Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth state in the Eastern Caribbean. With some 365 beaches of clean turquoise waters, the lush tropical islands of Antigua and Barbuda are an inviting paradise and considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. As a result, tourism is the key driver of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and generates around 60% of the island’s income, with key target markets being the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the United Nations, the British Commonwealth, Caricom and the Organisation of American States (OAS) among many other international organisations. Holders of the Antigua and Barbuda passport enjoy visa free travel to approximately 132 countries, including the U.K. and the countries of the Schengen area.
The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) was established by the Honourable Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and is the Government authority responsible for processing all applications for Agent’s Licenses, and all applications for Citizenship by Investment by applicants and their family.
Family applications will be considered to include the following family members;
- A spouse of the main applicant
- A child of the main applicant or his or her spouse who is less than 18 years of age
- A child of the main applicant or his or her spouse who is at least 18 years and less than 26 years of age and who is in full time attendance at a recognised institution of higher learning and fully supported by the main applicant
- A child of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant who is at least 18 years of age, who is physically or mentally challenged, and who is living with and fully supported by the main applicant
- Parents or grandparents of the main applicant or his or her spouse above the age of 65 years living with and fully supported by the main applicant.
For the purposes of the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program ‘child’ means a biological or legally adopted child of the main applicant, or of the spouse of the main applicant.
The passport will be valid for a period of 5 years and will be considered for renewal subject to the recipient having spent a total of 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda, since gaining citizenship, within the 5 year period. The passport does not afford automatic voting rights and persons would need to qualify as outlined in the Representation of the People Act.
The passport will afford the holder visa free travel to 132 countries that includes Hong Kong, Singapore, U.K. and the Schengen Area. Click here to view list
Security & Peace of Mind
The social and political life in Antigua & Barbuda is stable and very appealing. It is a member of the United Nations and Commonwealth of Nations.
Freedom of Movement
Access to more than 130 countries without visa, including Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, and many more.
The secure banking system in Antigua & Barbuda, through many of the international banks offers a safe place to deposit funds in a tax-friendly jurisdiction.
No tax on worldwide income. No estate, death, inheritance or capital gains tax.
Convenient and No Risk
A one-time contribution to the National Development fund makes it easy and risk-free. Passport can then be couriered anywhere in the world, making it convenient for the investor.
There are no minimum net worth, education, language, or management experience requirements to meet.
Luxury & Comfort
Known as the Gem of the Caribbean, Antigua & Barbuda is viewed as a luxury vacation destination.