The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by investment unit has laid out certain rules regarding the minimum acceptable documents which constitute a complete file submission for CIP programme before the deadline of July 30. Prospective last minute applicants must prepare and provide the below required documents (both electronic and physical true copies are required) along with their investment.

 Minimum Documentary Requirements (E-Filing)

The E-filing Following are the minimum acceptable documents which constitute a complete file submission using the Agents’ Portal: 

1. Fully completed and duly signed Forms AB1 to 5 

2. Two forms of identification:

  • Copies of passport biographical page
  • Copies of other form of government issued picture ID 

3. Copies of birth certificates 

4. Copies of all valid visas held 

5. Documents to facilitate address verification:

  • a. Utility bill issued within the most recent 3 months
  • Signed lease agreement or documents of title 

6. Documents to facilitate source of income verification:

  • Letter of employment from employer and/or pay slips for the most recent 3 months
  • Online bank statements for the most recent 12 months showing salary credit and a balance sufficient to make the investment (statements from multiple accounts may be submitted) 

7. Documents to facilitate source of income verification for self-employed individuals:

  • Share certificate or recent share register showing shareholding
  • Letter/certificate of Good Standing or other confirmation of active status from the appropriate regulatory body
  • Most recent financial statement
  • Most recent 12 months online bank statement or other relevant documentary evidence of monthly/regular income received
  • Board resolution where funds associated with the application are being paid by a company 

8. Documents to facilitate net worth confirmation: 

  • Bank holdings – most recent 12 months online bank statements
  • Investment holdings – most recent investment account statement (issued within last 6 months)
  • Real estate – documents of title and/or recent valuation 
  • Business assets – financial statements, most recent copy of share register showing shareholding, confirmation of active status from the appropriate regulatory body e. Other assets – appropriate documentary evidence of declarations made 

9. Affidavit of consent from parents of minors where a parent is not included on the application. A government issued picture ID of said parent is also required. 

10. Investment Agreements for Real Estate and Business Investment applications 

11. Where funds associated with an application are sent by a third party, the applicant is required to submit:

  • An introductory letter stating the nature of the relationship between the remitter and the applicant
  • Copy of the passport bio page for the sender (if individual) and proof of income
  • Incorporation documents and most recent annual company returns (if the remitter is a corporate entity) 

Physical Documentation Submission 

Within 21 days following the successful upload of an application with the minimum required documentation indicated above, the physical documents are required to be submitted to the Unit. The following additional documents are required to be included in the physical submission: 

1. Certified coloured copies (or apostilles where applicable) of machine readable ID documents listed above 

2. Fully completed and duly signed passport forms 

3. Bank reference letter for the account identified in A23 of the AB1 form issued by an internationally recognised bank, not older than 6 months, confirming account balances and how long the applicant has had a relationship with the bank. Please note that the balance is required to be sufficient to make the investment 

4. Professional reference (e.g. from an attorney, notary public, chartered accountant, or other professional of similar standing) not older than 6 months 

5. A sworn affidavit of support for each dependent (excluding spouse) over 18 years of age 

6. Eight original passport-size colour photos of the applicants and dependents taken within the past six months 

 7. Original excerpt of full birth record or certified copy of full birth certificate 

8. An original police certificate from any country where they have lived for more than 6 months. The police certificate must have a minimum of three months validity. 

9. Certified copy of proof of name change (if applicable, i.e. deed poll, adoption papers etc.) 

10. Original excerpt of marriage record or certified copy of marriage certificate 

11. Certified copy of divorce document(s) (if applicable) 

12. Any documents requested as evidence, explanation or otherwise in support of any of the answers given or statements made in this form Additional information: 

Applications will be vetted in order of receipt of physical documents and fees. All Licensed Agents and Authorized Representatives are required to advise their clients of the above minimum requirements for onboarding an applicant. Files will not be accepted without these documents. Clients are to diligently and expeditiously acquire all additional documentation so as not to delay the conclusion of the file’s assessment.