COUNTRY PROFILE AND HISTORY

The twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. It is an independent sovereign nation within the Commonwealth, with a multiparty parliamentary democracy and the British monarch as head of state. An appointed Governor General in Antigua represents the British sovereign. English is the official language and the law is based on the British legal system.

The predominant religion of Antigua and Barbuda is Christianity. Population size is approximately 87,774 with a geographical area of 442.6 km².

Antigua is 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).

Tourism is the largest contributor to Gross Domestic Product followed by manufacturing, import export trade and agriculture, as well as real estate and finance.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority was created by the government to promote and attract domestic and foreign investment.

Two options are available for the Antigua and Barbuda citizenship-by-investment programme; either a cash donation to the National Development Fund (NDF) sent directly to the escrow account managed by the CIU or investment in real estate through one of the government approved real estate asset classes. This covers freehold property with title deed, hotel shares, fractional ownership or land. Investment starts at $250,000 for the NDF donation and $400,000 for the real estate option.

The Citizenship-by-Investment Programme (CIP) was established following parliamentary approval and is in Section 6 of the Citizenship-by-Investment Act, 2013. The CIP requires a person to make a stipulated economic contribution to the country. In exchange, and subject to stringent application procedures, including thorough background checks, applicants and their families are granted citizenship.

 

FIND FREEDOM

Obtain you permanent second citizenship and passport in only 3 months.

Your permanent residency card can be issued without visiting or residing in Antigua; dual citizenship is allowed. Your Antiguan citizenship will be immediate and permanent.

 

TRAVEL WITH EASE

As a citizen of Antigua, you gain access to visa free travel to 131 countries, with more countries being constantly added to the list, which already includes the European countries in the Schengen area, as well as major countries within North America, Latin America and Asia.

Furthermore, with your Antiguan passport, the obtainment of most foreign visas will be smooth and easy.

 

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Antiguan passport holders benefit from attractive benefits such as no foreign income tax, a currency fixed to USD and duty free trading in the whole of the Caribbean.

Furthermore, you will be able to comfortably enter into 131 countries without the need for lengthy and costly visa applications.

 

SECURE YOUR FAMILY’S FUTURE 

Spouse, children and elderly parents can apply to obtain their Antiguan passports along with you, and will be able to enjoy life on one of the world’s 20 top islands.

In Antigua you will not need to worry about your family’s safety, as the country is very secure and stable. It also offers a prosperous future to your children with access to an international higher-education system.

PRIMARY BENEFITS


  • Full citizenship and British commonwealth passport (renewable every five years) can be secured in a minimum of three months
  • Successful applicants will be granted permanent lifetime citizenship, which may not be revoked and is protected from changes in government policy or officials
  • 100% return on investment when choosing the real estate option
  • No need to renounce current citizenship; the home country will not be made aware of the new citizenship
  • Includes children under 25 and dependants over 65 years old
  • Visa-free or visa on arrival access to approximately 134 countries including the UK, Australia, Canada and Schengen States
  • Worldwide tax exemption

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