Antigua and Barbuda grant to investors, entrepreneurs and families alike in return for a contribution to Antigua’s National Development Fund (NDF) or an investment in real estate or business. Citizenship obtained under this programme is granted for life, along with considerable mobility rights including visa free access to 160 countries including the Schengen area and UK .
A citizen of Antigua and Barbuda is exempt from taxation on foreign income, wealth, inheritance, gift or capital gains. There are several options for investment to gaining citizenship in Antigua. Investors can choose to contribute $100,000 to the Antigua National Development Fund. They can invest $1.5m in establishing a business ($5.0m for two or more investors) or invest $400,000 in a government approved real estate project (can be reduced to $200,000 for connected investors).
Antigua and Barbuda citizenship is only granted to applicants of outstanding character. Applicants must be in good health and hold a clean criminal record. Eligible dependants include the spouse and financially dependent children under the age of 29 who are full-time students at a recognised academic institution. Parents and grandparents above the age of 58 are also eligible for citizenship under this programme.