Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment

Windward Bay Estate is approved under the Citizenship by Investment Programme, launched in 2013, entitling buyers to apply for an Antigua & Barbuda passport.
To qualify for citizenship, the primary applicant must be over 18 years of age, have no criminal record as proven by police certificate, and meet the specific passport and visa requirements.

There are three investment options:
• US$100,000 donation to the National Development Fund - http://cip.gov.ag/investment-options/ndf/
• Investment in an approved real estate project - http://cip.gov.ag/investment-options/real-estate/
• Business Investment - http://cip.gov.ag/investment-options/business-investment/

Antigua & Barbuda is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth, CARICOM and the Organization of American States (OAS), among others.
The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) is the authority responsible for processing all applications for Citizenship by Investment.
For more information and details of processing fees click here: www.cip.gov.ag

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Applicants can make an investment of at least US$400,000 in an officially approved real estate project to apply for citizenship.
In addition, two or more applicants who have executed a binding sale and purchase agreement may apply jointly for citizenship by investment provided that each applicant contributes the minimum investment of US$400,000.
The property cannot be resold until five years after purchase, unless buying an alternate, government approved real estate property in Antigua & Barbuda.

CITIZENSHIP BENEFITS

CITIZENSHIP BENEFITS

Holding a second passport offers a host of advantages including international tax planning.

Successful applicants are not required to sacrifice their current citizenship. They also benefit from exemption from a number of local taxes, including personal income, net worth, gift tax and estate duty.

Antigua & Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Programme is faster and more affordable than other jurisdictions. Most applications are processed within three to four months. Passports are initially issued for five years and can be renewed thereafter for a small fee. The passport does not afford automatic voting rights.

VISA-FREE TRAVEL

VISA-FREE TRAVEL

An Antigua & Barbuda passport offers visa-free travel to more than 130 countries including the EU Schengen Area and the UK. Click here for the complete list of countries - http://cip.gov.ag/visa-free-countries-list/