The University of the West Indies Fund (UWI) option is a mechanism for financing UWI’s fourth Landed campus.
Applicants to the Citizenship by Investment Programme who choose this option will be required to make an investment of US$150,000 for a family of six (6) or more (i.e. minimum number of persons per application is 6).
Participation in the option will entitle one member of the family to a one year, tuition only, scholarship at the University of the West Indies.
The application process is fairly straightforward and application forms can be obtained from a local Licensed Agent, whom has been licensed by the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU).
Upon submission of your application, you will be required to pay the full due diligence. Upon receipt of a letter of approval, you will then be asked to pay the passport fees and your contribution. The fees are paid directly to the Unit and your contribution must be made to the Government Special Fund within a 30-day period.
Once received, a certificate of registration of Citizenship will be issued for the primary applicant and their family members which will be submitted to the Passport Office for processing with their passport application and any accompanying documentation. Upon completion, your authorized agent/representative will forward your Passports and Citizenship Certificate documents to you.
On the first occasion that you visit Antigua and Barbuda you can take the oath or affirmation of allegiance or you can visit an Embassy, High Commission or Consular Office of Antigua and Barbuda to fulfil the requirement to take the oath or affirmation of allegiance.
Contribution to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Fund
A. For a family of 6:-
US$150,000 contribution (inclusive of processing fees)
B. Family of 7 or more:-
Processing Fees: US$15,000 for each additional dependant
Agent Fee: USD 30’000. Additional costs apply for dependents and family members and vary with the age of a person. Please contact us for a detailed quote.
Documents required from each applicant
Certified copy of current passport(s) and national identity card(s)
Certified copy of birth certificate
Medical certificate and HIV clearance; HIV test must not be older than 3 months
Original police clearance certificate or Certificate of no criminal record from any country where the applicant has lived for more than 6 months over the past 10 years, and all countries of citizenship. Police certificates must be less than six months old.
8 original passport-size color photos, not older than 6 months (strict requirements will be communicated); one of the photos must be certified
Completed form “Photograph & Signature Certificate”
Certified copy of military record(s) (if applicable)
Certified copy of proof of name change (if applicable)
Original bank reference letter issued by an internationally recognized bank, not older than 6 months
Original professional reference, not older than 6 months
Original document of evidence of residential address
In case of the real-estate option: copy of duly executed real-estate contract (Purchase and Sales Agreement), copy of duly executed escrow agreement.
Certified copy of marriage certificate(s) (if applying jointly with partner)
Certified copy of divorce document(s) (if applicable)
A sworn affidavit of support for each dependent (excluding spouse) over 18 years of age (if applicable)
Written confirmation from an accredited university or college of further education confirming the applicant’s enrolment where a dependent aged 18-25 years is in full time education and applying with the main applicant (if applicable)
Dual citizenship is a legitimate way to broaden one’s international footprint.
Citizens approved under this program do not pay any additional taxes on income which arises or is derived from outside Antigua & Barbuda. This includes personal income tax, net worth tax, gift tax, inheritance tax, capital gains tax or estate duty tax.
Profits and/or capital from other jurisdictions may be repatriated to Antigua & Barbuda without any restrictions
The islands enjoy a large stability, in all aspects of social life, economics and laws. It is part of the Commonwealth; its government has been democratically legitimated according to the British parliamentary system
No local language proficiency (English) is required
You will find more information on the official website of the Citizenship by Investment Program.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details.
Antigua and Barbuda, a twin-island country in the Eastern Caribbean, has proposed a Citizenship by Investment Program. Citizenship and the accompanying passport can be acquired either by donating to a charity or buying real estate.
General information and advantages
Holders of an Antigua & Barbuda passport have visa-free access to 165 jurisdictions including the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Schengen Area States
The passport of Antigua & Barbuda has a 5-year validity period
Passports are issued within 2-3 months
The passport can be picked up in Antigua & Barbuda or at an Embassy, High Commission or Consular Office of Antigua & Barbuda
Nice weather, white beaches, emerald sea, yacht clubs, Carnival – all these attract and a lot more
It is required to visit Antigua & Barbuda for 5 days in the first 5 years. This requirement does not apply to dependent children under 18. Upon attaining the age of 18, the residency requirement must be fulfilled as well as the requirement to swear an oath or pledge allegiance
In addition to the investment, the following fees shall be paid to the Government:
USD 30’000 for family of up to four members
Processing fee of approved application for additional dependent/s is:
Aged 0-5 years old: USD 10’00
Aged 0-17 years old: USD 20’000
Investors have several options to gain citizenship to Antigua, these are the following:
Donation to the National Development Fund in the amount of USD 100’000 (for individuals and family up to 4) / USD 125’000 (for family of 5 and more); or,
Investment in a government approved real estate project amounting to USD 400’000 (can be reduced to USD 200’000 if there is co-applicant/co-investor); or,
Purchase a real estate for a full price of USD 200’000 or higher; or,
Establish a business with USD 1.5 million investment
*For Investment in real estate, you are required to hold the real estate for 5 years, after which, you can sell it and keep the citizenship