The Citizenship By Investment Program was developed to assist in the development of Antigua and Barbuda by way of investment. In return for this investment the applicant to the economic citizenship program will enjoy full citizenship, which entitle them and their family to a passport that enjoys visa free travel to more than 110 countries worldwide.

    Real Estate – Investment Minimum $400,000 USD.National Development Fund (NDF) – Investment $250,000 USD.Business Investment – Minimum $1,500,000 USD.

Option 1 – Real Estate
There are a number of approved Real Estate Developments in Antigua and Barbuda under the Citizenship By Investment Program. In order to qualify for Citizenship through the real estate option the applicant must investment a minimum of $400,000 USD in a approved Real Estate Development. The property must be retained for a minimum of five (5) years. During the five years, the property may be sold as long as the applicant acquires another property for at least $400,000 USD.


USD 50,000    for main applicant
USD 50,000    for spouse
USD 25,000    for each child under 18 years of age
USD 50,000    for each unmarried dependent aged between18 to 26
USD 50,000    for elderly parents aged above 65 and dependent on the main applicant.

Option 2- National Development Fund
Financial contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF) in the amount of US$250,000 for a single applicant plus Government Fees.

Option 3 – Business Investment
Business investment starting at $1,500,000 USD. Investment in a business can be with multiple Investors who jointly invest at least $4,000,000 USD. The minimum investment to be made by a single investor is $400,000 USD.

BACKGROUND CHECK FEES (Payable to the Government upon submission)

Background checks fees are additional to any of the above economic contributions or investment above mentioned and costs are as follows:

USD 7,500    for Main Applicant.
USD 7,500    for Spouse.
USD 2,000    per dependent child 12-17 years old.
USD 4,000    per dependent child 18-25 years old.
USD 4,000    per dependent parent aged over 65.

Application Fees
Further minor fees such as Official Government Citizenship Application Form, Citizenship Certificate and expedite passport fees are additional and subject to change.

Please note that the Timelines are a guideline as processing times may vary depending on each individual case and the Government policy. The grant of citizenship is at the sole discretion of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda but, generally, the application is only denied if the due diligence reveals that the applicant has made false statements in the application forms or other submitted documents; has engaged in criminal activities or is under investigation in relation to criminal activities; or has (or is alleged to have been) engaged in or associated with any activity that would bring disrepute to Antigua and Barbuda.