Antigua & Barbuda

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About Antigua & Barbuda

General Info.

Capital

St John's

Language

English

Total Area

440 km2

Currency

Caribbean dollar

Location

North America

Exchange

1 XCD = 0.37 USD

Population

102,012

Calling code

+1-268

ABOUT ANTIGUA

Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island nation located in the Eastern Caribbean. Here are some key points about the country

Geography: Antigua, the largest of the two islands, is about 281 square kilometers in size, while Barbuda is smaller, at approximately 161 square kilometers. The islands are part of the Lesser Antilles and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean region.

History: Antigua and Barbuda were originally inhabited by the Siboney, Carib, and Arawak peoples before being colonized by the British in 1632. The islands gained independence from Britain in 1981 but remain part of the Commonwealth.

Government: Antigua and Barbuda is a parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy. The head of state is the British monarch, represented locally by a governor-general. The Prime Minister is the head of government.

Economy: Tourism is the main driver of the economy, with the country known for its beautiful beaches, clear waters, and rich history. Additionally, Antigua and Barbuda has a small agricultural sector, focusing on products like sugarcane and cotton.

Culture: The culture of Antigua and Barbuda is a blend of African, British, and indigenous Caribbean influences. Music, dance, and festivals play a significant role in the cultural life of the islands. Cricket is the most popular sport in Antigua and Barbuda.

Hurricanes: Like many Caribbean islands, Antigua and Barbuda are vulnerable to hurricanes. In 2017, Hurricane Irma caused significant damage to Barbuda, prompting a mass evacuation of the island’s residents.

Sister Island Relationship: Despite being separate islands, Antigua and Barbuda maintain a close relationship. Antigua, with its larger population and developed infrastructure, often serves as the commercial and administrative hub for both islands.

Environment: The islands boast diverse ecosystems, including coral reefs, mangrove forests, and dry forests. Conservation efforts are in place to protect these natural treasures.

Overall, Antigua and Barbuda is renowned for its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality, making it a popular destination for tourists from around the world.

Investment Options

Economic Diversification Fund (EDF)

The National Development Fund is aimed at leveraging wealth for the purpose of funding public and private sector growth through technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

Item
Cost
Singel or family of 4 members
USD 100,000
Family of 5 or more
USD 125,000
Processing Fees for Family of four members
USD 30,000
Processing fee for each additional dependent
USD 15,000

Real Estate

To qualify for citizenship under the real estate option, the government requires applicants to make an investment in designated, officially approved real estate with a value of at least US$ 400,000 plus the payment of government processing fees and due diligence fees, however, Two (2) applications from related parties can make a joint investment, with each applicant investing a minimum of US $200,000 in order to qualify. All processing and due diligence fees remain unchanged.

The following government fees also apply depending on the number of dependents included in the application:

Item
Cost
Family of four or less
USD 30,000
Additional dependents (per member)
USD 15,000

Due Diligence fees

Item
Cost
Due diligence for main applicant
USD 7,500
Due diligence for spouse
USD 7,500
Due diligence per dependent 12-17
USD 2,000
Due diligence per dependent 18 and over
USD 4,000
Passport Application fee per applicant
USD 300

Requirements to Apply

Qualified for Antigua and Barbuda

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Should hold no criminal records.
  • Should undergo due diligence checks and gain approval.
  • Should be able to prove the legitimate nature of their investment source.
  • Should be of good health.

Steps to be citizen

Step 1

  • Start the process:Β After signing the contract with Sadaf Investment, you will deliver all the documents and sign the forms. Our expert team is by your side at all stages and will help you translate documents and complete all forms.

Step 2

  • Documents Submission: In the second step, we will send all the prepared documents to the country of issuing the passport to start the process, and from the time of receiving the documents, the scheduling of your file will begin.

Step 3

  • Due Diligence:Β The applicant’s file starts to review life history, type of business, and income. An experienced, government-approved team then conducts the investigation. You should note that this stage is one of the essential steps to obtaining citizenship.

Step 4

  • Final approval:Β After passing the investigation stage, the government will issue the final approval. At this stage, the applicant can check the accuracy of this profile on the government website. The estimated duration is between 2 to 4 months.

Step 5

  • Settle up payment: The applicant should pay all remaining amounts in this stage and receive a company stamped receipt. This amount must be paid immediately after the final invoice to have your certificate and passport on time.

Step 6

  • Certificate & Passport: After the last payment, the government will issue citizenship documents and passports. The estimated time for obtaining a passport is 45 to 60 days after the money arrives in the government Bank Account.

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BENEFITS OF ANTIGUA CITIZENSHIP

Owning an Antigua and Barbuda passport comes with several benefits, including:

Visa-Free or Visa-on-Arrival Travel: Antigua and Barbuda passport holders enjoy visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to numerous countries worldwide, including the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, and many others. This facilitates ease of travel for business, leisure, and other purposes.

Citizenship by Investment Program: Antigua and Barbuda offers a Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP), allowing individuals to obtain citizenship through investment in the country. This program provides an expedited process for acquiring citizenship and a passport, providing greater mobility and access to international opportunities.

Strategic Location: Located in the Eastern Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda provides a strategic base for business operations and travel between North and South America, Europe, and other regions. Its location can be advantageous for international trade, investment, and networking.

Tax Benefits: Antigua and Barbuda offers favorable tax policies for citizens and residents, including no personal income tax, capital gains tax, or inheritance tax. This can be attractive for individuals seeking to optimize their tax liabilities and financial planning.

Dual Citizenship: Antigua and Barbuda permits dual citizenship, allowing passport holders to retain citizenship in their home country while also enjoying the benefits of Antigua and Barbuda citizenship. This can provide access to a wider range of rights and opportunities across multiple jurisdictions.

Investment Opportunities: As a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, individuals have the opportunity to invest in the country’s economy, including real estate, tourism, and other sectors. This can lead to potential financial gains and contribute to the nation’s development.

Social Benefits: Antigua and Barbuda passport holders are entitled to the social benefits and protections provided by the country, including access to healthcare, education, and social services.

Cultural Heritage: Antigua and Barbuda boast a rich cultural heritage, including vibrant traditions, festivals, and historical sites. Passport holders can take pride in their citizenship and participate in the country’s cultural events and celebrations.

Overall, possessing an Antigua and Barbuda passport offers numerous advantages in terms of travel, business, finance, and quality of life, making it an appealing option for individuals seeking greater global mobility and opportunities.

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