ADVANTAGES OF THE SECOND CITIZENSHIP
Freedom of Travel
It is obvious that a dual citizen may freely travel between the countries that recognize this individual as its citizen; however, real possibilities are quite wider. A lot of states have made visa-free treaties with other states. A holder of two passports may travel to any place in the half of the world, without losing time for getting entrance visas and bureaucracy! Besides, the second citizenship entitles an individual to hoist the flag of one of the states on your yacht.
Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the United Nations, the British Commonwealth, Caricom and the Organization of American States (OAS) among many other international organizations. Holders of the Antigua and Barbuda passport enjoy visa free travel to approximately 150 countries, including the U.K. and the countries of the Schengen area. You can find more information from Wikipedia.
Better Conditions for Business and Banking
Some countries have heavy restrictions on foreign payments and currency exchange. This causes a variety of business disruptions and additional costs. By acquiring a second citizenship in a country with normal international rules, you can make your business more profitable and thus more meaningful. After having received your new passport you can, with our assistance, establish a local company and then open bank accounts with the necessary banking services both for your business and yourself.
Amount of taxes largely depends on where a citizen earns his/her income and files the asset and income declarations. Many countries offer profitable conditions to investors/businessmen. For example, if an investor/businessman registers a company in Antigua and Barbuda and receives income beyond the state, he/she is exempted from Capital Gains Tax.
Education and Career
A “dual citizen” will not have to collect documents and seek material security for getting a Student Visa. The same is the case when you get Working Visas and organize your own company.
Protection of Rights
Because of international tensions the situation in a country may be seriously aggravated. This concerns economics, and politics, and private life of citizens. In such case the second country may become a “shelter” guaranteeing freedom of travel, integrity of real property and banking accounts.
Comfort and Stability
Being a citizen of many countries, like Antigua and Barbuda and other islands in the Caribbean – is a beautiful opportunity to set up your own place for rest and feel yourself “at home”. Besides, a national passport entitles to use full medical insurance.
Opportunities for Your Family
The states that offer programs “Citizenship by Investment” allow to include all your family members in your application. This will somewhat increase a required deposit amount, but passports will be issued in the shortest time (up to several months).