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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Citizenship by Investment

The largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands attracts visitors with its mesmerizing beaches of the finest white sand and azure waters. Join the celebrities who have chosen the island as a place for winter homes and neighbor with Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro, Eric Clapton, and many more

QUALIFICATIONS

Antigua & Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment program was established in 2012. To qualify for citizenship in Antigua & Barbuda, applicants must fulfill one of the  investment options in addition to meeting the following criteria:

  • 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 after being granted citizenship.
    Individuals born in countries on Antigua & Barbuda’s restricted countries’ list but who have migrated before the age of majority and/or have maintained permanent residence in Canada, The United Kingdom, The United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, and The United Arab Emirates for a period of not less than 10 years and maintain no economic ties to any the restricted country may qualify for application

WHY CHOOSE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA?

The combined size of 442 sq. km and a population of over 90,000 people make Antigua & Barbuda the ninth 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 & Barbuda recognizes dual citizenship, which can prove advantageous for business expansion and tax relief. Other benefits include the following:

  • Fast processing within 3-4 months;
  • Inclusion of dependent children under 26 and dependent parents over 58;
  • No requirement to travel to Antigua & Barbuda during the application process;
  • No interview, education, or managerial experience required;
  • Visa-free travel to more than 120 countries, including the Schengen zone, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, and others;
  • No tax on worldwide income.

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, and increase the inflows of foreign direct investment to the country.

National Development Fund Contribution or Charitable Donation

High net worth individuals may choose to make a monetary contribution of US$100,000 to the National Development Fund or an approved charity.

Real Estate Investment
Applicants may purchase property with a value of US$400,000 in a pre-approved real estate development area. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of five years. Property registration, processing fees, and taxes must be paid in addition to the property purchase.

WALDORF ASRTORIA ANTIGUA
Callaloo Cay has signed a management agreement with Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s luxury brand of iconic landmark hotels for the brand’s first new-build resort in the Caribbean, Waldorf Astoria Antigua.

The resort’s 95 guest rooms and 25 branded villas, including beachfront suites and hilltop accommodations, will boast breathtaking views of the bay and calming lush surroundings, providing the ideal space for a comfortable and exclusive stay.

This exclusive resort sits on 36 acres of prime beachfront and offers first-class facilities that cater to discerning clients. Under the Redeemable Preferred Share Offer by the resort, investors renounce the capital appreciation in exchange for a guaranteed return on an investment after the mandatory five-year holding period.

The financing option is available upon request.
Business Establishment
Applicants may invest US$1.5 million to establish a business and qualify to apply for citizenship. Two or more applicants may make a joint business investment where the individual threshold must be a minimum of US$400,000 and the total investment must be a minimum of US$5 million.

APPLICATION FEES

Arton’s Advisory fees are based on the number of
dependents, country of origin, residence and other
retained services, as well as service and legal fees related
to the submission of citizenship and passport application
for the main applicant. The advisory fees are nonrefundable
and are payable in two equal installments.

 

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