CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT IN ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
The citizenship by investment programme for Antigua and Barbuda provides a second passport to investors offering visa-free travel to over 130 countries including the UK, EU Schengen zone, Hong Kong and Switzerland. There are several options for investment in gaining citizenship in Antigua. Investors can choose to contribute $100,000 to the Antigua National Development Fund. They can invest $1.5m in establishing a business ($5.0m for two or more investors) or invest $400,000 in a government approved real estate project (can be reduced to $200,000 for connected investors).
Immigration Ways is an authorized representative for the Antigua and Barbuda program and we will provide a copy of our letter of appointment from the government for any potential applicant wishing to work through our company.
The donation option is incredibly popular for families. There are fees and taxes to pay in addition but it remains the most cost-effective Caribbean solution for a full family. Applicants must be of outstanding character, in good health, and with no criminal record. There is no requirement for an interview for the Antigua citizenship programme and in fact, there is no need to travel to the country to complete the application. There is a requirement to reside in Antigua for a minimum period of 5 days during the first five years when the investment must be maintained.
Children and dependents up to age 25 can be included (subject to restrictions), likewise dependent parents over age 65. Antigua has no tax on worldwide income. The government, Professional, and Due Diligence fees apply
The Antigua and Barbuda programme is one of the newest citizenship investment programmes available to investors. Processing of applications is quick, usually, a second passport is obtained within 3-4 months. Applications can only be made through authorized agents.