Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Program

Time to citizenship

4 - 6 months

Minimum Investment

US $100,000

Type of investment

Donation - Real Estate

Visa free Countries

152 Including Schengen and UK

Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program was established in 2013 to fund public sector projects and innovative entrepreneurs. In return, it allows foreign investors obtain permanent legal citizenship and second passport within 4 to 6 months. Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program has gained popularity and solid reputation as one of the fastest growing Citizenship programs in the Caribbean.

Notice: The Citizenship program of Antigua and Barbuda restricts nationals from Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan from applying to the program. However, they can still apply and qualify if they have met the following criteria:

Individuals born in these restricted countries may apply to the program if they reside in any country, except for those on the Restricted Countries List.

Citizenship by investment in Antigua & Barbuda is available through three options.

  • Non-refundable contribution under the National Development Fund (NDF)

  • Real Estate investment in an approved project under Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit

  • Non-refundable contribution to the University of the West Indies

Antigua and Barbuda Overview

Antigua and Barbuda consist of two major islands that have 365 beaches of powdery sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. This Caribbean paradise features magnificent tourist sceneries.

Language

English

Currency

Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Total Area

440 km2

Capital

St John's

Government

Parliamentary democracy

Population

102,012

Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship and Passport Benefits

Amongst all the citizenship by investment Caribbean countries, Antigua and Barbuda has gained popularity for having the ease of access due to their international airport that serves as a terminal hub linking to other Caribbean countries. Antigua and Barbuda does not require applicants to take any language test nor do they need to reside or visit the country, however; they are obligated to spend at least five (5) days in Antigua and Barbuda in the span of five (5) years from the time of acquiring the Antigua and Barbuda passport.

Antigua & Barbuda passport holders are privileged to numerous benefits:

  • Visa-free access to over 150 countries and territories, including Schengen zone & UK

  • Citizenship is inheritable by new-born

  • Allows dual citizenship

  • Easier access to the US & Canada

  • Permanent residency status

  • No imposed taxes on non-residents

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programs

Option 1: The National Development Fund (Donation)

The National Development Fund is aimed at leveraging wealth for the purpose of funding public and private sector growth through technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

A non-refundable contribution depending on the number of dependents included in the application:

Family of four or less

US $100,000

Family of five or more

US $125,000

Processing Fees for Family of four or less

US $30,000

Additional dependents

US $15,000 per applicant

Option 2 : Real Estate Investment

The applicant must invest in a government-approved real estate project within Antigua and Barbuda at a minimum value of US $400,000 (resalable after five (5) years).

The following government fees also apply depending on the number of dependents included in the application:

Family of four or less

US $30,000

Additional dependents

US $15,000 per applicant

Option 3 : University of the West Indies Fund

In May 2020, the government announced a reduction in the contribution to the University of the West Indies Fund for large families. This option is suitable for families of six (6) or more and it entitles one applicant to a one-year scholarship that includes tuition fees at the West Indies University.

Family of six

US $150,000 inclusive of processing fees

Additional dependents

US $15,000 per applicant

Additional Fees for Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Options

Passport fee

US $300 per applicant

Due diligence for main applicant

US $7,500

Due diligence for spouse

US $7,500

Due diligence for dependents 18 years old and above

US $4,000 per applicant

Due diligence for dependents between the ages of 12 and 17

US $2,000 per applicant

How to Qualify for Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship

  • Main applicant to Antigua & Barbuda citizenship must be at least 18 years old

  • Applicants must hold no criminal record

  • Must prove the source of fund for the investment

  • Dependent children under the age of 30

  • Dependent parents/ grandparents above the age of 55

  • Unmarried dependent siblings

  • Must undergo due diligence checks to gain approval

How to Apply and Obtain Antigua & Barbuda Passport

Notice: Guide Consultants is an authorized representative agent listed under the Citizenship by Investment Unit to promote & provide full services for Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program.

  • Our specialized team will work with you to collect, translate and notarize the documents required, while ensuring all documents adhere to Antigua and Barbuda government's requirements.

  • The documents will be submitted together with the due diligence and Application fees to the government of Antigua and Barbuda. Your application will start; due diligence will be performed.

  • Once we secure the initial approval, Antigua & Barbuda government will send a letter requesting the remaining funds.

  • You make your investment for the program you have chosen.

  • You receive your Certificate of Registration - you are now a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda.

  • Your Guide Consultants advisor applies for your Antigua and Barbuda passport and delivers it to you.

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Antigua & Barbuda Visa Free Countries

As countries are continually negotiating travel agreements, the visa-free countries list for Antigua and Barbuda is evolving all the time. Keep an eye on this website for the most up-to-date information and the most current visa-free countries lists.

FAQs About Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship

Antigua and Barbuda is considered to be quite safe, and its an attractive destination for vacation.
Yes, Antigua and Barbuda is a single island nation in the Caribbean.
Yes, Antigua and Barbuda allows dual citizenship.
Citizenship by investment in Antigua & Barbuda is available through either a non-refundable financial contribution or a real estate investment in an approved project.
It only takes a few months after application to be awarded citizenship by Antigua and Barbuda – between 4 to 6 months.

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