What are the most common FAQs about
Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda?
Obtaining Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda is currently one of the best options available in the Caribbean, especially following the recent amendments to many Citizenship by investment programs in the region. So, in today’s article, you will find a compilation of the most frequently asked questions of every investor interested in acquiring a second passport and expanding their investment projects globally.
1- What documents are required to obtain Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda?
- Birth certificates for all applicants and marriage certificates.
- A clean criminal record (a certificate with no convictions).
- Bank statements.
- Proof of the source of funds.
- Medical examination certificate.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Letters of recommendation.
2- What are the ways to obtain citizenship by investment in Antigua and Barbuda?
Citizenship by investment in Antigua and Barbuda can be obtained through one of two methods:
- Non-refundable government donation to the National Development Fund (NDF).
- Purchase of real estate from one of the government-approved real estate projects.
3- Are there language requirements for applying to the citizenship program?
No, there are no language requirements to obtain Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda, and it is worth noting that the official language is English.
4- What is the processing time for Citizenship by Investment applications in Antigua and Barbuda?
Citizenship by investment program in Antigua and Barbuda is considered one of the fastest programs, with procedures taking approximately 4 to 6 months.
5- How many countries can be entered with an Antigua and Barbuda passport?
Holders of an Antigua and Barbuda passport can enter more than 139 countries without the need for a visa application. This includes the Schengen area in Europe, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
6 – What is the minimum investment required in the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program?
Citizenship by Investment can be obtained by donating a minimum amount starting from $100,000.
7- Can Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda be inherited?
Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda can be inherited as it is considered first-class citizenship.
8- What is the official currency in Antigua and Barbuda?
The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, with one US dollar equal to 2.70 Eastern Caribbean dollars.
9 – Can the CARICOM agreement be utilized when obtaining Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda?
Yes, the CARICOM agreement can be utilized because Antigua and Barbuda is one of the member countries of the CARICOM agreement, allowing for the benefits of trade and movement between CARICOM member states.
10- Can family members be included in the citizenship application?
Yes, family members can be added as follows:
- Adding the spouse and children under the age of 30.
- Adding the parents of the main applicant and their spouse.
- The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program uniquely allows the addition of unmarried siblings of the main applicant and/or spouse, with no upper age limit.
11 – Is residency required in Antigua and Barbuda to obtain citizenship?
Residency is not a requirement in Antigua and Barbuda; however, citizenship holders are required to visit the island for at least five days during the first five years after obtaining citizenship.
12- What is the ranking of the Antigua and Barbuda passport?
The Antigua and Barbuda passport is ranked 37 globally.
13- Does Antigua and Barbuda citizenship allow for dual citizenship?
Yes, applicants are not required to renounce their original citizenship if they obtain Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda.
14- What are the top universities in Antigua and Barbuda?
- American University of Antigua
- University of Health Sciences Antigua
15- Can the investment be refunded if the citizenship application is rejected?
Investment funds cannot be refunded, but the larger sum is only paid after government approval of the investor’s citizenship application.
16- What is the validity period of an Antigua and Barbuda passport?
The validity of an Antigua and Barbuda passport is five years.
17- Where can one obtain or renew an Antigua and Barbuda passport?
An Antigua and Barbuda passport can be obtained or renewed through the following methods:
- Consulates or embassies affiliated with Antigua and Barbuda.
- Antigua and Barbuda’s office in the United Kingdom.
- Contact NTL to follow up on the citizenship by investment application in Antigua and Barbuda.
18- What is the cost of the criminal record check for Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda?
The criminal record check fee is approximately $7,500 for the main applicant and their spouse, with varying fees for children based on their age.
At NTL, we provide answers to all your inquiries and assist you in accessing the best investment opportunities through citizenship by investment programs. Our specialized experts are here to guide you through every aspect of Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda.
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