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Antigua Citizenship by Investment is a wonderful opportunity that allows eligible investors to obtain dual citizenship in a peaceful Caribbean country, home to some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world. You can become an Antigua citizen by applying for it individually or even involving members of your family by either making a donation, investing in real estate properties in Antigua or establishing an approved business.
The Antigua Citizenship by Real Estate Investment program has benefits right from the get go. The application process is quick and you’re not required to travel to Antigua during this time. You can choose to obtain Antigua citizenship for your family members and there is no obligation to live or work on the island. Citizens can enjoy visa free travel to over 130 countries, including the Schengen zone, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, and more.
In order to apply for the Antigua Citizenship by Real Estate Investment program, the applicant must be over 18 years old, have no criminal record, have good health, and have a high personal net worth. Applicants are required to reside in Antigua for five days within five years of registering as a citizen and must take the oath of allegiance in any Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate of Antigua and Barbuda.
Countries restricted from the Antigua Citizenship by Real Estate Investment program include Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Somalia, Yemen, and Sudan. In the case that an applicant has migrated or permanently resided in Canada, the UK, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia or The UAE for before turning 18 for at least 10 years or more, while maintaining no economic ties to the restricted countries, they are eligible for the application. Family members that pass the eligibility criteria include applicant’s spouse, parents or grandparents, children under 18, over 18 if physically or mentally ill, and if aged 18-28, they should be enrolled in an educational institute having more than 6 months left of the course.
Before the process for the Antigua Citizenship program can begin, you need to select an authorised agent, licensed by the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), who will provide you with the necessary application forms and a list of required documents that need to be legalised. Speak to us to get in touch with an authorized agent who can assist you with the process.
After submitting your application, the CIU will perform a due diligence and background check on you and your application after which a letter of ‘Approved in Principle’ will be issued. This means citizenship has been approved, provided the applicant has submitted all necessary documentation and confirmed their investment in real estate. After the investment is secured, you can pay your passport fees and collect your Antigua passport. Within the first 5 years of becoming a citizen, you have to reside for a minimum of 5 days in Antigua.
The time frame for the application process for the Antigua Citizenship by Real Estate Investment to be completed is between 3 to 4 months, from the time the application is submitted. It is important to acknowledge the time frame can change depending on the project if you opt for the real estate option.
Applicants can invest in a government approved real estate property in Antigua starting from no less than $400,000. The investment must be kept for at least five years. Antigua Citizenship by Real Estate Investment costs include a processing fee of $30,000 for one person, $50,000 for a family of up to 4 people with incremental payments of $15,000 for each additional member. Due diligence fee for primary applicant and their spouse will be $7,500 each. Dependents aged 12-17 will have a fee of $2,500 while those over 18 will have a fee of $4,000.
Moon Gate Antigua is a couple’s only boutique hotel of 40 fully-furnished sophisticated suites built in six buildings with a wide range of amenities for residents. Moon gate is a 3-minute walk away from the beautiful Half Moon Bay beach which contributes to the stunning views from the suites. Moon Gate is a project that qualifies for Antigua Citizenship by Real Estate Investment program and is an excellent investment option.
Arcus estates intends to assist interested clients with the application process, helping them avoid any mishaps or delays. We focus on the applicant’s personal preferences and needs before presenting them with any investment option. If you wish to know more about the Antigua citizenship by investment program, feel free to contact us.