Antigua and Barbuda Country Profile

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Citizenship and Naturalization
Birthright citizenship (Jus Soli)
  • Birthright citizenship (Jus Soli)
    Unrestricted: Any child born in the country automatically becomes a citizen.
Naturalization - Standard Conditions
  • Minimum residency period
    6 years
  • Physical presence requirement
  • Language test
  • Need to renounce original citizenship?
  • Can minor children naturalize?
  • Can naturalized parents pass citizenship to a child born abroad?
  • Can you lose naturalization due to prolonged absence/ naturalization elsewhere?
Naturalization - Your Spouse is a Citizen
  • Living IN the country: Residency/marriage requirement
    3 years / 0 years
    May apply immediately after marriage, assuming you have resided there for 3 years.
  • Living ABROAD: Marriage requirement
    Not allowed
  • Language test
  • Need to renounce original citizenship?
Naturalization - Other Beneficial Provisions
  • Your child is a citizen
    No provisions
  • Citizens of specific countries
"–": The provision has not been analysed.
Visas and Residencies
Visas and Residencies
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  • Taxation Type
    No personal income tax
The country generally imposes no taxation on personal income, whether it was generated within its territory or abroad.
Schiff Sovereign's Take on Antigua and Barbuda
Situated in the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda is an island nation consisting of two major islands: Antigua (the larger one), and Barbuda (the smaller one).

It is a tropical paradise renowned for its beaches. In fact, they have a saying that “there is a beach for every day of the year in Antigua”. 

But besides the great weather and relaxed Caribbean vibe, we like Antigua for another important reason: It is home to a Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program. And it is a very reasonably priced option for larger families.

Several of our subscribers have become dual citizens by participating in it. And we are happy to report that they obtained Antiguan citizenship cheaper than anyone else in the world, thanks to the deep discounts we negotiated for our Total Access (TA) members.

If you are considering Antigua’s CBI program (or any of the other Caribbean CBIs), you too can save tens of thousands of dollars by joining Total Access. The discount you receive will either match or exceed the price of your TA membership. 

(See all applicable prices and available discounts by using our interactive CBI calculator.)
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Antigua and Barbuda Overview
  • Region
    North and South America
  • Capital City
    St. John's
  • Largest City
    St. John's
  • Currency
    Eastern Caribbean dollar
  • Languages
    English, Antiguan Creole
  • Population
    99.3 thousand (189th)
  • Life Expectancy
    77.8 years (81st)
  • GDP (Nominal)
    $1.7 billion (185th)
  • GDP/Capita
    $17,033 (66th)
Useful Data
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  • Cost of Living
    Inexpensive (3/7)
  • Climate
    Average (3/5)
  • Safety
    Average (4/7)
  • Pollution
    Clean (2/5)
  • English Proficiency

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