Antigua and Barbuda

Citizenship-by-Investment Program

Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth country in the eastern Caribbean. With its 365 clear, clean and blue beaches, the lush tropical island of Antigua is considered to be one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. The Antigua and Barbuda CBI offers for applicants to make a defined economic contribution to the country through the National Development Fund (NDF), the University of the West Indies Fund (UWI) or a Government-approved real estate project. In exchange, and subject to a stringent due diligence process, applicants and their families can become citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, and obtain the country’s passport within three to six months. Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda enjoy visa-free travel to 151 countries, including Europe’s Schengen Area, UK, Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong and others.

Official Name: Antigua and Barbuda

Capital: Saint John’s

Official Language: English

Surface Area: 442.6 sq km

Population: 98,179 (July 2020 est.)

GDP: $2.398 billion (2017 est.)

GDP per Capita: $26,400 (2017 est.)

HP Passport Index: Ranked 29th with 151 destinations visa -free access

Member of: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Commonwealth of Nations

Benefits

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Full citizenship with passport rights for all applicants

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Required economic contribution from USD 100,000

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Visa-free access to 151 destinations, incl. Europe’s Schengen Area, UK, Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong and others

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Minimal physical stay requirement

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

Requirements

1

National Development Fund (NDF) contribution: A minimum non-refundable contribution to the NDF starting from EUR 100,000 for a single applicant; or

2

Real Estate investment in one of the government approved properties starting from USD 200,000 with an investment holding period of 5 years; or

3

University of the West Indies (UWI) contribution: A minimum non-refundable contribution to the NDF starting from EUR 150,000 for a single applicant; and

4

Applicants must be free from criminal record, fraud, malpractice, financial fraud or indemnities and be in good health.

Process

The process takes apporximately 3 to 6 months from the day the citizenship application is submitted to the day the passport is issued. Each application is vetted by Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment Unit (CIU) through a strict due diligence background check. If the application is successful, the CIU issues a letter instructing the applicant to either make the contribution (for the NDF option) or complete the purchase of his or her real estate. Upon receiving proof of payment/investment, the CIU issues the certificate of registration, establishing that the applicant has received Antigua and Barbuda citizenship. There is a requirement to reside in Antigua and Barbuda for a minimum of five days during the first five years of obtaining citizenship.

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Costs

The following cost layout gives you an overview of the estimated investment amounts and application costs excluding the Bellevue Zurich service fees and other third-party fees. All numbers are in USD. Kindly contact us to receive a personalized quote.

Single
Applicant

Couple

Family of
Four

Family over
Four

National Development Fund (Donation)

– 100,000

Real Estate Investment

– Minimum 200,000

Processing Fees

– 30,000

Due Diligence Fee

– 7,500

National Development Fund (Donation)

– 5100,000

Real Estate Investment

– Minimum 200,000

Processing Fees

– 30,000 for a family of up to 4 persons

Due Diligence Fee

– 7,500 main applicant

– 7,500 for spouse

National Development Fund (Donation)

– 100,000

Real Estate Investment

– Minimum 200,000

Processing Fees

– 30,000 for a family of up to 4 persons

Due Diligence Fee

– 7,500 main applicant

– 7,500 for spouse

– 2,000 per dependent 12-17 years

National Development Fund (Donation)

– 125,000

Real Estate Investment

– Minimum 200,000

Processing Fees

– 30,000 for a family of up to 4 persons and 15,000 for each additional dependent

Due Diligence Fee

– 7,500 main applicant

– 7,500 for spouse

Important Points to Consider

Successful applicants must reside in Antigua and Barbuda for at least five days within the first five years after obtaining citizenship.

All of the above information is available in detail on the Antigua & Barbuda authorities website and this information is not intended to be immigration advice.

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