Antigua & Barbuda
Citizenship by Investment

$100,000
$200,000
9-12 months
141

Located in the West Indies, Antigua & Barbuda is a stunning twin-island nation in the Caribbean. One of the country’s most sought-after tourist attractions are its 365 beautiful beaches.

Tourism, finance, and offshore banking drive this British Commonwealth member’s stable political environment and strong economy. Thanks to its commitment to sustainable tourism and green energy, environmentally-conscious tourists frequent the country.

The Investment Programme (CIP) was established following parliamentary assent to the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Regulations 2013.

Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act, 2014 contains the newest Regulations regarding Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda. This act allows residents of the island nation to benefit from investments in the country made by applications to the CIP program.

Located in the West Indies, Antigua & Barbuda is a stunning twin-island nation in the Caribbean. One of the country’s most sought-after tourist attractions are its 365 beautiful beaches.

Tourism, finance, and offshore banking drive this British Commonwealth member’s stable political environment and strong economy. Thanks to its commitment to sustainable tourism and green energy, environmentally-conscious tourists frequent the country.

The Investment Programme (CIP) was established following parliamentary assent to the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Regulations 2013.

Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act, 2014 contains the newest Regulations regarding Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda. This act allows residents of the island nation to benefit from investments in the country made by applications to the CIP program.

Quick Facts

Population

>100,000

Capital

St. John’s

Currency

East Caribbean
Dollars/US Dollars

Total Area

281km2

Visa Free Countries

141

Language

English

Antigua & Barbuda
Citizenship Benefits

Becoming an Antigua and Barbuda citizen will open new opportunities to the investor and transform their lives.

New Paths for Future Generations

Obtain Citizenship for your extended family, i.e. parents, grandparents, and unmarried dependent siblings in one application. Pass on Antiguan citizenship to your future generations by virtue of Citizenship by Descent.

Optimized Taxes for you and your business

As a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, you do not have to pay tax on personal income, wages, inheritance, or capital gains. Additionally, the country has 0% tax on dividends, interest, and royalties globally. You can avail of these tax benefits even if you do not currently live in Antigua and Barbuda.

Visa Free to the United Kingdom and Europe

Visa free or visa on arrival to 141 countries across the world including the United Kingdom and Schengen Zone Countries.

Global Business Opportunities
New Business Opportunities

As a member of the Commonwealth, citizens of Antigua & Barbuda are entitled to certain privileges in the United Kingdom and other member states. Also, the country is part of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) giving investors access to this unified, developing market.

10-year visitor visa to U.S.

As a citizen, you can easily apply for a 10-year B1/B2 visitor visa to the United States. Visa holders can spend up to 180 days per year in the US for healthcare, travel, or business meetings.

Why Antigua & Barbuda

Beside breathtaking landscapes, luxurious retail opportunities, and a buzzing nightlife, Antigua and Barbuda provides investors with safety, security, and new business opportunities.

The citizenship offers high global mobility, low taxes, and a safe haven in case your family wishes to relocate due to safety concerns or in pursuit of a higher life-quality. 

Investment Options & Other Fees*

Antigua and Barbuda offers a range of options for its citizenship by investment program. The country is the only one in the Caribbean that offers an investment option designed specifically for large families. Our advisors will gladly provide you with guidance to help you choose the right investment option for you and your family. 

*Please note that the below prices are not inclusive of miscellaneous government fees and a legal management fee calculated on a case-by-case basis. Prices are subject to change based on government regulations. Please contact one of our advisors for a personalized quote.

Option 1

National Transformation Contribution Fund $100,000+

Contributing to the National Transformation Fund is the most cost effective option to obtain an Antigua and Barbuda passport.

Single
Investor
Married
Couple
Family
Up to 4
Family
of 5 or more

Fund Contribution (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$100,000

$100,000

$100,000

$125,000

Processing Fees (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$30,000

$30,000

$30,000

$30,000
+$15,000 for each additional dependent from the 5th

Due Diligence Fees (Payable on submission of application)

$7,500

$15,000

$15,000
for spouses $2,000 for each dependent aged 12-17 years old $4,000 for dependents 18+ years old

$15,000
for spouses $2,000 for each dependent aged 12-17 years old $4,000 for dependents 18+ years old

Option 2

Real Estate Investment $200,000+

For this option, an investor must purchase shares in a government-approved property.

The shares can be resold after 5-years which usually generates a return on the initial investment. The processing and due diligence fees remain the same as in the first option. 

Single
Investor
Married
Couple
Family
Up to 4
Family
of 5 or more

Fund Contribution (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$400,000

$400,000

$400,000

$400,000

Processing Fees (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$30,000

$30,000

$30,000

$30,000
+$15,000 for each additional dependent from the 5th

Due Diligence Fees (Payable on submission of application)

$7,500

$15,000

$15,000
for spouses $2,000 for each dependent aged 12-17 years old $4,000 for dependents 18+ years old

$15,000
for spouses $2,000 for each dependent aged 12-17 years old $4,000 for dependents 18+ years old

Option 3

University Contribution $150,000+

The university contribution is specifically designed for families with 6 or more members. With this option, one family member under 29 years can study at the University of the West Indies for a year for free.

Family of 6
Each additional member starting from the 7th

Fund Contribution (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$150,000

$15,000

Due Diligence Fees (Payable on submission of application)

Main Applicant and Spouse

$7,500

Dependent 12-17 years old

$2,000 each

Dependent 18+ years old

$4,000 each

Option 4

Business Investment
$1,500,000+

This option offers two possible investments: A single investor can spend $1.5 million to build a company in Antigua and Barbuda or a group investment of $5 million is permitted to obtain a Antigua and Barbuda passport. The group investment requires each individual investor to contribute at least $400,000. 

You can include family members in the application for an additional investment of $150,000 for each additional member starting from the 5th family member. The country requires an additional fee of $30,000. 

Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify to apply for a Antigua and Barbuda citizenship, applicants must have:

  • Clean Criminal Record
  • Valid Passport (with a minimum validity of six months)
  • National Identity documents from Country of Birth or Country of Residence 
  • Birth Certificates 
  • Additional Documentation including CVs, Education, and Work History
  • Valid Proof of Address 

 

Antigua & Barbuda allows applicants to include their close family members as dependents on their Citizenship application. All family members receive their Citizenship Certificates and Passports together. 

Eligible Dependents that you can include in an application are: 

  • A spouse of the main applicant
  • A child of the main applicant or his or her spouse who is 0-30 years of age and is financially dependent on the principal applicant
  • A child of the main applicant or of his/her spouse who is 18 years or older, but who is physically or mentally handicapped and who is living with and is fully supported by the main applicant
  • A parent or grandparent of the main applicant, or his or her spouse, who is 55 years of age or older and who is financially dependent on the principal applicant
  • A sibling of the main applicant, or of his or her spouse, if unmarried

Restrictions: All Nationalities are eligible to apply for Citizenship in Antigua & Barbuda except Citizens of Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea & Somalia.

The Process

Free Consultation
(30-60 minutes)
Book a free consultation with one of our client advisors to discuss if investing in an Antigua and Barbuda passport suits your goals.
Vancis Capital’s Due
Diligence (1 day)
Prior to signing any paperwork, our due diligence team will evaluate your eligibility for the program, for which we will require a scanned copy of your passport’s bio page, and a filled KYC document. Our onboarding process will be completed in less than one working day, and If there are no issues, we will send you a client engagement letter.
Preparing your
Application (2-4 weeks)
Our experienced processing team will work with you to collect all the necessary documents for your application. All of our clients receive comprehensive service and support to obtain documents necessary. Our team will fill out and review all forms prior to your signature.
Government Due Diligence
(3 months or more)
Our team submits the completed application and documents to Antigua and Barbuda’s CBIU after we receive your payment for the due diligence and legal management fees. The Antiguan Government will then begin its due diligence checks on all adult applicants. The CBIU usually responds with its findings and approval in 120 - 180 working days (varies depending on volume of applications at the CBIU).
The Final Investment
(up to 90 days)
After our team receives the approval from the Government, we will request you to make the final payment towards your chosen investment or contribution option. This requirement usually has to be fulfilled within 90 days of receiving the approval.
Receive your Second
Citizenship (2-6 weeks)
Your new passport and citizenship certificate will reach our office approximately 30 days after the final payment. From there, you can either collect your passport in one of our offices or choose to have them couriered to your registered address.

Take charge of your future with our expert advisors

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you with your citizenship or residency by investment goals. One of our investment migration experts will contact you to discuss your case. With over 16 years of combined experience our team has helped hundreds of families achieve freedom.