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 asked to pay the full due diligence. A 10% payment of the processing fee is applicable for families of seven (7) persons or more. Upon receipt of a letter of approval, you will be asked to pay the balance of the government processing fees, 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 document 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:-
- US$150,000 Contribution
- Processing Fees: US$15,000 for each additional dependent