A lush tropical islands of Antigua and Barbuda, with 365 beaches of magnificent beauty and clean turquoise waters are an inviting paradise, as this small Caribbean nation has been offering economic citizenship and thus, the possibility to obtain a second passport from Antigua and Barbuda, to foreign Investors, since 2013.
Antigua and Barbuda’s citizenship by investment (CBI) program requires the applicant to make an economic contribution to the country. In exchange, and subject to stringent Due Diligence procedures applicants and their family members are granted citizenship. Along with donation and a real estate investment options, applicants can opt to finance a business, or contribute to the University of West Indies.
Applicants do not have to travel to the islands during the application process, but in order to maintain the citizenship, they have to spend at least 5 days in the country during the first five years after the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment is granted, although this requirement is temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Providing false and incomplete information or being convicted in criminal activities may be the reason for annulling the citizenship. Persons who are in international sanctioned lists, are posing potential national security risk or have entry restrictions or visa denials in those countries, Antigua and Barbuda signed a visa-waiver agreement with or the EU, USA and Canada, are not welcomed into the program.
- Visa-free access to 151 countries, including EU, UK, Russia, Ukraine, Singapore, etc.
- Remote application process.
- Payments in Cryptos are allowed.
- No language tests and interviews.
- Irrevocable citizenship for a family transferable to further generations.
- Access to alternative banking and financial services.
- Tax optimization and business-friendly environment.
- Dual citizenship is allowed.
- Possibility easily to get long-term visas to the USA and Canada.
Due Diligence Fees
Due diligence for main applicant USD 7,500 Due diligence for spouse USD 7,500 Due diligence per dependent 12-17 USD 2,000 Due diligence per dependent 18 and over USD 4,000 Passport Application fee per applicant USD 300
Bayat legal Services’ compliance team will conduct an internal due diligence.
Qualification assessment, KYC and background security check.
Study the application, sign the retainer agreement, prepare tailor made list of documents and application preparation.
Submission, file review, due diligence process.
Final decision, Comfort letter issuance and contribution payment.
Naturalization certificates and passports issuance.