Antigua & BarbudaCitizenship By Investment



Antigua & Barbuda offer a Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program, allowing eligible individuals to obtain the citizenship in exchange of qualified investment or contribution to the country.

The initial passport has a 5-year validity period and is renewable for a period of 10 years thereafter, but the passport holder has to spend at least five (5) days within the 5-year period in Antigua & Barbuda.

Investment Options

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

Family Inclusion

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

Eligibility Criteria

All CBI applicants must be at least 18 years of age, with good health, clean criminal record, and good character. Before being considered for approval by the CBI Unit, all applicants undergo thorough screening, which is carried out by an unbiased, third-party due diligence service provider.

Applicants can apply immediately without any specific residency prerequisites. Passports can be dispatched to location outside the country, but the 5-days residency requirement must be met by adult applicants within 5 years of registration.

Applicants are not required to renounce their current citizenship(s). Antigua & Barbuda enables individuals to experience the advantages and privileges of holding citizenships in multiple countries.



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.

A. For a single applicant, or a family of 4 or less

Contribution USD 100,000
Processing fee USD 30,000
B. Family of 5 or more
Contribution USD 125,000
Processing fee up to four USD 30,000
Processing fee for each additional dependent USD 15,000
Contribution USD 400,000 or USD 200,000 (Join investment)
Processing fee USD 30,000
Processing fee up to four USD 30,000
Processing fee for each additional dependent USD 15,000

Investment in an Approved Business

For a single applicant, or a family of 4 or less

Investment by a main applicant on his behalf in an approved business USD 1.5 million
Joint investment by a minimum of two (2) individuals in an approved business, totaling at least US$ 5 million USD 400,000

Real Estate Investment

The qualified investment for the real estate option is set at US$ 400,000, inclusive of government processing and due diligence fees. Alternatively, two (2) applications from related parties can opt for a joint investment, with each applicant contributing a minimum of US$ 200,000 Investment must be maintained for a period of at least five (5) years.

For a single applicant, or a family of 4 or less

Processing fee for a family of 4 or less USD 30,000
For a family of 5 or more USD 150,000
Processing fee for each additional dependent USD 15,000

University of the West Indies (UWI)Fund

Minimum number of persons per application is six (6). One member becomes eligible for a one-year scholarship covering tuition expenses exclusively at the University of the West Indies.

For a family of six (6), inclusive of processing fee USD 150,000
Processing fee for each additional dependent USD 15,000

Applicable Fees

All remaining fees are unchanged. Therefore, the following fees continue to apply under both arms of the Programme

Processing Fee USD 1,000 (per application)
Certificate of Naturalisation Fee USD 250 (per applicant)
Due Diligence Fee for the main applicant USD 7,500
Due Diligence fee for the spouse of a main applicant USD 7,500
Due Diligence Fee for a dependant aged 16 or over USD 4,000

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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