Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship By Investment :
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.
A favorite of European royalty, the English-speaking twin-island nation of Antigua & Barbuda has hosted the world’s privileged for generations, with its laid-back elegance, turquoise waters, luxury yachts, and celebrity residents.
Truly a world-class destination as evidenced by its growing multi-national population over the last decade, Antigua is also steeped in history dating back thousands of years. Famously the island was the major British Naval base for more than two centuries due to its expansive winding coastline and large natural harbors.
Residents of Antigua and Barbuda benefit from no capital gains tax or estate taxes. Income taxes are progressive to 25% and for non-residents, they are at a flat rate of 25%. Proposed amendments to Part 111 Section 5 of the Income Tax Act will change taxation on worldwide income to taxation on income sourced within Antigua and Barbuda.
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 travel to approximately 126 countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada 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.
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has re-introduced the Limited Time Offer.
Applications received for the NDF investment option will receive a reduction on the investment contribution from US$200,000, to US$100,000 and the government processing fees will be US$50,000 for principal applicant and spouse respectively and free for up to two dependants. The offer is valid until 1st May 2016 for a family application of up to four persons.
Irrevocable citizenship for your lifetime.
Visa-free access to more than 130+ Countries including Canada, Schengen States, UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong & most British Commonwealth member countries.
No taxes on worldwide income, capital gains, dividends, gift, wealth and inheritance.
No notification to your home authorities on your new citizenship.
A 5 days residency requirement over the five year period. (This the requirement could be satisfied invarious ways, all at once or in parts.
You make your investment after your application is approved, not before.
The program is based on the law & is guaranteed by the government since 2013.