In this Frequently Asked Questions video series, we answer common questions on the investor immigration industry to provide all you need to know about citizenship by investment and residence by investment programmes.
Yes. All main applicants for citizenship, but not their accompanying family members, must be over the age of 18. Everyone, including family members, must be able to show that they are of good character which means that they are reputable individuals who have no criminal record and have a clean source of funds. All family members must also be able to show that they are in good health.
Additional requirements for Antigua and Barbuda
Although most Caribbean countries do not require applicants to travel to or reside in their country in order to obtain second citizenship – Antigua and Barbuda does. Applicants for citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda must travel to the country in order to take the oath of allegiance and they must meet a physical residence requirement of at least five days within five years of receiving that citizenship. Children, however, do not need to fulfil this requirement until they turn 18 years old. Further, no prior business experience needs to be demonstrated in order to obtain citizenship by investment in a Caribbean country. Additionally, no Caribbean jurisdiction that offers citizenship by investment requires applicants to take any language or cultural tests to qualify for citizenship.
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