Investment Options for the Antigua & Barbuda Second Passport
The government adopted the citizenship by investment program as one of the mechanisms to promote economic growth, attract developments, increase foreign direct investment to the country, support the development of infrastructure and provide for a sustainable future. As a result, investors can choose from several options to qualify for the program.
1. National Development Fund Contribution or Charitable Donation
High net worth individuals may choose to make a monetary contribution of US$100,000 (up to four people), or US$125,000 (five people and more) to the National Development Fund or an approved charity. The main applicant may include a spouse and all qualified dependents, however, government and due diligence are applicable to each individual included.
2. Real Estate Investment
Applicants may purchase property valued at a minimum of US$400,000 in a pre-approved real estate development area. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of five years. Property registration, processing fees and taxes may be paid in addition to the property purchase.
Until October 31st,2020, there is a Limited Time Offer (LTO); Two (2) applications from related parties can make a joint investment, with each applicant investing a minimum of US $200,000 in order to qualify.
Callaloo Cay (Waldorf Astoria Antigua)
Callaloo Cay has signed a management agreement with Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s luxury brand of iconic landmark hotels for the brand’s first new-build resort in the Caribbean, Waldorf Astoria Antigua.
The resort’s 95 guest rooms and 25 branded villas, including beachfront suites and hilltop accommodations, will boast breathtaking views of the bay and calming lush surroundings, providing the ideal space for a comfortable and exclusive stay. This exclusive resort sits on 36 acres of prime beach-front and offers first-class facilities that cater to discerning clients.
Half Moon Bay (Rosewood)
Half Moon Bay Antigua is the first resort and residential community of its kind in the Caribbean. An intimate new enclave on the island of Antigua, Half Moon Bay will redefine ultra-luxury in modern terms that are meaningful to today’s discerning vacation home buyer.
Situated on 132 acres, the exclusive community comprises 10 premier estate parcels that will be joined by a collection of Rosewood Residences and the new 47-suite Rosewood Half Moon Bay Hotel. Architecture for the Rosewood Hotel at Half Moon Bay is a collaboration between OBMI, the Caribbean’s preeminent architects, and Studio Piet Boon, an Amsterdam-based design firm with a high profile in the Caribbean ultra-luxury space.
The vision is inspired by layering the sensibilities of traditional Caribbean architecture with a modern and distinctly environmental aesthetic. Additional properties and financing options are available upon request.
3. Business Establishment
Applicants may invest US$1.5 million to establish a business. Two or more applicants may make a joint business investment with an individual threshold of at least US$400,000 and a total investment of at least US$5 million.
4. University of West Indies Fund
For an investment of US$150,000, a family of six (6) is eligible to apply for citizenship. The investment amount includes processing and government fees, however customary due diligence fees do apply for each qualified dependent.
In addition, one member of the family is entitled to a 1-year scholarship at the University of West Indies. Additional government processing fees are applicable for larger families.