Antigua & Barbuda


  • Lifetime Citizenship to include family members, and dual citizenship is allowed
  • Stable, democratic government with a strong legal and regulatory framework
  • Dependent children up to 28 years old and dependent parents above 58 years old can be included
  • A beautiful location offering a great quality of life
  • Easy access: direct flights from New York, Miami, London, Frankfurt, etc.
  • Visa-free entry to 165 jurisdictions in the world, including the Schengen Area, Singapore and UK
  • Simple application process with an approval within 3 months of the submission date
  • Quality real estate investment
  • Attractive tax regime for investors


  • The applicant must be aged 18 years or older
  • The applicant must not have a criminal record or subject to a criminal investigation
  • The applicant and family members must not be suffering from any contagious disease or serious health problems
  • The applicant and family members cannot have been denied a visa to a country with which Antigua and Barbuda has visa-free travel, with no subsequent visa approval

Process (between 3-4 months)

  • Payment of legal fees, due diligence fees and 10% of government processing fees upon application
  • Upon receipt of a ‘Letter of Approval’ the balance of the fees shall become due
  • Once the certificate of registration is issued, applicant and adult dependents must visit Antigua & Barbuda during the 5-year period after acquiring the nationality in order to be eligible to renew the passport

Tax Advantages

  • Individuals are taxed on income derived or sourced from the country only
  • Capital gains are not subject to tax
  • No capital duty, capital acquisitions tax, inheritance tax, net wealth/net worth tax
  • Treaties are in force with CARICOM and the United Kingdom

Costs of Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship

There are two options for qualifying contribution for the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program.

1) Donation – National Development Fund (NDF)

A cash donation to the National Development Fund (NDF). This onetime payment is sent directly to an escrow account, which is managed by the Citizenship by Investment Unit of the Government.

Single Applicant Family (up to 4) Family (More than 4)
Processing fees $25,000 $25,000 for a family of up to 4 persons $25,000 for a family of up to 4 persons with incremental payments of $15,000 for each additional dependent.
Contribution $100,000 $100,000 $125,000
Due Diligence $7,500 $7,500 + $7,500 for spouse,
$2,000 per dependent 12-17,
$4,000 per dependent 18 and over
$7,500 + $7,500 for spouse,
$2,000 per dependent 12-17,
$4,000 per dependent 18 and over

Other fees payable include passport fees. These fees are subject to change.
All fees quoted are in US dollars

2) Real Estate Investment

A property purchase to the value of USD 400,000 in a Government Approved Real Estate project. Freehold property with title deed; hotel shares; fractional ownership or land may be purchased.

The minimum investment will qualify you and your family under the real estate option. The property may then be sold after the mandatory period of 5 years.

Single Applicant Family (up to 4) Family (More than 4)
Processing fees $50,000 $50,000 for a family of up to 4 persons $50,000 for a family of up to 4 persons with incremental payments of $15,000 for each additional dependent.
Contribution $400,000 $400,000 $400,000
Due Diligence $7,500 $7,500 + $7,500 for spouse,
$2,000 per dependent 12-17,
$4,000 per dependent 18 and over
$7,500 + $7,500 for spouse,
$2,000 per dependent 12-17,
$4,000 per dependent 18 and over

Other fees payable include passport fees. These fees are subject to change.
All fees quoted are in US dollars

Due Diligence and passport fees

Principal applicant $7,500
Spouse $7,500
Dependent child aged 0-11 $0
Dependent child aged 12-17 $2,000
Dependent aged 18-25 $4,000
Dependent parent aged 58 and over $4,000
Passport fee – each person $300

Addition of Dependents

Spouse $75,000
Dependent child aged 0-11 $25,000
Dependent child aged 12-17 $25,000
Dependent Parent aged 58 and over $75,000

Standard due diligence and passport fees apply

Steps to Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship

Step 1
We will pre-screen your passport copy for government pre-approval. A down payment of the professional fees is required to open your application. The response is in 24-48 hours.

Step 2
Our professional team will assist and advise you with the collection of the documents required according to the Government checklist.

Step 3
Your application is then submitted together with the due diligence fees. If taking the real estate option, a reservation of your chosen property must be made at this time. The real estate investment is fully refundable should your application not get approved.

Step 4
The due diligence report is issued to the government. The government makes its decision on the granting of Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship.

Step 5
Once accepted you are invited to pay the NDF donation, or if taking the real estate option, pay the balance of your purchase.

Step 6
A citizenship certificate and passport are issued in your name. The balance of the professional fees is then paid.

Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship: Pros and Cons


  • Cheapest family citizenship by investment program with big price difference, remains attractive for families acquiring second passports
  • Beautiful and fastest growing caribbean country, famous holiday destination in the Caribbean.
  • Powerful passport in the Caribbean with visa free access to Schengen, UK, Russia and over 150+ destinations.
  • Special visa waivers exist with South Africa, Qatar, Serbia
  • Citizenship is private and not reported to public.
  • Most transparent citizenship by investment program in the Caribbean
  • Popular with families from China, Bangladesh, Libya and Russia.
  • Pure tax haven, no personal income taxes


  • Antigua imposes 5 day residence condition when you renew the expired passport. This is a problem for many clients.
  • Passport validity is low issued only for 5 years
  • No right to vote or hold government offices.
  • Visa required to enter Canada, UAE, Japan, Israel, Mexico etc.
  • Name change is not allowed after acquiring citizenship.

Antigua & Barbuda visa waiver agreements with countries and territories

AfghanistanVisa required
AlbaniaVisa not required
AlgeriaVisa required
AndorraVisa not required
AngolaVisa required
ArgentinaVisa required
ArmeniaVisa on arrival
Australia and territoriesVisa required
AustriaVisa not required
AzerbaijanVisa required
BahamasVisa not required
BangladeshVisa on arrival
BarbadosVisa not required
BelarusVisa not required
BelgiumVisa not required
BelizeVisa not required
BenineVisa / Visa on arrival
BhutanVisa required
BoliviaVisa on arrival
Bosnia and HerzegovinaVisa not required
BotswanaVisa not required
BrazilVisa not required
BruneiVisa required
BulgariaVisa not required
Burkina FasoVisa required
BurundiVisa required
CambodiaVisa on arrival
CameroonVisa required
CanadaVisa required
Cape VerdeVisa not required
Central African RepublicVisa required
ChadVisa required
ChileVisa not required
ChinaVisa required
ColombiaVisa not required
ComorosVisa on arrival
Republic of the CongoVisa required
Democratic Republic of the CongoVisa required
Costa RicaVisa not required
Côte d’IvoireeVisa
CroatiaVisa not required
CubaVisa not required
CyprusVisa not required
Czech RepublicVisa not required
DenmarkVisa not required
DjiboutiVisa on arrival
DominicaVisa not required
Dominican RepublicVisa not required
EcuadorVisa not required
EgyptVisa on arrival
El SalvadorVisa not required
Equatorial GuineaVisa required
EritreaVisa required
EstoniaVisa not required
EswatiniVisa not required
FijiVisa not required
FinlandVisa not required
FranceVisa not required
GambiaVisa not required
GeorgiaVisa not required
GermanyVisa not required
GhanaVisa required
GreeceVisa not required
GrenadaVisa not required
GuatemalaVisa not required
GuineaVisa required
Guinea-BissauVisa on arrival
GuyanaVisa not required
HaitiVisa not required
HondurasVisa not required
HungaryVisa not required
IcelandVisa not required
IndonesiaVisa not required
IranVisa on arrival
IraqVisa required
IrelandVisa not required
IsraelVisa required
ItalyVisa not required
JamaicaVisa not required
JapanVisa required
JordanVisa on arrival
KazakhstanVisa required
KiribatiVisa not required
North KoreaVisa required
South KoreaVisa not required
KuwaitVisa required
LaoseVisa / Visa on arrival
LatviaVisa not required
LebanonVisa on arrival
LesothoVisa not required
LiberiaVisa required
LibyaVisa required
LiechtensteinVisa not required
LithuaniaVisa not required
LuxembourgVisa not required
MadagascareVisa / Visa on arrival
MalawiVisa not required
MalaysiaVisa not required
MaldivesVisa on arrival
MaliVisa required
MaltaVisa not required
Marshall IslandsVisa required
MauritaniaVisa on arrival
MauritiusVisa not required
MexicoVisa required
MicronesiaVisa not required
MoldovaVisa not required
MonacoVisa not required
MongoliaVisa required
MontenegroVisa not required
MoroccoVisa required
MozambiqueVisa on arrival
MyanmarVisa required
NamibiaVisa required
NauruVisa required
NepalVisa on arrival
NetherlandsVisa not required
New ZealandVisa required
NicaraguaVisa not required
NigerVisa required
NigeriaVisa required
North MacedoniaVisa not required
NorwayVisa not required
OmanVisa required
PakistanOnline Visa
PalauVisa on arrival
PanamaVisa not required
Papua New GuineaEasy Visitor Permit
ParaguayVisa required
PeruVisa not required
PhilippinesVisa not required
PolandVisa not required
PortugalVisa not required
QatarVisa not required
RomaniaVisa not required
RussiaVisa not required
RwandaeVisa / Visa on arrival
Saint Kitts and NevisVisa not required
Saint LuciaVisa not required
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesVisa not required
SamoaEntry Permit on arrival
San MarinoVisa not required
São Tomé and PríncipeeVisa
Saudi ArabiaVisa required
SenegalVisa on arrival
SerbiaVisa not required
SeychellesVisitor’s Permit on arrival
Sierra LeoneVisa on arrival
SingaporeVisa not required
SlovakiaVisa not required
SloveniaVisa not required
Solomon IslandsPermit on arrival
SomaliaVisa on arrival
South AfricaVisa not required
South SudanVisa required
SpainVisa not required
Sri LankaElectronic Travel Authorisation
SudanVisa required
SurinameVisa not required
SwedenVisa not required
SwitzerlandVisa not required
SyriaVisa required
TanzaniaVisa not required
ThailandVisa required
Timor-LesteVisa on arrival
TogoVisa on arrival
TongaVisa required
Trinidad and TobagoVisa not required
TunisiaVisa not required
TurkmenistanVisa required
TuvaluVisa on arrival
UgandaVisa not required
UkraineVisa not required
United Arab EmiratesVisa required
United Kingdom and Crown dependenciesVisa not required
United StatesVisa required
UruguayVisa required
UzbekistanVisa not required
VanuatuVisa not required
Vatican CityVisa not required
VenezuelaVisa not required
VietnamVisa required
YemenVisa required
ZambiaVisa not required
ZimbabweVisa not required
Denmark Territories
Faroe IslandsVisa not required
GreenlandVisa not required
Netherlands Territories
ArubaVisa not required
Caribbean NetherlandsVisa not required
CuraçaoVisa not required
Sint MaartenVisa not required
UK Territories
AnguillaVisa not required
BermudaVisa not required
British Indian Ocean TerritorySpecial permit required
British Virgin IslandsVisa not required
Cayman IslandsVisa not required
Falkland IslandsVisa required
GibraltarVisa not required
MontserratVisa not required
Pitcairn IslandsVisa not required
Ascension IslandeVisa
Saint HelenaVisa on arrival
Tristan da CunhaPermission required
South Georgia and the South SandPermit required
Turks and Caicos IslandsVisa not required
British Indian Ocean TerritorySpecial permit
US Territories
American SamoaVisa required
GuamVisa required
Northern Mariana IslandsVisa required
Puerto RicoVisa required
U.S. Virgin IslandsVisa required
China Territories
Hong Kong (SAR)Visa not required
Macau (SAR)Visa on arrival
French Territories
French GuianaVisa not required
French PolynesiaVisa not required
French West IndiesVisa not required
MayotteVisa not required
New CaledoniaVisa not required
RéunionVisa not required
Saint Pierre and MiquelonVisa not required
Wallis and FutunaVisa not required
New Zealand Territories
Cook IslandsVisa not required
NiueVisa not required
TokelauVisa required
KosovoVisa not required
Northern CyprusVisa not required
PalestineVisa not required
Taiwan (ROC)Visa required

Source: Wikipedia

Last updated: Feb 21, 2020