COUNTRY BACKGROUND Antigua & Barbuda

The island of Antigua, with its coastline of safe harbors and protective, nearly unbroken wall or coral reef, was the perfect place to hide a fleet. This is how Admiral Horatio Nelson came to establish Great Britain’s most important Caribbean base in 1784. Now, it is those same characteristics that make Antigua and Barbuda one of the Caribbean’s premier tourist destinations.

Antigua & Barbuda is a beautiful gateway to the Caribbean economy and way of life. The beautiful coastline and warm year-round temperatures make Antigua and Barbuda the perfect place to work, live and travel.

With some 365 beaches of clean, clear, turquoise waters, the lush tropical island of Antigua is 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 Canada, Europe, and the USA.

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA GLOBAL RANKING

Rank 3 - UNDP Human Development Index (CARICOM Countries)

Rank 62 - UNDP Human Development Indicators (World)

Rank 27 - Arton Passport Power Index

INTERNATIONAL
MEMBERSHIPS

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM)

The Commonwealth of Nations

The United Nations (UN) and its Specialised Agencies

World Health Organization

The International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Benefits

VISA-FREE TRAVEL

Visa-free access to the Schengen States, UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong & most British Commonwealth member countries.

Guaranteed by law

The program is based on the law & is guaranteed by the government since 2013.

Straightforward process

Designed to be a smooth and straightforward process with a timeframe of 6 months to your new citizenship.

TAX RELIEF

Antigua & Barbuda has no taxes on worldwide income, capital gains, dividends, gift, wealth and inheritance.

Minimal residency required

A 5-day physical residency is required over the five-year period. (This requirement could be satisfied all at once or in parts.)

DUAL CITIZENSHIP PERMITTED

There is no need to renounce your current citizenship(s), and your home authorities are not notified of your new citizenship.

LOCATION

Eastern Caribbean

CAPITAL CITY

Saint John’s

TOTAL AREA

440km2

POPULATION

95,900

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Parliamentary Democracy under Constitutional Monarchy

TIME DIFFERENCE

UTC-4

LANGUAGE

English (official) and local dialects

CURRENCY

Eastern Caribbean Dollars (XCD), pegged to USD

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 2.70 XCD

GDP (PER CAPITA)

17,112.8 USD