In 2020 when the world was struck with the covid-19 crisis, the countries with active Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programmes offered applicants a host of discounts and bonuses.

Experts have witnessed a growing interest towards the state programmes of the Caribbean region. In the first half of 2020, the number of second citizenship applicants has soared by almost 25 per cent. The CBI of St Kitts and Nevis, for one, now offers a passport to a family of four (the main applicant and three family members) at $150,000 – the same as they used to charge for a single person. You can jump on this opportunity till the end of 2020.

Antigua and Barbuda’s programme keeps up with St Kitts and Nevis’ offering. From May 11, 2020, investors with large families (of six persons) can not only get a passport of Antigua and Barbuda but also one year of free education at the University of the West Indies for one of the dependents.

This is great news: a student from the main applicant’s family will get a scholarship covering the education costs. Foreign investors have cheered on the opportunity provided by Antigua and Barbuda. The country is a member of the British Commonwealth and the education in the University of the West Indies is based on the globally recognised British system.

This option is available to families of six: the minimum investment in this case is $150,000. This sum includes all investment and data processing fees. It will be directed to the Fund of the University of the West Indies.

In case you’d like to obtain Antigua and Barbuda passports for a family of over six persons, you’ll need to add $15,000 for every extra family member. According to analysts, this second citizenship option benefits large families who value the quality of education.

Investment migration experts at Astons remind you that the minimum investment within the CBI of Antigua and Barbuda for a family of four (husband, wife, two children) is only $100,000 – the same as for a single applicant. According to the programme, you can also purchase property in this Carribean country – at the cost of $200,000–$400,000.

The passport of Antigua and Barbuda allows you to travel across the globe. You’ll enjoy visa-free entry to 140 countries including the EU and the UK.

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