Introduction – Antigua Citizenship by Investment2017-06-01T12:52:42+00:00

ANTIGUA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program is an official government sponsored program voted into law in 2013. The program has been operational since 2014 and enables the Government to grant second passports to persons of good character who make an economic contribution to the country. Antigua Citizenship is delivered within approximately 3-6 months from initial application. There is no language proficiency test and the procedure is fast and flexible. Holders of the Antigua and Barbuda passport enjoy visa free travel to approximately 130 countries, including the UK, Canada and the countries of the Schengen area.

About Barbuda & Antigua Citizenship By Investment Programme

The British Commonwealth country of Antigua & Barbuda (often referred to as Antigua) is an independent Leeward Island nation in the Eastern Caribbean. It has a population of about 90,000 with approximately a third of the residents living in the capital city, St John’s. Its official language is English. Antigua is the larger and most populous of the two islands.

Known mainly as a fashionable holiday and leisure destination, it has reef-lined beaches, rainforests and international standard resorts. With its wide bays and ample moorings it is also well known as a yachting hub. One of the island’s most popular attractions is the picturesque resort of English Harbour, where Admiral Nelson once based the British navy fleet.

Taxation

In April 2016, Antigua abolished personal income tax making it effectively tax free, with the exception of consumption taxes (sales tax). There are no capital gains taxes or inheritance taxes. Individuals who become citizens of Antigua through the Antigua Citizenship by Investment Program are not taxed on worldwide income.