The Caribbean Citizenship by Investment programs are unique in the world. With the ability to invest directly in property, qualified applicants can be granted citizenship in as little as 90 days. This is a very special opportunity and particularly well suited to those not seeking an immediate move of their family.
SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF CARIBBEAN CITIZENSHIP INCLUDE:
Citizenship in the British Commonwealth nations of Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada, Dominica, Saint Lucia, or St. Kitts & Nevis allows to travel visa-free to approximately 130 countries.
A second citizenship and property investment in a Caribbean country can be an essential component in an international wealth preservation strategy.
On the most fundamental level, property and citizenship in the Caribbean represents security for your family. With growing food production and green energy sectors, and the natural ingredients for true sustainability in the future, the Caribbean holds significant advantages as a second home region.
Family & Lifestyle
Most citizenship by investment programs are available to family members of the main applicant
meaning investors can secure a better future for their spouse and children. Second citizenships offer access to world-class health care, education and an improved lifestyle.
In addition to opportunities based around the principal industries in the host country itself, new business opportunities can open up to participants in citizenship by investment programs through their improved global mobility.
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM
A favourite 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.
The opportunity to become a citizen of Antigua & Barbuda is truly unmatched. Thousands of international travellers visit annually and leave the islands habouring dreams of having a home here.
Advantages of the Antigua & Barbuda citizenship program
Visa-free travel to 134 countries including Canada, the U. K., Switzerland, the European Union countries including all 28 Schengen states and most other British Commonwealth countries
Dual and lifetime citizenship for you and eligible family members
Tax advantages – Antigua & Barbuda has no capital gain or estate taxes; income generated outside of the country is not taxed
Minimal residency – five days residency in the first five years
Lifestyle – new citizens can spend as much time in Antigua & Barbuda as they wish. The nation offers a stress-free lifestyle in one of the most comfortable climates in the world
The Antigua & Barbuda Program is one of the most highly anticipated for its flexibility and value but also for the opportunity to become a citizen of one of the world’s top international destinations.
1. Donation to the National Development Fund
Wealthy individuals can make a non-refundable charitable donation of at least US$ 200,000 to the National Development Fund in order to qualify for citizenship program.
2. Purchase of real estate in an Approved Project
An investment of US$ 400,000 in an approved real estate project will qualify an applicant and their family to apply for citizenship in Antigua & Barbuda. The investment must be maintained for at least five years, and can be resold thereafter.
3. Business investment
Applicants may invest US$ 1.5 million to establish a business. Two or more applicants may make a joint business investment with an individual threshold of at least US$ 400,000 and a total investment of at least US$ 5 million.
*Additional Fees apply.
Nelson’s Retreat Apart-Hotel on the prestigious south coast of Antigua is an approved project under the Antigua Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP). This is the only CIP property investment opportunity at the heart of the country’s largest National Park with views over the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nelson’s Dockyard, making this one of the most compelling properties in the Caribbean.
Nelson’s Retreat is a new generation "Smart Hotel" designed to offer an immersive travel experience, and the first hi-tech, high design property in Antigua targeting the fastest growing travel market in the world: millennial or "young-at-heart" travellers.
26 whole ownership apartments have been impeccably designed to invite the calm of surrounding English Harbour, an international yachting mecca, and million- dollar views into each living space.
Owners and guests will enjoy the attention to detail in relaxing open spaces with service that offers a real sense of integration to Antigua’s fun-filled south coast.
Income is shared with apartment owners annually with a forecasted ROI of 4% – 8%, and there are no costs associated with property ownership for the first five years. Owners benefit from free accommodation for up to two weeks a year and discounted rates for additional time.
CIP approved real estate project
26 freehold apartments overlooking UNESCO World Heritage Site
Unique waterfront location, high tech designer property
2 weeks use per year, excellent ROI
Construction July 2017 – Feb 2019
Citizenship snapshot for a couple
Whole ownership apartment US$ 480,000
Due Diligence Fee US$ 15,000
Government Processing Fee US$ 50,000
Passport Fee US$ 600
Total US $545,600
*Additional legal fees vary according to jurisdiction
Citizens International (CI) is a private client services firm specializing in Caribbean Citizenship by Investment. CI’s head office in Antigua is staffed with international legal professionals who assist clients from all over the world to attain citizenship in Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada and St. Kitts & Nevis.
Citizens International was created in 2011 by Brian Dobbin, a Canadian entrepreneur and investor whom had significant experience with the inter- national second citizenship industry through the Canadian and St. Kitts citizenship investment programs.
Recognizing the emergence and growth of ‘global citizens’ – individuals whom had residency and / or passports in several countries – CI was imagined as company offering professional expertise and services in the Eastern Caribbean to those global clients whom recognized the value of a second citizenship in the region.
By assembling a team of international professionals whom have relocated to Antigua where the company’s offices are based, CI offers a bridge of international competency and a policy of strict privacy for foreign advisors and their clients when going through the citizenship investment and application process.
Citizens International is an Authorized Representative and a Licensed Agent of the Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program and the principals of Citizens International have sold and processed citizenship investments to c. 300 international clients, including c. 50 to date into the new Antigua citizenship program.