Antigua and Barbuda - Citizenship by Investment Program

Citizenship by Investment Program

The program required real estate investment of at least $400,000 on Antigua or a donation to the Antigua & Barbuda National Development Fund of $250,000, plus $50,000 government application fee for the main investor , $7,500 in due diligence fees, additional fees for spouses and dependents, etc.

In addition to the Investment amounts, applicants will have to pay non-refundable fees for Due Diligence Fees, Processing Fees and Professional Fees.

List of other applicable Due Diligence and processing fees:

  Processing fee - Principal Applicant: $50,000

   Processing fee – Spouse: $50,000

   Processing - Dependent child (aged 0-11): $25,000

   Processing - Dependent child (aged 12-17): $25,000

   Processing - Dependent child (aged 18-25): $50,000

   Processing- Dependent parent (aged over 65): $50,000

   Due diligence fee - Principal Applicant: $7,500

   Due diligence fee – Spouse: $7,500

   Due diligence fee - Dependent child (12-17): $2,000

  Due diligence fee - Dependent child (18-25): $4,000

  Due diligence fee - Dependent parent (aged over 65): $4,000

Each family member is required to pay the sum outlined for issuance of their passport.

Passport fee $300

The law of the Citizenship-by-Investment Program of Antigua and Barbuda has been established in 2013. The passport is internationally recognized and includes most Schengen countries as well as Canada. The citizenship and passport is obtained within 4 months (3 months for Citizenship and 1 month passport processing).

The program is based on the statute which means the granted citizenship may not be revoked no matter of changes in the governmental executives or policy. Antigua and Barbuda is part of the Commonwealth.

The passport will be valid for a period of 5 years and will be considered for renewal subject to the recipient having spent a total of 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda, since gaining citizenship, within the 5 year period.

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.

Antigua Citizenship Program

One of the world's newest citizenship through investment program, available since late 2013, the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program offers you choices for getting the second passport you need.

To get your second passport, you can choose to invest in the island nation through property purchase, business investment, a contribution to the National Development Fund or a charitable gift to a registered non-profit organization in the nation.

   A property investment must be at least $400,000 and must involve an approved project in a designated zone(or)

   NDF and charitable contributions must be at least $250,000 per single applicant (or)

  Business investment for citizenship must be at least $1.5 million.

   Applications must be made through authorized agents.

  Open to people of most nationalities.

   Taxation may be more favorable than in your home nation.

   Citizenship and passport is obtained within 4 months (3 months for Citizenship and 1 month passport processing).

   Dual Nationality Allowed Open to most nationalities No tax on foreign income.

   Duty Free Trading in Caribbean.

   Instant Travel to over 130 countries.

   Wife and children below 26 obtain passport.

  Elderly parents above 65 can also apply as dependents.

  Outstanding lifestyle with a safe environment.

   More countries are constantly added to the visa free list.

   Easy to obtain visas when required.

   List includes Schengen European countries and major countries in Latin America, North America and Asia.


The Government reserves its rights to revoke the citizenship if the applicant has provided misleading information in the application or has a criminal record.

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program
Government Authorized Representative
www.cip.gov.ag