Antigua and Barbuda Programme
With hundreds of beaches, year-round sunshine, and some of the most welcoming people you could wish to meet, Antigua and Barbuda is heaven on earth. You can make this popular holiday location the home of your dreams by applying to the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment programme. Established in 2013, the scheme grants you citizenship in exchange for an economic donation to this celestial Caribbean country.
Benefits of Antigua and Barbuda citizenship
The Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment programme offers a huge range of benefits. There is also the opportunity to apply for an Antigua and Barbuda passport some of the benefits include:
- Citizenship for life, with the right to live and work in the country
- Entitlement to dual citizenship
- Ability to pass on citizenship to future generations
- Visa-free travel to around 150 countries and territories
Citizenship by Investment Options
Please note that due diligence and government processing fees also apply to all Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment options.
Option 01 The National Development Fund
The non-profit National Development Fund finances government projects, public-private partnerships, and other charitable investments in Antigua and Barbuda. Applicants must contribute a set amount to the fund according to the number of dependants they have. Due diligence and government processing fees apply.
- Family of up to 4 members USD 100,000
- Family of 5 members or more USD 125,000
Option 02 Real Estate
Qualifying real estate projects must be approved by The Cabinet upon receiving a recommendation from the Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority (ABIA). Applicants must commit to holding the real estate for at least five years and can invest individually or with a partner. Due diligence and government processing fees apply.
- Minimum Investment USD 200,000
Option 03 Business Investment
You may instead choose to invest in a business that has been pre-approved by The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda. This can be done individually or with a partner. Due diligence and government processing fees apply.
- Independent investment USD 1,500,000
- Joint investment USD 400,000 (with a total investment of USD 5,000,000)
Option 04 University of the West Indies Fund
The University of the West Indies Fund finances the University of the West Indies’ fourth landed campus in Antigua and Barbuda. It is only available to families composed of at least six members. It entitles one member of the family to a year of tuition-only scholarship at the university.
Family of six members: USD 150,000 (including government processing fees for a family of six)
The following government processing fees are applicable for all the options:
- Family of 4 or less USD 30,000
- Any additional dependent USD 15,000
Visa Free Travel
- Africa Show
- Cape Verde
- Americas Show
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Cayman Islands
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- French Guiana
- St Eustatius and Saba
- St Lucia
- St Maarten
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Isl.
- Virgin Isl. (British)
- Asia Show
- Hong Kong (SAR China)
- South Korea
- Europe Show
- Czech Republic
- Ireland (Rep.)
- Macedonia (FYROM)
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
- Middle East Show
- Oceania Show
- Cook Island
- French Polynesia
- New Caledonia
- Solomon Isl.