Antigua and Barbuda are a pair of islands based in the Caribbean Sea in the North Atlantic. The country has a population below 100,000 and is independent member of the Commonwealth. Based in a fantastic position for weather and lifestyle the country has a fantastic tropical climate that has access and visa free travel to over 130 countries, including the Schengen agreement states. Antigua and Barbuda are a hub for travel and market links with Europe and North America.
For an investor looking for residency, the passport is available on a quick turnaround with the process taking a period of 2-3 months and having a validity of 5 years. It does however involve an investment of at least $200,000 USD donation to the National Fund or $400,000 USD investment in residential property or a $1.5 million USD investment in business. The countries have inheritance tax, but do apply a taxation to personal income. The investor is required to spend 5 days in the country during the initial 5 year period.