0:00 – Introduction
In this video, we will introduce the Antigua and Barbuda program for obtaining a citizenship through investment. This is also known as a citizenship by investment program.
We will guide you through the main requirements, costs, steps and benefits of obtaining a second passport.
At the end of this video, we will also answer the most frequently asked questions about this program.
0:27 – About the Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program
The Antigua and Barbuda Government launched the citizenship by investment program in 2013, making it one of the newer Caribbean programs.
To be able to apply for this program you should be at least 18 years of age, in good health, and without a criminal record. Unlike other Caribbean programs, as a future citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, you are required to reside at least 5 days within the first 5 years to retain your citizenship.
Within this visit, you and any dependents above 18 years are also required to complete the oath of allegiance ceremony.
Additionally, you are required to make a non-refundable donation to the National Development Fund or make an investment in government-approved real estate projects.
1:13 – Investment Options for the Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program
To qualify for the Antigua & Barbuda CBI program there are two investment options to choose from:
The first option is a minimum, non-refundable contribution of 100,000 USD to the National Development Fund.
The second option is a minimum investment of 200,000 USD into a government-approved real estate project. The property may be re-sold after the required holding period of 5 years.
In addition to the minimum investment, there are government processing fees and professional fees that apply to both options.
To get the updated and detailed costs, you can book a free consultation with one of our expert consultants by applying on our website.
1:58 – The process of obtaining Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment
The process of obtaining the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment consists of 5 steps over a period of 4 to 6 months.
Step 1, we will do an initial background check to make sure you are qualified to apply to the program. If you pass the qualification process, a down payment of our professional fees is required to start working on your application and move to the next step.
Step 2, our team will assist you with the collection of all documents required by the government.
Step 3, once the documents are collected, we will submit your application, and at the same time, you are required to pay the government fees. If you decided to invest in real estate, a reservation of your chosen property must be made at this time.
Step 4, once the government has approved your application, you are invited to pay the non-refundable contribution or finalize your property purchase.
Step 5, your citizenship certificate and passport are issued by the government. At this time, the balance of our professional fees will be settled, and your new citizenship documents will be delivered to you.
3:05 – Benefits of Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment.
As a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda you are entitled to visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel to over 145 countries and territories including Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Schengen Area and the United Kingdom.
Antigua and Barbuda imposes no tax on worldwide income, capital gains, dividends, gifts, wealth and inheritance.
Additionally, the country allows multiple citizenships, so there is no need to renounce your current citizenship.
3:44 – Frequently Asked Questions about the Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program
1. Can I include my family?
Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application or add them after you have obtained your citizenship for an additional fee. A qualified family member can be a child not older than 18 years, a child up to 28 years old that is currently enrolled in an educational institution, a spouse, and parents above the age of 65.
2. Are there any interviews, language tests, or work experience requirements?
The Antigua and Barbuda Government does not require you to pass any interviews, language tests or have previous work experience to be able to apply for this program.
3. What if I get rejected?
Savory & Partners will assess your eligibility before submitting your application. Anything that might cause issues in the process will be explained to you before any action is taken. Once your file is submitted, the Government will conduct their own assessment. Please note that you do not pay the investment amount until your application is approved.
4. Can I apply for the program to the Government directly?
The Government does not accept direct applications. You can only apply through a Government Approved Agent like Savory and Partners.