Antigua & Barbuda

(Citizenship By Investment)

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda are twin islands that form their own country in the Caribbean Sea. After the country’s independence in 1981, the country became part of the British Commonwealth with Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning monarch. Even now, it is a full member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).


Today, the small island of Barbuda is home to thousands of birds. Antigua, with its exquisite coral reef, is a favoured destination for divers and explorers. The capital of the country, St John’s, is the commercial hub of the island. Together, Antigua and Barbuda boast about 365 beaches of clean and beautiful waters and breathtaking rainforests. The cozy, welcoming winds and beautiful views attract many celebrities including Robert De Niro and Oprah Winfrey, who frequently visit the country.


Tourism makes up around 60% of the country’s economy, along with financial and agricultural industries. There are several programs and options offered to those interested in applying for their Antigua & Barbuda citizenship.

Antigua Citizenship Program & Benefits

The Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) was established following parliamentary assent to the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Regulations of 2014.


The Regulations regarding Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment are part of Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act of 2014. This act allows the government of Antigua and Barbuda to grant citizenship to persons who qualify under the criteria set by parliamentary decision.

Citizenship is granted to qualified applicants within 4 to 5 months with no residency requirements. Once the applicant is granted citizenship, he/she becomes a citizen for life.

After becoming a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, the applicants must visit the country for a period of 5 days at any time during the first 5 years of citizenship.



To qualify for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment, applicants need to undergo a strict due diligence process, in addition to making a contribution via one of the two following channels:

  • Non-refundable contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF).
  • Purchase of real estate in a government approved project AND payment of applicable government fees.

Antigua Investment Options

Option 1


National Development Fund (NDF) 

A. For a single applicant, or a family of 4 or less: 

  • US$100,000 contribution
  • Processing Fees, Due Diligence & Legal Fees

B. Family of 5 or more: 

  • US$125,000 Contribution
  • Processing Fees, Due Diligence & Legal Fees plus an incremental amount of US$15,000 from the 5th dependent onwards. 

Option 2

Real Estate

To qualify for Antigua citizenship by investment under the real estate option, the government requires applicants to make an investment in designated, officially approved real estate with a value of at least US$ 400,000 plus the payment of government processing fees and due diligence fees.

For a single applicant, or a family of 4 or less

  • Real Estate Investment
  • Processing Fees, Due Diligence & Legal Fees

For a family of 5 or more: –

  • Real Estate Investment
  • Processing Fees, Due Diligence & Legal Fees plus US$15,000 for each additional dependent

Two (2) applications from related parties can make a joint investment, with each applicant investing a minimum of US$200, 000 in order to qualify.

Antigua Visa Free Countries and Power Rank

Mobility Score- 133
Visa-Free- 93
Visa on Arrival- 37
ETA- 3
Visa Required- 65
Passport Power Rank- 24
World Reach- 67%
Population- 97,929
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