ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA INVESTMENT OPTIONS AND FEES
Option 1: Investing in Real Estate in a Government Approved Project
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda determines which real estate projects meet the established threshold to be designated as Approved Projects following which they become eligible to participate in the Citizenship by Investment Program. An applicant is only required to make the minimum investment irrespective of the number of dependents that are included in the application. Two or more applicants may together invest in one real estate property on condition that each applicant contributes an amount at least equal to the minimum investment required under the Option. A property acquired under the Real Estate Option may be resold after 5 years following the grant of citizenship or if the owner wishes to sell before the expiration of that period, he or she must purchase another property in an Approved Project.
Option 2: Donation to the National Development Fund (NDF)
The National Development Fund (NDF) is a non-profit fund that is subject to parliamentary oversight. It has its legal foundation in Section 42(2) of the Finance Administration Act of 2006 which provides for the funding of Government sponsored projects such as but not limited to public-private partnerships and approved charitable investments.
Option 3: Business Investment
Under this Option, an applicant makes an investment in either an existing or proposed business which has been approved by the Citizenship by Investment Unit. There are two pathways under this Option: (a) Single Person Investment in an approved business; or (b) Multiple Person Joint Investment in an approved business.
Option 4: University of the West Indies Fund Option
This option allows the client family to invest in the University of the West Indies Fund to obtain citizenship for the entire family. The fund is only open to minimum family sizes of six persons – if there are less than six persons in the family the client must choose one of the other three investment options. This option also entitles one member of the family to a one year tuition only scholarship at the University of the West Indies.