The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program provides investors along with their family members (dependents include; children, parents over the age of 65 and grandparents over the age of 65), to directly qualify for citizenship through investment, either by making a donation in the National Development Fund, purchasing real estate in Antigua and Barbuda or making an investment in a business.
Applicants who make the required investments and meets the other requirements will become a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda along with the family members. In acquiring citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda, applicants will benefit not only from being able to establish in Antigua and Barbuda but also from all the rights available to the Antiguans and Barbudans.
1) meet the `national development fund` or `real estate` investment option below:
A) NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND OPTION
The National Development Fund is a non-profit fund that is used to finance government sponsored projects, including public-private partnership and approved charitable investments.
Applicants may choose to make their eligible investment by a monetary contribution in the amount of US$ 125,000 per application to the National Development Fund or an approved charity to acquire the Antigua and Barbuda citizenship, in addition to the processing and due diligence fees.
This contribution is non-refundable.
B) REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT OPTION
To obtain citizenship by acquiring property in Antigua or Barbuda, the property purchased must equal a minimum of US$ 400,000 in a pre-approved real estate development, in addition to the applicable fees. This investment must be maintained within the first 5 (five) years.
Applicants can sell the property within the first 5 (five) years if it is replaced by another approved real estate investment for a minimum value of US$ 400,000. After 5 (five) years, applicants can resell the property or continue to use or lease, etc.
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Applicants can include their dependent family members in the application. Dependents include:
the spouse of the principal applicant,
a child of the principal applicant or of the spouse who is less than 18 years of age,
a child of the principal applicant or his or her spouse who is at least 18 years and less than 26 years of age and who is in full time attendance at a recognized institution of higher learning and fully supported by the principal applicant,
a child of the principal applicant or of the spouse of the principal applicant who is at least 18 years of age, who is physically or mentally challenged, and who is living with and fully supported by the principal applicant,
parents and/or grandparents of the principal applicant or his or her spouse above the age of 65 years living with and fully supported by the principal applicant. Foreign nationals of all countries will be considered.
Applicants are required to undergo a medical check and must have no criminal record.
A due diligence inquiry will be conducted.
No specific requirements related to minimum business experience or minimum assets.
5 (five) days minimum stay requirement with the family members included in the application in Antigua & Barbuda within a period of 5 (five) years in order to maintain the citizenship status.
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