Greater Opportunities in the Visit to Antigua and Barbuda

The purpose of this blog is not to encourage you to do illegal things but to help you put in place the best possible internationalization of your life, according to your goals and your mobility. Let’s come to the possibilities of obtaining legally a real second passport.

The simplest and quickest way to obtain a second passport is through “citizenship by investment”. In summary, you make a donation or an investment (real estate for example) in the country concerned.

Antigua and Barbuda

Caribbean tourist country (25 minutes flight from Guadeloupe) It is possible to apply for citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda either through a local investment of at least $ 400,000 in a program approved by the government, or via a donation $ 100,000. In this second case the money is “lost” but it does not require you to buy a real estate contracted by the State. Understand in “agreement” a selling price higher than the real value of the market as it is a real estate program for tourists / foreigners and that the state is therefore paid on it. The procedure is generally fast and   takes an average of 3 to 4 months. The Antigua passport is considered “powerful” because it allows you to visit more than 130 countries (including the EU) without a visa. Not to mention that English is the official language and you do not have the obligation of a minimum stay per year in the country. You can now opt for the https://imperiallegal.uk/immigration/citizenshipbyinvestment/antiguabarbudapassport/ also.

Dominica

Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, Dominica is the island located between Guadeloupe and Martinique. English is like in Antigua, the official language. The country has aligned itself with Antigua and Barbuda’s $ 100,000 government donation. Since recently, it is also possible to purchase a property approved by the State for a minimum amount of $ 200,000. The procedure also takes about 3 to 4 months and there is no minimum length of stay in the year. Note that there is no particular advantage to take Dominican tax residence. Indeed Dominica applies a tax system by residence or not by territoriality.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Located in the Lesser Antilles, with English as the official language, Saint Kitts and Nevis also offers citizenship by donation or real estate investment. Initially valued at $ 250,000, citizenship by donation is being promoted by the government with an offer of $ 150,000 instead of $ 250,000. The purchase of real estate, always agreed by the State, must be a minimum amount of $ 400,000. Once again, the average duration for obtaining varies between 3 and 4 months and you have no minimum stay requirement in the country per year. Saint Kitts and Nevis have zero taxation as Antigua and Barbuda: no taxation on local or international source income on individuals or companies is applied.

For non-Europeans (therefore not having an EU / Swiss passport), it is possible to obtain a second passport in Cyprus or Malta but the costs and procedures are more important.

In Cyprus for example, you must invest at least 2 million Euros including 500,000 euros in the form of a donation. If you do not wish to make a donation, the minimum investment is no longer 2 million but 5 million euros, which must remain at least 3 years in a bank in Cyprus. On the side of Malta, this will cost you at least 1,150 million Euros: purchase of a property of a minimum of 350,000 euros that you cannot rent for 5 years, invest 150,000 euros in Maltese bonds during the less 5 years and make a donation of 650,000 euros to the Maltese government.

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