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What a Second Passport (Second Citizenship) Means to Middle East Nationals

9 April 2016

What a Second Passport (Second Citizenship) Means to Middle East Nationals
With today's climate of unrest in the Middle East and around the Arab world, many wealthy Middle East Nationals are turning to a Second Passport (Second Citizenship) and European Residency to protect their families' futures. Visa restrictions for many Arab passport holders have also proven to be a major cause for those applying for a Second Passport (Second Citizenship).This freedom to travel has driven many Arab nationals to seek Dual Citizenship in three months without emigrating from their home country.

Dual Citizenship is considered a global insurance policy for high net worth individuals. Not only does attaining citizenship status on the beautiful twin-islands of Antigua and Barbuda mean investors may reside or travel to Antigua and Barbuda as they wish, but along with the second passport (Second Citizenship), investors are exposed to many more beneficial aspects, including visa-free travel to over 100 countries. This is the only Caribbean Second Passport (Second Citizenship) program to offer visa-free travel to Canada. Also, a Second passport (Second Citizenship) will introduce new business ventures globally and grant families access to state-of-the-art healthcare and education.

Most importantly, this means that the program is particularly ideal for interested individuals that wish to lead a more stable, comfortable life and be globally flexible, while there may be political unrest or instability in some countries of the Middle East and North Africa region.

What is the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)? 

The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) was formed following the parliamentary authorization to the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Regulations 2014. The highly reputable Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program is considered one of the most accessible Second Passport (Second Citizenship) programs.

The government’s adoption of the Citizenship by Investment Program allows the promotion of economic growth and development, as well as grants citizenship status to the investor and immediate family on the twin-island state of Antigua and Barbuda.

How will the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) benefit me as a Middle East National?
  • The investor along with immediate family will be admitted to citizenship in the independent British Commonwealth State of Antigua and Barbuda in the Eastern Caribbean;
  • Dual citizenship is recognized which can be beneficial to business expansion and tax relief, thus, there is no need to renounce a current passport in order to obtain the 2nd passport of Antigua and Barbuda;
  • There is no need to travel to Antigua and Barbuda during the application process;
  • No interview, education or managerial experience is required, therefore, it is a very simple and easy route;
  • Possessors of an Antiguan passport are advantaged in visa-free travel to over 100 countries worldwide, including the United Kingdom, Canada, and countries in the Schengen region;
  • The investor and immediate family are not subject to tax on worldwide income.

There are three options available to be eligible for the Antigua Citizenship by Investment Program: cash donation of US$200,000 to the National Development Fund (NDF) for a family of 4; a property purchase with value of US$400,000 in a Government Approved Real Estate project; or investment of US$1,500,000 in a government-approved business. 

It is key to note: Limited Time Offer: reduced amount to US$200,000 in addition to US$50,000 processing fees for the principal applicant and spouse respectively, and free processing for up to two dependents (Offer applies to the youngest children; additional family members subject to normal rates)Valid until 30th April 2016.

The highly reputable Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program is considered one of the most accessible Second Passport (Second Citizenship) programs. For more information on the investment options and how to obtain the Antigua and Barbuda 2nd passport, please click here.

About us:

As one of the most reputable companies of citizenship applications in the Middle East, QICMS is trusted by many high net worth individuals to source applicants of the highest caliber and to successfully process Dual Passport and Residency by investment solutions for them.

With demand for Dual Citizenship and residency by investment programs on the rise, QICMS assists its clients with obtaining a Second Passport (Second Citizenship) and Canadian, American and European Residency by investment. Through experience, privacy and trust standards, QICMS offers clients the highest probability of a successful application. With multilingual residency and citizenship experts employed in Jordan, QICMS is best positioned to guide clients to the US EB-5 program, Canada Permanent resident programs, Antigua and Barbuda Passport Program, and any of the 16 other reputable Citizenship and Residency programs around the world.

For more information about Canada, US and European Residency by investment or any of the other Second Passport (Citizenship by investment) programs, contact QICMS to discuss these exciting opportunities.

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