LOCATION: Eastern Caribbean Sea



CURRENCY: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

CAPITAL: Saint John’s



Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth state in the Eastern Caribbean. With beautiful beaches of clean turquoise waters, the lush tropical islands of Antigua and Barbuda are an inviting paradise and considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. Tourism is the key driver of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) generating around 60% of the island’s income, with key target markets being the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the United Nations, the British Commonwealth, CARICOM and the Organisation of American States (OAS) among many other international organisations.
The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) was established in 2013 by the Honourable Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and is the Government authority responsible for processing all applications for Agent’s Licenses, and all applications for Citizenship by Investment by applicants and their family




The non-profit National Development Fund finances government projects, public-private partnerships, and other charitable investments in Antigua and Barbuda.

  • For a single applicant, or a family of 4 or less: USD 100,000
  • Family of 5 or more: USD 125,000

In addition to this, due-diligence fee and government fee per person is also applicable.


The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) makes recommendation to Cabinet for approval of businesses, whether existing or proposed, for the purposes of investment in business under the Citizenship by Investment Programme.

  • Main applicant: Minimum investment USD 1,500,000
  • Joint Venture: A minimum of 2 persons making a minimum investment of USD 5,000,000, with each person making a contribution of at least US$400,000 to the joint investment.

In addition to this, due-diligence and government fee is also applicable.


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.

  • For a family of 6: Investment amount USD 150,000 includes government processing fee for a family of six.
  • For a family of 7 or more: Investment amount USD 150,000 and an additional government processing fee of USD 15,000 per dependent.

In addition, due-diligence fee is also applicable.


To qualify for citizenship under the real estate option, the government requires applicants to make an investment in designated, officially approved real estate with a value of at least US$ 400,000.
Two applications from related parties can make a joint investment, with each applicant investing a minimum of US $200,000 in order to qualify. Applicants must hold the real estate for at least five years.

In addition to this, due-diligence and government fee is also applicable.

Key Benefits of Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment program:

  • Lifetime citizenship for family and children with one time investment.
  • Direct citizenship in Caribbean country.
  • No foreign income, capital gains, gift, or inheritance tax.
  • No personal visit required
  • Ability to pass on citizenship to future generations
  • Entitlement to dual citizenship
  • Visa-free travel to around 150 countries and territories

Applicant Requirements:

  • Hold no Criminal Record
  • Proof of Investments
  • Police Clearing Certificate
  • Provide no false information
  • Must not be a threat to safety and integrity of the country.
  • No visa denials from UK, Schengen, USA
  • A medical Certificate for good health

Application Processing Time: 3-4 months
Minimum stay requirement: 5 days within a period of five years

1. Please note, all information provided here should not be considered legal advice.
2. The text is intended as a source of basic information. It is regularly updated. No liability can be accepted for the accuracy or completeness of its contents.