Citizenship access to Schengen, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong.
The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) was established by the Honourable Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and is the Government authority responsible for processing all applications for Citizenship by Investment. The program is regulated by the Citizenship by Investment Act of 2014.
The Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment program grants access to visa free travel to approximately 150 countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore, the U.K. and the countries of the Schengen area.
In addition to fulfilling one of three economic contributions, main applicants and their dependants must have clean personal backgrounds. The program is known for having a high standard of due diligence. Applicants will be denied citizenship if they have been denied a visa to a country that has a visa-free travel arrangement with Antigua and Barbuda, is identified as a potential national security risk, a reputational risk or is subject to a criminal investigation. For individuals interested in applying for citizenship through the CIP, Antigua & Barbuda’s corporate income tax rate is 25% and exemption from payment or reduction in the rate is allowed depending on the level of capital investment and number of jobs to be created in new investment proposals.
Minimum purchase of USD 400,000 in a government approved project, or
Joint purchase of a minimum of USD 200,000 by each party;
Both options must be retained for a minimum of 5 years.
A minimum USD 1,500,000 investment in a business; or
A minimum investment of USD 150,000 in the University of West Indies Fund;
Non-refundable donation to the National Development Fund or an approved charity (until 31/10/2019);
An applicant will be denied citizenship if he/she has been denied a visa to a country that has a visa-free travel arrangement with Antigua and Barbuda, is identified as a potential national security risk, a reputational risk or is subject to a criminal investigation.