Migration, Residency & Citizenship

Antigua & BarbudaCitizenship By Investment

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Overview

Antigua & Barbuda offers a Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program, allowing eligible individuals to obtain citizenship in exchange for qualified investment or contribution to the country.
The initial passport is valid for five years. To be eligible for renewal for an additional ten years, the passport holder must spend at least five days within Antigua & Barbuda during the initial five-year period.

Investment Options

  • National Development Fund (NDF) contribution
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Financing an approved business

Family Inclusion

Applicants can include the following dependents in their CBI application: spouses, unmarried siblings under 28 years of age, and dependent children and parents over 58 years old.

Eligibility Criteria

All CBI applicants must be at least 18 years old and possess good health, a clean criminal record, and good character. To ensure this, all applicants undergo thorough screening by an unbiased, third-party due diligence service provider before being considered for approval by the CBI Unit.
Applicants can apply immediately without any specific residency prerequisites. Passports can be dispatched to locations outside the country.
Applicants are not required to renounce their current citizenship(s). Antigua & Barbuda enables individuals to experience the advantages and privileges of having citizenship in multiple countries.

Benefits

Cost-Effectiveness

Antigua & Barbuda offers the most budget-friendly CBI program in the Caribbean, allowing a family of four to obtain citizenship for just US$100,000.

Visa-free travel

Antigua & Barbuda passport holders enjoy visa-free or visa on arrival access (plus ETAs) to 165 jurisdictions, including the EU & UK, Russia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Legally ensured

Since 2013, the CBI program has been operational in compliance with Antigua & Barbuda's legislation and benefits from government guarantees.

Post Approval Investment

The qualified investment is to be made by applicants only subsequent to the conditional approval of their CBI application.

Simple Procedure

Application process is straightforward and may last from 4 to 6 months. No previous experience or language requirement.

Favorable Taxation

Antigua & Barbuda does not impose personal income tax, wealth tax, gift tax, inheritance tax, or capital gains tax.

Investment Options

National Development Fund.

Contribution single, or a family Up to 4 members USD 100,000
Contribution Family of 5 or more members USD 125,000
Processing fees (Up to 4 family members) USD 30,000
Processing fees for each additional dependant after the 5th member USD 15,000

Business Investment

Two business investment options are available:
1) Invest individually in an approved business for at least US$1,500,000.
2) Jointly invest in an approved business with at least one other person, with a total investment of at least US$5,000,000, each contributing at least US$400,000.

For a single applicant, or a family of 4 or less processing fees USD 30,000
For a family of 5 or more processing fees US$30,000 plus for each additional dependent USD 15,000

Real Estate Investment

Minimum Investment Amount USD 200,000
Government Fees (Up to 4 members) USD 30,000
Government Fees (for any additional member) USD 15,000

University of the West Indies (UWI)Fund

Applicants to the Citizenship by Investment Programme who choose this option will be required to make an investment of US$150,000 for a family of six (6) or more (i.e. minimum number of persons per application is 6).

Contribution for a family of 6 (inclusive of processing fees) USD 150,000
Contribution for a family of 7 or more USD 150,000
Processing fees for each additional dependent after seventh member (each) USD 15,000

Applicable Fees

Main ApplicantUSD 7,500
SpouseUSD 7,500
Dependent child or sibling 12 to 17 yearsUSD 2,000
Dependent child 18 to 30 yearsUSD 4,000
Dependent parent/grandparent 55 years and olderUSD 4,000
Unmarried sibling (adult)USD 4,000

There is also an interview fee of USD1,500 per family. Each family member who is 16 years or older will be subject to
an interview as part of the due diligence process.

Application Process

Bayat Legal Services’ compliance team will conduct an internal due diligence check, which entails a background security screening of the applicant, Preparation of KYC (Know Your Client) and a qualification assessment.
Preparation of the tailored list of documents. The client signs a retainer agreement with Bayat Group. Gathering documents required for the application.
Applicants need to meet the eligibility criteria, including financial requirements and a clean background. After gathering all of required original documents and sending them to Bayat Group team, our citizenship experts will assess the file and make it ready for submission to the Antigua & Barbuda CBI Unit. The unit will review the application and conduct due diligence checks. Applicants need to go through the mandatory interview, either in person or online.
After the application has been processed and a decision has been reached, the applicant will receive a letter informing them of the outcome. If the application is approved, applicants will be required to proceed with making the qualified investment, covering the associated fees for the investment option.
Upon completion of the required contribution or investment, applicants will receive a No Objection Certificate (NOC), which confirms the granting of citizenship in Antigua & Barbuda. Subsequently, Bayat Group will proceed to apply for the passport on clients’ behalf.
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