Antigua & Barbuda


The two Caribbean islands totaling 442 square kilometers make up the nation of Antigua & Barbuda. They are the ninth-largest country by size in the Caribbean and have a population of over 80,000. The country boasts its white-sand beaches and azure waters. Notable individuals who have chosen to invest in winter homes include Oprah Winfrey, Eric Clapton, and more.


– Application processing within three to four months

– Inclusion of dependent children under 28 and parents or grandparents over 58

– No requirement to travel to Antigua & Barbuda during application process

– No interview, education, or managerial experience required

– Visa-free travel to 150 countries

– No tax on worldwide income


– Outstanding character

– No criminal record

– Excellent health

– High personal net worth

– Reside with the family included in the family in the country for a minimum of 5 days within 5 years

Requirements/ Obligations

(A) National Development Fund Contribution or Charitable Donation

Minimum contribution of USD$100,000 (non-refundable)

(B) Real Estate Development

Purchase of real estate with a minimum value of USD $400,000 from an approved real-estate project

The real estate cannot be disposed of within 5 years

(C) Business Development

Direct purchase of an eligible business for minimum USD $1.5 million individually, or joint where each person contributes at least USD $400,000, a minimum total of USD $5,000,000

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– Citizenship-by-Investment Unit (CIU) processes the applications.

– May request an interview if deemed necessary

– CIU undertakes strict due diligence checks

– Applicant must apply on prescribed government forms which can only be submitted through an agent who is the hold of a CIU program license

– The application must be completed in English

– Estimated processing time is three to four months

– Real estate option timeframe may vary depending on the project

Key numbers/ Figures

– Processing fee for NDF option is USD $25,000 for family of four; USD $15,000 for each additional member

– Processing fee for Real Estate option is USD $50,000; USD $15,000 for each additional member

– USD $7,500 for due diligence fees for main applicant and spouse, USD $2,000 for dependent child between 12 to 17 years of age, USD $4,000 for dependent child between 18 to 28 and dependent parent over 58