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ABOUT ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

The island of Antigua, with its coastline of safe harbors and protective, nearly unbroken wall or coral reef, was the perfect place to hide a fleet. This is how Admiral Horatio Nelson came to establish Great Britain’s most important Caribbean base in 1784. Now, it is those same characteristics that make Antigua and Barbuda one of the Caribbean’s premier tourist destinations.

BENEFITS OF ANTIGUA & BARBUDA CITIZENSHIP

  • Unrestricted right to live, work, travel and study anywhere in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
  • Visa-free travel to over 150 countries and territories including the UK, Schengen area and Hong Kong
  • Antigua and Barbuda offers applicants no tax on worldwide income.
  • Antigua and Barbuda could also be known as the celebrity capital of the Caribbean. The beautiful beaches and azure waters have attacted Oprah Winfrey, Eric Clapton and Robert De Niro, to name a few.
LOCATION: Eastern Caribbean
CAPITAL CITY: Saint John’s
TOTAL AREA: 440km
TIME DIFFERENCE: UTC-4
LANGUAGE:
English (official), local dialects
RELIGION:
Anglican: 25.7%;
Roman Catholic: 10.4%;
Other Christian: 56.1%;
Other / None: 7.8%
GOVERNMENT TYPE: Parliamentary
Democracy under Constitutional
Monarchy
CURRENCY: Eastern Caribbean Dollars (XCD), pegged to USD
GDP (PER CAPITA): $13,428 USD
POPULATION: 86,295
AGE STRUCTURE:
0-14: 27.3%;
15-64: 69%;
65+: 3.7%;

Antigua & Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) was passed into law in 2014 as part of the Citizenship by Investment Act. The CIP requires a person to make a significant economic contribution to the country. In exchange, the applicants and their families are granted citizenship.

DUAL CITIZENSHIP

Dual citizenship offers an effective tool for international tax planning and provides financial privacy for banking and investment. It improves personal security, enables freedom of movement and allows access to the best healthcare and education opportunities.

KEY MOTIVATORS

  • International Mobility
  • Lifestyle Benefits
  • Healthcare & Education
  • Taxation & Succession Planning
  • Investment Opportunities
  • Enhanced Financial Freedom

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

Minimum Investment – $100,000 USD
The National Development Fund (NDF) was established to promote economic growth and direct investment. The NDF is used to help support development and infrastructure and help provide a sustainable future for Antigua & Barbuda. Investors are required to make a non-refundable payment of $100,000 to the NDF.

UNIVERSITY OF WEST INDIES (UWI) FUND

Minimum Investment – $150,000 USD
This option allows a family of six or more to receive citizenship following the investment of $150,000 USD into the UWI Fund. This option entitles one family member to a one year tuition only scholarship at the University of West Indies.

APPROVED REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Minimum Investment – $200,000 USD
The Antiguan Government has approved a number of real estate projects, which range from villas and condos, to commercial developments and luxury resorts. A minimum investment of $400,000 USD is required into one of the CBI approved projects. Two related parties can make a joint investment of $200,000 USD each.

BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT

Minimum Investment – $400,000 USD
This option allows investors to receive citizenship following the investment of $1.5 million USD into an approved business in Antigua. Joint investment options are also available. Each investor is required to contribute at least $400,000 with a total of $5 million USD.

VISA-FREE TRAVEL TO 150 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES
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