Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Program
The Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) requires a person to make a significant economic contribution to the Country. In exchange, and subject to stringent application procedures, including thorough background checks, the applicants and their families are granted citizenship. The Regulations regarding Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda are contained in Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act, 2014. These provisions allow the government to operate a program under which citizenship is granted to persons who qualify under criteria set by parliamentary decision.
Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Benefits
• Fast – A fast track solution to get citizenship in 3-6 months.
• Flexible – No residency requirement.
• Dual citizenship is permitted.
• Dependents are eligible for citizenship too.
• Secure – A peaceful democratic and politically stable country.
• Permanent – Citizenship can be passed on to future generations.
• Tax advantages – No personal income tax. No corporate tax on exempt companies. No capital gains tax or inheritance tax.
• Practical – Vise-free travel to more than 131 countries worldwide. (EU included)
• Profitable – Real estate offers income and capital gains opportunities
• Convenient – Direct airline access to main regions of the world.
• Welcoming – Delightful year-round climate and warm, friendly people.
• GOVERNMENT APPLICATION FORM
• DUE DELIGENCE DOCUMENTS
• DECLARATION FORM
• PROOF OF EMPLOYMENT
• CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION FORM
• POWER OF ATTORNEY
• PASSPORT APPLICATION FORM
• BIRTH CERTIFICATE
• MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE/DIVORCE CERTIFICATE
• MEDICAL CERTIFICATE (HIV TEST INCLUDED)
• POLICE CLEARANCE LETTER
• BANK REFERENCE LETTER
• PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE LETTER
• LEGALIZED COPY OF CURRENT PASSPORT
Ineligible applicants are as follows
• Where an applicant has provided false information on his or her application
• Where a medical practitioner states that any of the family members is suffering from a contagious disease and/or serious health problems
• Not having received a free pardon, has at any time previously been convicted in any country of an offence for which the maximum custodial penalty is in excess of six months imprisonment
• Is the subject of a criminal investigation
• Is a potential national security risk to Antigua and Barbuda or to any other country
• Is involved in any activity likely to cause disrepute to Antigua and Barbuda
• Has been denied a visa to a country with which Antigua and Barbuda has visa-free travel and who has not subsequently obtained a visa to the country that issued the denial
Deprivation of citizenship may occur if the citizen does not spend at least 35 days in Antigua and Barbuda during the period of five calendar years after having obtained citizenship and they will not be entitled to repayment of any investment, contribution or purchase price made by them in their original application for citizenship.
Deprivation of citizenship will occur where such registration as a citizen was obtained by false representation or fraud or wilful concealment of material facts or the person has been convicted in Antigua and Barbuda of an act of treason or sedition.