Antigua and Barbuda is offering a long-stay visa programme, named the “Nomad Digital Residence” (NDR).
The programme is designed for persons whose work can be done remotely and are desirous of doing so from a safe Caribbean country with access to modern amenities, including a sound telecommunications infrastructure. Eligible persons will be granted a special-resident authorisation that will be valid for up to two ( 2) years.
Antigua and Barbuda has to date very successfully managed the COVID-19 pandemic, limiting infections to minimal numbers. This result makes the country one of the safest in the world. “Nomad Digital Residents” will be expected to comply with the public health protocols in place regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) including being tested for the virus as a condition of entry
How do you apply?
Applications are to be submitted to NDR Unit within the Immigration Department, with the following:
- Name of applicant and dependant(s)
- Passport-sized photograph(s)
- Biodata page of passport(s)
- Proof of relationship of dependant(s)
- Evidence of income of a minimum of £30,000 per year
- Details of employment, including self-employment
- Police certificate
- Proof of valid medical insurance
Where can you live?
Upon arrival you must have already secured you place of residence and the address provided to the NDR Unit. If applicants change their address, at any time, they will be required to advise the NDR Unit before moving to the new address.
What about tax?
Successful applicants and their dependants (if any) will be expected to pay Income Tax in the countries in which they are normally resident. No personal income tax is payable to Antigua and Barbuda. Applicants are not allowed to work for any entity of any kind in Antigua and Barbuda, nor to derive any income from any entity in Antigua and Barbuda.
Where do I start?
Once your application is approved (within about 14 days), you are required to pay minimal government fees. Once the fees are paid, a receipt will be issued before the applicant(s) and dependant(s) travel to Antigua. A visa for the qualifying period will be issued upon arrival upon presentation of the receipt.
As with all business and immigration matters in the Caribbean, it’s best to have a trusted person on the ground to make it all happen for you. Our concierge team can happily assist with the NDR visa application.
Please either send us a webchat (click the icon bottom right of this page), email or book in for a video consultation easily in our partner calendar. We speak to clients everyday via private video conferencing and find this to be the most efficient use of your time to ascertain the best program for you and your family so I highly encourage you to take advantage of it since your first consultation is free of charge.