Antigua and Barbuda citizenship
Antigua and Barbuda citizenship

Antigua and Barbuda citizenship

Visa-free travelling to 150 countries
and opportunities to decrease the tax burden
$100,000+
Investment amount
3–6 months
Obtaining period
Visa E-2
Opportunity to live in the USA
5 years
Real estate investment return

Antigua and Barbuda

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Antigua and Barbuda represents a small country, that is situated in the Caribbean region, and is a commonwealth realm. It draws attention with warm sunny climate, white sand beaches, surfing, yachting, diving opportunities in the Caribbean Sea, its primordial, untouched nature.

It is an exclusive destination in case of political turbulence and instability. Antigua and Barbuda possesses efficient political infrastructure. Owing democratic principles, strong legal and regulatory framework, a parliamentary system of government, protection of freedoms and rights, Antigua and Barbuda gives expats the sense of stability and security.

Moreover, the same sense exists in entrepreneurship, investing, and business set up. Specifically, people come to this destination from all over the globe to reduce their tax burden and experience welcoming investment and business environment. In particular, investors are attracted by the absence of taxes on local income, global income or capital gains, whilst business can benefit from the Antigua and Barbuda's Special Economic Zone.

Antigua and Barbuda is a member of Commonwealth community, which allows free access to UK market and free travel within the Schengen zone. Also, it has membership in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Antigua and Barbuda’s banking system is part of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), the official currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD). There are three types of banks: commercial banks, international banks, and those offering offshore banking services. Businesses, that are registered in offshore zone, enjoy tax-free regime and various benefits. Thus, offshore banking is attractive in terms of tax incentives, anonymity, and financial flexibility.

The program offers investments in a state fund, in real estate, in business, or in the University - a vast range of variants to select from.

Capital
Saint John's
Population
93,000
Official language
English
Currency
Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$)

Benefits of Antigua and Barbuda citizenship

1.
Relatively low investment
Relatively low investment in comparison with other Caribbean programs (especially for families 4+).
2.
Without visa to 150 countries
Without visa to 150 countries worldwide (Schengen area, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.).
3.
Direct flights
Direct flights from New York, Miami, Frankfurt, London, etc.
4.
A wide range of relatives
A wide range of relatives that can be included into the application and added.
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Visa-free countries

150 countries are available for citizens of Antigua and Barbuda
Albania
visa-free / 90 days
Andorra
visa-free / 90 days
Angola
visa-free / 90 days
Armenia
visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Austria
visa-free / 90 days
Bahamas
visa-free / 240 days
Bahrain
eVisa
Bangladesh
visa on arrival / 30 days
Barbados
visa-free / 180 days
Belarus
visa-free / 30 days
Belgium
visa-free / 90 days
Belize
visa-free
Benin
eVisa
Bolivia
visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina
visa-free / 90 days
Botswana
visa-free / 90 days
Brazil
visa-free / 90 days
Bulgaria
visa-free / 90 days
Burundi
visa on arrival / 30 days
Cambodia
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Cape Verde
visa on arrival (EASE)
Chile
visa-free / 90 days
Colombia
visa-free / 90 days
Comoros
visa on arrival / 45 days
Democratic Republic of the Congo
eVisa / 90 days
Costa Rica
visa-free / 90 days
Cote d'Ivoire
pre-enrollment / 90 days
Croatia
visa-free / 90 days
Cuba
visa-free / 60 days
Cyprus
visa-free / 90 days
Czech Republic
visa-free / 90 days
Denmark
visa-free / 90 days
Djibouti
eVisa
Dominica
visa-free
Dominican Republic
visa-free
Ecuador
visa-free / 90 days
Egypt
visa on arrival / 30 days
El Salvador
visa-free / 90 days
Equatorial Guinea
eVisa
Estonia
visa-free / 90 days
Eswatini
visa-free / 30 days
Ethiopia
eVisa / 90 days
Fiji
visa-free / 120 days
Finland
visa-free / 90 days
France
visa-free / 90 days
Gabon
eVisa / 90 days
Gambia
visa-free / 90 days
Georgia
visa-free / 360 days
Germany
visa-free / 90 days
Greece
visa-free / 90 days
Grenada
visa-free
Guatemala
visa-free / 90 days
Guinea
eVisa / 90 days
Guinea-Bissau
visa on arrival / 90 days
Guyana
visa-free / 180 days
Haiti
visa-free / 90 days
Honduras
visa-free / 90 days
Hong Kong
visa-free / 90 days
Hungary
visa-free / 90 days
Iceland
visa-free / 90 days
India
eVisa / 30 days
Iran
eVisa / 30 days
Ireland
visa-free / 90 days
Italy
visa-free / 90 days
Jamaica
visa-free
Jordan
visa on arrival / eVisa
Kenya
visa-free / 90 days
Kiribati
visa-free / 120 days
Kosovo
visa-free / 90 days
Kyrgyzstan
eVisa
Laos
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Latvia
visa-free / 90 days
Lebanon
visa on arrival / 30 days
Lesotho
visa-free / 90 days
Liechtenstein
visa-free / 90 days
Lithuania
visa-free / 90 days
Luxembourg
visa-free / 90 days
Macao
visa on arrival / 30 days
Madagascar
visa on arrival / 90 days
Malawi
visa-free / 90 days
Malaysia
visa-free / 30 days
Maldives
visa on arrival / 30 days
Malta
visa-free / 90 days
Mauritania
visa on arrival
Mauritius
visa-free / 90 days
Micronesia
visa-free / 30 days
Moldova
visa-free / 90 days
Monaco
visa-free / 90 days
Montenegro
visa-free / 90 days
Mozambique
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Nepal
visa on arrival / 150 days
Netherlands
visa-free / 90 days
Nicaragua
visa-free / 90 days
Nigeria
eVisa
North Macedonia
visa-free / 90 days
Norway
visa-free / 90 days
Pakistan
eVisa
Palau
visa on arrival / 30 days
Palestinian Territories
visa-free
Panama
visa-free / 90 days
Papua New Guinea
eVisa / 30 days
Peru
visa-free / 180 days
Philippines
visa-free / 30 days
Poland
visa-free / 90 days
Portugal
visa-free / 90 days
Qatar
free visa on arrival / 90 days
Romania
visa-free / 90 days
Russia
visa-free / 90 days
Rwanda
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis
visa-free
Saint Lucia
visa-free
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
visa-free
Samoa
visa on arrival / 90 days
San Marino
visa-free / 90 days
Sao Tome and Principe
eVisa
Seychelles
tourist registration / 90 days
Sierra Leone
visa on arrival / 30 days
Singapore
visa-free / 30 days
Slovakia
visa-free / 90 days
Slovenia
visa-free / 90 days
Solomon Islands
visa on arrival / 90 days
South Africa
visa-free / 30 days
South Korea
eTA / 90 days
South Sudan
eVisa
Spain
visa-free / 90 days
Sri Lanka
eTA / 30 days
Suriname
visa-free / 180 days
Sweden
visa-free / 90 days
Switzerland
visa-free / 90 days
Tajikistan
eVisa / 45 days
Tanzania
visa-free / 90 days
Timor-Leste
visa on arrival / 30 days
Togo
visa on arrival / 15 days
Trinidad and Tobago
visa-free
Tunisia
visa-free / 90 days
Turkey
visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Tuvalu
visa on arrival / 30 days
Uganda
visa-free / 90 days
United Kingdom
visa-free / 180 days
Uzbekistan
visa-free / 30 days
Vanuatu
visa-free / 30 days
Vatican City
visa-free / 90 days
Venezuela
visa-free / 90 days
Viet Nam
eVisa / 90 days
Zambia
visa-free / 90 days
Zimbabwe
visa-free / 90 days

Tax regime

No taxes on personal income, dividends, wealth, inheritance, or capital gains.

Corporate tax is 25%. Banks pay 22,5%. Tax rate of 10% is paid by telecommunications, insurance and oil companies.

Real estate purchase tax is 2,5%. When selling it rates at 7,5%.

The ABST (Antigua and Barbuda Sale Tax), which is an actual analogue of VAT, constitutes to 15%. Hotel and restaurant services pay 14%.

Some sectors are completely exempt from it.

Property tax ranges from 0,1% to 0,5%.

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Business set up

Concerning banking system, there are 13 banks functioning in the country. You are offered to open the bank account in person by visiting it, or online. It is required to transfer particular sum of money that is written in the agreement, after that the account will be activated.

Antigua and Barbuda signed double tax treaties with several countries, including the USA, UK, Canada, and others. It's an important measure to avoid double taxation of incomes and strengthen foreign investments.

First step
Firstly, the client has to choose a business structure that is appropriate for his goals and requests: Sole proprietorship, Partnership, Limited liability company (LLC), Corporation.
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Second step
Then, the client is to choose a name for your company. It is important to check the name in the government’s online business registry - it must be unique and not used formerly.
Third step
Thirdly, the Business Registration Form providing all the details on your business is to be filled in. Afterwards, the client is to submit it to the Office of Registar of Companies with documents.
Fourth step
Fourthly, the client is due to obtain all licenses and permits depending on the business nature.
Fifth step
On the next stage, it is vital to register for taxes and get a Tax Identification Number (TIN) from the Inland Revenue Department.
Final step
Ultimately, setting up a bank account is required.
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Investment options for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship

A minimum contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF)
A minimum contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF)
from $100,000
Contributing to the National Development Fund is the least costly option for single investors and families of up to five people. The contribution is non-refundable. Make a minimum contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF) from USD100,000 (for families of up to 4 persons) or USD125,000 (for families of 5 or more).
Investment in one of the real estate projects approved by the government
Investment in one of the real estate projects approved by the government
from $200,000
To be maintained for 5 years with guaranteed return of investment. The client also receives 7 nights free accommodation at the resort. Boutique hotel has already been built
Business
Business
from $400,000
Business investment of a minimum of USD 1,500,000 as a sole investor or USD 400,000.
An investment into the University
An investment into the University
from $150,000
An investment into the University of the West Indies (Antigua campus). It is appropriate for a family of six or more.

Example of expenses for a family

Results
4 persons: main applicant, Spouse and two children: 14 and 20 years old
Expenses A minimum contribution (NDF) Investment in one of the real estate An investment into a business project
Investments $100,000 $200,000 $250,000
Processing fee $30,000 $30,000 $30,000
Due Diligence $21,000 $21,000 $21,000
Other fees $2,960 $2,960 $2,960
Total $153,960 $253,960 $303,960

Post-immigration services

Apart from company registration, opening a bank account for an individual,opening a bank account for a company, there are other post-immigration services available, as following:
Real estate services
Real estate services

Exclusive real estate services

Banking assistance
Banking assistance

Banking assistance (local and offshore accounts)

Company registration
Company registration

Company registration/incorporation (local and offshore companies)

Police reports
Police reports

Police reports for approved clients

Arrival services
Arrival services

VIP airport arrival services

Chauffeur
Chauffeur

Executive Chauffeur Services

Virtual office
Virtual office

Virtual office services

Events planning
Events planning

Conference & corporate events planning

Requirements for applicants

Family applications

Family applications are due to include the following members:
— a spouse of the main applicant;
— the main applicant's child or his or her spouse who is under 30 years old and depends financially on the applicant;
— the main applicant's child or his/her spouse's child who is 18 years or older, but who is physically or mentally handicapped and who is living with and wholly supported by the main applicant;
— a parent or grandparent of the main applicant, or his or her spouse, who is 55+ years old and who financially depends on the principal applicant;
— the main applicant's sibling, or sibling of his or her spouse, if unmarried;
— the main applicant's future spouse (with a fee of $50,000 to be paid upon application);
— a future spouse of dependent children where the dependent child financially depends on the main applicant;
— a future child of a dependent child (with a fee of USD10,000 to be paid for children under 6 years of age and USD20,000 for children 6-17 years of age).

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Receipt process
citizenship

Step-by-step instruction
1
Consulting Agreement conclusion
2
Payments of due diligence fees
3
Complete investment payment
4
Waiting for a naturalization certificate
5
Visit Antigua and Barbuda
6
Delivery
Consulting Agreement conclusion
Paying the first installment of the service fee after signing the agreement.
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Frequently Asked Questions

About obtaining citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda
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What documents will I gain after approval of citizenship?

You will acquire an electronic copy of the citizenship approval from the Ministry, naturalization certificate and passport.

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What could be the reasons for refusal and how often does this happen in practice?
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