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

Overview of Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island nation found on the eastern coast of the Caribbean Sea, with over 90,000 people and a population of 442 square kilometers. Antigua is a developing country because it has lower economic performance, but it attracts tourists from around the world with its lush hillsides, breathtaking coastline, thick rain forests, and over 365 beaches. As a result of its tourism industry, Antigua is best known for being a member of the United Nations and other international organizations.






Eastern Caribbean Dollar


Total Area

440 km2



St John’s



Parliamentary Democracy


Population (2022)


Citizenship by Investment Program of Antigua & Barbuda

In Antigua and Barbuda, you can obtain citizenship by investment. The Citizenship by Investment Unit is the government authority that processes all applications for citizenships. The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program was established in 2013 for public sector projects and innovative entrepreneurs. The program allows foreign investors to obtain permanent citizenship.

As the popularity of investment programs grows, Antigua and Barbuda has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing programs in the Caribbean.

Notice: Individuals who are restricted from applying to the citizenship program of Antigua and Barbuda due to their country of origin are excused from this rule if they live in any country, excluding those on the restricted countries list.
Citizenship Options Available in Antigua & Barbuda
  • Investing in Non-refundable Contributions to the National Development Fund (NDF)
  • One of the approved real estate investment projects for Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit is Cayenne.
  • Contributing to poor scholarships

Benefits of Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship

Antigua and Barbuda’s international airport links to other Caribbean countries, which makes it easier for people who want to visit the country. To become a citizen of this country, you don’t need to understand the language or spend much time in Antigua and Barbuda. You just need to stay in the country five times in five years after acquiring citizenship.
Here are the privileges international citizens of Antigua & Barbuda have
  • Visa-free access to over 150 countries and territories, including Schengen zone & UK
  • Allows dual citizenship
  • Permanent residency status
  • Citizenship is inheritable by new-born
  • Easier access to the US & Canada
  • No imposed taxes on non-residents

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programs

Antigua and Barbuda
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 $180,000

Family of five or more

US $225,000

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

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programs
Antigua and Barbuda
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

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 Citizenship?

Become Global Citizen 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 Become Global Citizen advisor applies for your Antigua and Barbuda passport and delivers it to you.

Reach us to learn all about Antigua & Barbuda Program, Application Details and 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.

FAQ’s About Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship

Is Antigua and Barbuda safe?
Antigua and Barbuda is considered to be quite safe, and its an attractive destination for vacation.
Are Antigua and Barbuda the same country?
Yes, Antigua and Barbuda is a single island nation in the Caribbean.
Does Antigua allow dual citizenship?
Yes, Antigua and Barbuda allows dual citizenship.
How do I become a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda?
Citizenship by investment in Antigua & Barbuda is available through either a non-refundable financial contribution or a real estate investment in an approved project.
How long does it take to get Antigua and Barbuda citizenship?
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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