Frequently Asked Questions
Which is the best option for Antigua citizenship – donation or real estate?
Currently the majority of our clients choose the NDF donation option, as the real estate option of US$200,000.00 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 first and the first renewal of passport is valid for 5 years. Thereafter, the passport will be valid for 10 years for an applicant who is over 18 years old.
Where is the Antigua and Barbuda passport ranked?
The passport ranks at no.27 in the world and no 2 in the Caribbean. It is no. 1 amongst countries offering Caribbean citizenship programs. The Antigua and Barbuda passport has visa free travel to 165 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 first five calendar years after obtaining your citizenship. Failure to do so may result in your citizenship being revoked. After the first 5 years, there are no residency requirements.
Do I need to make the investment again when renewing passport?
No, you will just need to pay the passport and. processing fees and provide your Certificate of Registration as proof of citizenship.
Do I need to give up my existing citizenship?
Antigua and Barbuda has no restrictions on dual citizenships, therefore it is not a requirement that you give up your existing Citizenship.
How do I start the application process?
You must apply for Antigua and Barbuda CIP through an authorised agent and pay a deposit of 10% of government application fee, 100% due diligence fees and 50% of our agent fee in order to begin the process. Global Citizenship Partners is a government authorised representative and 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, dependent children up to 28-year-old and parents/grandparents aged over 58 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 are not subject to due diligence and there are no due diligence fees to be paid.
Do I need to come to Antigua for the application process?
No, you do not. The process can be completed without you having to come to Antigua & Barbuda.
Will I receive a refund should my application be unsuccessful?
No, the 10% processing and 100% Due diligence fees are not refundable. The main investment is ONLY required if your application is 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?