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Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program


The Citizenship by Investment Program is designed for individuals and their families to obtain citizenship in the Caribbean nation and benefit from its access to over 130 countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong and the Schengen Area. A summary of the Citizenship by Investment Program appears below and complete information is available on Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Program website.


  • Quick approval of citizenship (less than 6 months with the current processing time).
  • Passport of Antigua and Barbuda (dual citizenship is permitted by Antigua and Barbuda).
  • Access to over 130 countries, including the United Kingdon, Canada, the Schengen Area within the European Union, and Hong Kong.
  • Possibility to include dependent parents over the age of 65.
  • Acquisition of a property for private use or rental.

Qualifying Criteria

To qualify for the Citizenship by Investment Programme, applicants must:

  • Invest in one of the following options:
    • Option 1: A contribution to the National Development Fund of a minimum non-refundable amount of $250,000 US (includes approved charitable investments). Note: for a limited time until April 30, 2015, the contribution has been reduced to $200,000 US.
    • Option 2: Minimum investment of $400,000 US into an approved real estate project to be held for a minimum period of 5 years.
    • Option 3: Minimum investment of $1,500,000 US directly into an eligible business as a sole investor or a joint investment involving at least 2 persons in an eligible investment totaling at least $5,000,000 US and each of those persons investing at least $400,000 US.
  • Have not provided false information on application form.
  • Have not been convicted of an offence for which the maximum custodial penalty is in excess of 6 months of imprisonment if a free pardon has not been received.
  • Have not been the subject of a criminal investigation.
  • Are not a potential national security risk to Antigua and Barbuda or any other country.
  • Are not involved in any activity likely to cause disrepute to Antigua and Barbuda.
  • Have not been denied a visa to a country with which Antigua and Barbuda has visa-free travel unless a visa was obtained subsequently from the country who issued the denial.

Costs and Procedures

Fees for applicants:


  • Principal applicant - Government fees$50,000 US
  • Principal applicant - Due diligence fees$7,500 US
  • Spouse - Government fees$50,000 US
  • Spouse - Due diligence fees$7,500 US
  • Dependent child 0-11 years - Government fees$25,000 US
  • Dependent child 0-11 years - Due diligence feesNA
  • Dependent child 12-17 years - Government fees$25,000 US
  • Dependent child 12-17 years - Due diligence fees$2,000 US
  • Dependent child over 18 and under 25 years - Government fees$50,000 US
  • Dependent child over 18 and under 25 years - Due diligence fees$4,000 US
  • Dependent parent over 65 years - Government fees$50,000 US
  • Dependent parent over 65 years - Due diligence fees$4,000 US
  • *Passport fees of $300 US per person
  • 1For applications under the business investment and real estate options, obtain government authorization before submitting an application.
  • 2Submit application, payment of due diligence fees and 10% of government processing fees.
  • 3Government issues ‘Approved in Principle’ letter for selected applications. An interview may be required.
  • 4Investment is made in selected option and remainder of government fees are paid.
  • 5Government issues certificate of registration and submission to passport office.
  • 6Participation in oath ceremony to obtain citizenship is required.

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