Antigua & Barbuda
“Obtaining a dual nationality was something completely new to me and my family. Berkeley acted fast and were very professional in assisting me and securing the most cost effective citizenship program for my family. Please give my regards to the team as they were superb” Financial Director – Middle East Construction Company Antigua and Barbuda are located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, roughly 17 degrees north of the equator. The island has a complex coastline of safe harbors, and a protective, nearly unbroken wall of coral reef. To the south are the islands of Montserrat and Guadaloupe, and to the north and west are Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin. Antigua, the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, is about 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, encompassing 108 square miles. Its highest point is Mount Obama (1319 ft., 402 metres), formerly known as Boggy Peak, located in the south-western corner of the island.
The Antigua Program
The law of the Citizenship-by-Investment Program of Antigua and Barbuda was established in 2013 with citizenships and passports predicted to be obtained in only 4 – 6 months. It is one of the top rated option for obtaining a second citizenship and passport globally. The citizenship-by-investment program requires a person to make a significant economic contribution to the country or purchase some form or real-estate.
In exchange, and subject to a stringent application procedure, including thorough background checks, the applicants and their families are granted citizenship and receive a passport. The program is based on the statute which means the granted citizenship may not be revoked no matter of changes in the governmental executives or policy.
Amongst the usual benefits you would associate with dual citizenship, some of the other key benefits with the Antigua & Barbuda program include:
- Government donation starts from $200,000 USD
- Real estate investments start from $400,000 USD
- Open to all nationalities.
- No need to reside in the country.
- Instant Travel to over 110 countries.
- Ease of Visa application to Schengen European Countries.
- Wife and children below 26 obtain passport.
- Citizenship and passport within 4-6 months.
- Elderly parents above 65 can also apply as dependants.
- Outstanding lifestyle with a safe environment.
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The Application Process
1Step 1 (Introduction)
Berkeley will pre-screen your passport copy for local Government pre-approval. We will also request a down payment of professional fees to open your application along with assisting you in the collection of the documents required in the application check-list.
2Step 2 (Initial Application)
Stage 2 is where you submit your application and pay due diligence fees. If you are taking the real estate option you will reserve your chosen property. This is refunded if you are not approved. This stage also includes a due diligence report being submitted to the government.
3Step 3 (Secure Payment)
Once your initial visa application has been approved the Investor is invited to pay the NDF donation or if taking Real Estate option, pay the balance of your purchase by the local government.
4Step 4 (Granted Citizenship)
Upon acceptance, a certificate of registration is issued in your name and the passport and citizenship certificates are issued to you via courier once the balance of professional fees is settled.