Costs for obtaining Antigua & Barbuda citizenship

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What amount must be invested to become a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda?

The Antigua citizenship application process takes between 3 and 4 months from the date of submission of the application. We assist you during the application process with a streamlined and interactive process that is highly effective and easy to follow for our customers. In this way we are able to guide, assist and advise our customers during the entire application process, which guarantees a very high success rate. Our citizenship consultants monitor the progress of each application at all stages of the process and will always keep you perfectly informed.

To obtain citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda, the applicant must invest one of the following minimum amounts, depending on which investment option he or she chooses:

Option 1: Investment in a government-approved real estate project

The government of Antigua and Barbuda determines which real estate projects meet the established threshold to be designated as approved real estate projects, after which they are eligible to participate in the investment-based citizenship program. An applicant only needs to make the minimum investment, regardless of the number of dependents included in the application. Two or more applicants may invest together in one property, provided that each applicant contributes an amount at least equal to the minimum investment required. A real estate acquired under the real estate option can be resold after 5 years after the granting of citizenship.

Minimum investment:

  • $200,000 (regardless of the number of dependents included in the application)

Option 2: Donation to the National Development Fund

The National Development Fund (NDF) is a non-profit fund under parliamentary supervision. It has its legal basis in Section 42(2) of the Finance Administration Act of 2006, which provides for the funding of government sponsored projects, such as, but not limited to, public-private partnerships and approved charitable investments.

Minimum investment:

  • $100,000 - Single applicant or a family of 4 or fewer people.
  • $125,000 - Family of 5 or more people

Option 3: Investment in business ventures

Under this option, an applicant is making an investment in an existing or proposed business that has been approved by the authority administering the investment-based citizenship program. There are two routes within this option:

(a) one-person investment in an approved company; or

(b) joint investment of several persons in an approved company.

Minimum investment:

  • $1,500,000 - One person investment in an approved company
  • $5,000,000 - Two or more people making a joint investment

Option 4: Investment in the University of the West Indies (UWI) fund

This option allows the applicant to invest in the University of the West Indies Fund to obtain citizenship for the entire family. The fund is only open to minimum family sizes of six - if there are fewer than six people in the family, the client must choose one of the other three investment options. This option also entitles one family member to a one-year scholarship at the University of the West Indies.

Minimum investment:

  • $150,000 - Family of 6
  • $15,000 - Each additional dependent

Additional Costs of Obtaining Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship

Due Diligence Fees

  • $7,500 - Main Applicant
  • $7,500 - Husband
  • $4,000 - Parents age 58 or older
  • $4,000 - Dependent Family Member Age 18+
  • $2,000 - Dependent Family Member ages 12-17

Government costs (already included in investment option 4 - UWI fund)

  • $30,000 - Single applicant or a family of up to 4 people
  • $15,000 - Each additional person

Other additional costs

  • Passport fees
  • Representation Costs

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