Antigua and Barbuda

Citizenship by Investment

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment


The Eastern Caribbean island of Antigua and Barbuda is known for its lush tropical climate and inviting lifestyle.

The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program provide opportunities for high-net-worth families of entering European and Caribbean markets, as well as enjoying good air links to Europe and North America.

Passport rank

30th in the world

Residency requirement

No residency requirements


No worldwide taxation or inheritance tax

Established time

Citizenship program launched in 2013


November 13, 2023, CIU officially announced the commencement of mandatory interviews for citizenship applicants.


All citizenship by investment applications submitted to the Unit from 15th December, 2023, will be required to undergo interviews.

Interviews will be conducted for all principal applicants and their dependents, who are 16 years and above, at a cost of US$1,500 per application.

For identification purposes, all members of the application are required to be present at the interview along with the identification documents submitted with their application.

These interviews will be conducted virtually by independent service providers contracted by the Unit for this purpose.


Investment Options


To obtain citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda, you can choose:


NDF (National Development Fund)
The non-profit NDF was established to fund income-generating public sector projects, innovation in entrepreneurship and approved charitable investments. It is audited by an
internationally recognised accounting firm and reports on its status are published each year.
If this is your investment of choice, you are invited to contribute USD 100,000 to the NDF, which is a one-time contribution for a family of four. Processing fees will be applied as indicated below.
For a single applicant, or a family of 4 or less:
• US$ 100,000 contribution
Processing fees: US$ 30,000.*
For a family of 5 or more:
• US$ 125,000 contribution
Processing fees: US$ 45,000, US$ 15,000 for each additional dependent over five people.


UWI (University of the West Indies Fund)
This investment option serves as a mechanism to finance the new University of the West Indies Five Islands Campus. This contribution will also entitle one member of the family to a
one-year scholarship, tuition only, at the University of the West Indies.
For a family of 6:
• US$ 150,000 contribution
• Processing fees: US$ 15,000 from the seventh additional dependent onwards.

The Verandah Estates

The Verandah Estates is a project that approved by the government where applicants are eligible to apply for the Citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda by investing $200,000 in the project.


This fabulous luxury villa is located in the best spot on the island which is just a 30 minutes distance from Antigua’s international airport and 30 minutes to the capital city of St.John’s.  It is the only resort on the island where every unit includes a luxurious private plunge pool with breathtaking views. Verandah Estates is surrounded by the natural rugged beauty of Devil’s Bridge National Park and its stunning turquoise blue-beaches, this has become a popular landmark in Antigua with the newest and most dynamic development.


With quaint restaurants, shops, and a brand-new eco-friendly hotel being constructed within the community, everything you desires is at your fingertips.


Program Benefits

Being able to include spouses, children, parents and grandparents in the application.

Dual citizenship is accepted.

Receive education in the Commonwealth.