Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the United Nations, the British Commonwealth, CARICOM and the Organization of American States (OAS) among many other international organizations. Holders of the Antigua and Barbuda passport enjoy visa free travel to approximately 135 countries, including the U.K., Canada, and the countries of the Schengen area.
The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) was established by the Honorable Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and is the Government authority responsible for processing all applications for Agent’s Licenses, and all applications for Citizenship by Investment by applicants and their family.
Key Program Highlights
- Single applicant starts from $200,000.
- 135 Visa-free countries.
- 3-4 months to complete.
- Family qualifies under one investment.
Benefits of Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship
Regulations governing the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship By Investment Program are contained in Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act, 2014. To qualify for citizenship, the primary applicant must be over 18 years of age and meet all application requirements, including being of good character and sound health.
- Straightforward and speedy application process.
- Citizens need to spend 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda over a 5-year period.
- Antigua and Barbuda allows dual citizenship.
- No taxation on worldwide income.
Applicants can pursue three investment routes. Individuals can make a non-refundable contribution to the National Development Fund, invest in an approved Real Estate project or invest in an approved Business. The real estate must be held for a minimum period and can be resold after five years of obtaining legal citizenship.