Antigua & Barbuda
The island of Antigua, with its coastline of safe harbors and protective, nearly unbroken wall or coral reef, was the perfect place to hide a fleet. This is how Admiral Horatio Nelson came to establish Great Britain’s most important Caribbean base in 1784. Now, it is those same characteristics that make Antigua and Barbuda one of the Caribbean’s premier tourist destinations.
Antigua & Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) was passed into law in 2014 as part of the Citizenship by Investment Act. The CIP requires a person to make a significant economic contribution to the country. In exchange, the applicants and their families are granted citizenship.
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
Minimum Investment – $100,000 USD
The National Development Fund (NDF) was established to promote economic growth and direct investment. The NDF is used to help support development and infrastructure and help provide a sustainable future for Antigua & Barbuda. Investors are required to make a non-refundable payment of $100,000 to the NDF.
UNIVERSITY OF WEST INDIES (UWI) FUND
Minimum Investment – $150,000 USD
This option allows a family of six or more to receive citizenship following the investment of $150,000 USD into the UWI Fund. This option entitles one family member to a one year tuition only scholarship at the University of West Indies.
APPROVED REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Minimum Investment – $200,000 USD
The Antiguan Government has approved a number of real estate projects, which range from villas and condos, to commercial developments and luxury resorts. A minimum investment of $400,000 USD is required into one of the CBI approved projects. Two related parties can make a joint investment of $200,000 USD each.
Minimum Investment – $400,000 USD
This option allows investors to receive citizenship following the investment of $1.5 million USD into an approved business in Antigua. Joint investment options are also available. Each investor is required to contribute at least $400,000 with a total of $5 million USD.
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|CAPITAL CITY:||Saint John’s|
|LANGUAGE:||English (official), local dialects|
|GOVERNMENT TYPE:||Parliamentary Democracy under Constitutional Monarchy|
|CURRENCY:||Eastern Caribbean Dollars (XCD), pegged to USD|
|GDP (PER CAPITA):||$13,428 USD|