Frequently Asked Questions
Which is the best option for Antigua citizenship – donation or real estate?
Currently over 90% of our clients choose the NDF donation option, as the real estate option often proves too costly for most applicants. However, we will advise and support you to ensure that you make the best decision for you and your family.
Which countries can I visit visa-free with an Antigua and Barbuda passport?
The list of countries that you can travel to without needing a visa is available HERE
For how long is an Antigua and Barbuda passport valid?
The passport is valid 5 years.
Where is the Antigua and Barbuda passport ranked?
The passport ranks at no.25 in the world and no 3 in the Caribbean. It is no. 1 amongst countries offering Caribbean citizenship programs. The Antigua and Barbuda passport has visa free travel to 133 countries in the world.
Does the passport give me voting rights in Antigua and Barbuda?
No, an Antigua and Barbuda passport obtained under CIP does not afford automatic voting rights. You would need to obtain eligibility as outlined in the Representation of the People Act.
Are there any residency requirements?
Yes. There is a requirement to spend 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda in the five calendar years after obtaining your citizenship. Failure to do so may result in your citizenship being revoked and there will be no entitlement to any refunds of investment monies.
Do I need to make the investment again when renewing passport?
No, you will just need to pay the passport fee and provide your Certificate of Naturalisation as proof of citizenship.
Do I need to give up my existing citizenship?
Antigua and Barbuda has no restrictions on dual citizenships. However your home country may prohibit it - please contact your local government department for further information.
How do I start the application process?
You must apply for Antigua and Barbuda CIP through an authorized agent and a deposit of 10% of government fees is required to begin the process. Global Citizenship Partners is a government authorized agent for the Antigua and Barbuda CIP - please contact us for further details on the application process.
Who are qualifying dependents?
Family members including spouses, children and parents/grandparents aged over 65 can be included in one citizenship application.
Is due diligence carried out for children?
Children above 12 years must go through due diligence and background checks. Dependent children under 11 will not be subject to due diligence and there are no due diligence fees to be paid. However, the parents will be required to submit a sworn affidavit.
Do I need to come to Antigua for the application process?
No, the process can be completed without you coming to the islands.
Will I receive a refund should my application be unsuccessful?
Yes, your main investment will be refunded by the Government should your application not be approved. Generally, you are not required to submit your investment payment until your application has been approved.
Are there any interviews or tests?
How long does it take for a Citizenship by Investment application to be processed?
Most applications are usually processed within 90 days.
Can I live and work in Antigua and Barbuda with the citizenship?
Yes, you will obtain full residency status with the right to live and work in Antigua.
Are there any taxes?
Antigua does not have capital gains, gifts, wealth, estate, personal income nor inheritance taxes, and income generated outside of the country is not taxed.
Do I need a visa to visit Antigua ?
That is dependent on which country's passport you currently hold. Please check the visa requirements http://www.immigration.gov.ag/visa-services/countries-exempt-from-visa/. If you have any of the following documentation you can get apply for a visa on arrival in Antigua by paying $100:
USA Visa or ‘Green Card’
UK Entry certificate or residence permit
Canadian Visa or Permanent Residence card
Schengen Visa or residence permit
Does the Antigua government publish the names of investors who are approved for passports?