Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship


Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth country comprising its 2 namesake islands and several smaller ones, in fact, Antigua and Barbuda is an island sovereign state in the West Indies in the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Antigua & Barbuda first established its citizenship by investment program in 2013 before the amendments to the program were implemented a year later. Applicants may choose between a contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF), purchasing government approved real estate, or in a pre-approved business when submitting an application.

  1. The National Development Fund (NDF)

Under this option applicants must make a non-refundable donation to the NDF with minimum contributions starting at USD 100,000 for a family of four. The NDF is a special fund established under § 42(2) of the Finance Act 2006 for the purpose of funding government-sponsored projects.

*Other fees payable include due diligence, Govt. processing fee, legal fees and passport fees. Fees are subject to change.

  1. Real Estate Investment

Application wishing to make a real estate purchase in Antigua and Barbuda must invest at least USD 200,000 in an approved real estate project. Real estate projects are approved by the cabinet, following a recommendation by the Antigua and Barbuda investment authority [ABIA].

Citizenship Investment Program Requirements:

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

1. The purchase of real estate with a minimum value of USD 200,000 from an approved real estate project. Two applicants can make a joint investment with each applicant investing a minimum of USD 200,000 in order to qualify. The real estate cannot be disposed of within the five-year period
2. The direct purchase of an eligible business for a minimum amount of USD 1.5 million as an individual. Alternatively, a joint purchase where each person contributes at least USD 400,000, totaling a minimum of USD 5,000,000
3. A contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF) of a minimum non-refundable amount of USD 100,000
4. A contribution to the University of the West Indies (UWI) of a minimum non-refundable amount of USD 150,000

Benefits of Antigua and Barbuda Passport:

Fast processing within 4 to 6 months.

Inclusion of dependent children under 30 Years .

Inclusion of dependent parents above 58 who are currently residing with the applicant.

Inclusion of mentally or physically challenged dependent children and/or parents.

No physical residency requirements.

No requirement to travel to Antigua & Barbuda during the application process.

No interview, education or managerial experience required

Visa Free travel to more than 130 countries, including the Schengen Zone and the U.K.

No tax on worldwide income.

Application and Approval Process takes an average of 90 days.

Stable democratic Government based on British parliamentary system.

Full citizenship, with passports, is granted to the applicant and family.

Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Commonwealth, entitling citizens to certain privileges in the UK and other member states.

The nation is an attractive place to live or to own a second home in, with excellent air links to North America and Europe.