Citizenship Options

Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programme

Considered one of the premier Caribbean destinations, the twin island state of Antigua and Barbuda harmonises traditional Caribbean charm with first world services. Known for its 365 pristine beaches and secluded stretches of frilled coastline, the island enjoys cutting edge financial services and advanced communications infrastructure, setting it apart from other destinations that offer similar Citizenship by Investment services.

Home to the ‘black’ pineapple and the Western Hemisphere’s only working Georgian dockyard, Antigua and Barbuda is a regional hub for air and sea transport in the Eastern Caribbean, making travel and delivery of goods fast and seamless.

Applicants will be required to confirm one of the below investment options. Thereafter it is required as part of the regulatory process to conduct an initial inquiry on each applicant. Following this, a more comprehensive government application process is completed and supporting documents obtained to submit to the approving body, the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), for processing.

Investment Options

Travel Benefits

In just four to five months, a successful applicant will have the benefit of becoming a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, enabling them to explore the world.1

Imagine the flexibility with dual nationality, being not just a citizen of one country but two. Whether it's business trips or vacations, an Antigua and Barbuda passport holder has ultimate freedom of movement.2

Their family gets to share in the journey too. With Antigua and Barbuda's CIP, citizenship is for the entire family. That means embarking on adventures together, creating memories that will last a lifetime.3

General Info

Five Steps to Obtaining Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship

The Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) is the government authority responsible for administering the processing of all applications. The standard application process takes three to four months, but it may take longer depending on an applicant’s circumstances.

Step 1

Contact one of our agents for a consultation and for information on becoming a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda.

Step 2

Prepare the required government-issued application forms along with providing the relevant supporting documents for submission to the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU). Upon submission of an application to the CIU, one is required to make the following payments.

  • Government due diligence fees and interview fees
  • 10% of the government processing fees
  • 10% of the purchase price of the real estate (if applicable)
  • ILIS professional fees

Step 3

Once the application is submitted, the CIU will initiate the processing of the application which can take from 90-120 days from submission to approval. Thereafter, the CIU will advise whether the application has been approved, denied or delayed, and if additional documents are required to complete the processing of the application.

Step 4

Upon notification of approval from the CIU, an applicant will be required to pay the following fees within 30 days. These fees include:

  • Investment contribution OR 90% balance of the real estate (if applicable)
  • 90% balance of government processing fees
  • Passport fees

Step 5

Once all payments are confirmed, the issuance of the Certificate of Registration (COR) and the Antigua and Barbuda passports takes approximately three to four weeks.