Applicants for the Antigua & Barbuda citizenship-by-investment program do not need to visit the country before citizenship is granted and passports are received. Successful CIP applicants who reached the age if 18 years are required to spend in Antigua or Barbuda at least five days within first five years after citizenship was granted. For example, it could be one five-day trip or five one-day visits. We recommend our clients to visit the islands as soon as they receive their passports.
What are the residency requirements for the Antigua & Barbuda citizenship-by-investment program?
I haven’t seen clear information about how much time is required on the islands before the application process and after a successful one. Does it change depending on the investment route?
You would need to spend five days in Antigua during the first five years after the successful approval of the application.
Before the process, there is no requirement (zero days). After the approval, five days are required within the first five years of citizenship. This applies to all the investment routes.
There is no need to visit Antigua before or during the application process. Once you are granted citizenship, you will be required to make a one-time five-day visit to Antigua any time in the first five years of your citizenship. This is the same for all new economic citizens, regardless of whether the application was based on a government donation, real estate purchase or business investment.