About the programme
The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Investment Programme were launched in 2013. An investor can obtains citizenship by making a non-refundable contribution to a government fund or by buying real estate or starting a company. The business must be registered in Antigua and Barbuda.
The programme has several peculiarities. Antigua and Barbuda have the best offer for investors who apply together with their family up to 4 persons inclusive.
The amount of the non-refundable contribution remains the same as for a single applicant 一 a total of $100,000. For families with 6 or more people, the programme offers a separate option – a contribution to the University of the West Indies Foundation. At the same time, the investor’s child will be able to study at the university for free for 1 year. All participants in the programme must spend five days in the country in the first five years after the application is approved.
Participation in the programme takes 3 to 6 months, after which the investor receives the passport.
Benefits of the Antigua and Barbuda Programme
1. Low Investment Cost
An Antigua and Barbuda passport can be obtained for investment from $100,000.
2. Fast processing Time
From 3 to 6 months.
3. Visa-free entry to 151 countries
With an Antigua and Barbuda passport, you can visit 151 countries around the world without a visa, including the European Union, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda can obtain a 10-year visa for the US within two weeks at the nearest consulate.
4. Preferential education
The investor’s children can be educated in the UK on preferential terms because the country is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
5. Tax optimisation
Antigua and Barbuda have no taxes on wealth, inheritance or capital gains. The purchase of real estate and the land is taxed. There is no land ownership licence fee on the purchase of real estate under the citizenship program.
Investment options for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship
1. National Development Fund
The Minimum Investment Amount From USD $100,000, A non-repayable contribution to the National Development Fund. The fund is spent on health, education and agricultural support.
2. Real Estate Investment
Investments in real estate from a list of projects approved by the government. These are five-star hotels, gated resort complexes. The minimum ownership period is 5 years.
In addition to the investment, state fees, administrative fees, Due Diligence and documentation services have to be paid. The total investment for citizenship depends on the composition and age of the family members.
Step to obtain citizenship for Antigua and Barbuda
Step 1: Preliminary Check
A certified Compliance Anti Money Laundering Officer will review the investor’s documents and warn of possible risks.
If issues arise during the review process that may cause the investor’s application to be rejected, we will offer other citizenship programmes for the investment.
Step 2: Entering Into an agreement
If the preliminary check is successful, the investor enters into a cooperation agreement with Taurus International Holding Limited.
Step 3: Documents Preparation
Taurus International Holding Limited prepare the documents for the citizenship application, translate, apostille and complete the government forms. The package includes an individual set of documents for each investor. If necessary, the company’s lawyers prepare an affidavit.
Step 4: Due Diligence at the Antigua and Barbuda Programme department
The process begins when the citizenship application is submitted and takes between 3 and 6 months. Verification takes place remotely, the investor does not need to travel to the country before or after the application is approved.
Step 5: Receiving Citizenship Documents:
When the application is approved, the investor is sworn in at the nearest Antigua and Barbuda Consulate.
Citizenship certificates and passports are collected by the investor at the investor’s preferred address.
Under the terms of the programme, the investor must have visited the country within the first five years 一 spend a minimum of five days there.