Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship

The Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment program is one of the newest in the Caribbean. It was launched in 2013.

Cosmopolitans can get a passport by investments of at least $100,000. There are four options: contributions to a state or university fund, real estate purchase or business investments.

Family members can obtain citizenship with the investor. The program allows the main applicant’s spouse, children, parents and siblings to participate.

The property purchased to participate in the citizenship program can be sold five years later to return the money. The investor can also earn rental income during ownership.


Investment amount

3-6 months

Obtaining period

Second citizenship

is allowed

In 5 years

The property can be sold

Benefits of citizenship program in Antigua and Barbuda


Visa-free entry to 150+ countries

The Antigua and Barbuda passport equals to a Schengen visa, allowing cosmopolitans to enter the Schengen countries and stay in the region for up to 90 out of 180 days. The investors can also stay in the UK for up to 180 days a year. The complete list of visa-free destinations includes 150 countries.


10-year B-1/B-2 tourist visa to the USA

Antigua and Barbuda citizens can get a 10-year B-1/B-2 tourist visa to the USA. The visa allows the holder to spend up to 180 days a year in the United States: travel, attend conferences, hold business meetings, and receive medical treatment at US clinics.


Tax optimisation

Antigua and Barbuda has no taxes on personal income, inheritance or capital gains. Tax residents don’t pay taxes on dividends, interest or royalties.


Multiple citizenship

No requirement to renounce primary citizenship.


No residence requirement

Citizens don’t need to stay in the country before and after getting the passport.

Terms of the citizenship program

Option 1
Non-refundable contribution $100,000+

A contribution to the National Development Fund is the least costly option for single investors and families of up to five people. The contribution is non-refundable.

Option 2
Real estate purchase $200,000+

Investors buy shares in government-approved real estate projects. They can sell the property in 5 years and return the money.

Option 3
Contribution to the University of the West Indies Fund $150,000+

The option is designed for families of at least six people. Any family member under 29 can study for a year at the University of the West Indies for free. The contribution is non-refundable.

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