Antigua and Barbuda launched economic citizenship program in the Caribbean in 2014 to boost its economy and tourism sector. The program quickly gained popularity and received accolades from international investors.
In 2017, Antigua reduced investment contribution to acquire passport to $100,000 (from $200,00) making it easy for families to apply for passports.
As of 2020, Antigua CIP remains the cheap and best family citizenship by investment program. New changes made to citizenship regulations now allow children to be added later by just paying a flat fee depending on the age.
The Government has remains firmly committed to make CBI scheme, best and transparent in the world with consistent and substantive improvements in strengthening the citizenship scheme.
Applicants may also invest in real estate or business projects for fast tracked citizenship. All applicants including any family members are required to pass all background checks before being approved of passports. All applications may only be submitted to the Citizenship Investment Unit (CIU) by a licensed agent.
1. NDF DONATION
Single applicant: US$100,000
Family of 4: US$ 100,000
Family of 5 – US$ 100,000
Additional dependents: US$10,000 per person
2. REAL ESTATE
USD 400,000 held for 3 years
Joint Investment (2 persons): $200,000 each
Government fee: $30,000
Single Investment: $1.5 million
Joint Investment: $5 million ($400K per investor)
Government fee: $30,000 (family of 4)
Additional fee: $10,000 per dependent
Residence / Personal Visit
5 days (only when renewing passport)
1 Antigua is the cheapest CIP for families.
2 Only CIP in the Caribbean that has business option
3 Antigua has a strong and powerful passport when it comes to freedom of movement
Nationals of these countries cannot apply: Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, Iran, North Korea, Sudan.
If they live outside their countries with a permanent residence card, they can apply
From your agent or at the consulate.
Yes, adult children upto 30 years and parents or grandparents above 55 years can apply
Deprivation of citizenship may occur if the citizen does not spend at least 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda. You will lose all the investment.
From the nearest US/Canadian consulate where you live
No. Just renew the passport at the nearest consulate.
Just pay an initial retainer fee to start the application process. If your application is approved by Government you pay the rest 90%. All the fees are paid in stages
and in installments per invoices.
From the nearest US/Canadian consulate where you live.