Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programme

Antigua & Barbuda

Capital: St. Jones
GDP: US $ 2.37 billion
Language: English
Air temperature: average annual temperature is 24 °C


In order to develop the economy of Antigua and Barbuda, it was decided to establish a citizenship project for investment.


The main advantages of obtaining citizenship are the following:

  • Quick processing of applications - about a quarter;
  • The possibility of including individuals under 26 years and parents over 65 years of age in the application;
  • There is no need to visit the islands before applying for citizenship;
  • No interview required;
  • There are no special educational requirements;
  • You can travel without a visa.
  • Jurisdictions do not have a foreign income tax, hereditary property and luxury goods.

Investment options

There are a total of three options for obtaining economic citizenship on the islands. You can invest in the country's development fund, buy real estate or make grants to local businesses.

Government Donation to National Development Fund (NDF)

An investor who plans to acquire citizenship makes a contribution without the possibility of its returning. The fund is not-for-profit and is subject to parliamentary oversight, transparency and accountability. The smallest amount of investment is $100,000, in addition to a required contribution from each family member.

A family of up to four

100 000 USD

For a family of five or more 

125 000 USD


State fees

A family of up to four

25 000 USD

For additional family members 

15 000 USD


Real Estate Investment

To participate in the program, the investor concludes a contract for the purchase the real estate, which costs more than 400 thousand dollars. After the purchase agreement is signed and the money is transferred to the account, the investor submits documents for citizenship.

The main advantages for the investor are the following:

  • simple transfer of funds;
  • the material assets can be sold in the future;
  • the possibility of passing to tax residency;
  • physical connection with the country;
  • lower total value;
  • return on investment.


Minimum investment

400 000 USD

Property retention period 

5 year

Legal services and escrow



State fees

A family of up to four

50 000 USD

For additional family members 

15 000 USD


Business investment

It is possible to invest in state-approved business projects. Investors are required to invest a minimum of $1,500,000. Potential investors in a company should first contact the Investment Department to discuss the possible details of the investment.


  • At least two persons can make joint investments in approved business for a total amount of at least USD 5,000,000;
  • Each investor must make at least $400,000 individually.

Once the investment is approved, citizenship applications are considered.

Minimum investment

1 500 000 USD



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