparents of the main applicant or his/her spouse to be 55 years of age or above and financially dependent on the main applicant.
- Unmarried siblings of the main applicant, or of his/her spouse can be included in the application regardless of age.
Cost Of Obtaining Antigua and Barbuda Passport
There are several investment options available to acquire the citizenship and passport of Antigua and Barbuda which are the following:
- National Development Funds: this is a contribution investment for the amount of USD 100,000 covering a family up to 4 members or USD 125,000 covering a family of 5 and more.
- Real estate Investment: In a government-approved real estate project, the investor invests in real estate with a value not less than USD 400,000. Still, the investor with another investor can make a joint ownership to one real estate with each investing at least USD 200,000.
- University of West Indies Fund: this is a contribution investment created for big families, of which the investor finances the university to build their campus in Antigua and Barbuda. At an amount of USD 150,000, a family of at least 6 members can acquire the citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda.
Other fees apply that include government processing fees and background checks on applicants.
Process And Steps To Obtain Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship And Passport
- Step one: Preparation of documentation and compiling the file
- Step two: Submission of the file to the government of Antigua & Barbuda
- Step three: Receipt of approval from the government of Antigua & Barbuda
- Step Four: Transferring investment amount (either contribution or real estate investment)
- Step five: Receipt of citizenship certificates and passports
Reach Immigration’s status as a licensed authorized representative of the Antigua & Barbuda citizenship by investment program; we are in pole position to offer a large variety of services to our clients, the main of them being:
- Provide consultation on the best investment option that brings the best value for each client depending on their needs
- Compiling and submission of the file as the client’s chosen representative
- Revising any sales & purchase agreement if the client opts for real estate investment
- Follow up on application status and any further requirements
- Provide consultation for adding family members after the main applicant’s receipt of citizenship
- Provide consultation of laws and regulations of the program
Do I have to reside in Antigua & Barbuda to obtain citizenship by investment?
No. There is no requirement for physical residence to obtain citizenship under the program’s regulations
Do I need to give up my original citizenship when I acquire Citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda?
Antigua and Barbuda allows dual citizenship.
Do I get my investment back if I do not get approved?
The investment amounts are not paid unless your application is approved. Except some of the payments that would be made at the beginning of the application such as the Due diligence fees are non refundable.
Can I add my dependent children after applying for citizenship?
yes, whether existing dependents or newborn children, they all can be added through a new application with certain fees, as long as they meet the definition of dependents.
What are the additional benefits I can get if investing in the University Fund?
Investing in the University of West Indies Fund entitles one family member to a one-year scholarship on tuition at the University of West Indies.
Where is Antigua and Barbuda located?
Antigua and Barbuda is located in the Caribbean region, 80 km east of Saint Kitts and Nevis, and 80 km north of the French island of Guadeloupe. The country consists of two main islands, the largest, Antigua, and to the south of it is the smaller island of Barbuda, in addition to a number of smaller islands. The total area of the country is 442 square kilometers, and its topography is characterized by a diversity of mountains, water areas, and beaches that extend along the two islands, with the highest peak at Mount Boji, which reaches 402 meter above sea level. Antigua and Barbuda's climate is classified as tropical, hot and humid all year round, with an average precipitation of 990 milliliters.
What is the strength of an Antigua and Barbuda passport?
Antigua and Barbuda passport is currently ranked 32nd according to the Reach Immigration Passport Index, providing access to 150 destinations around the world and is considered one of the most desirable passports as it gives its holder the highest degrees of mobility between various destinations.
What countries does the passport of Antigua and Barbuda allow you to enter without a visa?
Antigua and Barbuda passport allows entry to 119 countries without a visa, according to Reach Immigration Passport Index, and the countries were distributed as follows: Europe: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, France, Finland, French Guinea, French Polynesia, French Indies, Germany, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kiribati, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Reunion, San Marino , Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican. Americas: Anguilla, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire Saint Eustatius and Saba Country, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Island, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador , Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niue, Panama, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Vanuatu, Venezuela. Asia: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Uzbekistan. Africa: Botswana, Eswatini, Gambia, Jamaica, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
What countries does the passport of Antigua and Barbuda allow you to enter with a visa on arrival?
Antigua and Barbuda passport allows entry to 31 countries with a visa on arrival according to Reach Immigration Passport Index, and the countries were distributed as follows: Europe: Armenia, Bolivia, Palau. Americas: Samoa, Saint Helena Island. Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Iran, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Nepal, Solomon Islands, East Timor, Tuvalu. Africa: Cape Verde, Comoros, Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo.
Does Antigua and Barbuda passport allow you to enter China?
No, China is not among the countries that the passport of Antigua and Barbuda allows entry without a visa.
Does Antigua and Barbuda passport allow you to enter Canada?
No, Canada is not among the countries that the passport of Antigua and Barbuda allows entry without a visa.
Are there any tax obligations after I acquire Antigua and Barbuda citizenship?
One of the advantages of Antigua and Barbuda citizenship is that there are no property taxes, or on your capital gains , or even inheritances when you become a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda.
Does your company services provide Antigua and Barbuda passport renewal upon expiry date?
Yes, you can renew your Antigua and Barbuda passport upon expiry through the services provided to you by Reach Immigration.
How much will it cost to obtain Antigua and Barbuda citizenship?
Investment amounts vary from one investment path to another in addition to the number of family members that will be added to the application. In general, the investment amount starts from $100,000 USD, in addition to government fees, processing fees, and others.
What is the validity period of an Antigua and Barbuda passport?
Antigua and Barbuda passport is generally valid for up to 5 years from the date of issuance.
Which family members can be added to the application for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship?
Family members who may be included are the spouse of the main applicant, all dependent children under the age of 31, dependent siblings regardless of age or proof of dependency, and parents and grandparents over the age of 55.
Is there an investment option that is better than another that gives me an advantage in getting my application approved?
The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program offers several options: - Real estate investment with a value starting from $200,000 USD. - A non-refundable financial contribution to the National Development Fund, starting at $100,000 USD or more. - A financial contribution to the University of the West Indies of $150,000 USD. All options are approved for granting citizenship, the important thing is to meet the investment requirements and qualifications that entitle you to obtain citizenship.
Can Antigua and Barbuda citizenship be passed down to future generations?
Yes, Antigua and Barbuda allows its citizenship to be passed on to future generations after you have been granted citizenship.
Can I apply for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship myself?
No, you must submit your application through an authorized agent, as applications for citizenship must be dealt with by certain specialists who have experience and are recognized by the government of the country.
Can I add dependents after obtaining Antigua and Barbuda citizenship?
Yes, you can add dependents who were present at the time of your application, as well as new dependents after obtaining citizenship.
In case of divorce or separation of parents, is the consent of one of the parents required when adding children to an Antigua and Barbuda citizenship application?
Yes, the consent of the parents must be obtained for the children to enter the application, unless one of the parents has full custody of the children and therefore no approval from the other party is required.
Can the applicant add all his wives in one application if he is married to more than one?
The main applicant can only add one wife to the application, regardless of whether that wife is the first wife or not.
Is it allowed for the applicant to add all his children if he is married to more than one wife?
Yes, all children of the main applicant from all wives can be added as dependents in the application.
Can a married person who obtained a divorce after obtaining the citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda be granted citizenship if he decides to remarry?
Yes it is possible, once the applicant remarries he/she can grant Antigua and Barbuda citizenship to his/her spouse.
Can I renew my passport after I sell the investment property I purchased as an investment option for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship?
The passport obtained by real estate investment can be renewed like any other citizen, but must keep the property for 5 years.
Can a person without any nationality (e.g. Bidoon) apply for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship?
Yes, but it must be ensured that the applicant can obtain documents from the relevant authorities.
Are there countries whose nationals are prohibited from applying for the citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda, and what are the conditions for them to be accepted?
Yes, you are prohibited from applying for citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda if you hold the nationalities of Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan, or if you hold a visa denied by any of the countries in which Antigua and Barbuda has a Treaty of No Entry visa. However, your application can be accepted if the following conditions are met: You must have lived or resided outside the prohibited country for 10 years. You do not have assets (shares) of significant value in the prohibited country. You have not carried out any work or activity in the mentioned jurisdictions.
Is there a specific age limit for newborns to be added to the application?
No, children born or adopted after obtaining citizenship can be registered at all times.
How long does it take to obtain Antigua and Barbuda citizenship?
The process usually takes between three to six months from the date of application.
Am I entitled to keep my original nationality if I acquire Antigua and Barbuda citizenship?
Yes, Antigua and Barbuda allows you to have more than one nationality, and we recommend checking the laws of your country of origin.
Do I need to conduct a security check for my children when submitting the application?
Security checks are required for applicants aged 16 and over.
Can I add my married brother to the application for the citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda and I am the breadwinner for him?
No, siblings are required to be added to the application for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship to be unmarried, childless, and dependent by the main applicant regardless of age.
Do I get health and education insurance in European countries after obtaining the citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda?
No, the Antigua and Barbuda passport gives you free entry only to some countries of Europe without a visa.