The Caribbean has long been a popular destination for honeymooners and holiday makers. But there’s more to these beautiful islands than sun, sea and sand – and that’s what makes Antigua and Barbuda so popular with global investors. Since the creation of its second citizenship programme in 2013, the Caribbean country has fast-become one of the most sought-after destinations for those chasing greater freedom, stability and opportunity.
Not only do Antigua and Barbuda passport holders benefit from exceptional global mobility, but the islands also offer political and economic stability and an attractive tax regime.
Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island nation in the Eastern Caribbean. With a population of around 87,000, it is an independent sovereign nation within the Commonwealth, with the British monarch as head of state. The official language is English.
The country is well-respected around the world, and a member of the United Nations, the Organization of American States (OAS), CARICOM, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The official currency, the Eastern Caribbean dollar, enjoys a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar (EC$2.70 = US$1.00).
Antigua and Barbuda’s citizenship-by-investment programme hasn’t been around for long, but citizenship here is already becoming highly regarded. The process is straightforward and fast, and the rewards are more than worth the investment.
FAST, FLEXIBLE FREEDOM: Obtain your permanent second citizenship and passport in only 3 months – without the need to visit or reside on the islands. Antiguan citizenship is immediate and permanent and dual citizenship is permitted.
TRAVEL WITH EASE: As a citizen of Antigua, you gain access to visa free travel to 131 countries – including the UK and European Schengen area, as well as major countries within North America, Latin America and Asia.
BUSINESS BENEFITS: Antiguan passport holders pay no foreign income tax, benefit from a currency fixed to USD and duty-free trading in the whole of the Caribbean. If you spend less than 183 days per year ‘in country’ you won’t pay worldwide income tax either, and neither capital gains nor inheritance tax are payable. Plus, the corporate tax rate is 25% with a generous 50-year exemption programme for IBCs.
SECURITY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY: Your spouse, children and elderly parents can apply to obtain their Antiguan passports along with you. You will also not need to worry about your family’s wellbeing – Antigua is very secure and stable and boasts an international higher-education system.
Antigua and Barbuda’s second citizenship programme offers a range of investment options to suit you. Either:
To find out more about Antigua and Barbuda citizenship-by-investment, read our latest blog on the programme:
Antigua And Barbuda Second Citizenship And The Strength Of A British Commonwealth Passport.