Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Program

Minimum Investment

US $150,000

Processing Time

4 – 6 months

Visa Free Countries

152 Countries

Antigua and Barbuda Overview

Antigua and Barbuda consist of two major islands that have 365 beaches of powdery sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. This Caribbean paradise features magnificent tourist sceneries.

Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship By Investment Program

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program was established in 2013 to fund public sector projects and innovative entrepreneurs. In return, it allows foreign investors obtain permanent legal citizenship and second passport within 4 to 6 months. Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program has gained popularity and solid reputation as one of the fastest growing Citizenship programs in the Caribbean.

Notice: The Citizenship program of Antigua and Barbuda restricts nationals from Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan from applying to the program. However, they can still apply and qualify if they have met the following criteria:

Individuals born in these restricted countries may apply to the program if they reside in any country, except for those on the Restricted Countries List.

Citizenship by investment in Antigua & Barbuda is available through three options.

  • Non-refundable contribution under the National Development Fund (NDF)
  • Real Estate investment in an approved project under Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit
  • Non-refundable contribution to the University of the West Indies

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship and Passport Benefits

Amongst all the citizenship by investment Caribbean countries, Antigua and Barbuda has gained popularity for having the ease of access due to their international airport that serves as a terminal hub linking to other Caribbean countries. Antigua and Barbuda does not require applicants to take any language test nor do they need to reside or visit the country, however; they are obligated to spend at least five (5) days in Antigua and Barbuda in the span of five (5) years from the time of acquiring the Antigua and Barbuda passport.

Antigua & Barbuda passport holders are privileged to numerous benefits:

  • Visa-free access to over 150 countries and territories, including Schengen zone & UK
  • Citizenship is inheritable by new-born
  • Allows dual citizenship
  • Easier access to the US & Canada
  • Permanent residency status
  • No imposed taxes on non-residents

How to Qualify for Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship

  • Main applicant to Antigua & Barbuda citizenship must be at least 18 years old
  • Applicants must hold no criminal record
  • Must prove the source of fund for the investment
  • Dependent children under the age of 30
  • Dependent parents/ grandparents above the age of 55
  • Unmarried dependent siblings
  • Must undergo due diligence checks to gain approval

Citizenship by Investment Options

Option 1: National Development Fund (Donation)

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The National Development Fund is aimed at leveraging wealth for the purpose of funding public and private sector growth through technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

A non-refundable contribution depending on the number of dependents included in the application:

US $ 15,000 per applicant

Option 2 : University of the West Indies Fund

In May 2020, the government announced a reduction in the contribution to the University of the West Indies Fund for large families. This option is suitable for families of six (6) or more and it entitles one applicant to a one-year scholarship that includes tuition fees at the West Indies University.

US $150,000 inclusive of processing fees

US $ 15,000 per applicant

Option 3: Real Estate Investment

The applicant must invest in a government-approved real estate project within Antigua and Barbuda at a minimum value of US $400,000 (resalable after five (5) years).

The following processing fees also apply depending on the number of dependents included in the application:

US $ 15,000 per applicant

Additional Fees for Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Options

How to Apply and Obtain Antigua & Barbuda Passport

  • Our specialized team will work with you to collect, translate and notarize the documents required, while ensuring all documents adhere to Antigua and Barbuda government’s requirements.
  • The documents will be submitted together with the due diligence and Application fees to the government of Antigua and Barbuda. Your application will start; due diligence will be performed.
  • Once we secure the initial approval, Antigua & Barbuda government will send a letter requesting the remaining funds.
  • You make your investment for the program you have chosen.
  • You receive your Certificate of Registration – you are now a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda.


Most frequent questions and answers

Yes, Antigua and Barbuda allows dual citizenship.

Antigua and Barbuda is considered to be quite safe, and its an attractive destination for vacation.

Citizenship by investment in Antigua & Barbuda is available through either a non-refundable financial contribution or a real estate investment in an approved project.

Yes, Antigua and Barbuda is a single island nation in the Caribbean.

It only takes a few months after application to be awarded citizenship by Antigua and Barbuda – between 4 to 6 months.

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