Citizenship-by-Investment in Antigua & Barbuda
Citizenship-by-Investment in Antigua & Barbuda
The largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands attracts with its mesmerizing beaches of the finest white sand and azure waters. Join the family of celebrities who chose the island as a place for winter houses and neighbor with Oprah Winfrey, Eric Clapton, and many more.
A favourite of European royalty, the English-speaking twin-island nation of Antigua & Barbuda has hosted the world’s privileged for generations, with its laid-back elegance, turquoise waters, luxury yachts and celebrity residents.
Truly a world-class destination as evidenced by its growing multi-national population over the last decade, Antigua is also steeped in history dating back thousands of years. Famously the island was the major British Naval base for more than two centuries due to its expansive winding coastline and large natural harbours.
Today, the nation is an independent member state of the British Commonwealth with Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State. The year-round tropical climate attracts varied international residents, and together with the friendly local population of 85,000, this makes the country a very comfortable place to integrate. With daily direct air access from North America and Europe and being the hub of Caribbean yachting, Antigua is a crossroads of the world albeit natural, simple and protected.
The favorable growing conditions and plentiful marine life make the country’s culinary experiences fresh and delicious, and the abundance of outdoor activities make for a very healthy lifestyle. It is no surprise a mix of internationally famous politicians, entertainers, and fashion designers live here in some of the most beautiful homes in the Caribbean.
Capital City ....St. Johns
Total Area ....170 mi2
GDP ....US$ 1.2 Billion
Independence from UK ....1981
The Citizenship-by-Investment Program was established in 2012 that made it the most recent program of that kind in the world.
The Program offers many benefits in exchange of several requirements that applicants must meet. To qualify for citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda, applicants need to fulfill one of the investment requirements outlined in the “Investment Options” section, in addition to the following criteria:
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, increase the inflows of foreign direct investment in the country, support the development of infrastructure, and provide for a sustainable future. As a result of the implementation of this strategy, investors can choose between different instruments to qualify for the Citizenship-by-Investment Program.
High net worth individuals may choose to make a monetary contribution to the National Development Fund. For a single investor or a family up to four members, the contribution amount is US$ 100,000. Families of five or more make US$ 125,000 donation to NDF to be qualified for citizenship. Additional processing fees apply.
The property purchased must equal a minimum of US$ 400,000 in a pre-approved real estate development area. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of 5 years. Property registration, processing fees and taxes must be paid in addition to the property purchase.
An applicant may invest US$ 1,500,000 to establish a business and qualify to apply for citizenship. Two or more applicants can make a joint business investment where the individual threshold must equal a minimum of US$ 400,000 and the total investment must equal a minimum of US$ 5,000,000.
In addition to the funding of the selected investment option, additional fees are payable by each family member. These comprise of the following:
Due diligence fee – Principal Applicant
Due diligence fee – Spouse
Due diligence fee – Dependent child aged 0-11
Due diligence fee – Dependent child aged 12-17
Due diligence fee – Dependent child aged 18-25
Due diligence fee – Dependent parent aged over 65
Passport fee – each person
NDF - Family of up to 4 members
Real estate or business investment - Family of up to 4 members
Each additional dependent after 3rd
Set on a sunset-facing bluff on Antigua’s glorious west coast between Darkwood and Ffreye’s, two of the island’s most beautiful beaches, Tamarind Hills Resort takes five star luxury to new heights. This stunning collection of freehold beachfront and ocean-view villas and apartments is beautifully designed for contemporary and stylish Caribbean living.
Each property offers generously sized interior and exterior living spaces, luxurious appointments including European designer kitchen and bathrooms, and private floating infinity edged pools, perfectly placed to take in the spectaсular views of the Caribbean Sea. A fully managed and flexible rental programme is available providing an income stream when not in residence.
The completed resort will feature a spa, beauty salon, gym, pilates and yoga studios, and superb sports facilities including tennis, water sports and running tracks. A shopping galleria will boast a delicatessen and convenience store, library, business centre and more.
Nonsuch Bay Resort is one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets. The resort is a lavish, private resort comprised of beach cottages, villas and apartments, located at the southeast corner of Antigua on what is arguably the island’s most exclusive bay.
The resort opened its doors in 2010 and has been successfully operating for the past 5 years. Phase 1 saw the construction of 62 one-, two- and three- bedroom apartments, 19 villa plots and 15 three-bedroom townhouses.
Phase 2, Marina Residences, is in the early stages of construction and will consist of 188 apartment units.
The introduction of the Nonsuch Bay one-bedroom suite with a plunging pool is a unique opportunity to own your own beautiful property on the existing Nonsuch Bay Resort. The 600 square foot suite has been designed with comfort, elegance and island living in mind.
Both phases are approved by the government for the Citizenship by Investment programme.
Surrounded by spectacular waters and secret coves, Daniel Bay is the perfect setting for a luxury, gated development comprising of five stylish homes.
The homeowners will enjoy private, direct access to the sea and uninterrupted views of the crystal blue waters of Willoughby Bay.
Each home will occupy half an acre of prime, beach-front land, encompass approximately 6,500 square feet of impressive indoor and outdoor living spaces, and will boast a contemporary designed infinity pool and split level sun terrace.
Daniel Bay provides absolute privacy, exclusivity and security, while also being just a few minutes drive from English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard.
The Daniel Bay villas comprise of six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. All finishes, fixtures and furnishings are to a five-star standard. Homeowners and their guests will enjoy the very best in modern coastal living.