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Antigua and Barbuda passport benefits

Cosmopolitans with the Antigua and Barbuda passport can visit 150 countries around the world without a visa and receive a long-term tourist visa to the United States. It's also possible to reduce the tax load, provide children with preferences in British universities and open accounts in European banks without any problems.

Why Obtain Antigua and Barbuda citizenship

Visa-free travel with the Antigua and Barbuda passport

Antigua and Barbuda has a visa-free regime with 150 countries. Among them are popular destinations for tourism and business trips.

The passport of this country replaces the Schengen visa — it can be used to come to any Schengen country and stay for 90 days within 6 month. But citizenship is given for all life, and a visa — for a maximum of 5 years.

Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda fly to the UK and stay for 180 days without additional documents. When the deadline expires, you can leave the country for a few days and return — a new period will begin.

With a second passport of Antigua and Barbuda, you can come to Singapore and Hong Kong without additional documents. This simplifies business travel for those who work with partners in Asia.

Living in Antigua and Barbuda without limits

The investor and his family members family can come to the country anytime, even if the borders are closed.

The investor can come to Antigua and Barbuda for vacation or organise a “safe haven” in case of emergencies or dangerous situations in the origin country.

Related Antigua and Barbuda passport benefits are CARICOM and OECS country membership. The country’s citizens can come to any member state of the associations without a visa. The Caribbean countries are duty-free, so doing business in the region can be profitable.

Benefits of an Antigua and Barbuda passport — Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua
You can explore Antigua and Barbuda and other Caribbean islands by yacht. Сountry citizens can buy and register their own boat

The United States long−term visa

Antigua and Barbuda citizens are eligible to apply for a ten−year US B−1/B−2 tourist visa. It does not give the opportunity to work or study at the university, but it's appropriate for vacation. The stay is limited to 180 days per year. To obtain a visa, citizens apply to any convenient American consulate.

Tax optimization for Antigua and Barbuda citizens

Antigua and Barbuda has no tax on personal income, capital gains or inheritance. Dividends, interest and royalties are also exempt from tax, provided that the income is received outside the country.

Sometimes citizenship gives opportunities for optimizing business taxation. Opening a company in Antigua and Barbuda allows not to pay taxes on dividends, interest and royalties. There are no taxes on employee salaries, and social contributions are only 6%. By comparison, in some countries businessmen pay 30% of contributions for each employee if they are not eligible for benefits.

Stable democratic government

Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Till 1981, the country was a British colony. After gaining independence, Antigua and Barbuda remained under the control of the British monarch. A Governor-General represents the monarch on the island.

The main goal of the Commonwealth is promoting democracy — building, supporting and strengthening legal systems and good governance in member countries. Since 1980, the Commonwealth has observed over 160 elections in 40 countries.

Antigua and Barbuda citizenship program advantages

The Antigua and Barbuda citizenship program offers ultra-rich foreigners a second passport by investment costs $100,000.

One of the main benefits is the procedure term of 3—6 months. There are four options offered: contribution to the state fund or a university fund, purchasing real estate, or investing in a business.

3—6 months
The term of obtaining an Antigua and Barbuda passport

Family members can obtain citizenship simultaneously as investors. The program allows the main applicant’s spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters to participate.

The applicants don’t have to live anytime in Antigua and Barbuda before or after becoming a citizen. But to maintain their status, they need to come to the country once and comply with the citizenship program conditions.

Antigua and Barbuda citizenship benefits for all family members
The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Program provides a unique option for families for six or more: a minimum contribution of $150,000 to the University of the West Indies Foundation. This is less than large families are required to invest in any other Caribbean country’s citizenship programs. One family member can enrol at the university free of charge for one-year

Possibility to have dual citizenship

Antigua and Barbuda allows their citizens to have a second citizenship. Therefore, when obtaining a passport, the investor does not need to renounce the citizenship of other states.

At the same time, Antigua and Barbuda passport holders must research the country of origin law when obtaining a second passport. Whether it allows dual citizenship or not.

EU banking services access

With an Antigua and Barbuda passport, opening an account with a European bank is easier: the check will not be as strict and long, and the risk of refusal is lower. This allows people to transfer savings to a reliable bank and conduct foreign exchange transactions without the difficulties associated with foreign exchange control.

Benefits for children at British universities

Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, so citizens of the country receive a number of benefits in the UK. Among them are scholarships for Commonwealth citizens at British universities. It helps to save on the education of children without losing quality.

The investor can obtain citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda by investments from $100,000. The term for processing documents is from 4 to 10 months, of which 3—9 months are Due Diligence.

Immigrant Invest is an agent of the Antigua and Barbuda program with a state license. The company helps cosmopolitans to obtain passports of this country. If you are interested in the possibilities of a second passport, answer a few questions and get a calculation of the cost of citizenship.

Frequently asked questions

What are the Antigua and Barbuda passport benefits?
  1. Visa-free travel to over 150 countries, including the UK and European Union.
  2. Opportunity to get United States long-term visa.
  3. Tax optimisation.
  4. Free to reside in Antigua and Barbuda without time restriction.
  5. Dual citizenship permitted.
  6. Access to UE banking services.
  7. Studying at British universities.
  8. Stable democratic government.
  9. The process of obtaining Antigua and Barbuda citizenship takes 3—6 months.
How powerful is Antigua and Barbuda passport?

Antigua and Barbuda has a visa-free regime with 150 countries. Among them are popular destinations for tourism and business trips.

The passport of this country replaces the Schengen visa — it can be used to come to any Schengen country and stay for 90 days within 6 months. But citizenship is given for all life and a visa — for a maximum of 5 years.

Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda fly to the UK and stay for 180 days without additional documents. When the deadline expires, you can leave the country for a few days and return — a new period will begin.

With a second passport of Antigua and Barbuda, you can come to Singapore and Hong Kong without additional documents. This simplifies business travel for those who work with partners in Asia.

Can I buy citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda?

Yes, under the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Program. There are four options offered: contribution to the state fund or a university fund, purchasing real estate, or investing in a business.

How much does Antigua and Barbuda citizenship cost?

The Antigua and Barbuda citizenship program offers ultra-rich foreigners to acquire a second passport by investment costs $100,000. 

One of the main benefits is the procedure term — 3—6 months. There are four options offered: contribution to the state fund or a university fund, purchasing real estate, or investing in a business.

Should I give up my first citizenship when getting the Antigua and Barbuda passport?

No, Antigua and Barbuda permits dual citizenship. You do not need to renounce the citizenship of another country if it also allows its citizens to have several passports.

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Antigua and Barbuda passport benefits