The citizenship-by-investment program of Antigua and Barbuda was launched in 2014. Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth state in the Eastern Caribbean since 1981. Antigua is Spanish for “ancient” and barbuda is Spanish for “bearded”. The economic citizenship program allows applicants to obtain a second citizenship within 4 to 6 months. Holders of the passport enjoy visa-free travel to countries including Schengen Zone and the United Kingdom. Applicants can qualify for citizenship through investment by making a contribution to the National Development Fund or by investing in government-approved real estate.

  • Prime Minister: Gaston Brown
  • Population: 103,978
  • Capital: St. John’s
  • Area: 440 km2
  • Language: English
  • Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
  • Visa Free Countries: 133
  • Passport Power Rank: 26


  • Citizenship obtained within 6 months.
  • Citizenship in a British Commonwealth country.
  • Dual citizenship is permitted; there is no need to denounce other citizenship.
  • Obtain visa-free travel to more than 133 countries, including Schengen countries and UK.
  • No tax on worldwide income.
  • Return on investment: the real estate option allows investors to collect income from their property.
  • Instant and irrevocable second citizenship


The National Development Fund (NDF) – CONTRIBUTION

Acquisition of citizenship under the NDF investment option requires a contribution to the National Development Fund in the minimum sum of US$100,000 per application. The contribution is in the form of a one-time payment.


To qualify for citizenship under the real estate option, the government requires applicants to make an investment in designated approved real estate with a value of at least US$ 400,000 and can be re-sold after 5 years.


1. Authorized Agent

Select a licensed authorized agent to process your application

2. Documentation

Complete all the application forms and necessary documentation as provided by your authorized agent.

3. Approval Await

Await the outcome of your application and if approved, you will receive a confirmation letter with the status ‘approved in principle’.

4. Investment

Make your investment or contribution in Antigua & Barbuda.

5. Citizenship Await

Await the citizenship and passport to become Antiguan and Barbudan.

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