Antigua & Barbuda
ABOUT ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
The tropical islands of Antigua and Barbuda are located in the heart of the Caribbean, to the south are the islands of Montserrat and Guadaloupe, and to the north and west are Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin.
Known as the “Island of Beaches” Antigua & Barbuda are surrounded with pristine beaches of clean turquoise waters, soft breezes, and a protective, nearly unbroken wall of coral reef which makes tourism its key industry.
Antigua, the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, it is about 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, encompassing 108 square miles, Barbuda is a flat coral island with an area of only 68 sq miles.
The current population for the nation is approximately 68,000 and its capital is St. John’s on Antigua. The currency is East Caribbean Dollar which is pegged to the US Dollar.
Elizabeth II is the present Queen of Antigua and Barbuda, having served in that position since the islands’ independence from the United Kingdom in 1981.
The Island is internationally famous for its yachting and sailing destination and provisioning centre.
During Antigua Sailing Week, at the end of April and beginning of May, the annual world-class regatta brings many sailing vessels and sailors to the island to play sports.
Explore more about the stunning Islands of Antigua & Barbuda. Watch the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism video to find out all about what the country has to offer.
CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT
The Citizenship-by-Investment Program of Antigua and Barbuda was established in 2013.
The regulations regarding Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda are contained in Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act, 2014.
This legislation allows investors to qualify for citizenship, providing they meet the application requirements.
The Program currently offers 3 types of investment methods in return for fully irrevocable citizenship for the investor and their family.
REAL ESTATE OPTION
An investment of at least US$400,000 into one of the approved real estate projects, to be held for a minimum period of 5 years.
Two (2) applications from related parties can make a joint investment, with each applicant investing a minimum of US$200,000.
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND OPTION (NDF)
Applicants can choose to make a minimum contribution of US$100,000 USD for a family of up to 4 members to the National Development fund. In addition to government and due diligence fees.
BUSINESS INVESTMENT OPTION
Where a person proposes to make an investment in an approved business of at least US$1,500,000 on their own behalf. Or at least two persons make a joint investment in an approved business totaling at least US$5,000,000, and each of those persons individually contributes at least US$400,000
Additional Fees to Consider
Government Processing fee
$30,000 for a family of up to 4,
$15,000 per each additional dependent
Due Diligence fee
$7,500 for the main applicant
$7,500 for a spouse
$2,000 for child 12-17yrs
$4,000 dependents 18yrs+
$300 per person
Government Fees for Real Estate
$30,000 USD for a family of 4,
$15,000 for any additional dependents
- Minimum investment $100,000 for a family of up to 4
- Law based irrevocable citizenship
- Citizenship & passport in 3 months
- Visa-free travel to 150 Countries and territories including UK, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, and more.
- You are entitled to apply instantly
- Passport globally ranked 27
- No need to reside in the country (the investor is however required to travel to the country for 5 days within the first 5 years)
- Multi & dual nationality allowed
- No tax on foreign income, inheritance, gift, or capital gains tax
- Wife and children below 29 obtain citizenship within the same application.
- Elderly parents above 55 and unmarried siblings can also apply as dependents
After we receive clearance of an internal due diligence check the client is required to pay 50% of the initial retainer fee (variable depending on the size of the family)
Upon receipt, a KCS advisor will provide guidance and assistance in preparing all relevant documents for the citizenship application.
Once the file is complete and has been fully reviewed, the remaining 50% of the retainer fees along with the due diligence fees and 10% of the Government Fees will be payable.
If the real estate option is chosen, an initial deposit of approximately 10% (depending on the developer) will be required in order to reserve the investment.
The file is sent to Antigua for processing.
The Government will release the results of the background check, along with approval pending final payment.
For the Real Estate option, the balance is payable.
For the NDF option, the contribution is now due.
Certificate of Naturalization is issued.
Passport is issued and handed over.
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