Antigua Citizenship by Investment Project

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 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 Organization of American States (OAS) among many other international organizations. Holders of the Antigua and Barbuda passport enjoy visa free travel to approximately 131 countries, including the U.K., Canada, 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.

Antigua Citizenship: Benefits

  • Citizenship Certificate and Passport issued normally issued 90 days after application
  • Investment is made once government has issued Approval-in-Principle letter
  • Visa Free travel to 131 countries including the UK, Schengen states, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, and more
  • Possibility to obtain US 10 year multiple entry visa
  • No educational or language requirement
  • Lifetime citizenship
  • Dual citizenship allowed
  • Citizenship for dependant family members such as Spouse, Children up to 25 years old and parents aged over 65
  • Beautiful Island to reside and vacation in
  • Growing economic market
  • Generous tax regime, no taxation on wealth, inheritance, foreign income or capital gains

Travel to 131 visa free countries

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • St. Eustatius & Saba
  • Botswana
  • Bulgaria
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Isl.
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Cook Isl.
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Rep.
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Rep.
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French West Indies
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong (SAR China)
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland (Rep.)
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea (Rep.)
  • Kosovo (Rep.)
  • Lao People’s Dem. Rep.
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (SAR China)
  • Macedonia (FYROM)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • Mozambique
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • Nicaragua
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Isl.
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Maarten
  • St. Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos Isl.
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Virgin Isl. (British)
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Antigua Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island state located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands. The country is nicknamed "Land of 365 Beaches" due to the many beaches surrounding the islands.

People

The islands’ population is over 91,000. Christians account for account for 74% of the Population. Although English is the official language, Antiguan Creole is spoken widely and over 90% of the total population are literate.

Language

English is the official language and by far the predominant language. French, Spanish and Italian can be heard from time to time.

Climate

The climate in Antigua has average temperatures of around 27 °C year round. It is a sunny island enjoyable all months of the year, and with cooler breezy locations in the mountains. The coolest period is between December and February. Its low humidity makes it one of the most temperate climates in the world.

Capital

The capital of Antigua is St John’s.

Time

The island has a time difference of 5 hours behind GMT, 1 hour ahead of Washington DC, during standard time.

Economy

Antigua has a stable economy, relying mainly on tourism. The currency is the Eastern Caribbean (EC) dollar which is linked to the US dollar. Investment banking and financial services also make up an important part of the economy. Major world banks with offices in Antigua include the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Scotiabank. Financial-services corporations with offices in Antigua include PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Major credit cards are accepted at most hotels, car rental companies and shops. Travellers cheques are accepted throughout the Island.

How to get there?

Antigua is less than 3 hours from Miami, 4 hours from New York and Toronto and 8 hours from London, all by direct air service. Port of Spain (Trinidad) is just 40 minutes flight away, Barbados just 60 minutes and South America (Venezuela) 90 minutes. The modern airport accommodates international flights including:

  • British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from London,
  • American Airlines from Miami, Delta and Caribbean Airlines Air Canada and Caribbean Airlines from Toronto,
  • Conviasa from Venezuela.
  • A Liat and SVG provide regional, inter island flights SVG also handle all private jets. VIP airport service is available upon request.
  • Newly added in 2015 a weekly Delta flight from Atlanta and weekly Jet Blue from JFK has been added.

Will I be liable to any taxes in Antigua?

Under the terms of the Citizenship by Investment Program you will not be liable to any income tax, capital gains tax or inheritance tax.