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Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment program provides investors with a range of benefits. The program is reasonably priced, easily accessible and can significantly enhance one’s global mobility and international opportunities.

This page provides a program overview, for more in-depth details of Antigua and Barbuda’s CBI program read our comprehensive guide.

Citizenship by investment in Antigua & Barbuda is a government approved programme allowing individuals and their families to obtain dual citizenship in exchange for investment into the country.

Antigua and Barbuda’s CBI programme is one of the leading in the Caribbean, especially for families. A great choice for high-net-worth investors looking to gain the benefits and securities associated with a second passport, such as visa free travel, tax efficiency and asset protection (and a second place to go — just in case).

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Caribbean Citizenship

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship
Key Benefits

Cheapest Caribbean option for a family of four
Investment cost for a family of four don’t increase as it does for other CBI countries. With a $130,000 investment (including processing fees) you can obtain Antigua and Barbuda citizenship for your family of four (two adults and two children).
Visa free travel to 150 countries
Including the Schengen zone, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia and more.
Minimal application requirements
no education or language requirement, application process doesn’t require an interview.
No travel requirement during the application process
Complete all steps of the process without setting foot in the country.
Tax Benefits
Those who decide to relocate to Antigua and Barbuda and make it their tax residence can enjoy the generous tax benefits that come in par with Antigua and Barbuda citizenship. Residents in the country are only liable for income tax when their salary is generated in the state. However, there is zero tax on worldwide income.
Commonwealth Country and Legal System
Antigua and Barbuda is a Commonwealth country which gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1981 and became a full member of the Commonwealth of Nations in 1981. As a member of the Commonwealth, Antigua is part of an intergovernmental organisation of 52 member countries that are mostly former territories of the British Empire. Antigua and Barbuda therefore has a strong relationship with the United Kingdom and citizens can enjoy preferential benefits as commonwealth citizens.
A Safe Haven in The Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda is a safe country. The two island nation enjoys very low crime levels.
Experienced programme with a strong track record
The Antigua and Barbuda CBI programme has been in effect for 10 years, the process is smooth and seamless without skepticism of its legitimacy.
Citizen of an island paradise
Gain the privilege to call those pink and white sandy beaches yours!
Grenada Citizenship

Investment Option 1
Invest in National Development Fund (NDF)

Investment: $100,000 to the National Development Fund for a family of four. An additional $25,000 for each additional dependent.

Processing Fees: $30,000 processing fee for a family of four and $15,000 for each additional dependent.
What is the National Transformation Fund?

Hands down the most popular option to acquire citizenship by investment in Antigua and Barbuda. It’s the cheapest option for Antigua’s programme and similarly around the world.

Is my contribution a donation or an investment?

The non-refundable contribution is a effectively a donation to the government fund. However it is an investment in the sense that investors are awarded citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda in exchange for their economic contribution to the country.

What other requirements are there to be eligible for citizenship in Grenada?

The main applicant must demonstrate that they are at least eighteen years old; in good health and have enough funds to afford such an investment. The source of funds must be legal, and in order to ensure the requirements listed above are fully adhered to, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda subjects applicants to strict due diligence procedures. Supporting documentation will be required.

What are the advantages of the donation route?

The government contribution option is straightforward and the cost is most affordable. The applicant is effectively paying a one off fee and this economic contribution to Antigua is made in direct exchange for citizenship.

Therefore this option is better suited to candidates for those who are not interested in the hassle that comes with making and maintaining a real estate investment. The initial outlay is also less than the real estate option.

Grenada Citizenship

Investment Option 2
Invest in Antigua Real Estate

Investment: $200,000 minimum piece of real estate

Government Fees: $30,000 for a family of four and $15,000 for each additional dependent.

This means a family of four can invest $230,000 (plus processing fees) and in the best case scenario sell their real estate after 5 years and make back their entire investment.
When other fees are there associated with the CBI application?

There are additional fees to complete the process beyond the investment cost. Account for the following expenses:

Due Diligence:

$7,500 for each adult applicant; $2,000 for each dependent age 12-17; $4,000 for each dependent over the age of 18

Passport Fee:

$300 per passport

Assistance (Agent):

Get in touch with us to discuss

What other requirements are there to be eligible for citizenship in Antigua?

Only about 1-2% of investors opt for real estate in Antigua and Barbuda. The island’s reliance on tourism and yearly threat of hurricanes makes it difficult to recoup investment funds. Also, not many people are interested in making the islands their place of permanent residence. 

Still, some investors choose this option, and depending on your personal circumstances it could be the right move for you. We’re not saying you cannot make a return on investment in Antigua, because it is possible, just be aware of the potential risks. 

Keep in mind, you can’t sell your real estate within the first 5 years of citizenship.

Check out our is a list of CIU approved real estate options below. 

What are the advantages of the real estate option?

Additionally, the main applicant must be at least eighteen years old; in good health and have enough funds to afford such an investment. The source of funds must be legal and the government of Antigua will require supporting documents for their stringent due diligence checks.

When can I sell my investment?

Applicants must maintain their investment for a minimum period of 5 years in order to keep their citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda. After this 5 year period investors can resell their investment.

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Grenada Citizenship

Investment Option 3
Put your money towards a local Antiguan Business

Investors have the opportunity to invest 1.5 million into and approved Antiguan business.
Grenada Citizenship

Investment Option 4
Donate to the University of the West Indies

As of May 2020, families with six or more members can now donate to the University of the West Indies (UWI) and qualify for automatic citizenship for all six applicants.

As an additional perk to this option, one family member will receive a full one-year scholarship to the university.

Investment: Make a one-time $150,000 donation to the University of West Indies (UWI)

Government Fees: The $150,000 donation already accounts for all processing fees; however, should you wish to add another family member, an additional $15,000 will be required.
Grenada

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Process

The process to obtaining the Golden Visa currently takes from 90-180 days.

STEP 1Initial Consultation and Analysis of investment options

Contact LGP for an initial consultation and explore Antigua and Barbuda's CBI qualifying investment opportunities

STEP 2Select Your Investment

Select your investment route in Antigua and Barbuda.

STEP 3Prepare Documentation

Gather and prepare all application including proof of your investment for submission to the CBI Unit in Antigua and Barbuda

STEP 4Pay Due Diligence Fees & Submit your application to the CBI Unit in Antigua and Barbuda.

Processing of application (3-6 months)

STEP 5Receive pre-approval and Complete investment

Once you have successfully obtained approval under the citizenship by investment program you must then transfer your funds to make the investment.

STEP 7Receive your Passport via courier

Congratulations, you are now an Antiguan Citizen!
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