Investment Visa Overview

Antigua and Barbuda Residency & Citizenship options

The citizenship by investment program for Antigua and Barbuda offers investors a second passport with visa-free travel to more than 160 countries, including the United Kingdom, the Schengen zone of the European Union, Hong Kong, and Switzerland. Antigua's investing choices for acquiring citizenship are diverse. Investors can contribute $100,000 to the Antigua National Development Fund or spend $1.5 million in creating a firm ($5 million for two or more investors) or $400,000 in a government-approved real estate project.

Program 1
  • Name
    CBI - NTF
  • Description

    For this option you have to make a minimum donation of $100,000 to the National Development Fund each application. The contribution consists of a single payment.

  • Requirements

    100,000 USD (For a single applicant, or a family of 4 or less) or 125,000USD (Family of 5 or more).

  • Validity
    The passport is valid for a period of 5 years and renewal will be considered if the recipient has spent a total of 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda since becoming a citizen within the 5-year validity term.
  • Investment Type
    Donation
  • Avg. Processing Time
    3 months
  • Investment Amount
    $100,000
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    $20,000
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    5 Days in 5 years
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Program 2
  • Name
    CBI - Real Estate
  • Description

    To qualify for Citizenship through the real estate option, the government requires candidates to spend at least $400,000 in designated, legally recognized real estate. Moreover, two or more candidates who have entered a formal sale and purchase agreement may jointly apply for Citizenship by Investment, provided that each applicant invests a minimum of US$ 400,000.

  • Requirements

    The minimum investment requirement remains at US$400,000. Two applications from related parties may make a joint investment, provided that each applicant invests a minimum of USD 200,000.

  • Validity
    The passport is valid for a period of 5 years and renewal will be considered if the recipient has spent a total of 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda since becoming a citizen within the 5-year validity term.
  • Investment Type
    Real Estate
  • Processing Time
    3 months
  • Investment Amount
    400000
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    $37,000
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    5 Days in 5 years
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Program 3
  • Name
    CBI - UWI
  • Description

    Applicants to the Citizenship by Investment Programme who select this option will be expected to invest $150,000 for a family of six or more (i.e. minimum number of persons per application is 6).

  • Requirements

    After the first 6 applicants, there is a $15,000 USD charge for each additional dependant

  • Validity
    The passport is valid for a period of 5 years and renewal will be considered if the recipient has spent a total of 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda since becoming a citizen within the 5-year validity term.
  • Investment Type
    Donation
  • Processing Time
    3 months
  • Investment Amount
    $150,000
  • Avg. Agent fee
    $150,000
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    5 Days in 5 years
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Program 4
  • Name
    CBI - Business Invesment
  • Description

    Invest at least $1.5 million in an approved firm on your own behalf.

  • Requirements

    If at least two individuals want to make a combined investment in an eligible business totaling at least US$ 5,000,000, and each of those individuals intends to contribute at least US$400,000 to the joint investment, an agent may file an application for Citizenship by Investment on their behalf.

  • Validity
    The passport is valid for a period of 5 years and renewal will be considered if the recipient has spent a total of 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda since becoming a citizen within the 5-year validity term.
  • Investment Type
    Passive, Business Investment
  • Processing Time
    3 months
  • Investment Amount
    $1,500,000
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    $57,000
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    5 Days in 5 years
  • Can Family be included?
    Yes
Official Government Website
Investment Types
Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Antiguan passport is now ranked 28th. It allows entrance to 153 countries without requiring a visa. As a result, it has a good overall mobility score and is a desirable passport. Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival are available to Antiguan passport holders in countries such as Singapore, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Russia, and the entire European Union. This enables for almost instantaneous travel. Antiguan passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit roughly 77 countries around the world. China, the United States, and Australia are among the countries that require a visa. Citizenship by Investment is available in Antigua & Barbuda. Applicants can receive Antigua and Barbuda citizenship and passports in four months after completing a due diligence process and making the required economic commitment to the country.

Passport Rank

28

Visa Free Countries

153

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    No
  • Visa Free Destinations
    122
  • Visa on Arrival
    29
  • Visa Online
    1
  • Visa Required
    20
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, UK
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    40%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    33%
Passport Ranking Factors

Antigua and Barbuda Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Antigua and Barbuda passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) is added to the number of countries Antigua and Barbuda passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) (eTA). There are now 122 visa-free countries for Antigua and Barbuda passport holders, 29 visa-on-arrival countries for Antigua and Barbuda passport holders, and 1 eTA destination. Antigua and Barbuda passport holders can travel to 153 countries without a visa, by visa on arrival, or using an eTA. As a result, the passport of Antigua and Barbuda is ranked 28th in the world. Apart from the visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 77 other countries where Antigua and Barbuda passport holders would require a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries). Due to its high rating and the numerous visa-free countries to which its people have access, the Antigua and Barbuda passport is highly sought after. Citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda can be obtained in a variety of ways, including through birth, ancestry, residence, marriage, or participation in the Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment program. The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program, which began in 2013, allows international investors to purchase legal citizenship and a second passport in 4 to 6 months if they meet certain criteria.

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