Antigua Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)
This is simply an update to a 2015 blog with current 2018 prices for Antigua’s CIP.
Antigua Citizenship by Investment Program
Qualifying Investment Options:
- National Development Fund (NDF)
- Approved Real Estate
- Approved Business Investment
For a single applicant, or a family up to 4: $100,000 contribution + $25,000 processing fee
Family of 5 or more: $125,000 contribution + $25,000 processing fee + $15,000 for each additional dependent
Antigua & Barbuda Real Estate Investment
To qualify for Antigua’s CIP under the real estate option, the government requires applicants to make their investment in specially designated real estate areas with a value of at least $400,000, exclusive of due diligence, government processing, and passport fees.
For a single applicant, or a family up to 4: $400,000 real estate purchase + $50,000 processing fee
For a family of 5 or more: $400,000 real estate purchase + $50,000 processing fee + $15,000 for each additional dependent
For approved real estate projects please visit the Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) real estate page.
Antigua & Barbuda Business Investment
Antigua’s Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) shall, after consultation with the Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority (ABIA), approve businesses, whether existing or proposed, for the purposes of investment in business under the CIP.
Qualifying CIP business investment options:
- Solo investment in an approved business of at least $1,500,000; or
- Two (2) persons propose a joint investment (business) totaling at least $5,000,000, and with each of person individually contributing at least $400,000
For a single applicant, or a family up to 4: $400,000+ (or $1,500,000) business investment + $50,000 processing fee
For a family of 5 or more: $400,000+ (or $1,500,000) business investment + $50,000 processing fee + $15,000 for each additional dependent
For approved business projects in Antigua & Barbuda please visit the CIP’s business investment page.
CIP Due Diligence Fees & Passport Fees
10% of the government fee is payable and non-refundable upon submission of your application with the balance due following receipt of an approval letter sent to the authorized agent who submitted the application.
All applications are subject to rigorous due diligence to ensure that only meritorious applicants are granted citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda. The due diligence fee is payable upon submission of the application by the appointed agent and is non-refundable.
$7,500 due diligence fee for main applicant;
$7,500 due diligence for spouse;
$2,000 due diligence each dependent aged 12-17;
$4,000 due diligence each adult dependent aged 18-28 or 65+
Antigua passport issuance fee $300 each.
Please note that “professional fees” will vary from agent to agent but you can expect at least $10,000 in Antigua. But, yes, you can negotiate your professional fees down. In fact, all the way down to 50% of the agent’s original quote that you’ll get.
No, that’s not a type. I said up to 50% off just by knowing how their commissions work and “calling them out” on it (albeit calling them out in a respectful way, of course).
Trust me, once they realize that you know how their commission system works they’ll be more than ready to get you processed, even if giving up half of their regular professional fee as otherwise they’d be too scared of losing you as a client altogether.
To find an authorized representative for Antigua CIP in your area just follow the link.
For a complete list of licensed agents for Antigua CIP just follow this link.
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