Antigua Second Passport

Citizenship by Investment Program

Welcome to our Antigua and Barbuda Second Passport via Citizenship by Investment Program Resource

Obtaining a second passport to Antigua and Barbuda has been made possible via the Citizenship by Investment Program. Those seeking citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda can now make an investment by means of three available options in order to obtain citizenship.

A second passport can offer a lot in way of convenience for travel, security and exit from unstable home countries some may live in. The investment requirements in order to secure citizenship is Antigua and Barbuda is a small price to pay for the convenience and benefit offered by possessing a secondary passport.

Our website aims to provide some simple information to better educate visitors here to our site of the investment options available along with details on the procedure involved in obtaining citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda.

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Antigua and Barbuda CIP

Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth state consisting of two separate islands in the Eastern Caribbean. The country features beautiful and lush tropical islands, white sand beaches and destinations. The cost of living is affordable with all the conveniences and amenities you'd find in most other Caribbean islands.

Those who hold a passport from Antigua and Barbuda will be able to enjoy visa free travel to about 130 countries which include Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries in the Schengen Area.

The Honourable Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda formed the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) which is directly responsible for processing all applications for agent's licenses.

Antigua and Barbuda Passport

Passports issued to applicants who obtain passports though the Citizenship by Investment Program will have valid passports for a period of 5 years. Eligibility for passport renewal will be subject to the the recipient having spend a total of 35 days in Antigua and Barbuda from the time they obtained citizenship within the 5 year period thereafter. Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda granted citizenship though the Citizenship by Investment Program do not automatically qualify for voting rights in the country.

Investment Options

There are three ways to obtain citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda though the Citizenship by investment program each of which have been elaborated on below:

  1. National Development Fund (NDF) - This is a non-profit fund which under the scrutiny of internationally recognized accounting firm will. Accumulated funds established under the NDF will be used for the purpose of funding government sponsored projects. Citizenship by means of contribution to the NDF will require applicants to make a one time payment of US$250,000*.

  2. Real Estate - Citizenship by means of investment in real estate in Antigua and Barbuda will be an attractive proposition to those seeking to retain a residence or simply looking to invest into the country. This option allows two or more applicants purchasing property in government approved real estate to procure citizenship via the Citizenship by Investment Program. The minimum investment requirement in order to be eligible for the CIP under this option is US$400,000*. Conditions apply in that the property must not be re-sold for a period of 5 years unless an alternate government approved property in Antigua and Barbuda is purchased.

  3. Business Investment - Investment as an individual in the amount of US$1,500,000* in an approved business is another means of qualifying for citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda. As a group investing a minimum amount of investment of US$5,000,000* for two or more persons where each person were to contribute at least US$400,000* is required.

* In addition to all prescribed fees set forth by the Citizenship by Investment Program additional fees including legal and agent fees, due diligence and passport fees are required to be paid in addition to these. For more information with full breakdown of fees please click here to download the fee schedule (in Adobe PDF format).

Getting Started

First things first is planning. You'll need to decide on which option is best for you based on your current situation. If you have no intension on spending time in Antigua and Barbuda then you're likely best off going the NDF donation or Business investment route. If you are going to vacation and spend time throughout the year in Antigua and Barbuda you may be better off going the route of investing in real estate. The market for real estate is rising and over time investment into real estate into the country will likely prove to be a wise investment.

After deciding which investment option is most suitable for you and or your family to move forward you'll need to get in touch with an agency which can assist and help manage most aspects of the process for you. Following the selecting of an agent you'll be instructed to begin the process of collecting all information required and to make a deposit in order to begin the process.

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