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Are there any exceptions to the visitation requirement for Antigua & Barbuda citizenship-by-investment program?

I am picking among the CBI programs from the Caribbean and like the one offered by Antigua & Barbuda. However, it has been reported that a one-time, five-day visit to the islands is required. If I complete my citizenship application abroad and fail to meet that visit, what happens? Will my citizenship be revoked? Are any exceptions made?


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  • Citizens International
    March 23, 2019

    If you do not make your one-time five-day visit, you will not be able to renew your passport after five years. You will be required to make the visit in order to get your second passport, which is valid for 10 years.

  • Grant Thornton
    March 23, 2019

    The five-day rule is enforced without exception and, if not met, the passport will not be renewed at the end of the first five years.

  • Caribbean Lifestyle Services
    April 04, 2019

    The five-day visit is mandatory under the Antiguan legislation, and if the requirements are not met the passport would not be renewed. At this stage, there are no exceptions.

  • Caribbean Concierge Limited
    April 11, 2019

    The Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Act 2013 requires that all successful applicants spend at least five days in Antigua & Barbuda over a period of five years in order for the passport to be renewed. Children under 18 years are except from this requirement. Upon attaining the age of 18, however, the residency requirement must be fulfilled along with the requirement to swear an oath or pledge allegiance.