The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program (“CIP”) remains one of the most popular CIPs in the Caribbean. Let us quickly explore what makes this country’s program unique standing out from the rest of the passport programs in the Caribbean.
Caribbean Beaches and Sun
Antigua’s 365 beaches of clean turquoise waters, white beaches, lush tropical forests of Antigua and Barbuda are an inviting paradise and considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. its beautiful white sand beaches, sailing, the 18th century nelson’s dockyard, culinary delicacies, the largest nesting colony of frigate birds in the Caribbean are some top attractions in the island
Antigua means “ancient” in Spanish after an icon in Seville Cathedral, “Santa Maria de la Antigua”
Christopher Columbus was the first European to visit Antigua, in 1493.
The Siboney were the first to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak and Carib Indians populated the islands when Columbus landed on his second voyage in 1493. The island was claimed by England, who settled the islands in 1632
Cricket and Sailing
The Major Sport in Antigua is Cricket. Vivian Richards is one of the most famous Antiguans, who played for, and captained, the West Indies cricket team.
Sailing is another with Antigua Sailing Week and Antigua Classic Yacht Regat ta being two of the region’s most reputable sailing competitions.
Antigua is a top choice for celebrities visiting the Caribbean.
Robert de Niro, Richard Branson are some famous people who fell in love with Antigua.
Oprah Winfrey, Giorgio Armani, Eric Clapton have established a home in Antigua.
Jumby Bay is a paradise lined with million-dollar houses, Celebrities such as Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, Kevin Spacey, and Paul McCartney have vacationed here.
CBI has transformed A&B real estate market significantly giving rise to five star hotels and resorts reviving the tourism industry.
To get citizenship, property investors are required to invest atleast USD 200,000 in shares and the investment must be maintained for 5 years. For USD 400,000 you can buy full title properties and cannot be sold for 5 years. The CIU has approved over 25 projects for CIP.
Home for Crypto millionaires
Antigua and Barbuda is also home for notable Bitcoin and cryptocurrency millionaires attracting to its shores. Calvin Ayre and Roger Ver who became citizens through the citizenship by investment program.
Trusted and Globally Respected
Antigua remains trusted CIP in the Caribbean since its inception backed by strong CBI legislation and Acts. It is a very well run program with excellent reputation for transparent process.
The Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) was established following parliamentary assent to the
Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Regulations 2014. CIP Applications are processed within 60-90 days completing background checks.
Cheaper for Families
The Antigua and Barbuda CIP is specifically built for families who wish to acquire second passport. ABCIP remains the cheapest CBI program for small, medium and big families giving huge savings.
For families with six or more members, the UWI fund option is even cheaper giving significant savings when applying as a whole. It is a very flexible program, possibility to add family members spouse, siblings at later stages for flat fee.
A Strong Powerful Caribbean Passport
The Antigua and Barbuda passport remains 28th powerful passport in the World with visa free access to 151
countries and territories in 2021, according to Henley Passport Index. Some of the important countries you can visit AB passport for short stays include United Kingdom, Russia, South Africa, Brazil, Malaysia, Serbia and Ukraine
Antigua is the only country to have University funded by CBI program. It is called University of West Indies(UWI) fund. Antigua officially launched University of West Indies (UWI) fund in May 2020 as an additional option for citizenship by investment program
The Fourth Campus of University of West Indies (UWI) was officially opened in September 2019 and the campus of The UWI officially known as the “Five Islands Campus”. The UWI’s 5th Campus and its 4th landed Campus, located in Antigua and Barbuda. The new campus will additionally benefit The OECS region which constitutes a significant part of the CARICOM family with a population of approximately 600,000 citizens, of which 102,000 reside in Antigua and Barbuda
Investing in this fund will entitle one member of the family to a one year, tuition only scholarship at the University of the West Indies campus.
Antigua may well be your lucky fortune cookie if you are still unsure which citizenship program to apply.