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Citizenship & Residency

Freedom, Safety and Mobility are Priceless

Antigua and Barbuda

The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) provides a case study for the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program.

In an age of the increasing need for mobility, becoming a global citizen has never been more desirable. Like many countries around the world, Antigua and Barbuda’s economy suffered a major setback after the 2008 global economic crisis. Citizens in the country’s source markets — Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States — obviously began experiencing a reduction in their disposable incomes and, therefore, began travelling less frequently...


Opportunities and Threats Driving the Global Investment Migration Industry

Andrew Taylor
Henley & Partners
Henley & Partners
Henley & Partners

"In many respects, a diversified citizenship portfolio has become the ultimate 21st-century insurance policy," explains Andrew Taylor, Group Vice-Chairman at Henley & Partners.

There has been a significant increase in the number of people seeking alternative citizenships as more countries move to tighten their borders and shut down the paths to immigration. The global excitement around a better connected, mobile and free world is rapidly being overshadowed by concerns over national security, the unprecedented refugee crisis and even the exchange of financial data with the first-phase implementation of the Common Reporting Standard. This unsettling world climate has prompted an increased emphasis on physical safety and financial security, motivating high net worth individuals to explore investment migration programs as a means of reducing their exposure to risk, and opening up new opportunities, as well as providing alternative options for themselves and their families.

Over the past decade it has become progressively more common and accepted to have roots, footings, connections, residences and even citizenship in more than one country. It was recently report…