Citizenship-by-Investment: Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda offer three different pathways to achieve citizenship-by-investment status. Antigua and Barbuda are comprised primarily of two islands (as well as various other small islands) situated between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of the Leeward Islands. The capital city is St. John’s which is situated on Antigua.
The National Development Fund Option
This citizenship-by investment pathway requires payment of a contribution to the national development fund of Antigua and Barbuda. As at August 2017 the required contributions were:
- US $200,000 for a single applicant or family of 4 or less.
- Otherwise US $250,000 for a family of 5 or more.
The Real Estate Option in Antigua and Barbuda
This citizenship-by investment pathway requires investment in approved real estate to the value of at least US $400,000 per applicant. The property must either be kept for at least 5 years or another approved property purchased.
The Business Investment Option
This citizenship-by investment pathway requires investment in an approved business on Antigua and Barbuda.
- Either the applicant must make a minimum investment of US $1,500,000 or
- two or more applicants must make a minimum investment of US $5,000,000 (subject to a minimum investment per applicant of US $400,000).
Procedure and Timeframes
Government processing fees for citizenship-by-investment on Antigua and Barbuda are approximately US $60,000 per applicant. Reduced fees are payable for children under 18. Timframes are approximately 2-4 months. There are also governmental due diligence requirements.
Key Advantages of Citizenship-by-Investment on Antigua and Barbuda
- No residency requirements.
- Family members can be included
- Visa-free travel to numerous countries with this passport
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More Information about Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda is also called the “Land of 365 Beaches”, referring to the many beaches that the islands have to offer. Beside the two main islands, there are also some smaller islands that belong to this sovereign state in the Americas. The state lies between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, in the middle of the Leeward Islands.
Most of the 102.575 inhabitants live on Antigua. About 91% of the population is Black and Mulatto.
The capital St. John’s is located on Antigua and there is an international airport located about eight kilometers from the capital city. There are flights to North America and Europe.
Since the 1 November 1981, the islands are an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations.
Antigua and Barbuda are a member of the World Trade Organization and of the United Nations.
On Antigua there are a lot of luxury resorts and tourism contributes more than half of the gross domestic product. So the prospect is that the economy will grow as long as the income in the industrialized world grows.
In 2003 with the opening of the American University of Antigua College of Medicine, a new source of income was established. Antigua and Barbuda wants to become the per-eminent provider of medical services of all the Caribbean. That’s why the most technologically advanced hospital of the Caribbean was built. With an average age of 32.5, the population is relatively young.