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An Overview of Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment

The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment Program requires applicants to make a significant economic contribution to the country. In exchange, and subject to a stringent vetting and due diligence process, including thorough background checks, the applicants and their families are granted citizenship.

Benefits of Antigua and Barbuda citizenship

  • An Antigua and Barbuda passport provides visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 151 destinations including Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, and Europe's Schengen Area.
  • Applicants are able to include a spouse, children under 29, parents, and grandparents aged 58 and over, as well as to add dependents after they have been granted citizenship.
  • Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Commonwealth, entitling citizens to certain privileges in the UK and other member states.
  • The nation is an attractive place to live or to own a second home in, with excellent air links to North America and Europe.

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment Program requirements

To qualify for citizenship, the main applicant must be over 18 years of age, meet the application requirements, and select one of the following three options available:


The purchase of real estate with a minimum value of USD 200,000 from an approved real estate project. Two applicants can make a joint investment with each applicant investing a minimum of USD 200,000 in order to qualify. The real estate cannot be disposed of within the five-year period


The direct purchase of an eligible business for a minimum amount of USD 1.5 million as an individual. Alternatively, a joint purchase where each person contributes at least USD 400,000, totaling a minimum of USD 5,000,000


A contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF) of a minimum non-refundable amount of USD 100,000


A contribution to the University of the West Indies (UWI) of a minimum non-refundable amount of USD 150,000

The NDF is a special fund established under § 42(2) of the Finance Act 2006 for the purpose of funding government-sponsored projects. More details pertaining this route are detailed in the factsheet, which is available for download.


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