INTRODUCTION:

The winter home of celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Eric Clapton and many more, Antigua and Barbuda are the largest of the English speaking Leeward Islands that attracts thousands of visitors with its breathtaking beaches boasting the finest white sand and sparkling clear azure waters. Antigua & Barbuda is the ninth-largest country by size in the Caribbean. Its Citizenship by Investment Program facilitates the comfort of visa-free travel to more than 100 countries. It is undoubtedly considered to be among the most beautiful places on the planet boasting lush tropical environment and rich history from its colonial past and warmhearted welcoming locals. Antigua & Barbuda offers life in a tropical paradise, with appealing lifestyle and retirement options, a country that is economically, legally, and socially stable and belongs to the Commonwealth of Nations, and whose political system is based on the British parliamentary system.

RECOGNITION OF DUAL CITIZENSHIP BY ANTIGUA & BARBUDA CAN
PROVE ADVANTAGEOUS FOR BUSINESS EXPANSION AND TAX RELIEF .

WHY CHOOSE ANTIGUA & BARBUDA:

  • Quick application processing within three to four months.
  • Citizenship for life, with the right to live and work in the country
  • The opportunity to maintain dual citizenship if so desired
  • Inclusion of dependent children under 26 and dependent parents or grandparents over 65.
  • No requirement to travel to Antigua & Barbuda during the application process.
  • No interview, education or managerial experience required.
  • Visa-free travel to more than 100 countries, including the Schengen zone, the U.K., Hong Kong, Singapore and more.
  • No tax on worldwide income and a low tax regime
  • No restriction on the repatriation of profits and imported capital
  • Low residency requirement
  • No minimum level of English requirement

QUALIFICATIONS:

To qualify for citizenship of Antigua & Barbuda applicants must fulfill one of the investment options below in addition to meeting the following criteria:

  • Be of outstanding character.
  • Hold no criminal record.
  • Have excellent health.
  • Have a high personal net worth.
  • Fulfill the residence obligation of residing in the country for a minimum of 35 days within a period of five years.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS:

The Citizenship by Investment Program of Antigua & Barbuda serves to promote economic growth, attract developments, increase foreign direct investment to the country, support the development of infrastructure and provide for a sustainable future. As a result, investors can choose from several options to qualify for the program.

1. National Development Fund Contribution or Charitable Donation High net worth individuals may choose to make a monetary contribution of US$100,000 to the National Development Fund or an approved charity.

2. Real Estate Investment

Applicants may purchase property valued at a minimum of US$400,000 in a pre-approved real estate development area. The investment must be maintained
for a minimum of five years. Property registration, processing fees and taxes must be paid in addition to the property purchase.

3. Business Establishment:

Applicants may invest US$1.5 million to establish a business. Two or more applicants may make a joint business investment with an individual threshold of at least US$400,000 and a total investment of at least US$5 million.

*All application fees charged by the government of Antigua and Barbuda and by AIA are subject to change. These fees depend on the number of applicants and the complexity of the process. Please contact us if you have any questions or need more information. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM, PLEASE VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE PROGRAM AT http://cip.gov.ag

STEPS AND TIMELINE:

The following table breaks down the Antigua & Barbuda program process into six basic steps. Each step must be completed before continuing to the next.

HOW CAN AIA ASSIST:

At AIA, we understand that applying for an alternative citizenship can be a complex and daunting process. This is why, with assistance of our licensed agents, we make the application process as easy for our clients as possible. We have been assisting clients in various citizenship and permanent residence program since 1991 and our team possesses necessary skills and expertise to make you understand the process as well as documentary and legal requirement in an easy manner. We appoint a dedicated case processor who serves as your point of contact throughout your application. We offer, professional guidance on the application procedure and support throughout the process that include documentation preparation and validation, representation on your behalf before the Government through one of the Licensed Agents and management and resolution of any legal queries related to the application. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free and no obligation assessment of your eligibility for the program.

SOME FACTS ABOUT ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

LOCATION
Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Altantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico

CAPITAL
Saint Johns

DIFFERENCE
UTC-4

TOTAL AREA
442.6 sq. km.

AGE DEMOGRAPHICS
0-14: 23.36%, 15-24: 17%, 25-54:
42.31%, 55-64: 9.53%, 65+: 7.8%

LANGUAGE
English (official), Antiguan creole

RELIGIONS
Protestant: 68.3% (includes Anglican: 17.6%, Seventh Day
Adventist: 12.4%, Pentecostal: 12.2%, Moravian: 8.3%, Methodist:
5.6%, Wesleyan Holiness: 4.5%Church of God: 4.1%, Baptist: 3.6%),
Roman Catholic: 8.2%, Other: 12.2%, Unspecified: 5.5%, None:5.9%

GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary democracy (Parliament) under a constitutional
monarchy and Commonwealth realm

CURRENCY
East Caribbean dollars (XCD), tied to USD
EXCHANGE RATE 1 USD = 2.7 XCD (2018)

VISA FREE COUNTRIES ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

AMERICAS AFRICA ASIA EUROPE OCEANIA
Anguilla Botswana Armenia Albania Cook Isl.
Aruba Burundi Bangladesh Austria Fiji
Bahamas Cape Verde Cambodia Belgium French Polynesia
Barbados Comoros Egypt Bosnia and Herzegovina Kiribati
Belize Djibouti Hong Kong (SAR China) Bulgaria Micronesia
Bermuda Gambia Iran Mauritania Italy New Caledonia
Bolivia Guinea-Bissau Jordan Croatia Niue
Bonaire, St. Eustatius & Saba Kenya Korea Cyprus Palau
Brazil Lesotho Lao Peoples Dem. Rep. Czech Rep. Samoa
Canada Madagascar Lebanon Denmark Solomon Isl.
Cayman Isl. Malawi Macao (SAR China) Estonia Tuvalu
Chile Mauritius Malaysia Finland Vanuatu
Colombia Mozambique Maldives France
Costa Rica Reunion Nepal Georgia
Cuba Seychelles Philippines Germany
Curacao South Africa Singapore Gibraltar
Dominica Swaziland Timor-Leste Greece
Dominican Rep. Tanzania Hungary
Ecuador Togo Iceland
El Salvador Tunisia Ireland
French Guiana Uganda Kosovo
French West Indies Zambia Latvia
Grenada Zimbabwe Lithuania
Guatemala Luxembourg
Guyana Macedonia
Haiti Malta
Honduras Netherlands
Jamaica Norway
Montserrat Poland
Nicaragua Portugal
Panama Romania
Peru Slovakia
St. Kitts and Nevis Slovenia
St. Lucia Spain
St. Maarten Sweden
St. Vincent & The Grenadines Switzerland
Suriname Turkey
Trinidad and Tobago Ukraine
Turks and Caicos Isl. United Kingdom
Venezuela Virgin Isl. (British)

The List above is just as a Guide and everyone must check before travel.