Citizenship by Investment ( also known as economic citizenship ) is the granting of citizenship status to an individual (and immediate family members) contingent upon a specified and quantifiable investment in the country. The normal grounds for the granting of citizenship is birth within a certain territory, descent from a parent who is a citizen, marriage to a citizen, and naturalization. While residence is granted to investors and wealthy individuals in most countries, there are only very few countries now which have laws to grant citizenship by way of investment for economic considerations and without any lengthy residence requirements.
The USA, Canada, Australia, Austria, Switzerland and Great Britain are among the countries, which offer residency and a fast track to citizenship to wealthy individuals for their investment in their country.
However some of these other programs offered in the UK or Canada can prove to be time consuming and more expensive while essentially delivering the same benefits that can be provided by Antigua and Barbuda but with the taxation. Once you obtain citizenship by investment in most of these countries you are then folded into the taxation system. In Antigua and Barbuda this is not the case.
The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program provides applicants with the ability to obtain citizenship while having the opportunity to invest into the development of our beautiful twin island state. A state where there is no world wide income tax, death tax, estate tax or capital gains.