Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program

The Citizenship by Investment Program is designed for individuals and their families to obtain citizenship in the Caribbean nation through three investment options. Applicants benefit from its access to over 130 countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong and the Schengen Area.

You may not apply if you have been denied a visa to a country with which Antigua and Barbuda has visa-free travel and you have not subsequently obtained a visa to the country that issued the denial.

Residency Obligation: Deprivation of citizenship may occur if the citizen does not spend at least 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda during the period of five calendar years after having obtained citizenship and they will not be entitled to repayment of any investment, contribution or purchase price made by them in their original application for citizenship.

Qualifications / Investment Options

To qualify for citizenship, the primary applicant must be over 18 years of age, meet the application requirements and select one of the following three investment options:

  • A contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF) of a minimum non-refundable amount of US$200,000.It is a limited time special pricing until April 30, 2016 lowered from $250,000 (savings of $50,000).
  • An investment of at least US$400,000 into one of the approved real estate projects and to be held for a minimum period of 5 years.
  • An investment of a minimum of US$1,500,000 directly into an eligible business as a sole investor or a joint investment involving at least 2 persons in an eligible business totalling at least US$5,000,000 and each of those persons individually invests at least US$400,000.


  • Fast processing within 3-4 months;
  • Inclusion of dependent children under 26 years, and dependent parents or grandparents over 65 years;
  • No requirement to travel to Antigua and Barbuda during the application process;
  • No interview, education or managerial experience required;
  • Visa-free travel to more than 130 countries including the Schengen Zone, Canada, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, and others;
  • No tax on worldwide income.
Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program

The process

  • Month 1:
    • File preparation
    • Obtain government authorization (for business investment and real estate options)
  • Month 2:
    • Citizenship file submission, payment of due diligence fees and 10% of government processing fees.
  • Month 3:
    • Government’s Citizenship-by-Investment Unit issues “Approved in Principle” letter.
    • Investment made in selected option. Payment of remainder of government fees, if applicable.
  • Month 4:
    • Naturalization certificate is issued.
    • Submission of passport application. Passport issued.
    • Participation in oath ceremony to obtain citizenship.