THE FASTEST CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM
Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act 2014, allows the Government of Antigua and Barbuda to operate a program under which foreign nationals and their families of a high net worth background are granted citizenship following a stringent application, strict due diligence checks, meticulous health checks and a significant financial contribution to the country. On completing a successful application the investor will obtain a passport that is valid for five years. The passport is subject to renewal (providing that the holder has spent a total of 35 days on the islands within the five year period). A passport from Antigua and Barbuda enables the holder to travel visa free to 125+ countries including Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK and the majority of the EU.
*Please note that the Government of Antigua and Barbuda reserves the right to withdraw nationals from participating on the program at any time.
To qualify for citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda a person over 18 years of age must not only meet the selection requirements but also select one of the following investment options:
Generally speaking, the estimated processing time for citizenship by investment in Antigua and Barbuda is three to four months (subject to stringent review of the application by the government Citizenship by Investment Unit, CIU).
Due to a special affiliation with the Government of Antigua & Barbuda, Regency Elite, can however FAST TRACK the application process, under which an applicant will receive a decision on their application within 6-8 weeks maximum following the official submission of their file. Please contact us for further information.
Typically, the CIU will inform the client’s agents as to the progress of the application within three months of submission. The CIU will specifically notify whether or not an application has been approved, denied or delayed or if it is under an on-going review and will offer detailed explanations as to potential delays.
To qualify for citizenship by investment in Antigua and Barbuda an applicant is required to make any one of the following settlements. Please note that these figures may change without notice do not include professional fees and are to be used as a guidance only. Please contact us for an accurate quote.
Under the NDF option only, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda is running a ‘Time Limited Offer’ regarding Government fees. For a family of four, Government fees will apply only to the main applicant and spouse; the remaining two dependents will NOT be subject to Government fees.
The application process begins with submitting several forms and both original and certified supporting evidence to the Citizenship by Investment Unit. The CIU reviews the applications and undertakes strict background checks of the applicant. Where necessary the CIU invites the applicant for an interview before making a final decision about awarding citizenship. Following approval of the application for citizenship by investment the applicant is required to settle any outstanding processing fees within 30 days from the date of notification.
Equally, within the very same deadline, the applicant must complete all necessary documents relating to the chosen investment option. Passports are issued and collected from the Embassy or High Commission or Consulate of Antigua and Barbuda and an Oath of Allegiance is taken. The Passport is valid for five years and is renewable providing that applicant meets the renewal and residence requirements; i.e. an applicant must reside in Antigua & Barbuda for at least thirty five days during five years after becoming a citizen.
Typically the following documents are requested from each applicant including child dependents:
Please note that Regency Elite will provide and prepare these application forms and will assist clients with the right choice of supporting evidence. For further information on how the application process works, please contact us.
Located in the Caribbean Islands and the largest of the English speaking Leeward Islands, the independent Commonwealth state of Antigua and Barbuda is not only a premier tourist destination but also a well-known destination for the world’s premier maritime event 'Sailing Week'. Thanks to its tropical climate, pink sand beaches, clear turquoise waters and outdoor lifestyle, the lush islands of Antigua and Barbuda have served as a stop off point for US cruise ships for many years crowning this destination as one of the most beautiful places in the world. As a result, the country has been able to generate a large source of income through its tourism industry amounting to around 60 % of its GDP. Government investment into the country’s infrastructure has led to Antigua and Barbuda establishing itself as a leading provider of offshore financial services.
For a list of Visa Free Travel for holders of Antigua & Barbuda passport please scroll down:
91, 925 (Estimate 2014)
East Caribbean Dollar
$1,579 billion (Total)
English and local dialects
Twin-island country, situated in the middle of the Leeward Islands, in the West Indies.
89% Black, 4.4% Mixed, 2.4% White, 2.5% Indian and Asian
92% Christians, 25.7% Anglicans, 7.9% Baptists, 4.9% Church of God , 2.6 % Evangelicals , 1.6 % Jehovah's Witnesses, 1.3% Rastafarian Movement , 0.3% Muslims , 0.2% Hinduism and 0.1% the Bahá'í Faith
Parliamentary Democracy under Constitutional Monarchy
Citizens of Antigua & Barbuda can travel to some 118 countries without the need to obtain a visa. Please see below a list of countries that could be visited without the need of a visa for any citizen whether through birth, marriage or the citizenship by investment program.
Please note that this information was produced by an unofficial source and is not shown as an exact or official list. In order to confirm the information on this page please contact the relevant authority.