Wanting to move to Anguilla? Here is your visa and citizenship guide
Anguilla citizenship may not be top of everyone’s list but given the attractions of a move to Anguilla, maybe it should be. We’ll explore Anguilla citizenship and Anguilla Residency requirements here in more detail. If you move to Anguilla you will live on a warm and tropical island in the Caribbean Sea, and that is just the start.
You must apply for a visa before travelling to the country, which can be done at any British Embassy or High Commission Office. Once you’re in the country you can apply for a work permit at the Labour Department. Importantly, you must ensure you check the government’s website to see which documents you need to bring.
Before you commit to a long-term move to Anguilla, it may be a good idea to visit to do some research. Visiting will allow you a chance to talk to locals and Expats on the ground about the pros and cons of living in Anguilla. You’ll also be able to see, hear, smell and taste to get a real feel for life in Anguilla. Many countries require a tourist visa to visit. We suggest you use the Visa HQ tool below to see if you need a tourist visa for Anguilla.
If your spouse is a citizen or permanent resident, you are eligible for Anguilla residency. If your spouse is an Anguilla citizen, you can apply for Anguilla citizenship after 3 years of marriage. Please note that your status of spouse needs to be legally recognised in this Anguilla.
Anguilla offers a 3-month Anguilla tourist visa to some countries. Some countries have visa-free travel. Use the Visa HQ tool here to see your personal requirements.
There are two different work permits you can apply for; employee and self-employed. Getting an Anguilla work permit is easier for people whose profession is one that the country needs, like a teacher, nanny and medical. Alternatively, it helps if you have a job offer from a company and their support with the application for your Anguilla work permit.
Anguilla citizenship offers you an Anguilla passport. The Anguilla passport is a variety of United Kingdom (UK) Passport. While it does not offer exactly the same travel benefits it is still a powerful travel document.
Here are some ways to get citizenship in Anguilla:
Anguilla citizenship through your family
If one or both of your parents held Anguilla citizenship when you were born, you are probably also are eligible for Anguilla citizenship.
Anguilla citizenship through marriage
If your spouse holds Anguilla citizenship or permanent resident, you are eligible for residency. If your spouse is an Anguilla citizen, you can apply for Anguilla citizenship after 3 years of marriage. Please note that your status of spouse needs to be legally recognised in Anguilla for you to be eligible for Anguilla citizenship.
Anguilla offers a simple Anguilla residency by Investment program to generate inward investment into the country and to attract high net-wealth individuals to boost the local economy.
Residency by Investment
If you invest more than USD$2,500,000 in a business in Anguilla, you can apply for permanent residency. After one year of permanent residency, you can apply for Anguilla citizenship.
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