Jan 28, 2016

The Citizenship by Investment Unit in January 2016 announced that the holder of an Antigua and Barbuda Passport obtained through the Citizenship by Investment Program can pass on citizenship to his or her spouse and children without any cost. Before this can be realized, it is incumbent upon the holder of the passport to conduct himself or herself in a fit and proper manners such as not engaging in criminal activity and adhering to the laws of the country and any conditionalities placed on his or her citizenship. While an initial passport is issued upon the grant of citizenship by investment for a period of five years, subsequent passports will be issued for a ten-year term and the holder of the passport will be conferred with full citizenship rights at the end of the 5-year period. With full citizenship rights bestowed on the passport holder, he or she can then apply for citizenship for his or her spouse and children free of charge.