Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship program was started in 2013. In order to qualify for a citizenship, applicant has various options to invest, being into real estate, business, or into the national development fund (each have been explained on this site). As of 2019, Antiguan passport offers hassle-free access to 147 countries of the world. The best part about the program is that an applicant need not maintain his stay or physical presence in Antigua / Barbuda to sustain his passport. A bare minimum stay of 5 days in a year is suffice for an individual to maintain his or her passport.
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Q1. What are the countries I can easily access after obtaining Antiguan passport?
Q2. What are the investment options available?
There are multiple investment options. The content given below is for preliminary reference only and may not be updated:
Option 1 - National Development Fund National Development Fund is a not for profit fund by the Government.
Option 2 – Real Estate Projects must be recommended by the Antigua & Barbuda Investment Authority (ABIA) and approved by the Cabinet. All real estate investments are subject to lock-in period of 5 years
Option 3 – Business Investment Businesses must be approved by the Cabinet
Option 4 – University of the West Indies Fund This fund sponsors educational needs in specified circumstances as per laid out regulations
Q3. Will I have to mandatorily stay in Antigua & Barbuda after obtaining the Passport?
Antigua & Barbuda mandate a basic stay period of 5 calendar days a year. Hence there is no significant requirement to maintain physical presence for long durations in order to sustain Antiguan citizenship.