Migration, Residency & Citizenship

Antigua & Barbuda – 2Citizenship By Investment



Antigua and Barbuda offer a Citizenship by Investment program, allowing eligible individuals
to obtain citizenship in exchange for a financial contribution to the country. The program
offers investment options such as contributions to the National Development Fund, real
estate investments, or investments in an approved business.
Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements and undergo a thorough due diligence
process, which includes background checks and verification of the source of funds.
Antigua and Barbuda allow for the inclusion of certain family members as dependents in the
application, such as the spouse of the main applicant, dependent children of the main
applicant, or the spouse, who are under the age of 18 and additionally, dependent children
between up till the age of 30 may be included. Dependent Parents or Grandparents of both
the main applicant and spouse above the age of 55, Children with disabilities may also be
eligible as dependents regardless of their age. Also most recently, Siblings of the main
applicant, or his/her spouse, can be included


Visa-free travel

Visa-free access to over 131+ countries and territories including EU, UK, Russia, Ukraine, Singapore, etc.

Legally ensured

.Since 2013, the program has been established in accordance with the law and enjoys government guarantees.

Simple Procedure

Crafted for a seamless and uncomplicated journey, attaining your new citizenship typically takes around 6 months.

Tax benefits

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

No physical residency required

You are eligible to apply immediately without any specific physical residency prerequisites.

Dual Citizenship allowed

You do not have to renounce your existing citizenship(s). Antigua & Barbuda has a favorable stance on dual citizenship, allowing individuals to enjoy the benefits and privileges of being citizens of multiple countries.

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

400,000 or USD 200,000 (Join investment)
Processing feeUSD
Processing fee up to fourUSD
Processing fee for each additional dependentUSD
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 a dependant aged 16 or over USD 4,000

Application Process

Bayat Legal Services’ compliance team will conduct an internal due diligence check on the client, which entails a background security check, KYC (Know Your Client) and a qualification assessment.
Bayat Legal Services will analyse the client's application, the client will then sign a retainer agreement with the firm. Bayat Group will then prepare a tailor- made list of documents (as no two clients are the same) required for the application and direct with application preparation.
Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria, including financial requirements and a clean background. Submission of the completed application to the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) of St. Lucia (change for each program) The CIU will review your application and conduct due diligence checks.
After approval you will receive a letter from the CIU, allowing the client to proceed with the next steps in obtaining citizenship which entails the client to then pay the required investment amount and government fees associated with the investment option.
After making the necessary contribution/investment and receiving your NOC, this indicates that you have been granted citizenship in (Antigua & Barbuda) therefore Bayat Group will then proceed and apply for the passport.
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