5 reasons to obtain Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship:

Freedom of travel

The real passport of the country which is granting visa-free travel to more than
149 countries, including U.K., Canada, Hong Kong and countries of the Schengen area.

The second passport to all family members

Citizenship can be also obtained by the applicant’s spouse, dependent children 25 years or younger and dependent parents, 65 years or older.

The fastest way to receive the passport

The passport can be received within 3-6 months, even without living in the country and going through an application process for permanent residence.

Offshore paradise for your business

Antigua and Barbuda is an offshore zone. It is not necessary to pay taxes on worldwide income or capital gains.

Alternative route and protection against political instability

Authorities of Antigua and Barbuda do not notify the country of your initial citizenship in regards to your newly received passport and they guarantee confidentiality of your commercial activity.

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The conditions of Antigua and Barbuda investment program

Antigua and Barbuda —  is an island state in the Caribbean Sea (West Indies) and one of the few countries on the globe, which offers citizenship in exchange for investments. The citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda through an investment program has started in March, 2013. Under the program terms, foreigner receives the citizenship within in a 3-6 months, after making an investment in one of the following ways:

to the National Development Fund or an any approved charity. Such an investment will not be returned and the amount might be changed after May 1st, 2016.

in a real estate that had been approved by the government body. It can be leased afterwards. In 5 years the real estate can be sold. It is a returning investment.

Additional payments:

Government fees:

— $50,000 for the main Applicant, his/her spouse;
— $25,000 for each dependent child under 18 years;
— $50,000 for each dependent child 18-25 years old;
— $50,000 for each dependent Applicant`s parent, older than 65 years.

The licensed representative and the agent at Antigua and Barbuda – $45,000.

Due diligence:

— $7,500 for the main applicant and for his spouse;
— $2,000 for each dependent child of 12-18 years;
— $4,000 for each dependent child of 18-25 years;
— $4,000 for each dependent Applicant`s parent, older than 65 years.

Legal services of our company depend on number of family members and
country of residence.

Stages of Antigua and Barbuda citizenship acquisition

Choosing an investment option and signing the contract

In accordance with the local laws, applicant can not apply for the citizenship without an authorised agent.

Payment of government fees and document submission.

All documents are passed to our licensed agent in Antigua and Barbuda. Documents are being processed within 60-90 days.

Due diligence of a principal applicant

This is a mandatory requirement for obtaining the citizenship for the applicant and dependent family members.

Receiving post-consideration results from the officials

Written on behalf of the Applicant. Further it is required to pay all necessary government fees along with investment in full.

Decision of granting the citizenship.

At this stage the application is submitted for receiving the Antigua and Barbuda passport. This process can take up to 30 days.

Obtaining the Antigua and Barbuda citizenship.

The passport can be couriered at home or obtained at the nearest Consulate from the country of applicant’s primary citizenship.

Antigua and Barbuda passport  in figures

Dual citizenship is allowed

months - minimum term of acquisition

days required to stay in 5 years

visa-free countries for visiting

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to apply for citizenship with investor`s application?

The application for obtaining Antigua and Barbuda citizenship can include the applicant’s spouse, his dependent children till 25 y.o. or younger and applicant`s parents older than 65 years.

What is the due diligence?

Due diligence — is a procedure of checking the status of an Applicants financial, tax and legal criteria.  Emphasis is placed on Applicant’s absence of problems with law and transparency of his/her income.
An inspection is carried out by independent agency within 4-6 weeks. Personal presence at this stage is not required.

Do local authorities of Antigua and Barbuda report about the new citizens who received the passport based on investments?

No, the authorities of Antigua and Barbuda do not disclose this information. An agent, who helps with the process of citizenship acquisition also guarantees full confidentiality.

Is it possible to apply for Antigua and Barbuda passport without the agent’s participation?

In accordance with the Law – No. Each applicant wishing to obtain the citizenship has to apply  through the accredited government agent. Besides, the agent who works with the Applicant, is ready to help at any stage of registration of the Antigua and Barbuda citizenship.

What are the chances to be denied Antigua and Barbuda citizenship?

Following the appropriate procedures and providing the reliable information about itself in accordance with the legislation of Antigua and Barbuda — chances of citizenship acquisition are 100%.

Is it possible to sell real estate after citizenship acquisition?

If the Applicant is interested to keep a the citizenship, during 5 years he or she has no right to sell the real estate. However, during this term, Applicant can change a real estate property for an alternative with a minimum value of $400 000. After 5-years property can be sold.

For How long is Antigua and Barbuda passport issued?

The validity of an obtained citizenship has an unlimited duration. The first passport is issued for a 5 years period, than renewed for 10 years.

How many people have already obtained an Antigua and Barbuda passport?

Since the beginning of the program in 2013, more than 550 passports were issued to citizens of China, Russia, Great Britain, Ukraine, Italy, Switzerland and other countries.

Is it necessary to pay taxes in Antigua and Barbuda after receiving the citizenship?

After Antigua and Barbuda citizenship acquisition, it is not necessary to pay taxes on income from sources outside of Antigua and Barbuda. Taxes are applied to persons who are in the country more than 183 days in a year and have any business or the income at the island.

Citizens of which countries are ineligible to apply for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship?

Citizens of Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, Somalia and Yemen can’t apply for obtaining nationality Antigua and Barbuda. However, they are eligible if they have a valid Permanent Residency Status in Canada, UK or USA.

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C.I.S. Inc.

Who we are?

cis-inc-logoC.I.S. Inc. is a group of companies, which offers services in citizenship acquisition in Antigua and Barbuda, immigration and registration of business in EU countries and Canada. It unites leading experts from around the world in the field of the law, investments, accounting services, education and employment.

Our mission

Our mission is to help people to bypass all immigration process an underwater reefs, to save time and money, while obtaining a citizenship of the country suitable for you in a shortest period of time. We offer support at all stages of citizenship acquisition.

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