Antigua and Barbuda has signed a visa-free agreement with Ukraine on Monday February 5th 2018,the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States said Tuesday on Facebook.
The agreement was signed by the Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to the U.S. Ronald Sanders and the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Valery Chaly.
The Ukrainian ambassador expressed gratitude to his counterpart from Antigua and Barbuda for the support of Ukraine's initiatives within the framework of the UN, in particular, regarding the protection of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the status of the occupied territory of Crimea.
The deal envisages that citizens of Antigua and Barbuda and Ukraine could travel through the territory of each other without a visa for a stay in these countries for the term not more than 90 days in 180 days.
While commenting on the agreement, Chaly said that the signing of the deal is an evidence of establishing an active political dialogue and interaction between Ukraine and Antigua and Barbuda.
The visa-free agreement will come into the force after the ratification by the parliaments of the two countries.
Currently, Antigua and Barbuda has the visa-free mechanism with 135 countries around the globe and holds talks on the facilitation of the visa regime with other states.
About Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda is an independent state and a member of the British-led Commonwealth of Nations. It is a federal, parliamentary, representative democratic monarchy. The Constitution has been in force since November 1, 1981 (the date of independence).
Elizabeth II is the present Queen of Antigua and Barbuda, represented by the Governor General, who is a local citizen. Rodney Williams is the current Governor General, and has been since June 14, 2014.
Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organization of American States, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA), the Eastern Caribbean's Regional Security System, the Petrocaribe alliance, as well as the WTO and the International Criminal Court.
It is also a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Cooperation within the CARICOM is mostly focused on implementing joint projects in tourism, education, regional security, crisis management, health, sports, art projects, trade, agriculture, and the conservation of cultural heritage.
Antigua and Barbuda maintains a high level of diplomatic relations with regional partners, primarily the United States, countries on other continents, including the UK and EU member-states, China, and carries out effective work in international organizations.
Antiguan foreign policy is based on the principles of good neighborliness and mutual respect, and is focused primarily on obtaining international technical assistance and ensuring effective economic cooperation.
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So much has been happening since September 2017 .
The current National Development Fund (NDF) Contribution program pricing (50% discount!) is valid until October 31, 2018. At that point, the government will re-evaluate the market and make a decision on the pricing moving forward.
Acquisition of citizenship under the NDF investment option requires a contribution to the National Development Fund in the minimum sum of US$100,000 per application. The contribution is in the form of a one-time payment.
Currently, for a family of four, the price starts at US$141,200 (plus legal fee) under the NDF Contribution option. With this cost structure, Antigua and Barbuda CIP offers the most competitive price for families seeking a second citizenship.
Dependent Children Age Increased to 28
A child can now be included in an application as a dependent of the Principal Applicant up to the age of 28. (Up from 25.)
New Form AB4
The CIU has issued a new Form AB4 earlier February 2018 .
New Promotional Video
The famous British band UB40 shot a new music video to promote Antigua & Barbuda and their hurricane relief. Click here to watch it. The video features some of the most iconic views in Antigua and Barbuda .
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