Citizenship by Investment


Brief Introduction: Antigua is the main island of the twin island nation Antigua and Barbuda. Located in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean, it became independent within the British Commonwealth in 1981. The nation’s many harbors are ideal for cruise ships and yachts, and its idyllic beaches and crystal blue waters make it a premier destination in the Caribbean. Antigua citizenship applicants obtain an irrevocable citizenship and passport without having to reside in the country or renounce their current nationality.


Antigua is the main island of the twin island nation Antigua and Barbuda. Located in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean, it became independent within the British Commonwealth in 1981.
The island was named by Christopher Columbus in honor of a cathedral in Seville, Spain: La Virgen de la Antigua (“Virgin of the Old Cathedral”).

The population of Antigua is about 98,000 of which just over 20,000 live in the capital city, St. John’s. Roughly 87% of the island’s inhabitants are of African descent. While there is no official language, the one most spoken and used is English.

Tourism is the economic engine behind the nation’s economy, which is based on the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD). The nation’s many harbors are ideal for cruise ships and yachts, and its idyllic beaches and crystal blue waters make it a premier destination in the Caribbean. Flying to the island is also possible as major airlines serve the single airport, VC Bird.

The nation was first settled by the British in 1632 and for many years was Britain’s “gateway to the Caribbean.” Antigua joined the Commonwealth in 1968 and officially became independent in 1981. Though a parliamentary democracy, it still has strong ties to the United Kingdom, as Queen Elizabeth II is the nation’s queen and head of state.

Settlement by the British and the use of the island for the lucrative sugar trade in the 17th century saw the decimation of the island’s indigenous population. Today, there are many citizens of African descent, as well as those whose ancestors came from England.

The Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program is protected by Antigua’s legislation, namely section 6 of the ‘Citizenship by Investment Act, 2013’, specifically Act No.2 of 2013. This law is documented and published and forms part of the laws of Antigua as framed and approved by the national parliament. It stipulates that any person can apply for naturalization and may be eligible for Citizenship on a payment of fees if the Government is satisfied that such person has invested substantially in Antigua.

St. John’s
Government Type
Parliamentary democracy
Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Exchange Rate
1USD = 2.7XCD



1. Donation (National Development Fund “NDF”) - nonrefundable financial contribution to government fund, depending on number of applicants and their agess

Main applicant (up to three dependants)
$100 000
Government fees
$30 000
Main applicant and more than three dependents
$125 000
Government fees
$30 000 (plus $15 000 for each additional applicant beyond 5 person family)

2. Real Estate - Investment in a government-approved real estate project which could be a freehold property, hotel shares, or fractional ownership.

Minimum investment (must hold for five years or longer depending on project)
$200 000

Government Fees

When the application is approved, the following government fees will apply:
Main applicant
$50 000
$50 000
Dependent (up to age 17)
$25 000
Dependent (from ages 18-30)
$50 000

Additional Fees (for both Investment Options)

Due Diligence & Background Checks:
Compulsory background checks are payable to Government-preferred international due diligence agencies to screen applicants (ie:Interpol).
Main applicants
Any dependant 12-17 years of age
Any dependent 18-30 years of age
Any dependent over 55 years of age

Other Fees

$300 (per person on application)
Professional, legal, and courier fees are additional and can vary. Please contact us to provide a full, itemized and detailed quote for your application.


Step One:

You will be appointed a specialized team member to advise on the collection of required documents. Our team will support you every step of the way to ensure all documents are perfect to ensure a successful application.

Step Two:

Government processing fees, due diligence fees, and professional & legal fees are payable when we are ready for you to courier all your documents for submission to the government.

Step Three:

Once the application has been submitted, due diligence will take 3-4 weeks. You will receive an approval letter when the government receives the due diligence report. Once accepted you are requested to pay the donation or investment.

Step Four:

A Naturalization Certificate and your passport are issued in your name and couriered to you.
*Three to four months is a very realistic time frame for the completion of the entire process.





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Reach out to us to confirm if the country is visa-free or visa on arrival


The average time of an application is 5-6 months.

Yes, all permitted dependents can be included in an application for economic citizenship. This includes dependent children under the age of 31 and dependent parents over the age of 55. Children over 30 years must apply as single applicants in a separate application.
Children of 18-30 years are deemed dependents provided they are in full-time education or are entirely independent on the applicant. Parents over the age of 55 are also deemed dependents provided they are entirely dependent on the applicant.
Currently Antigua restricts nationals from Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Somalia, Yemen, and Sudan. Nationals of these countries can apply for citizenship via the CBI program so long as they adhere to the following: Individuals from these countries who migrated before the age of 18 and/or have maintained permanent residence in any country other than those on the restricted nationalities list for no less than 10 years and maintain no economic ties to any restricted nation are eligible.
This is a background check on every applicant from the age of 12 years. The Antigua Citizenship By Investment unit has preferred agencies that will use Interpol, World-Check and government agencies where the applicant has resided. The fees are payable when we submit the application and are non-refundable. The prices are determined by the Government of Antigua and are $7500 for each applicant, $2000 for dependents aged 12-17years, and $4000 for dependents aged 18-30 years/over the age of 55.
The NDF is the donation option; the funds are non-refundable and would only be payable once you have had a successful due diligence check and been approved for citizenship. The Real Estate Investment option is an investment into Government approved real estate projects. Caribbean Citizenship works solely with developers who have completed projects that are operational and successful. Your asset can therefore offer a rental return or be re-sold in the future. Clients prefer the real estate route to an additional asset, a Certificate of Title to property, as well as utility bills in their name.
151 countries, including Schengen countries, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong. Please contact us for a current visa-free listing.
Yes, all Antigua passports clearly state the original place of birth.
No, confidentiality is maintained.
There is no requirement to reside in Antigua to maintain citizenship except for one visit within 5 years from issuance of citizenship.
No there is no need to travel to Antigua, our team will support you in submitting the paperwork and liaise with the Citizenship Invest Unit on your behalf
The NDF Donation Option starts at $100,000 for a single applicant; for Real Estate Option the investment is $200,000.
Yes, new born children are eligible for citizenship by descent.
Yes, our firm will help you secure any and all additional ID documents following your successful citizenship application.
Yes, we help families renew passports and replace passports. You will receive both your old and new passports back after the process.


  • Program Overview
  • Citizenship Law
  • Country profile
  • Benefits of the program
  • Applicants Qualifications
  • Investment requirements
  • Application Fees
  • Document Checklist
  • List of countries Visa free and on arrival

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