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Antigua&Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program

Overview

Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth state in the Eastern Caribbean with English as its official language, only a short flight away from the United States. The main industry, developed into sugar cane farming which lasted for over 200 years. Today, with about 365 beaches of clean clear turquoise waters, beautiful coral reef and tropical climate, Antigua is an inviting paradise and considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. Tourism generates around 60% of the nation’s income with the majority of visitors coming to the islands from the United States, Canada, and Europe. Antigua is a member of the United Nations (UN), the British Commonwealth, Caricom and the Organization of American States (OAS), among many other international organizations.

Why Antigua and Barbuda?

Economically, legally and socially stable country, part of the British Commonwealth with democracy based on British parliamentary system

Attractive tax regime, no tax on worldwide income, no estate, death, inheritance or capital gains tax

No restriction on the repatriation of profits and capital

Off-shore financial service center with unique opportunities for business and tax planning, a safe place to deposit funds in a tax-friendly jurisdiction

Travel hub of the region with direct flights to London, Frankfurt New York, Miami, Toronto and Montreal, etc

Dual citizenship allowed

Holders of the Antiguan passport enjoy visa free travel to approximately 130 countries, including the UK, Canada, Singapore Hong Kong and the countries of the Schengen area

Home to the most technologically advanced hospital in the Caribbean and two American medical universities

Independent country and one of the most sought destinations in the Caribbean with appealing lifestyle and retirement options

A member of Commonwealth of Nations entitling Antigua and Barbuda citizens to certain privileges in the UK and other Commonwealth countries

Legal Basis

In 2013, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda created a Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) to attract investors of good character. The laws regarding the CIP are contained in the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Act, 2013 and the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Regulations, 2013. Investors who make a substantial investment in Antigua and Barbuda qualify to obtain citizenship and passport of the country.

Advantages of Individual Investor Programme

Strong legal and regulatory framework by a stable and democratic government

No minimum net assets required

No explanation for sources of funds

No language, interview, education or management experience required

No requirement to travel to Antigua and Barbuda during the application process

Low residency requirement with a minimum of five days over a period of five years

Simple and fast application processing within 3-6 months

Lifetime citizenship including four generations (a couple with parents, children and grandparents)

Dual citizenship allowed

Holders of the Antiguan passport enjoy visa free travel to approximately 130 countries, including the UK, Canada, Singapore Hong Kong and the countries of the Schengen area

Requirements

Aged 18 or above

No criminal record

Good health with no contagious disease

Three Investment Options:

A minimum contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF) of a non-refundable amount of USD 200,000 (for family of 4 or less) or USD 250,000 (for family of 5 or more)

An investment of at least USD 400,000 into one of the approved real estate projects; such investments cannot be disposed of within a five year period or before the proposed development in which the investment has been made has been substantially completed

An investment of a minimum of USD 1,500,000 directly into an eligible business as a sole investor or a joint investment involving at least 2 persons in an eligible business totalling at least USD 5,000,000, and each of those persons individually invests at least USD 400,000

Procedures

Free assessment & consultation

Service agreement signing

Payment of due diligence fee, legal fee and government possessing fee as well as down payment of estate or investment upon application

Documentation submission

Review and background check

Approval in principle

Completion of the NDF, real estate or business investment and due payment of the balance of the fees

Citizenship certificate and passport

Why Globevisa Group

Industry leader with 30% market share

Expertise in documentation preparation with a guarantee of 100% success rate

Strategic partner granted by Antigua and Barbuda Authority

Three investment options on request for clients

Exclusive investment option of “Preferred Share”, lower cost, risk free and more simple

The pioneer agency in the industry for investigation on properties and business in Antigua and Barbuda

Professional guidance from well-known immigration lawyers on the application procedure and support throughout the process

Seamless service from home to target country available on request for clients, suck as banking service, tax planning, etc.

Successful Cases

Approval in Principle

Certificate of Citizenship and Passport


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