Benefits

International mobility

The Antigua passport entitles the owner to visa-free travel in 132+ countries around the world. This freedom of movement includes the UK, Hong Kong, and the Schengen Area in Europe. Once acquired, the passport is valid for 5 years. After that period, the passport can be renewed as long as the holder has spent a minimum of 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda in the last 5 years. This citizenship is irrevocable and there is no requirement to renounce any other citizenship. The authorities of your home country will not be notified about your Antiguan citizenship

Business advantages

Antigua is a tax neutral jurisdiction, so Antiguan passport holders are not required to pay capital gains tax, estate tax, or tax on worldwide income. Antigua has a stable economy with duty free trading within the Caribbean and its currency, the Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC), is fixed to USD.

Citizenship for family members

Investors can include dependents such as their spouse, children, or parents in their Antiguan citizenship application. All included family members will receive Antiguan citizenship and a new passport. This allows families to stay together when fleeing dangerous situations, and gives all members access to international healthcare and educational opportunities.

 

Investment Options

Antigua and Barbuda’s citizenship by investment program offers two investment options.

Option 1

The investor must contribute to Antigua and Barbuda’s National Development Fund (NDF). The contribution fees are as follows:

  • Main applicant and up to three dependants: US$100,000.

  • Main applicant and four or more dependants: US$125,000.

  • Each contribution will incur the following administration fees:

  • Main applicant and up to three dependants: US$25,000.

  • Main applicant and four or more dependants: US$25,000 for first four members and US$15,000 for each additional dependant.

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Option 2

The applicant must invest in designated, government-approved real estate projects, which can include hotel shares, villas and condos. The investment must have a minimum value of US$400,000 plus the following administration fees:

  • For a single applicant, or a family up to 4 members: US$50,000.

  • For a family of 5 or more: US$15,000 for each additional dependent.

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Steps and Procedures

Month 1

Step 1: The client chooses their preferred investment option. The client signs the contract provided by Charterhouse Lombard and pays the initial retainer.

Step 2: Charterhouse Lombard assists the client to gather all required documentation, and to complete the various government application forms for submission to the CIU.

Step 3: Second payment is made, and all necessary documentation is submitted.

Month 2-4

Step 4: Approval letter is issued by Antigua and Barbuda’s CIU (Citizenship-by-Investment Unit), third payment is required immediately.

Step 5: Naturalization certificate is issued.

Month 5

Step 6: Charterhouse Lombard receives client passport(s). Passport can be either picked up from Charterhouse Lombard office or delivered to the client’s home address (locally or internationally).