Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programme

Foreign nationals may acquire the Antigua and Barbuda passport through citizenship by investment. Learn more about the programme.

Antigua and Barbuda Quick Facts

  • One of the Caribbean’s most prosperous nations
  • Major language: English
  • Area: 442 sq km
  • Population: 95,000
  • GDP: USD 2.4 billion
  • GDP per capita: USD 26,300
  • Tourism continues to dominate the economy of Antigua and Barbuda, accounting for 60% of GDP and 40% of investment

Passport of Antigua and Barbuda allows visa-free access to over 150 countries, including the UK, Schengen countries, Hong Kong and Singapore.


There are four main ways of acquiring citizenship:

  1. Contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF) of USD 100,000 for a family of 1-4; USD 125,000 for a family of 5 or more.
  2. Investment in Real Estate projects (to be held for at least five years) of at least USD 400,000, pre-approved by the Government. Alternatively, two related parties can make a joint investment, with each applicant investing a minimum of USD 200,000 to qualify.
  3. Investment in Government pre-approved business, either independently or as a joint investment. If as an independent investment: at least USD 1,500,000. Alternatively, as a joint investment where each person invests min. USD 400,000 (with a total investment min USD 5,000,000).
  4. A contribution to the University of the West Indies Fund. Only permitted for families of at least six members, USD 150,000 (including government processing fees for a family of six).

The fees mentioned above (except contribution to the University, which includes processing fees) do not include the following additional administrative fees:

  • Processing fee USD 30,000 (for a family of 1-4) plus USD 15,000 for any additional person
  • Due diligence fee of USD 7,500 for principal applicant, USD 7,500 for a spouse (there is no due diligence fee for children under 12 years old; USD 2,000 for children aged 12-17 and USD 4,000 per dependent 18 and over)
  • USD 300 passport fee per person
  • USD 17,500 for licensed agent fee.
  • Overall – additional USD 63,700 for a family of 4 with children under 12 years old.


Successful applicants may acquire the passport in approximately 3 – 4 months.

Due Diligence

Moderate due diligence process.

Main Benefits

  • Visa-free access to over 150 countries (Schengen area, the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong)
  • Personal security (comfort and security in the event of political and social upheavals)
  • The single investment covers an entire family of 4
  • Ranked as number one program in the Caribbean region and number four worldwide
  • No language test
  • Negligible minimal stay requirement (five days over five years)

Potential Disadvantages

Citizenship is not open to Afghanistan, North Korea, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan, Iran and Iraq, unless they satisfy rigorous conditions.