Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program is a government program that grants citizenship to foreign investors who make significant investments in the country. The program was launched in 2013 and has since become one of the most popular Citizenship by investment programs in the world.
To qualify for citizenship under the program, investors must make a minimum investment of US$100,000 non-refundable contribution to the National Development Fund or US$200,000 to an approved real estate. Alternatively, investors can also invest a minimum of US$1.5 million in an approved business venture or an established business.
Upon approval of the investment, the investor and their family members are granted citizenship, which includes visa-free travel to over 165 countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, and the Schengen Area. Additionally, the program offers the opportunity for dual citizenship and the ability to pass citizenship on to future generations.
The application process for the Citizenship by investment program typically takes around three to four months, and applicants must undergo a thorough background check. Once approved, successful applicants are issued a passport valid for up to five years and can be renewed.
The Citizenship by investment program has successfully attracted foreign investment to Antigua and Barbuda, which has helped stimulate economic growth and create new job opportunities. The program has also
been used to fund social and infrastructure development projects nationwide.
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The Antigua and Barbuda passport is a travel document issued to citizens of Antigua and Barbuda for international travel. The passport is an electronic one recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The Antigua and Barbuda passport is dark blue and features the national emblem on the cover. The words “Antigua and Barbuda” are printed in bold white letters at the top of the cover, and “passport” is printed in smaller white letters at the bottom.
Inside the passport are 32 pages for visa stamps and personal information. The biographical page contains the passport holder’s photo, name, date of birth, passport number, and other identifying information, such as height, eye color, and place of birth.
The Antigua and Barbuda passport also contains a machine-readable zone (MRZ) on the biographical page, which allows border officials to quickly verify the passport holder’s identity and check their travel history.
In addition to standard passport features, the Antigua and Barbuda passport also contains several security features, such as a holographic image of the national emblem and a watermark of the passport holder’s photo. These features help to prevent fraud and ensure that the rightful holder only uses the passport.
The Antigua and Barbuda passport is valid for ten years for adults and five years for children under 16. It can be renewed through the country’s passport office or at one of Antigua and Barbuda’s embassies or consulates worldwide.
The steps to obtain a second passport through citizenship by investment program can vary depending on the country but generally involve the following:
Antigua and Barbuda passport holders can stay in the UK for up to six months without a visa.
Antigua and Barbuda passport holders can travel to most countries in the Schengen Area, including France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, for up to 90 days without a visa.
Antigua and Barbuda passport holders can apply for an electronic travel authorization (eTA) to visit Australia for up to six months.
Antigua and Barbuda passport holders can enter Singapore for up to 30 days without a visa.
Antigua and Barbuda passport holders can enter Hong Kong for up to 90 days without a visa.
Antigua and Barbuda passport holders can enter Malaysia for up to 30 days without a visa.
Antigua and Barbuda passport holders can obtain an electronic visa (e-visa) for up to 90 days to visit Turkey.
Antigua and Barbuda passport holders can enter South Korea for up to 90 days without a visa.
Antigua and Barbuda passport holders can stay in Panama for up to 180 days without a visa.
Antigua and Barbuda passport holders can obtain a visa on arrival in Qatar, allowing them to stay up to 30 days.
It's important to note that visa requirements can change anytime, so it's always a good idea to check the latest travel regulations before booking any international travel.