Antigua and Barbuda
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Antigua and Barbuda

Discover the pathway to a new life in Antigua and Barbuda through the Citizenship by Investment Programme.Experience the unparalleled beauty and tranquility of this tropical paradise, where turquoise waters and lush landscapes create an idyllic setting.
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Antigua and Barbuda, a paradise on Earth, offers numerous stunning beaches, abundant sunshine, and incredibly hospitable locals. You have the opportunity to turn this highly sought-after vacation destination into your dream home through the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programme. Introduced in 2013, this initiative allows you to obtain citizenship by making an economic donation to this heavenly Caribbean nation.

  • Permanent citizenship granted for life, allowing individuals to reside and work in the country;
  • Backup passport with enhanced security;
  • Visa-free travel to over 150 countries, including Schengen member states, the UK, and Canada;
  • No need to visit Antigua and Barbuda during the application process;
  • No physical residency requirement;
  • Tax-free incentives for residency;
  • The opportunity to pass on citizenship to future generations, enabling the sharing of this privilege with descendants.

To be eligible for citizenship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants should be at least 18 years old;
  • Applicants must be in good health and possess a good character;
  • Applicants should have no criminal record;
  • Applicants must be capable and willing to make the necessary contribution as required.


  • Spouse
  • Dependent children up to the age of 30
  • Dependent parents over the age of 55, belonging to the principal applicant or their spouse
  • Unmarried siblings of the principal applicant or their spouse.

National Development Fund (NDF)

Make a contribution to the government's National Development Fund according to the size of your family. For families of up to 4 persons, the required contribution is US$100,000. For families of 5 persons or more, the contribution is US$125,000.

Pre-approved Real Estate

Purchase pre-approved real estate and hold it for a minimum of 5 years. The minimum investment required for this option is US$200,000.

UWIF Option

Make a contribution to the University of the West Indies Fund (UWIF). This option is available only for families with 6 or more members and covers the tuition costs for 1 family member at the University of the West Indies for 1 year. Additionally, there are Government Processing Fees of US$15,000 for each additional family member. For a family of 6 persons, the total investment including Government Processing Fees is US$150,000.

Business Option

Make an independent or joint investment in a business. The minimum investment required for independent investment is US$1,500,000. For joint investments, each investor must contribute a minimum of US$400,000, with a total investment value of US$5,000,000.

Note: Please be aware that due diligence fees, application processing fees, bank due diligence fees, certificate of registration fees, passport fees, and professional fees are applicable. Please contact for more details.


The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment application process for successful candidates involves seven primary stages, which are as follows:

  • Initial review and application preparation;
  • Submission of the citizenship application;
  • Processing of the application, including internal and external due diligence checks;
  • Provisional approval;
  • Fulfillment of requirements, which may include making a contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF), purchasing a real estate unit in an Approved Development, acquiring an Approved Private Home, or investing in an Approved Public Benefit Project;
  • Receipt of the Certificate of Registration;
  • Application for a passport.

Note: Starting from July 1, 2023, it will be mandatory to spend at least five days in Antigua and Barbuda within the initial five years of acquiring citizenship. However, the duration may differ for individuals opting for the real estate option, as it depends on the specific project requirements.