Alghoul Law Firm

  • Alghoul and Associates
  • 200 - 286 Smith Street
  • 1 (204) 942-8070
  • 1 (204) 775-0902
  • info@alghoul.com

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Antigua and Barbuda Overview

 

Origin

Located in the Eastern Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda is a beautifully independent Commonwealth state.  Having later become a British settlement, Christopher Columbus firstly discovered the state in 1493.  The settlement later became Britain’s main naval base from which it patrolled the West Indies.

Antigua is 1Antigua and Barbuda citizenship4 miles long and 11 miles wide, and its flatland topography was well suited to produce its early crops of tobacco, cotton and ginger. However, the main industry revolved around sugar cane farming which lasted for over 200 years. Today, following its independence from Britain in 1981, Antigua’s key industry is tourism and related service industries. The next largest employers are the finance services industry and the government.

Government

Antigua and Barbuda are considered a constitutional monarchy because of  it’s British-style parliamentary system of government.  An appointed (by the Queen herself) Governor General represents her as the Head of State.  The Government is composed of a mere two chambers: the elected 17 member House of Representatives, led by the Prime Minister; and the 17 member Senate. 11 of the Senate members are appointed by the Governor General under the guidance of the Prime Minister, four members are appointed under the direction of the Leader of the Opposition and two by the Governor General. Every five years, elections are held…but can be called earlier if need be.

Tourism

Considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, the lush tropical island of Antigua is an inviting paradise with approx. 400 beaches of clear turquoise waters. Tourism is the key driver of gross domestic product and generates around 60 percent of the island’s income as a result.

Economics

In recent years, Antigua has experienced a challenging economic environment. The Government, however, has been credited with its implementation of the National Economic and Social Transformation Plan and a debt restructuring effort. The introduction of a citizenship-by-investment program is one of the initiatives to support the island nation’s economy.

Transportation

Antigua’s on-going commitment to serving its tourism industry is demonstrated with the airport expansion project. The expansion of the airport is worth a whopping US$45 million and includes three passenger jet bridges and just over two dozen check-in counters. Other than increasing efficiency, this will also allow an increase in scheduled, charter and inter-island flights. Already, there are one-way flights to Antigua from London, New York, Miami and Toronto in place.

Taxes

A large benefit for residents of Antigua and Barbuda is the fact that there is no capital gains tax or estate taxes. Citizens are not taxed on their worldwide income–only on income sourced within Antigua and Barbuda.

Currency

In the state of Antigua and Barbuda, the currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$). Antigua is a member of the United Nations (UN), the British Commonwealth, Caricom and the Organisation of American States (OAS), among many other international organizations.

Benefits

Antigua and Barbuda Passport

The passport will be valid for a period of 5 years and will be considered for renewal subject to the recipient having spent a total of five days in Antigua and Barbuda, since gaining citizenship, within the five year period. The passport does not afford automatic voting rights and persons would need to qualify as outlined in the Representation of the People Act.

The passport will afford the holder visa free travel to 131 countries that includes Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, U.K. and the European Union.


 

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If you are interested in one of our Citizenship by Investment programs and would like more information, please fill out our questionnaire form here.

Success Stories

  • As a result of the way our case has been handled we are actually ahead of schedule with our plans to move to Canada. Mike and the team at Alghoul Law Firm have created a new reality for us. Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to have made this all possible.

    John D.
  • Thank you for the help and advice you have given us. It has made what is a very stressful experience a lot less so and we have an end to our dreams of immigrating to Canada now in sight.

    Wendy Penner
  • The lawyer at Alghoul and Associates Law office got my wife Canadian permanent resident to bring my wife to Canada from China through the Canada Immigration Spousal sponsorship program. They also got my mother super visa so my mom to be here with me and my wife when we are having our first baby girl. The office staff completed the forms and helped gather documents. The law office also communicate directly with Citizenship and Immigration Canada CIC on my behalf and my mother behalf on several occasions to replay and follow up on my application. The lawyer was knowledgeable and staff very friendly and helpful. Thank you for everything

    Kay
  • I had a very nice meeting with an immigration consultant at Alghoul Law and Associates. They explained to me the international study program leading to permanent residency through the Manitoba MPNP. Also I received advice on the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Business program. Consultation was FREE and Alghoul team was very friendly and knowledgeable.

    Cat
Passport Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship

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