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ABOUT ANTIGUA

ANTIGUA Citizenship by EBMC

ABOUT ANTIGUA & BARBUDA


In the eastern Caribbean and in the middle of the Leeward Islands, roughly 17 degrees north of the Equator we find “Antigua & Barbuda”, with the Islands of Montserrat and Guadeloupe are to the south, and Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Bart’s, and St. Martin to the north and west.

The largest English speaking island of the leeward Islands is “Antigua”, has a length of 14 miles and 11 miles wide and 108 square miles with “Mount Obama” (1319 ft., 402 meters)located in the south western corner of the island being its highest point.

With an area of only 68 square miles, Barbuda, a flat coral island is located around 30 miles due north, the nation includes the nature preserve uninhabited island of redonda as well which is (0.6 square mile), with a current population of around 68,000 and St. John's capital on Antigua.

Within a framework of unitary, parliamentary, representative democratic monarchy the politics of Antigua and Barbuda take place, whereas the Monarch who appoints the Governor General as vice-regal representative is the head of state. Since the islands' independence from the United Kingdom in 1981, her majesty Elizabeth II has served as the queen of Antigua and Barbuda.

Temperatures generally range from the mid-seventies in the winter to the mid-eighties in the summer. Annual rainfall averages only 45 inches, making it the sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean Islands, and the northeast trade winds are nearly constant, flagging only in September. Low humidity year-round.

Why choose Antigua and Barbuda?

The combined size of 442 sq. km and population of over 90,000 people, make Antigua and Barbuda the 9th largest country by size in the Caribbean. This economic citizenship program facilitates you and your family's comfort of visa-free travel to more than 100 countries.

Antigua and Barbuda recognizes dual citizenship, which can give you an advantage on business expansion and tax relief among other benefits:

  • Fast processing within 3-4 months.
  • Inclusion of dependent children under 26 years, and dependent parents over 65 years.
  • No requirements to travel to Antigua & Barbuda during the application process.
  • No interview, education or managerial experience required.
  • Visa-free travel to more than 100 countries, including the Schengen Zone, Canada, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and others.
  • No tax on worldwide income.

Program Eligibilty

  • Be of outstanding character
  • Hold no criminal record
  • Have excellent health
  • Have a high personal net worth
  • Reside (with the family members who are included in the application) in the country for a minimum of 5 days within a period of 5 years.

Advantages

  • Inclusion of dependent children under 25 years, and dependent parents or grandparents over 65 years
  • No requirement to travel to Antigua and Barbuda during the application process.
  • No interview, education or managerial experience required.
  • No tax on worlwide income.

Language

English

Government

Perliamentary Democracy

Population

108,000

Exchange Rate

1USD = 2.7 XCD (Since 1977)

GDP per Capita

US$13,432 (2014)

Main Industry

Tourism

Visa Free Countries

130+ including UK, Schengen Zone, South Korea and Singapore

Program Overview


Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Program

The law of the Citizenship-by-Investment Program of Antigua and Barbuda was established in 2013. The passport is internationally recognised and includes most Schengen countries as well as Canada. The citizenship and passport is obtained in only 3 months.

The program is based on the statute which means the granted citizenship may not be revoked regardless of changes in the governmental executives or policy. Antigua and Barbuda is part of the Commonwealth since 1981 and it's official business language is English.

Personal Freedom

  • Instant and irrevocable citizenship*
  • Citizenship and passport in 3 months (35 days over 5 years)
  • No need to reside in the country
  • Dual Nationality Allowed
  • Open to all nationalities

Business Opportunities

  • No tax on foreign income.
  • Currency pegged to US Dollar.
  • Duty Free Trading in Caribbean.
  • Instant Travel to over 110 countries.

Visa Free Travel Countries

  • Instant travel to 110 countries.
  • More countries are constantly added to the visa free list.
  • Easy to obtain visas when required.
  • List includes Schengen European countries and major countries in Latin America, North America and Asia.

Family Security

  • Wife and children below 26 obtain passport.
  • Elderly parents above 65 can also apply as dependents.
  • Outstanding lifestyle with a safe environment.

Visa Free Travel Countries


The citizenship by investment program of Antigua and Barbuda was established in 2013. Passport holders can travel freely throughout Europe to all 26 Schengen countries and major countries around the world.

Visa Free Travel Countries
* Visa on Arrival Countries

AMERICA
Canada
Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Bolivia
Bonaire, St. Eustatius & Saba
Cayman Isl.
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica
Ecuador
El Salvador
French Guiana
French West Indies
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Montserrat
Nicaragua
Panama
Peru
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Isl.
Venezuela
Virgin Isl. (British)
EUROPE
United Kingdom
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Rep.
Cyprus
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland (Rep.)
Italy
Kosovo (Rep.)
Latvia
Lithuania
Latvia
Lithuania
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia (FYROM)
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
AFRICA
Egypt
Botswana
Burundi
Cape Verde
Comoros
Djibouti
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mozambique
Seychelles
South Africa
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
ASIA
Hong Kong
Armenia
Bangladesh
Cambodia
Georgia
Korea (Rep.)
Lebanon
Lao People’s Dem. Rep.
Macao (SAR China)
Malaysia
Maldives
Nepal
Philippines
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Timor-Leste
Turkey
AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC
Cook Isl.
Fiji
French Polynesia
Micronesia
Nauru
New Caledonia
Niue
Samoa
Solomon Isl.
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Middle East
Jordan

Costs & Timeline


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Investment Options

The citizenship program of Antigua and Barbuda requires making an economic contribution to the country. In exchange, the applicants and their families are granted full citizenship. Citizenship can be obtained through three different forms:

  • The purchase of Real Estate.
  • A financial contribution to theNational Development Fund (NDF).
  • Via Investing in a business.

Option 1 - Real Estate

Citizenship can be obtained via the purchase of a property for a minimum investment of USD 400,000 in a Government approved project. An initial deposit of approximately USD 15,000 or 10% (depending on the developer) is payable upon reservation of the property and the balance is payable once Citizenship is approved. In order to obtain the Citizenship the applicant must obtain the title deed of the property. The property should be retained for a minimum of five (5) years. During the five years, the property may be sold as long as the citizen acquires another property for at least USD 400,000.

GOVERNMENT PROCESSING FEES (Payable upon citizenship approval)

USD 50,000 for the main applicant
USD 50,000 for the spouse
USD 25,000 for each child under 18 years of age
USD 50,000 for each unmarried dependent aged between 18 and 25
USD 50,000 for elderly parents aged above 65 financially dependent on the main applicant

Option 2 - National Development Fund (NDF)

Financial contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF) in the amount of USD 250,000 for a single applicant plus Government Fees.

USD 50,000 for the main applicant
USD 50,000 for the spouse
USD 25,000 for each child under 18 years of age
USD 50,000 for each unmarried dependent aged between 18 and 25
USD 50,000 for elderly parents aged above 65 financially dependent on the main applicant

Option 3 - Investment in a Business:

Business investment starting at USD 1.5 million. Investment in a business can be with multiple investors who jointly invest at least USD 4 million. The minimum investment to be made by a single investor is USD 400,000.

BACKGROUND CHECK FEES (Payable to the Government upon submission of application)

Background checks fees are additional to any of the above economic contributions or investment above mentioned and costs are as follows:

USD 7,500 for the main applicant
USD 7,500 for the spouse
USD 2,000 per dependent child aged between 12 to 17
USD 4,000 per dependent child aged between 18 to 25
USD 4,000 per dependent parent aged over 65

Application Fees

Further minor fees such as Official Government Citizenship Application Form, Citizenship Certificate and expedited passport fees are additional and subject to change, therefore prior verification with a representative is required.

Please note that the timelines are a guideline as processing times may vary depending on each individual case and the Government policy. This will be not the legal responsibility. The grant of citizenship is at the sole discretion of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda but, generally, the application is only denied if the due diligence reveals that the applicant has made false statements in the application forms or other submitted documents; has engaged in criminal activities or is under investigation in relation to criminal activities; or has (or is alleged to have been) engaged in or associated with any activity that would bring disrepute to Antigua and Barbuda.

Option - 1 ANTIGUA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT IN UAE PROPERTY


By opting this investment option, individuals are able to live their dream villa and also attain passport. Invest in a UAE project and become eligible to apply for NDF (National Development Funds) option of Antigua & Barbuda, this indeed will make the applicant to get a waiver on Government Processing Fee exclusively by EBMC.


  1. 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE / VILLA (FREEHOLD) High net-worth individuals may choose this option starting from US $ 410,960.00 (AED 1.5 Million) (Property value + NDF contribution included).

  2. 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE / VILLA (FREEHOLD) High net-worth individuals may choose this option starting from US $ 465,753.00 (AED 1.7 Million) (Property value + NDF contribution included).

  3. 4 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE / VILLA (FREEHOLD) High net-worth individuals may choose this option starting from US $ 550,960.00 (AED 2 Million) (Property value + NDF contribution included).

* Exchange rate may vary as on date of transaction.


There are some additional government and other charges that the applicant has to pay based on the number and age group of dependent application, we encourage you the share details about the dependent applicants so we can provide you cost break-up that sure will help you make a best decision.


In addition to contribution of National Development Fund option, additional government charges are payable by each family member (based on the number and age group of dependent application) that comprises of the following:

ANTIGUA CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM With General Citizenship With UAE Property
NDF Contribution * $250,000 $200,000
Government fee – Principal Applicant $50,000 $0
Government fee – Spouse $50,000 $0
Government fee – Dependent child aged 0-11 $25,000 $0
Government fee – Dependent child aged 12-17 $25,000 $0
Government fee – Dependent child aged 18-25 $50,000 $0
Government fee – Dependent parent aged over 65 $50,000 $0
     
Due diligence fee – Principal Applicant $7,500 $7,500
Government fee – Spouse $7,500 $7,500
Government fee – Dependent child aged 0-11 $0 $0
Government fee – Dependent child aged 12-17 $2,000 $2,000
Government fee – Dependent child aged 18-25 $4,000 $4,000
Government fee – Dependent parent aged over 65 $4,000 $4,000
     
Passport fee – each person $300 $300

*Additional legal consultation charges applicable


Option - 2 ANTIGUA CITIZENSHIP WITHOUT PROPERTY EXCLUSIVELY BY EBMC


Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program is a fast-track route to citizenship, with no requirements to travel to Antigua & Barbuda during the application process, the process is straightforward and simple with limited documents required. An average application processing time is 3 to 4 months processing times may vary depending on a number of factors.

Individual can apply for citizenship program without property for family of 5 exclusively with EBMC with one time nonrefundable contribution of US $ 300,000.00 to the National Development Fund (NDF) and get citizenship.

There are some additional government and other charges that the applicant has to pay based on the number and age group of dependent application, we encourage you the share details about the dependent applicants so we can provide you cost break-up that sure will help you make a best decision.Register your application here.