Antigua Welcomes expats with new ‘Work where you vacay’ program

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The government of Antigua and Barbuda aspires to attract digital nomads and expatriates to live and work for up to two years on the islands with its long-stay visa program.

The Antiguan government has come up with a new scheme to encourage individuals to invest in the country’s economy with the introduction of a long-stay visa program. And if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city lifestyle, there’s no better call than a paradise destination where you’re free to work remotely and legally while enjoying 365 gorgeous beaches, endless sunshine, a vibrant culture, and luxurious accommodation.

A dream solution for expats

Gradually, Caribbean countries are coming up with opportunities for expatriates and digital nomads, one by one. Aimed at remote workers and digital nomads of all stripes, these programs aim to attract wealthy individuals seeking to escape the humdrum grayness of city life whether permanently or temporarily. These expat schemes help candidates relocate to the islands and soak up the sunshine and benefits of Caribbean living. Over the years, Antigua’s successive governments have succeeded in drawing in investors with their Citizenship by Investment Program, a scheme by which applicants are required to invest in certain areas of the economy in exchange for residence and citizenship.

This latest arrangement, however, has been designed specifically for remote workers, presenting them with an irresistible opportunity to “work where they vacay” – without the need for investing.

Estonia, Bermuda, and Barbados have all successfully established their new programs and are well on their way to attracting waves of digital nomads and expats. And now it’s Antigua’s time to shine, with all the sun, sea and surf applicants can handle!

What does the program entail?

The program was designed to align with the stipulations and criteria established under Antigua’s long-standing long-stay visa program, and will allow remotely employed individuals along with their dependants to relocate to Antigua to work for up to two years – provided they can show evidence that they are able to support themselves financially for the duration of this period.

Along with the island’s crystal-clear waters and white-sand beaches, the government is confident that Antigua’s fast and reliable telecommunications networks offer an ideal setting for interested applicants to work in comfort. As a result, officials believe that the program will serve as the ultimate solution for international professionals looking to get away from it all.

The visa will cost US$1,500 for single applicants, US$2,000 for couples and US$3,000 for a family of 3 and over.

You can apply for your Antigua and Barbuda visa online through the government’s official website, and reach out to Relocate Antigua for assistance in getting your paperwork sorted.

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What about accommodation?

You may be wondering how to go about finding a place to stay for your two-year stay in Antigua. Jolly Harbour is home to a range of first-class accommodation options, all equipped with the convenience of high-speed internet, and full-luxury amenities. At Relocate Antigua, our real estate experts specialize in sourcing the perfect accommodation to match your profile, and we provide property management services for homes around Antigua, too.

Antigua and Barbuda is a prime location for remote workers looking for a change of pace and scene. Relocate Antigua provides quality relocation services for expatriates that encompass everything you need to help you take advantage of this remarkable opportunity. From sifting through your tax residency requirements to helping you with banking, certified translation and interpreting, we get you up and running in your new home as seamlessly as possible. We can even assist you with your immigration processes and help you get settled in the country.

Get in touch with us for the latest news on Antigua’s scheme just for digital nomads, and let’s get started on crafting you your very own personalized relocation plan today.

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