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How to get an Antigua and Barbuda passport through investment

Today we will talk about another island state of the Caribbean - Antigua and Barbuda. More precisely, about its attractiveness for obtaining local citizenship. Citizens of almost all countries can apply, except Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, North Korea, Samoli and Sudan.

Benefits of Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship

Why is it so attractive to get an Antigua and Barbuda passport??

  • Visa-free travel within the Schengen area and to the UK will become available. You can travel without a visa to 150 countries: to the UK for up to 180 days, in other states, the time of stay is limited 90 the other day.
  • You can get a B-1/B-2 tourist visa to the United States for a period of 10 years. You can stay in the United States until 180 days: travel, to do business, be treated.
  • You don't have to pay a lot of taxes: from dividends, percent, royalty; no personal income tax, inheritance, salary, capital gain.
  • Investor's family members can also obtain citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda.
  • There are several programs for immigration by investment. Plus special conditions for large families.
  • Citizenship is extremely simplified: You do not need to take a language proficiency test to apply; the application is considered no longer than 3 months, and the total time of the registration procedure does not exceed six months; all documents, except for the passport, issued without personal visits of the investor.
  • First 5 years after obtaining a passport, you need to live in the territory of the state for a short time - only 35 days, which is very convenient for those, who do not yet plan to move to Antigua and Barbuda for permanent residence.

Features of citizenship

Antigua and Barbuda's passport 2022 very attractive for investors, but this citizenship of the Caribbean has its own nuances.

  • There are no agreements on simplified taxes between Russia and Antigua and Barbuda, therefore, a citizen has a double tax liability. But you will have to pay taxes for the most part in the Russian Federation.
  • Antigua and Barbuda charges a government fee for a real estate investment program as well, and under the program of contributions to the National Fund for Transformation. Other Caribbean states only charge fees for real estate purchase programs.
  • If the investor has no family, it is more profitable to apply for citizenship of some other state of the Caribbean.
  • In the programs of other Caribbean states, there is no mandatory condition for visiting them in order to obtain and retain citizenship. It's about Citizenship of Grenada , Dominica, St. Louis, of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Investment options

The Antigua and Barbuda citizenship program itself appeared in 2013 year and includes four types of investments.

Non-refundable contribution to the National Transformation Fund

The most economical option for families up to five people - the cost of the contribution 100 000 $. As the name suggests, fee is non-refundable.

Additional expenses include:

  • Government duty - 30 000 $.
  • Due Diligence (benevolence check) – by 7 500 $ for the investor and his spouse(a), on 2 000 $ for children from 12 to 17 years, on 4 000 $ for adult family members.
  • Other fees - according to 600 $ for each family member.

Buying a property

The investor will have to purchase real estate from the list of objects, approved by the government. The minimum cost of the object - 200 000 $. Money can be returned no earlier than, than five years after the sale of the property.

Additional expenses:

  • Government duty - 30 000 $.
  • Benevolence check - according to 7 500 $ for the investor and his spouse(a), on 2 000 $ for children from 12 to 17 years, on 4 000 $ for adult family members.
  • Other fees - according to 600 $ for each family member.

Contribution to the University of the West Indies Foundation

Another non-refundable contribution. Families can obtain citizenship under this option, in which at least 6 human. One of the family members is younger 29 years can study for free at the University of the West Indies for one year. Contribution amount - 150 000 $.

  • Starting with the seventh family member, the amount of the contribution increases by 15 000 $ per person.
  • Benevolence check - according to 7 500 $ for the investor and his spouse(a), on 2 000 $ for children from 12 to 17 years, on 4 000 $ for adult family members.
  • Other fees - from 3 600 $.

Business investment

The most expensive option. You can invest in business, which is approved by the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda. Minimum amount for individual investment – 1 500 000 $.

There is a possibility of group investment. In this case, the entry amount is from 400 000 $, but the total investment should not be less than 5 million dollars.

Additional expenses:

  • Government duty - 30 000 $.
  • Starting with the fifth family member, the amount of the contribution increases by 150 000 $ per person.

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Who Can Get Citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda

There are certain conditions for the investor and his family members, to obtain Antigua citizenship by investment.

Requirements for the investor:

  • Adult;
  • Has a regular legal income;
  • Has no criminal record or prosecution;
  • No serious illness.

Family members can be listed in one citizenship application. Can apply for citizenship:

  • A woman (husband) investor;
  • financially dependent children 30 years;
  • Fully financially dependent parents and grandparents of the investor and his wife (wife) older 55 years;
  • Investor's unmarried siblings.

How to get citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda without investment

Not all Caribbean states can boast that, that there you can get citizenship without investment, Antigua and Barbuda is a pleasant exception. Can apply for a local passport:

  • Faces, who have worked on the islands for 7 years (or lived 7 years, as tax residents), Citizens of the British Commonwealth receive citizenship automatically after seven years;
  • Faces, born in the territory of the state after 31.10.1981 of the year;
  • Children, born abroad to Antiguans;
  • Wives and husbands of local residents. Living in a marriage is required from 3 years, spouses undergo a thorough check on the fictitious relationship.


Who Can Apply for Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship

Any healthy adult with no criminal record with sufficient income to invest.

How long does it take to apply for citizenship

If there are no unforeseen circumstances, the procedure takes 3-4 months.

Is it possible to return the investment

Can, if you choose a real estate investment program. In this case, business can be sold in five years.

How many years is an Antigua and Barbuda passport issued for?

Initially, the passport is issued for five years., then it can be extended for another five years.

Can I add my relatives to the citizenship program after, how an investor will get a passport

Yes, but for the accession of each family member you will have to pay a fee - from 10 to 50 one thousand dollars.

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