Important Update: Mandatory Interviews for Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Applicants from December 2023
The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) of Antigua and Barbuda has recently announced a significant update to their application process. Starting from the 15th of December 2023, all applicants for citizenship by investment, including their dependents aged 16 and above, will be required to undergo a mandatory interview as part of their application. Here are the important details to know:
- Who Needs to Attend: The interviews are mandatory for all principal applicants and their eligible dependents.
- Interview Cost: There is a fee of US$1,500 per application for the interview process.
- Presence and Identification: All members involved in the application must be present for the interview, bringing along the identification documents submitted with their application.
- Virtual Format: These interviews will be conducted virtually, facilitated by independent service providers contracted by the CIU.
- Language Options: Although the primary language for the interviews is English, arrangements can be made for interviews in other native languages if necessary.
The CIU will coordinate with Licensed Agents to schedule the interviews, using a process similar to that employed for virtual Oaths. It is crucial for applicants to attend the interview at the scheduled date and time to prevent any delays or complications with their application.
At Citizens International, we understand that changes like these can be daunting. However, these measures are put in place to maintain the integrity and security of the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program. It’s a move towards more rigorous vetting of applicants, ensuring that the program remains reputable and beneficial for both the country and its prospective citizens.
We are here to assist you through every step of your application process. Our team of experts is ready to guide you through the new interview requirements, ensuring your journey towards Antiguan and Barbudan citizenship is as smooth as possible. Feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation for more detailed information and assistance.