Antigua and Barbuda
Citizenship By Investment Program

Citizenship | Access to Schengen, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong

The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) was established by the Honourable Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda
and is the Government authority responsible for processing all applications for Citizenship by Investment.
The program is regulated by the Citizenship by Investment Act of 2014.

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda are in the heart of the Caribbean about a thousand miles to the east of Jamaica. It has a combined population of circa 82,000 and its capital is St. John’s in Antigua. The official language is English, whilst Antiguan and Barbudan creole is also spoken. Antigua and Barbuda make use of the East Caribbean Dollar as the official currency.

A small, stable country both politically and socially, Antigua & Barbuda is one of the most secure and safe countries in the Caribbean. As one of the more prosperous states in the Eastern Caribbean, the country’s largest sectors of the economy are tourism, business service outsourcing and the financial services. Antigua & Barbuda is a member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) within a common central bank and currency area.

Benefits

The Antigua and Barbuda citizenship grants access to visa free travel to approximately 150 countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore, the U.K. and the countries of the Schengen area. Antigua & Barbuda provides corporate tax incentives depending on the level of capital investment and number of jobs to be created in new investment proposals. Furthermore, exemption from or reduction in the rate of duty on some imports can also be granted.

With a strong investor protection framework and generous financial incentives, Antigua and Barbuda is welcoming for those seeking a safe place to invest, complemented with a great lifestyle.
Antigua and Barbuda

COMMITTMENT

To apply for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship through the CIP one of the following commitments is required:

Make a contribution of USD 100,000 to the National Development Fund or an approved charity; or

Purchase real estate for a minimum value of USD 400,000 or alternatively jointly-purchase a real estate investment for a minimum value of USD 200,000 by each party, and hold this property for a minimum of 5 years; or

Invest a minimum of USD 1,500,000 in a business, or jointly invest in a business through a minimum investment of USD 400,000 per party, with a total, minimum cumulative investment of USD 5,000,000; or

Invest a minimum of USD 150,000 into the University of the West Indies Fund. This option is reserved for applications consisting of a minimum of 4 applicants;

Further to this, government-related administrative fees vary, starting from circa USD 32,800 for a single main applicant through the contribution option, an additional USD 7,800 for a spouse, USD 4,300 for an adult dependent and USD 2,300 for a minor dependent. Family units of 5 or more carry an additional USD 15,000 government processing fee per dependent, and if the real estate investment is chosen, an additional USD 25,000 government fees apply. This means that the total capital outlay for a single applicant, through the contribution would amount to circa USD 132,800. This excludes service providers’ professional fees.

Our Process

1-qualification

1. Qualify

The CIVIQUO™ process starts by filling in our qualification questionnaire. The questionnaire is a simple online form which helps us to gather all your requirements, whilst ensuring that the essential criteria are met.

immigration quotes

2. Receive Quotes

Our team will use the information you provide to find the best quotes in the market for you. Our growing international network of immigration professionals, means that we can provide the best quotes in the market, for any residency or citizenship programme, anywhere in the world.

3-confirmation

3. Confirm

We will send you the quotes and once you have identified a quote which best suits your needs, our team will reconfirm expectations on both sides, a client agreement is signed, and a deposit payment is made.

residency application

4. Application Process

Your chosen service provider, will work with you to start compiling the application. Our concierge-style support will ensure that the process of compiling the application is as smooth as possible.

5-outcome

5. Outcome

Once an application has been submitted, the government authorities review the application and communicate the outcome. This period of time varies depending upon the programme, but it may be used to further explore what opportunities will become available once residency or citizenship are attained.

permit renewal

6. Renewal & Support

Some residency and citizenship programmes require compliance monitoring, and/or renewals, and together with our service providers, we will make sure that any renewals, or other interventions are done on time, and accurately. Even after this, the CIVIQUO team remains at your service.

is the official publication of the Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU). The magazine is a comprehensive 120-page full-colour publication used to promote all the elements of the country’s CIP and its stakeholders.

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