Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) is the latest program of this kind in the Caribbean. It was established following parliamentary assent to the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Act, 2013.

The Regulations regarding Citizenship by Investment in Antigua and Barbuda are contained in Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act, 2013.

These provisions allow the government to operate a program under which citizenship is granted to persons who qualify under criteria set by parliamentary decision.

The CIP requires a person to make a significant economic contribution to the country. In exchange, and subject to stringent application procedures, including thorough background checks, the applicants and their families are granted citizenship.

To qualify for citizenship, the primary applicant must be over 18 years of age, meet the application requirements and select one of the following three investment options:

  1. USD$100,000 donation to National Development Fund (NDF) for the primary applicant or a family of up to 4 persons and USD$125,000 for a family of 5 and over
  2. USD$400,000 investment in Real Estate (or)
  3. USD$1.5 million Business Investment