The benefits of Antigua and Barbuda citizenship
World income, as well as wealth and inheritance, are tax exempt in the jurisdiction of Antigua and Barbuda.
Dual citizenship may be used as an integral part of tax planning and asset protection strategies.
The citizens of Antigua and Barbuda have a privilege of visa-free entry to more than 150 countries including Schengen States, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong.
There have been good perspectives to obtain E2 visa for the United States and a long stay visa for Canada.
The procedure of granting citizenship is done under strict confidentiality.
Investors and their family members are absolutely free in their choice of domicile.
No need for a personal visit to Antigua and Barbuda until the verification process is over.
The whole process of granting citizenship takes about 3 up to 5 months.
Investor family members: spouse, children under 28 years old, children dependent on parents regardless of age, parents of both spouses over 58 years old receive citizenship along with the main Applicant. Citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda is inherited.
The framework for Antigua and Barbuda economic citizenship
Donation to the National Development Fund (NDF)
Investor: 100,000 $ + 25,000 $ government fees for the main applicant
Family up to 4 persons:
100,000 $ + 25,000 $ government fees for the main applicant + 0 $ for the spouse + two additional dependents
Family up to 5 persons or more:
125,000 $ + 25,000 $ government fees for the main applicant and three dependents
+ 15,000 $ for each additional dependent
Due diligence fees: $7,500 for the main applicant, plus $7,500 for the spouse plus $2,000 for dependents aged 12-17 years and $4,000 for dependents aged 18 years and over.
Investment in real estate in accordance with the government program
Minimum investment: 400,000 $
The required period of real estate ownership: 5 years
Legal services – 35,000 $
Family up to 4 persons: 50,000 $
Dependents: 15,000 $ for each additional dependent
Despite the greater initial costs, investing in real estate seems more advantageous than a simple non-refundable donation, as it forms:
Return on investment in the form of dividends and resale
Living connection to the country
Eligibility criteria for applicants
It is assumed that the investor is not a sanction designated person and no constraints and prohibitive measures are applied to him/her including a travel ban to the USA, Canada, EU and UK.
The investor shall not have a criminal record, nor criminal proceedings shall not be opened against him/her.
The investor’s income sources must be explicable.
The business and personal reputation of the investor must be unchallenged.
Investor credit history must be favourable.
The general state of health is good.
Step sequence to get Antigua and Barbuda citizenship
1. Establishment of a contract
Submission of the copies of passports for all family members. A free check is made within one working day. The contract can be concluded in the offices of our company or online. The client receives a verification report (an extract from the World-Check database of Thomson Reuters).
2. Document processing
Our specialists request and receive certificates of good conduct and fill out government-approved questionnaires. The client provides the originals of passports and other documents and signs the questionnaires. Translation, notarization and apostille are made. A package of documents is filed to the Antigua and Barbuda State Citizenship Agency.
3. Application processing
The government agency reviews the application and carries out the necessary checks for 3 to 5 months. No visit to Antigua and Barbuda is required. There may be a delay in reviewing up to 12 months and a request for additional documents.
After receiving an approving decision, the investor is to make the necessary payments within a month including fees.
4. Getting Antigua and Barbuda Passports
After payment is done, our legal department receives certificates of citizenship and passports. The client receives the specified documents in one of the offices or by mail, depending on the choice of delivery method.
The passport is valid for 5 years. At 6 months before the passport expiry, a client must send an application for renewal.
Services are being provided for:
obtaining a driver’s license (personal presence is required), utility bills payment, connecting a local phone number and receiving other documents.
replacement and restoration of passports in case of loss, inability to use and expiration. All services are made in the absence of the client.
Company formation services and opening a local bank account (personal presence is required).