Citizenship Program Antigua and Barbuda

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The tropical islands of Antigua and Barbuda located in the heart of the Caribbean are the perfect idyllic place rich in vegetation, beautiful beaches, lagoons and abundant vegetation, with a very pleasant and cool weather around the year. Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth state in the Eastern Caribbean with some 365 beaches of clean turquoise waters, the lush tropical islands are an inviting paradise and considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. Antigua and Barbuda are located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, roughly 17 degrees north of the equator. 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.

Temperatures generally range from the mid-seventies in the winter to the mid-eighties in the summer. Annual rainfall averages only 45 inches, making it the sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean Islands, and the northeast trade winds are nearly constant, flagging only in September. Low humidity year-round.

To apply for the Citizenship Program Antigua and Barbuda the applicant has to make a significant economic contribution to the country. The first option is to make a investment of minimum 100,000 USD to the National Development Fund. Second option is a designated investment in officially approved Real Estate with total value of a minimum of 400,000 USD. The investment must be kept for a minimum of five years and might be the case that investors have to pay some additional taxes and fees. Third Option is to make a business investment for Independent Investors or Joint Venture Investors starting with a minimum investment of at least 1,500,000 USD. We will guide you through the whole submitting process for the Citizenship Program Antigua and Barbuda.

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Options

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Options: The investor and family can immediately obtain their passports once their application is approved and the documents are valid for an initial period of five years with the possibility to renew indefinitely. It is not required to permanently reside in the country. Deprivation of citizenship may occur if the citizen does not spend at least 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda during the period of five calendar years after having obtained citizenship and they will not be entitled to repayment of any investment, contribution or purchase price made by them in their original application for citizenship. Furthermore, deprivation of citizenship will occur where such registration as a citizen was obtained by false representation or fraud or wilful concealment of material facts or the person has been convicted in Antigua and Barbuda of an act of treason or sedition.


1. Contribution to The National Development Fund (NDF):
Antigua and Barbuda, effective from Nov 1, 2017 will reduce the NDF investment amount by 50%. Applicants for the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program must make a non-refundable donation to the NDF, with minimum contributions starting at USD 100,000. Families of up to four people also need only contribute USD 100,000, but families of five or more must contribute at least USD 125,000.


Schedule of Fees for single applicant:

  • 100,000 USD = Contribution
  • 50,000 USD = Government Fees
  • 7,500 USD = Due Diligence
  • + Application Fee


Schedule of Fees for a family of up to 4 persons:

  • 100,000 USD = Contribution
  • 50,000 USD + 50,000 USD for spouse = Government Fees
  • 7,500 USD + 7,500 USD for spouse = Due Diligence
  • 2,000 USD per dependent 12-17 = Due Diligence
  • 4,000 USD per dependent 18 and over = Due Diligence
  • + Application Fee


Schedule of Fees for a family with more than 4 persons:

  • 125,000 USD = Contribution
  • 100,000 USD for main applicant, spouse and youngest two dependants. Thereafter 25,000 USD per dependant under18, and 50,000 per dependant aged 18 and over = Government Fees
  • 7,500 USD + 7,500 USD for spouse = Due Diligence
  • 2,000 USD per dependent 12-17 = Due Diligence
  • 4,000 USD per dependent 18 and over = Due Diligence
  • + Application Fee


2. Real Estate investment:
A minimum of USD 400,000 real estate property must be purchased and invested in government-approved shares. The investment must be kept for a minimum of 5 years and might be the case that investors should pay also some additional taxes and fees.


Schedule of Fees for single applicant:

  • 400,000 USD = Investment
  • 50,000 USD = Government Fees
  • 7,500 USD = Due Diligence
  • + Application Fee


Schedule of Fees for a family of up to 4 or more persons:

  • 400,000 USD = Investment
  • 50,000 USD + 50,000 USD for spouse + 25,000 USD for each dependant under 18 + 50,000 USD for each dependant aged 18 and over = Government Fees
  • 7,500 USD + 7,500 USD for spouse = Due Diligence
  • 2,000 USD per dependent 12-17 = Due Diligence
  • 4,000 USD per dependent 18 and over = Due Diligence
  • + Application Fee


3. Business Investment:
The final option available to applicants for citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda is an investment in a business that has been pre-approved by the Cabinet. Approval by the Cabinet follows a recommendation by the ABIA, which in turn makes its recommendation after consulting with the CIU. Applicants may choose to invest as single investors, or together with other investors. As single investors, applicants must invest a minimum of USD 1.5 million. As joint investors, applicants must personally invest a minimum of USD 400,000, but the joint investment as a whole must be of USD 5 million.

Application Fees: Further minor fees such as Official Government Citizenship Application Form, Citizenship Certificate and expedite passport fees are additional and subject to change, therefore prior verification with our company The Consultant Middle East representative is required.

How to apply for citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda?

To apply for Citizenship Program Antigua and Barbuda applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be of a good character with no criminal record, and have good health. An applicant may apply together with his or her spouse and dependent children, and, in some cases, dependant elderly parents or grandparents.

The process of applying for citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda is rigorous and requires diligent preparation in order to gather all the information needed. Application timelines can vary and be difficult to predict, although they usually depend on how easily an applicant can access the required documentation, as well as the complexity of the application as a whole.

The process may be simplified into the following steps:

  1. Application preparation and pre-approval by TCME - The Consultant Middle East
  2. Submission of the application to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda
  3. Government processing of the application and due diligence checks, taking between 4 and 6 months for completion.
  4. Approval in principle.
  5. Investment in a business, purchase of real estate, or donation to the NDF.
  6. Citizenship certificate issued.
  7. Passport application and issuance.

The documentation that you require is as follows:

  • Form AB1 – Citizenship by Investment Application
  • Form AB2 – Photograph and Signature Certificate
  • Form AB3 – Medical Certificate
  • Form AB4 – Investment Confirmation Form
  • Form AB5 – Agent Form
  • Passport Application Forms – (These are available from us)

Furthermore our consultants will guide you through the whole submitting process for the Citizenship Program Antigua and Barbuda.


Why become a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda?

We suggest the Citizenship Program Antigua and Barbuda will offer our customers a lot of benefits.


  • Citizenship for life, with the right to live and work in the country
  • The time frame of precessing application is within 3-4 months.
  • Visa-free travel to 134 countries and territories, including the Schengen Area (EU), the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Singapore
  • No interview and no mandatory travel is required during application process
  • Tax free on worldwide income
  • Dual citizenship is permitted
  • No restriction on the repatriation of profits and imported capital
  • Life in an economically, legally, and socially stable country that belongs to the Commonwealth of Nations, and whose political system is based on the British parliamentary system
  • Life in a tropical paradise, with appealing lifestyle and retirement options
  • Low residency requirement
  • No minimum level of English requirement
  • No previous education or management experience requirement

Tourism continues to dominate Antigua and Barbuda's economy, accounting for nearly 60% of GDP and 40% of investment. The dual-island nation's agricultural production is focused on the domestic market and constrained by a limited water supply and a labor shortage stemming from the lure of higher wages in tourism and construction. Manufacturing comprises enclave-type assembly for export with major products being bedding, handicrafts, and electronic components.

Like other countries in the region, Antigua's economy was severely hit by effects of the global economic recession in 2009. The country suffered from the collapse of its largest private sector employer, a steep decline in tourism, a rise in debt, and a sharp economic contraction between 2009 and 2011. Antigua has not yet returned to its pre-crisis growth levels.

Prospects for economic growth in the medium term will continue to depend on tourist arrivals from the US, Canada, and Europe and could be disrupted by potential damage from natural disasters. The new government, elected in 2014 and led by Prime Minister Gaston Browne, continues to face significant fiscal challenges. The government places some hope in a new Citizenship by Investment Program to both reduce public debt levels and spur growth.

Benefits Overview

Visa Free Travel Passport Costs
to 134 countries after 3-4 months min. 100,000 USD
+ application fee
Location Main City Total area
Southeast Caribbean Sea Saint John´s 448 sq km
Currency Population Coordinates
EC$
(Eastcaribbean Dollar)
approx 68,000 17° 3´ N, 61° 48´ W


Antigua and Barbuda Passport

Antigua and Barbuda passport is issued to citizens of Antigua and Barbuda for international travel. The passport is a Caricom passport as Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Caribbean Community. In 2016, Antigua and Barbuda passport holders enjoyed visa-free access, or visa-on-arrival, to 134 countries and territories, ranking as the 30th best passport in the world. Passport holders may travel to Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK and Europe, among others, with relative ease and without challenging visa requirements. As of June 27, 2017, citizens of Antigua and Barbuda will need a visa to visit Canada. From that date, any existing electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) issued to a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda will become null and void, and affected individuals who had previously been issued an eTA will no longer be able to use that eTA for the purposes of travel to Canada.



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