Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment

Commonwealth of Antigua and Barbuda, Spanish for “ancient” and “bearded” is a twin-island nation lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guinea, Long, Maiden and York islands and further south, the island of Redonda.)

Separated by a few nautical miles, Antigua and Barbuda are in the middle of the Leeward islands, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 17 degrees north of the Equator. The country is nicknamed “Land of 365 Beaches” due to the clean turquoise waters and many beaches surrounding the islands. The lush tropical island of Antigua is an inviting paradise and considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. There are already direct flights to Antigua from London, New York, Miami and Toronto in place. Its governance, language and culture have all been strongly influenced by the British Empire, of which the country was formerly a part.

Antigua is a member of the United Nations (UN), the British Commonwealth, Caricom and the Organization of American States (OAS), among many other international organizations. Holders of the Antiguan passport enjoy visa free travel to approximately 126 countries, including United Kingdom, Canada and the countries of the Schengen area. Holders of this passport, like all Caribbean countries, do require a visa to enter the US as they are not a member of the Visa Waiver Program.

The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) was established by the Honorable Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and is the Government authority responsible for processing all applications for Agent’s Licenses, and all applications for Citizenship by Investment by applicants and their family.

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Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship – Benefits

  • Only 3 months processing time
  • Investment is made once government has issued an Approval-in-Principle letter
  • Visa free travel to over 118 countries including Schengen Zone, Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore. 10 years multiple entry visa to the USA is easily obtainable
  • No educational or language requirement
  • Democratic country
  • Enjoy the year round warm climate
  • Profitable real estate
  • Dual citizenship allowed
  • Lifetime citizenship
  • Citizenship for family members (spouse, dependent children aged below 26 as well as dependent parents or grandparents aged above 65)
  • Beautiful island to reside or vacation in
  • Growing economic market

Citizenship by Investment Program

Option I: CONTRIBUTION TO THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

US$200,000 family of four, Plus Government processing fees (A) (capped at $50,000 for family of four under Limited Time Offer) and Due Diligence fees (B)

Option II: CONTRIBUTION TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

US$250,000 single applicant or family of four. Plus Government Processing fees (A) and Due Diligence fees (B)

Option III: REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

US$400,000 single applicant or family. Plus Government processing fees (A) and Due Diligence fees (B)

Option IV: BUSINESS INVESTMENT

An investment of a minimum of US$1,500,000 directly into an eligible business as a sole investor. Joint investments of a larger nature involving at least 2 persons is also possible, for additional details please contact us. All investments above are non-refundable.

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Antigia and Barbuda Frequently Asked Questions

About

Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth state in the Eastern Caribbean. With some 365 beaches of clean turquoise waters, the lush tropical islands are an inviting paradise and considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world.

People

The population numbers approximately 92,000.

Language

English is the official language. Many of the locals speak Antiguan Creole. The Barbudan accent is slightly different from the Antiguan.

Climate

Temperatures generally range from the mid-seventies in the winter to the mid-eighties in the summer. Annual rainfall averages only 45 inches, making it the sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean Islands, and the northeast trade winds are nearly constant, flagging only in September. Low humidity year-round.

Capital

The capital and largest port and city is St. John’s on Antigua, tourist from many exclusive resorts on the island and cruise ship dock in its harbor at Heritage Quay and Redcliffe Quay several times a week.

Economy

Tourism is the key driver of GDP and generates around 60% of the island’s income, with key target markets being the U.S., Canada and Europe. The currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar.

How to get there?

  • Most visitors to Antigua & Barbuda will touch down at V.C. Bird International Airport; named after Antigua's first Prime Minister, Sir Vere Cornwall Bird Snr. As the main hub for LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, V.C. Bird bustles round the clock, accommodating a steady stream of large commercial aircraft and private jets.
  • From North America, Antigua is served by American Airline, Caribbean Airlines, United Air, Delta and Air Canada. From Europe, Antigua is served by British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Condor and Blue Panorama. LIAT, Caribbean Airlines and SVG Air operate domestic and regional flights daily.
  • Many visitors to Antigua & Barbuda arrive by yacht or cruise ship, sailing into either Heritage Quay, Nelson's Dockyard, Falmouth Harbour or into Barbuda on the south of the island.

Will I be liable to any taxes in Antigua and Barbuda?

Under the terms of the Citizenship by Investment program you will not be liable to any income tax, capital gains tax, estate or inheritance tax.

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