Antigua

About Antigua & Barbuda

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.

Government: Federal monarchy, Parliamentary system
Capital: St. John’s
Dialing code: 268
Area: 443 km²
Currency: East Caribbean dollar
Official language: English

Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth state in the Eastern Caribbean. Antigua was first discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and later became a British settlement. Under Lord Nelson, it became Britain’s main naval base from which it patrolled the West Indies.

Antigua is 108 sq miles or 279.7 sq km, Barbuda is 62 sq miles or 160.6 sq km. Antigua and Barbuda combined is 170 sq miles or 440.3 sq km. Antigua and its flatland topography was well suited to produce its early crops of tobacco, cotton and ginger. The main industry, however, developed into sugar cane farming which lasted for over 200 years. Today, with its 30 year independence from Britain, Antigua’s key industry is tourism and related service industries. The next largest employers are the finance services industry and the government.

Antigua and Barbuda is a constitutional monarchy with a British style parliamentary system of government. The Queen has her representative, an appointed Governor General, representing the Queen as the Head of State. The Government is composed of two chambers: the elected 17 member House of Representatives, led by the Prime Minister; and the 17 member Senate. 11 of the Senate members are appointed by the Governor General under the guidance of the Prime Minister, four members are appointed under the direction of the Leader of the Opposition and two by the Governor General. General elections are mandated every five years and can be called earlier. The High Court and Court of Appeal are the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and the Privy Council in London.

With some 365 beaches of clean clear 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 US, Canada and Europe.

Antigua and Barbuda has experienced a challenging economic environment in recent years. However, the Government has been credited with its implementation of the National Economic and Social Transformation Plan and a debt restructuring effort. One of the initiatives to support the island nation’s economy is the introduction of a Citizenship by Investment Program.

Antigua and Barbuda’s commitment to serving its tourism industry and increasing its GDP is demonstrated with the airport expansion project set to be completed in 2013. It is worth US$45 million and includes three passenger jet bridges and more than two dozen check-in counters, creating an overall higher efficiency for passenger arrival. It will also allow an increase in scheduled, charter and inter-island flights. There are already direct flights to Antigua from London, New York, Miami and Toronto in place.

Residents of Antigua and Barbuda benefit from no capital gains tax or estate taxes and no income taxes.

The currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$), which is pegged to the US$ at 2.70 EC$/US$. Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the United Nations (UN), the British Commonwealth, Caricom and the Organisation of American States (OAS), among many other international organizations. Holders of the Antigua and Barbudan passport enjoy visa free and visa free on arrival travel to approximately 134 countries, including the United Kingdom and the countries of the Schengen area. Holders of this passport, like all Caribbean countries, do require a visa to enter the US as they are not a member of the Visa Waiver Program.

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Program and Fees

Schedule of Fees

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In addition to the funding of the selected investment option, additional fees are payable by each family member. These comprise of the following:

Government Fee

The fees applicable are stated in the table below. 10% of the government fee is payable (and non-refundable) upon submission of your application with the balance due following receipt of an approval letter sent to the authorised agent who submitted the application. A government fee is charged for each family member.

Due Diligence Fee

All applications are subject to rigorous due diligence to ensure that only meritorious applicants are granted citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda. The due diligence fee is charged for each family member above the age of 11 years as prescribed in the table below. The due diligence fee is payable upon submission of the application by the appointed agent and is non-refundable.

Passport Fee

Each family member is required to pay the sum outlined for issuance of their passport.

Schedule of Fees

 

The National Development Fund (NDF)

Processing fees $25,000 $25,000 for a family of up to 4 persons $25,000 for a family of up to 4 persons with incremental payments of $15,000 for each additional dependent.
Contribution $100,000 $100,000 $125,000
Due Diligence $7,500 $7,500 + $7,500 for spouse,
$2,000 per dependent 12-17,
$4,000 per dependent 18 and over
$7,500 + $7,500 for spouse,
$2,000 per dependent 12-17,
$4,000 per dependent 18 and over

* Other fees payable include passport fees. These fees are subject to change.
* All fees quoted are in US dollars

 

The Real Estate and Business Investment options

Processing fees $50,000 $50,000 for a family of up to 4 persons $50,000 for a family of up to 4 persons with incremental payments of $15,000 for each additional dependent.
Contribution $400,000 $400,000 $400,000
Due Diligence $7,500 $7,500 + $7,500 for spouse,
$2,000 per dependent 12-17,
$4,000 per dependent 18 and over
$7,500 + $7,500 for spouse,
$2,000 per dependent 12-17,
$4,000 per dependent 18 and over

 

* Other fees payable include passport fees. These fees are subject to change.
* All fees quoted are in US dollars

 

Due Diligence and passport fees

*USD *ECD
Principal applicant $7,500 $20,250
Spouse $7,500 $20,250
Dependent child aged 0-11 $0 $0
Dependent child aged 12-17 $2,000 $5,400
Dependent aged 18-28 $4,000 $10,800
Dependent parent aged 65 and over $4,000 $10,800
Passport fee – each person $300 $810

*Please Note: ECD = Eastern Caribbean Dollars and USD = United States Dollars

THE ABOVE FEES DO NOT INCLUDE CITIZENSHIP QUICKLY MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY’S CONSULTATION FEES AND LEGAL FEES.THESE FEES CAN BE QUOTED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.THESE FEES ARE MERELY A REPRESENTATIVE OF WHAT THE GOVERNMENT’S FEES AND COST WERE AT THE TIME THIS NOTICE WAS PRINTED.UPDATES ARE ADDED AS WE GET INFORMATION DIRECT FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY BUT COULD BE DIFFERENT AT THE TIME AN APPLICANT APPLIES.FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT CITIZENSHIP QUICKLY MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY,A DUBAI LOCAL COMPANY,

Visa Free Countries

(Visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries)

Andorra Lesotho
Anguilla Liechtenstein
Antigua & Barbuda Lithuania
Argentina Luxembourg
Aruba Macedonia
Austria Madagascar
Bahamas Malawi
Bangladesh Malaysia
Barbados Maldives
Belgium Malta
Belize Mauritania
Bermuda Mauritius
Bolivia Mayotte
Bosnia Micronesia
Botswana Monaco
Brazil Montserrat
Bulgaria Mozambique
Cambodia Nauru
Nepal
Cape Verde Netherlands
Cayman Islands New Caledonia
Chile Nicaragua
Colombia Niue
Comoros Norway
Costa Rica Palau
Croatia Panama
Cuba Peru
Curacao Philippines
Cyprus Poland
Czech Republic Portugal
Denmark Reunion
Djibouti Romania
Dom. Republic Samoa
Dominica San Marino
Ecuador Seychelles
Egypt Singapore
El Salvador Slovakia
Estonia Slovenia
Fiji Solomon Isl.
Finland Somalia
France South Korea
French Guiana Spain
French Polynesia St. Eustatius & Saba
Gambia St. Lucia
Germany St. Maarten
Gibraltar St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Greece Suriname
Grenada Sweden
Guatemala Switzerland
Guinea-Bissau Tanzania
Haiti Timor-Leste
Honduras Togo
Hong Kong (SAR China) Tonga
Hungary Trinidad and Tobago
Iceland Tunisia
Iran Turkey
Ireland (Rep.) Turks and Caicos Isl.
Israel Tuvalu
Italy Uganda
Jamaica United Kingdom
Jordan Vanuatu
Kenya Venezuela
Kiribati Virgin Islands (British)
Laos Zambia
Latvia Zimbabwe
Lebanon