The Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) has recently released the six-month statistics of the program. From June 2016 to December 2016, the CIU processed 143 applications, 33% of which were Chinese investors. Eleven applications came from Bangladesh, followed by Russia and America which had eight applications each. Libya, Lebanon, Pakistan and Egypt were also in the list of ‘top producers’ for the Antigua & Barbuda program.
Since the commencement of the program in 2013, the CIU has processed 934 applications ranging from single applicants to entire families, giving thousands of people visa free travel opportunities, personal security and freedom. The Chinese are the leaders in the number of applications submitted, followed by Lebanese and Russians.