Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programme

Antigua & Barbuda is a British Commonwealth nation located in the Eastern Caribbean that boasts pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a rich cultural heritage. Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programme provides an excellent solution for families seeking access to the European and Caribbean markets, as well as visa-free access to key Asian financial centres.

Minimum Investment by Donation
USD 100,000

Minimum Investment In Real Estate
USD 200,000

Time to Citizenship
4-6 months

Visa - free Access
150 countries

About Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda is a stunning twin-island nation located in the Caribbean that is known for its beautiful beaches, turquoise waters, and diverse heritage. The islands’ natural beauty and laid-back Caribbean vibe make it a popular destination for tourists from around the world, while its vibrant culture and welcoming people create an atmosphere that is both dynamic and peaceful.

As a member of the British Commonwealth, Antigua & Barbuda enjoys a stable political environment and a strong economy that is driven by tourism, finance, and offshore banking. The country has also been making significant investments in sustainable tourism and green energy, reflecting its commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable development. With its idyllic beaches, warm climate, and friendly people, Antigua and Barbuda is a tropical paradise that offers a wealth of opportunities for exploration, relaxation, and adventure.

  • The capital of the country is St. John
  • The currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar
  • Current population as of 2021: 97,928

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment

To obtain citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda, applicants can either make a minimum donation of USD 100,000 to the National Development Fund or invest a minimum of USD 200,000 in an approved real estate development. 

BENEFITS of Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment


A single applicant can apply for their family members, such as the main applicant's spouse, children (biological or adopted) under the age of 30, parents aged 55 years or over, and siblings of any age.


Antigua passport holders can hold dual citizenship.


A British Commonwealth country.


Antigua offers exemptions from paying taxes on capital gains, inheritance, wealth, gifts, and foreign income.


The only Caribbean passport that grants visa-free access to South Africa.

Visa-free travel

Visa-free access to 150 countries, including the UK, the Schengen area, and Russia.

Programme Requirements:

To qualify for economic citizenship by investment, applicants may choose from one of the three options:

Application process

The application process is straightforward, and it may take up to 6 months between initiating the process and receiving the residency documents. The application process can be divided into the following stages:



  • Consult with Passport Legacy’s client advisors. 
  • Passport Legacy’s due diligence check is conducted.



  • Client is onboarded and retainer fees are paid.
  • Documents are prepared and application for Antigua & Barbuda is submitted.



  • Application is processed.
  • Government pre-approval is received.
  • Investment requirements are fulfilled. 



  • Application is approved. 
  • Passport of Antigua & Barbuda is issued in 4-6 months.
  • Passport is handed over to the client by Passport Legacy’s advisors. 

Real Estate

Discover everything you need to know about purchasing premium real estate in Antigua and Barbuda. Please see our government-approved listings that qualify you for the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship By Investment Program.


Minimum Real Estate Investment:

USD 200,000


ROI or Rental Income Opportunity:

Approximately between 2-4%


Ownership Type:

Title Deed or Time-Share


Minimum Real Estate Holding Period:

5 years

Legal Basis

The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program is considered amongst the best options for those interested in securing a second citizenship and passport.

Established following Parliamentary approval, the Citizenship by Investment Program can be found in Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act, 2013 (Act No. 2 of 2013). Amendments were made to The Act in 2014, and it is compounded by the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Antigua passport holders can travel visa-free or enjoy visa-on-arrival to more than 149 countries, including the EU and Schengen countries, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Antigua and Barbuda is the only country in the Caribbean program that offers visa-free access to South Africa. The list is evolving as Antigua and Barbuda continue to forge and strengthen new diplomatic relations.

The spouse of the principal applicant, biological or adopted children under 30 years of age and parents above 55 years of age are all dependents that can be included in the application. Siblings of any age, provided they are not married and have no children, can also be added to the list of dependents.

The Antiguan passport is valid for five (5) years and can be renewed for ten (10) years. At Passport Legacy, we can help you with passport renewals for an appropriate fee.

Antigua and Barbuda’s citizenship by investment application process takes approximately 4-6 months.

The investor must fulfil the financial requirements to complete the process. Accordingly, a Citizenship Certificate will be issued to Passport Legacy, a government-authorised agent, which will then be shared with the investor to ensure that all information is valid and correct. Once checked and approved, the Citizenship Certificate will be submitted to the passport office for Passport Issuance.

Invest in your future with Passport Legacy and unlock a world of possibilities. Connect with one of our client advisors today to book a private consultation and discover bespoke residence and citizenship by investment solutions that cater to your unique needs.

Let’s make your dream of traveling visa-free a reality!

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