Antigua & Barbuda

The recently proposed “Antigua and Barbuda” Citizenship by Investment program is the fourth program in this category after St Kitts and Nevis, Dominica and Austria offering Citizenship for Investors.

Antigua and Barbuda are located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. To the south are the islands of Montserrat and Guadaloupe, and to the north and west are Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin.

Antigua, the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, it is about 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, encompassing 108 square miles, Barbuda is a flat coral island with an area of only 68 sq miles. The current population for the nation is approximately 68,000 and its capital is St. John’s on Antigua.


  • Citizenship for life within 3-6 months.
  • Applications can include spouse and children below 26 and elderly parents above 65.
  • No requirement to reside on either Island – visitation of 5 days over first 5 years is required.
  • Dual citizenship is allowed for the Islands.
  • Visit to over 130 countries without the need to apply for visa prior to travel. Example, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and the Schengen States.
  • Non-taxable income – no wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income or capital gains tax.
  • Excellent business advantages such as, corporate tax incentives, full exemption from import duties, tax relief benefits and export allowance.
  • The local currency is pegged to US Dollar.
  • Reputable passport – easy to obtain visas when required.

For those looking to invest in Citizenship can choose from the below options

• Applicants for citizenship must acquire a property of at least US$400,000 in an approved project within a designated zone.
• Contribution to the National Development Fund would be:

  • Single Applicant: US$100,000.
  • Family of up to 4: US$100,00.
  • Additional Dependent: US$25,000.

• Business investment of US$1,500,000 into an approved business.

In addition to the Investment amounts, applicants will have the below fees payable under the program:

Processing Fees

Main Applicant: $25,000.
Family of up to 4: US$25,000.
Each Additional dependent: US$15,000.

Due Diligence & Other Fees

  • Main Applicant: $7,500.
  • Spouse: $7,500.
  • Dependent child (12-17): $2,000.
  • Dependent child (18 and over): $4,000.
  • Dependent parent (aged over 65): $4,000.
  • Passport issue Fee: US$300.
  • Legal fees: Varies on every application. To be discussed.

The following forms and documents are required from each applicant, including children:

  • Application for Registration (Form AB1)
  • Photograph & Signature Certificate (Form AB2)
  • Medical Certificate (Form AB3) including original results of HIV test (HIV test is required for all persons applying for citizenship including children). Note that the HIV test results must not be older than 3 months.
  • Certified copy of your current passport(s) showing name, photo, nationality, date and place of issue, expiry date, passport number, issuing country and signature.
  • Certified copy of your current National Identity Card(s)
  • Eight (8) original passport-size colour photos of yourself taken within the past 6 months.
  • Original excerpt of full birth record or certified copy of full birth certificate.
  • All applicants aged 18 and older must provide an original police certificate from any country where they have lived for more than 6 months over the past 10 years, and all countries of citizenship.
  • Certified copy of military records (if applicable)
  • Any documents required as evidence, explanation or otherwise in support of any of the answers given or statements made in this form


For complete list of documents required, please click List of Requirements.

Visa Free Countries for Antigua & Barbuda*

* Visa on arrival ** eTA

San Marino Kenya * Bermuda
Albania Serbia Lesotho Bolivia *
Andorra Slovakia Madagascar * Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
Austria Slovenia Malawi Brazil
Belarus Spain Mauritania * British Virgin Islands
Belgium Sweden Mauritius Cayman Islands
Bosnia and Herzegovina Switzerland Mayotte Chile
Bulgaria Ukraine Mozambique * Colombia
Croatia United Kingdom Reunion Costa Rica
Cyprus Vatican City Rwanda * Cuba
Czech Republic
Seychelles * Curacao
Denmark Armenia * Somalia * Dominica
Estonia Bangladesh * South Africa Dominican Republic
Faroe Islands Cambodia * St. Helena * Ecuador
Finland Georgia Tanzania El Salvador
France Hong Kong (SAR China) Togo * French Guiana
Germany Indonesia Tunisia French West Indies
Gibraltar Iran * Uganda Grenada
Greece Jordan * Zambia Guatemala
Greenland Laos * Zimbabwe Guyana
Hungary Lebanon *
Iceland Macao (SAR China) * Cook Islands Honduras
Ireland Malaysia Fiji Jamaica
Italy Maldives * French Polynesia Montserrat
Kosovo Nepal * Kiribati Nicaragua
Latvia Philippines Micronesia Panama
Liechtenstein Qatar New Caledonia Peru
Lithuania Singapore Niue St. Kitts and Nevis
Luxembourg South Korea Palau Islands * St. Lucia
Malta Sri Lanka ** Samoa * St. Maarten
Moldova Timor-Leste * Solomon Islands * St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Tuvalu * Suriname
Montenegro Botswana Vanuatu Trinidad and Tobago
Netherlands Cape Verde Islands *
Turks and Caicos Islands
North Macedonia Comoros Islands * Anguilla Venezuela
Norway Egypt * Aruba
Poland Eswatini (Swaziland) Bahamas
Portugal Gambia Barbados
Romania Guinea-Bissau * Belize

* Please note that the above information is subject to changes. Kindly contact the concerned Consulate or Embassy for updated information or check KNOW BEFORE YOU GO.

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