The largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands attracts visitors with its mesmerizing beaches of the finest white sand and azure waters. Join the celebrities who have chosen the island as a place for winter homes and neighbor with Oprah Winfrey, Eric Clapton, and many more.
The combined size of 442 square kilometers and a population of over 80,000 make Antigua & Barbuda the ninth-largest country by size in the Caribbean. The country’s economic citizenship program facilitates the comfort of visa-free travel to more than 100 countries.
The donation option is incredibly popular for families. There are fees and taxes to pay in addition but it remains the most cost effective Caribbean solution for a full family. Applicants must be of outstanding character, in good health and with no criminal record. There is no requirement for an interview for the Antigua citizenship programme and in fact there is no need to travel to the country to complete the application. There is a requirement to reside in Antigua for a minimum period of 5 days during the first five years when the investment must be maintained.
Children and dependents up to age 28 can be included (subject to restrictions), likewise dependent parents over age 65. Antigua has no tax on worldwide income. Government, Professional and Due Diligence fees apply
Antigua & Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Program was established in 2012. To qualify for citizenship applicants must fulfill one of the investment options below in addition to meeting the following criteria:
Individuals born in countries on Antigua & Barbuda’s restricted countries’ list (Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Somalia,Yemen, Sudan) but who have migrated before the age of majority and/or have maintained permanent residence in Canada, The United Kingdom, The United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and The United Arab Emirates for a period of not less than 10 years and maintain no economic ties to any restricted country may qualify for application.
The government adopted the citizenship by investment program as one of the mechanisms 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.
High net worth individuals may choose to make a monetary contribution of US$100,000 to the National Development Fund or an approved charity.
Applicants may purchase property valued at a minimum of US$400,000 in a preapproved real estate development area. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of five years. Property registration, processing fees and taxes may be paid in addition to the property purchase.
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.
Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Altantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico
442.6 sq. km.
0-14: 23.36%, 15-24: 17%, 25-54: 42.31%, 55-64: 9.53%, 65+: 7.8%
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%
Parliamentary democracy (Parliament) under a constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm
East Caribbean dollars (XCD), tied to USD
1 USD = 2.7 XCD (2014)