About Antigua & Barbuda
With some 365 beaches of clean clear turquoise waters, the lush tropical island of Antigua is an inviting paradise and considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. As a result, tourism generates around 60% of the island’s income.
Antigua’s commitment to serving its tourism industry is demonstrated with the airport expansion project. It includes three passenger jet bridges and more than two dozen check-in counters, creating an overall higher efficiency for passenger arrival. There are already direct flights to Antigua from London, New York, Miami and Toronto in place. Antigua is a member of the United Nations (UN), the British Commonwealth, Caricom, the Organization of American States (OAS), and many other international organizations.
- Capital and largest city: Saint John's
- Total Area: 170 sq mi (440 km2)
- Population: 91,295
- Official Language: English
- Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
- Exchange Rate: US$ 1.00 = 2.7000 XCD
The citizenship program of Antigua and Barbuda requires making an economic contribution to the country. In exchange, the applicants and their families are granted full citizenship. Citizenship can be obtained through three different forms:
Option 1 - National Development Fund (NDF)
Financial contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF) in the amount of US$ 250.000 for a single applicant plus Government Fees.
|CATEGORY A||Main applicant||US$ 50.000|
|CATEGORY B||For spouse of main applicant||US$ 50.000|
|CATEGORY C||Up to 2 children below age 25||No charge|
|CATEGORY D||Additional child below 18||US$ 25.000|
|CATEGORY E||Additional children in age between 18-25||US$ 50.000|
Option 2 - Real Estate
Investment in real estate. Purchase of a property for a minimum investment of US$ 400.000 in a Government approved project.In addition to the purchase of real estate, there are Government fees to be paid:
|for Main applicant||US$ 50.000|
|for spouse||US$ 50.000|
|for each child under 18 years of age||US$ 25.000|
|for each unmarried dependent aged between18 to 25||US$ 50.000|
|or elderly parents aged above 65 financially dependent on the main applicant||US$ 50.000|
Option 3 - Business investment
Business investment starting at US$ 1.5 million. Investment in a business can be with multiple Investors who jointly invest at least US$ 4 million. The minimum investment to be made by a single investor is US$ 400,000.
BACKGROUND CHECKS FEES
Payable to the Government upon submission of application.
Background checks fees are additional to any of the above economic contributions or investment.
|for Main applicant||US$ 7.500|
|for spouse||US$ 7.500|
|per dependent child 12-17 years old||US$ 2.000|
|per dependent child 18-25 years old||US$ 4.000|
|per dependent parent aged over 65||US$ 4.000|
Benefits of Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship
The law of the Citizenship-by-Investment Program of Antigua and Barbuda has been established in 2013. The passport is internationally recognized and includes most Schengen countries as well as Canada.
Antigua and Barbuda has proposed a new economic citizenship by investment and passport program for investors who can directly acquire citizenship and passport either by donation to a charity or buying a real estate.The program is based on the statute which means the granted citizenship may not be revoked no matter of changes in the governmental executives or policy.
Residents of Antigua and Barbuda benefit from no capital gains tax or estate taxes. Income taxes are progressive to 25%. Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda are not taxed on their worldwide income but only on income sourced within Antigua and Barbuda.
- visa free access to approximately 130 countries including the UK, Canada and the countries of the Schengen area.
- No tax on foreign income.
- No need to reside in the country.
- Dual Nationality Allowed.
- Citizenship by Investment program requires only 5 days of physical presence during the initial 5 year period.
- The passport can be undertaken either in Antigua & Barbuda or at an Embassy.
- Travel connections are very good, with regular flights from and into the island.
|List of Visa Free Travel Countries|
|* Countries that require a visa stamped on arrival|
|Anguilla||Egypt*||Liechtenstein||SaoTome & Principe||Visa on arrival|
|Barbados||Germany||Maldives||South Korea||East Timor|
|British Virgin Islands||Haiti||Mozambique*||Togo*||Nepal|
|Bulgaria||Honduras||Nauru*||Trinidad and Tobago||Palau|
|Cayman Islands||Iceland||Netherlands Antilles||Turks and Caicos Islands||Turkey|
|Costa Rica||Jordan*||Peru||Vatican City|
|Djibouti*||Laos*||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Nicaragua|
|Dominican Republic||Latvia||St Lucia|
|East Timor*||Lebanon*||Saint Vincent & the Grenadines|
|*The list of countries is subject to variations depending on each government's policy and so is access to these countries.|