ANTIGUA
CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT
PROGRAM

Overview


The largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands attracts with its mesmerizing beaches  of the finest white sand and azure waters. Join the family of celebrities who chose the island  as a place for winter houses and neighbor with Oprah Winfrey, Eric Clapton, and many more.

Program’s purpose is to attract investors of good character, who will make a substantial contribution to Antigua & Barbuda. Investment funds contribute to the development of the nation. Allows applicants to invest in Antigua & Barbuda and receive citizenship with a minimal residency requirement

Visa free travel:

  • Visa-free travel to the United Kingdom;
  • Visa-free travel to the European Union;
  • Visa-free travel to Canada;
  • Visa-free travel to Hong Kong;
  • Visa-free travel to many other countries worldwide;
  • Visas for the United States are easily obtained.

Qualifications


Criteria

  • Dependent children must be under age 25, fully dependent on the principal applicant, and unmarried;
  • Dependent parents or grandparents must be over age 65, living with and financially dependent on the principal applicant;
  • No minimum net worth, No education requirement, No maximum age, No business experience needed, No interview;
  • Must spend 35 days in Antigua and Barbuda in the 5 years following citizenship issuance (approximately 1 week /year);
  • Investment options (fees extra): → Contribute to the National Development Fund (US$ $250,000); OR → Invest in a Government-approved real estate development project (US$ $400,000); OR → Invest in an eligible business (US$ $1,500,000).

Application Progress


  • Complete medical examination;
  • Submit citizenship application and supporting documents;
  • Pay Government fees;
  • Government conducts due diligence check;
  • Invest in real estate or business, or contribute to the National Development Fund;
  • Citizenship certificate is issued;
  • Submit passport application and supporting documents;
  • Passport issued.

Approved Real Estate Projects


Investment Options


Being proactive in facilitating investors, the Government has adopted the  Citizenship-by-Investment Program  as one of the mechanisms to promote economic growth, attract developments, increase the inflows of foreign direct  investment in the country, support the development of infrastructure, and provide for sustainable future. As a result of the implementation of this  strategy, investors can choose between different instruments to qualify for the Citizenship-by-Investment Program.

Benefits


  • Citizenship in a British Commonwealth country;
  • Visa-free travel to many countries worldwide;
  • Dual citizenship permitted;
  • Children may avoid military service in their home country;
  • Off-shore bank accounts, investments, and Antigua-incorporated companies give unique opportunities for business and tax planning;
  • Passports received in approximately 4-6 months.

Procedures and Timeline


The following table breaks down the Antigua & Barbuda program process into six basic steps.  Each step must be completed before continuing to the next.

PLEASE NOTE

The below given timeline is an estimate based on our experience with previous clients and is provided for information purposes only. Any changes that may occur, which may or may not affect an applicant’s processing, will not be the responsibility of Can-Quest Management Consultants. Governments can experience large volumes of applications, local authorities can modify required documents and/or processing delays, are some of the factors that may affect timings. Processing times will vary depending on where the application has been filed. For the latest up-to-date information, please refer to our website.

STAGE I

File preparation. Can-Quest issues pre-approval letter. Advisory and due diligence fees are due at this step…

STAGE II

Citizenship and Submission.

STAGE III

Government’s Citizenship-by-Investment Unit issues “Approved in Principle” letter.

STAGE IV

Investment made in selected option. Payment of government fees, if applicable.

STAGE V

Naturalization certificate is issued.

STAGE VI

Submission of passport application. Passport issued.

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For more information please contact our office by completing the form on the right, by email to info@can-quest.com or you can call us +9714 294 1213. Our office is opened Thursday to Saturday (6 days a week) from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

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