CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

Antigua & Barbuda

  • Minimum contribution

    $100,000

  • Minimum Property Investment

    $200,000

  • Visa-free countries

    160+

  • Citizenship in

    3-4 Months

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua also known as Waladli or Wadadli by the native population is an island in the West Indies. It is one of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean region and the main island of the country of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua and Barbuda became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations on 1 November 1981.

Citizenship By Investment

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has officially reduced the investment to obtain an Antigua and Barbuda passport by half, through a donation to the National Development fund making it one of the most convenient Citizenship-by-Investment Program globally.

The Citizenship by Investment program for Antigua and Barbuda provides a second passport to investors offering visa-free travel to over 160+ countries including the UK, EU Schengen zone, Hong Kong, Singapore and many more.

Where is Antigua & Barbuda?

Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship Benefits

Investment Options

Investment Option

Investment Requirements

Option 1

National Development Fund

The National Development Fund is a non-profit fund established under section 42(2) of the Finance Administration Act 2006 for the purpose of funding Government sponsored projects, including public-private partnerships and approved charitable investments. NDF investment option requires a contribution to the National Development Fund in the minimum sum of USD100,000 per application. The non-refundable contribution is in the form of a one-time payment.

Number of Applicants Contribution

Single Applicant
$100,000

Main applicant and spouse
$100,000

Main applicant plus 3 qualifying dependents
$100,000

Main applicant plus 4 qualifying dependents
$125,000

Addition of dependents:

  • Dependent child aged 0 to 5 – $10,000
  • Dependent child aged 6 to 17 – $20,000
  • Dependent Parent aged 55 and over – $50,000

Applicants must also pay all required due diligence and processing fees.

Option 2

Real Estate Acquisition

Qualifying Real Estate projects must be approved by Cabinet following a recommendation by the Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority (ABIA). Applicants may choose to purchase a property with a minimum value of USD 200,000 and retain the investment for 5 years. Two (2) applications from related parties can make a joint investment, with each applicant investing a minimum of USD 200,000 in order to qualify. All processing and due diligence fees remain unchanged.

Number of Applicants Government Fees Investment

Single Applicant
$30,000 $200,000

(Property resalable after 5 years)


Main Applicant and Spouse
$30,000 $200,000

(Property resalable after 5 years)


Family of 4 members
$30,000 $200,000

(Property resalable after 5 years)

Addition of dependents:

  • Dependent child aged 0 to 5 – $10,000
  • Dependent child aged 6 to 17 – $20,000
  • Dependent Parent aged 55 and over – $50,000

Applicants must also pay all required due diligence and processing fees.

Option 3

Business Investment

In this investment route, applicants have 2 options: Applicants may choose to invest individually as a Single investor or invest with two or more applicants (Joint Investment). Investment must be made into an approved business project in Antigua and Barbuda.




Processing fees $30,000

Single applicant

$30,000

for a family of up to 4 persons

$30,000

for a family of up to 4 persons with
incremental payments of $15,000
for each additional dependent.

Single Investor $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Joint Investment* $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000
Due Diligence $7,500 $7,500 for main applicant

+ $7,500 for spouse,
$2,000 per dependent 12 to 17,
$4,000 per dependent 18 and over

$7,500 for main applicant

+ $7,500 for spouse,
$2,000 per dependent 12 to 17,
$4,000 per dependent 18 and over

  • Other fees payable include passport fees. These fees are subject to change.
  • All fees quoted are in US dollars
  • A minimum of 2 persons make a joint investment into an approved business totaling at least US $5,000,000. Each person is required to contribute at least US $400,000 to the joint investment.
  • Applicants must also pay all required due diligence and processing fees.

Option 4

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Fund

Applicants that have a family of 6 members or more have an option to make a contribution of USD 150,000 to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Fund. This option is a mechanism for financing UWI’s fourth landed campus. Participation in the option entitles one member of the family to a one year ''tuition only'' Scholarship at the University of the West Indies.



Processing fees N/A $15,000

for each additional dependent.

Contribution $150,000 (inclusive of processing fees) $150,000
Due Diligence $7,500 for main applicant
+ $7,500 for spouse,
$2,000 per dependent 12 to 17,
$4,000 per dependent 18 and over
$7,500 for main applicant
+ $7,500 for spouse,
$2,000 per dependent 12 to 17,
$4,000 per dependent 18 and over
  • Other fees payable include passport fees. These fees are subject to change.
  • All fees quoted are in US dollars
  • Applicants must also pay all required due diligence and processing fees

Visa-free Countries

  • AMERICAS

  • EUROPE

  • ASIA

  • OCEANIA

  • AFRICA

  • Anguilla
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • French Guiana
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Mexico
  • Montserrat
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • St. Eustatius & Saba
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & The Grenadines
  • St. Barth’s
  • St. Maarten
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Venezuela

Note:
* Visa on arrival
** eTA

*Prior to travel, please reconfirm with the respective consulate/embassy the visa free status.

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bonaire (Netherland Antilles)
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands (Denmark)
  • Finland
  • France
  • French (Southern & Antarctic lands)
  • Georgia
  • Greenland
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guernsey
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Jan Mayen (Norway)
  • Jersey
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Malta
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Pierre & Miquelon
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

Note:
* Visa on arrival
** eTA

*Prior to travel, please reconfirm with the respective consulate/embassy the visa free status.

  • Armenia
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Iran
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan

Note:
* Visa on arrival
** eTA

*Prior to travel, please reconfirm with the respective consulate/embassy the visa free status.

  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • Kiribati
  • Micronesia
  • New Caledonia
  • Niue
  • Palau
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • Vanuatu
  • Wallis & Futuna

Note:
* Visa on arrival
** eTA

*Prior to travel, please reconfirm with the respective consulate/embassy the visa free status.

  • Botswana
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Gambia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Jordan
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Reunion
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • St. Helena
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Note:
* Visa on arrival
** eTA

*Prior to travel, please reconfirm with the respective consulate/embassy the visa free status.

Eligibility Requirements

Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship

Application steps and timeline

FILE PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION

1 MONTH

Gather identity and other supporting document

Pay relevant Government Due Diligence fee

File Submission to Citizenship By Investment Unit

PROCESSING TIME

2 - 3 MONTHS

The Unit reviews the application, source of funds and carry out the Due Diligence checks

COMPLIANCE TIME

4 MONTHS

Settle the Government Contribution or Investment;
Government Contribution or Purchase a Real Estate;
Business Investment or Contribution to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Fund

Certificate of Citizenship by Registration issued

Issuance of Passport

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