Overview of Antigua & Barbuda’s Citizenship-by-Investment Programme

Antigua & Barbuda’s Citizenship Investment Programme provides investors with a gateway to the world’s largest markets, a favourable tax regime, stunning surroundings and a heavenly climate.

The Antigua & Barbuda passport allows visa-free travel to 152 countries, such as the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Schengen Zone member states.

Even though an Antigua & Barbuda passport does not make the holder a tax resident, there are no capital gains, personal income, inheritance and foreign income taxes in the twin islands.

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Investment

Individuals must purchase a property worth a minimum of $200,000 (USD) and maintain ownership for a period of 5 years.

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Visa-Free Travel

Citizens of Antigua & Barbuda can travel without a visa to 152 countries, including the United Kingdom.

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Fast Procedure

The processing time takes around 3-4 months.

Key Features

  • Visa-free travel or visa on arrival to 152 countries.
  • The country is ideally located in the Caribbean Sea, granting access to major markets in the American continent.
  • The right to live, work and study in Antigua & Barbuda.
  • Applicants can include their spouse, dependent children under 31 years of age, parents or grandparents over 55 years of age within their application.

 

Financial Criteria

  • A minimum investment of $200,000 in an approved real estate project in Antigua & Barbuda.
  • Government fees of $30,000 (USD).
  • Local bank fees of $474 (USD) – for a single applicant.
  • Due diligence fees of  $7,500 (USD) – for a single applicant.
  • Passport issuance fees of $300 (USD) – for a single applicant.

 

Personal Criteria

  • Minimum age 18 years.
  • Clean criminal record.
  • Excellent health condition.

Step-by-Step Application Procedure

Submit Your Application

Fill in your application for Citizenship by Investment, attach any necessary documents, and complete the required paperwork for the purchase of property.

Application Processing

The government of Antigua & Barbuda will review your application. Upon approval, you must pay the necessary donations to the government.

Receive Your Passport

Your passport is issued and you have successfully gained citizenship in Antigua & Barbuda.

About Antigua & Barbuda

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Geography

The nation of Antigua & Barbuda consists mostly of its two namesake islands, Antigua and Barbuda, as well as the smaller islets of Guiana and Long Island off the coast of Antigua, and the uninhabited far-flung Redunda Island.

 

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Population and Language

Antigua & Barbuda have a population of 97,118. The official language is English.

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Tourism

Being Caribbean islands, Antigua & Barbuda attract many tourists, with 1,000,000 holidaymakers visiting the islands in 2019 –  more than a whopping 10 times its local population!

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Education

Education is prevalent among the population of Antigua & Barbuda, with adult literacy being at 99.0%. Education is compulsory for a period of 12 years.

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Health Care

Antigua & Barbuda’s health care is free as it is covered by the country’s Medical Benefits Scheme.

Antigua & Barbuda Factsheet

Continent: North America

Population: 97,118

Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Capital: St John’s

Language: English

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar

Total Area: 440 km²

Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time (UTC -04:00)

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