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Do I need to be in Antigua to apply for the Citizenship by Investment Program?

To apply for the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program, one does not need to be physically present in Antigua. 

However, in navigating the Citizenship by Investment Program in Antigua and Barbuda, applicants should be aware of specific interview requirements that are crucial for the application process:

  • Physical Presence Requirement: Applicants are required to spend a minimum of 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda within the first five years of obtaining their citizenship. This requirement ensures that investment citizens have a tangible connection to the country, fostering a sense of community and belonging.
  • Interview Mandate: As part of the application process, all principal applicants and their children aged 16 and above must undergo mandatory interviews. This step is essential for assessing the applicant's commitment and understanding of the responsibilities that come with Antiguan citizenship.
  • Oath of Allegiance: Approved applicants must take an oath of allegiance to finalise the citizenship process. This can be completed within Antigua and Barbuda or at any Antiguan and Barbudan Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate globally, offering flexibility to applicants who may not be immediately able to travel to the islands.

Eligibility Criteria and Application Process

To embark on the journey towards Antigua and Barbuda citizenship through the Investment Program, applicants must meticulously compile and submit a comprehensive dossier of documents. This process involves:

  • Initial Documentation:
    • Completed application forms.
    • Original police certificates to affirm the applicant's good character.
    • Certification of all documents to ensure their authenticity, adhering to the originating jurisdiction's laws.
    • Engagement of an authorized representative or licensed agent, a mandatory step to navigate the application process.
  • Investment Pathways:
    • University of the West Indies (UWI) Fund: A singular investment of XCD 405,000 for a family of six or more, including one year of tuition for a family member.
    • National Development Fund (NDF): A minimum donation of XCD 270,000.
    • Real Estate: Government-approved projects starting at XCD 540,000, with a re-sale option after five years.
    • Business Investment: Starting from XCD 4,050,000 for individual ventures or XCD 1,080,000 per investor in joint projects.
  • Family Inclusion:
    • Eligibility extends to the applicant's spouse, children up to 30 years old, parents and grandparents over 55, and unmarried siblings of any age.
    • Dependents, including additional family members post-application, can be integrated into the citizenship process for an added fee, fostering family unity.

Embarking on the journey towards Antiguan citizenship through the Citizenship by Investment Program presents a unique blend of investment opportunities and the enchanting allure of life in a Caribbean paradise. These avenues not only promise a lucrative return on investment but also provide the invaluable benefit of global mobility through visa-free travel to over 150 countries, along with the cherished opportunity to call the pristine beaches and vibrant culture of Antigua and Barbuda home.

In partnership with Citizens International and Park Lane Properties, expert teams are committed to helping interested parties navigate the intricacies of the application process. Contact them today for a free consultation and more detailed information and assistance.

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