The lush tropical islands of Antigua and Barbuda, with 365 beaches of magnificent beauty and clean turquoise waters are an inviting paradise, as this small Caribbean nation has been offering economic citizenship and thus, the possibility to obtain a second passport from Antigua and Barbuda, to foreign Investors, since 2013.

Visa-free travel to
131+ countries

Dual citizenship

Physical stay
not required

Investment starts from
USD 100,000

Antigua & Barbuda
Citizenship by Investment

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Antigua and Barbuda’s citizenship by investment (CBI) program requires the applicant to make an economic contribution to the country. In exchange, and subject to stringent Due Diligence procedures applicants and their family members are granted citizenship. Along with donation and a real estate investment options, applicants can opt to finance a business, or contribute to the University of West Indies.

Applicants do not have to travel to the islands during the application process, but in order to maintain the citizenship, they have to spend at least 5 days in the country during the first five years after the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment is granted, although this requirement is temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Providing false and incomplete information or being convicted in criminal activities may be the reason for annulling the citizenship. Persons who are in international sanctioned lists, are posing potential national security risk or have entry restrictions or visa denials in those countries, Antigua and Barbuda signed a visa-waiver agreement with or the EU, USA and Canada, are not welcomed into the program.


  • Visa-free access to 151 countries, including EU, UK, Russia, Ukraine, Singapore, etc.
  • Remote application process.
  • Payments in Cryptos are allowed.
  • No language tests and interviews.
  • Irrevocable citizenship for a family transferable to further generations.
  • Access to alternative banking and financial services.
  • Tax optimization and business-friendly environment.
  • Dual citizenship is allowed.
  • Possibility easily to get long-term visas to the USA and Canada.

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

Real Estate

To qualify for citizenship under the real estate option, the government requires applicants to make an investment in designated, officially approved real estate with a value of at least US$ 400,000 plus the payment of government processing fees and due diligence fees, however, Two (2) applications from related parties can make a joint investment, with each applicant investing a minimum of US $200,000 in order to qualify. All processing and due diligence fees remain unchanged.

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

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
  • Due Diligence Fees

    Due diligence for main applicant USD 7,500
    Due diligence for spouse USD 7,500
    Due diligence per dependent 12-17 USD 2,000
    Due diligence per dependent 18 and over USD 4,000
    Passport Application fee per applicant USD 300

Application Process

Step 1

Bayat legal Services’ compliance team will conduct an internal due diligence.
Qualification assessment, KYC and background security check.

Step 2

Study the application, sign the retainer agreement, prepare tailor made list of documents and application preparation.

Step 3

Submission, file review, due diligence process.

Step 4

Final decision, Comfort letter issuance and contribution payment.

Step 5

Naturalization certificates and passports issuance.