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Antigua and Barbuda

Citizenship by Investment Program

Antigua and Barbuda offers a Citizenship by Investment Program, which is regulated by the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Regulations 2014 Act, amended in 2016.

Under this program, individuals that make an economic contribution to the country, may become Antigua and Barbuda’s citizens, along with their dependents.


Investment in an eligible business

- US$1,500,000 investment in an eligible business as a sole investor, or
- US$5,000,000 joint investment, participated by at least 2 persons and each person individually investing at least US$400,000.


- Primary applicant must be over 18 years old.
- Primary applicant and dependents do not suffer contagious disease and/or serious health problems.
- Not to have been convicted in any country of an offense, with a custodial penalty of more than six months’ imprisonment, unless he or she has received a free pardon.
- Not to be subject of a criminal investigation.
- Not to be a potential national security risk to Antigua and Barbuda or to any other country.
- Not to be involved in any activity likely to cause disrepute to the country.
- Not to have been denied a visa to a country with which Antigua and Barbuda has visa-free travel.
- After obtaining citizenship, the new citizen must spend 5 days in the country during the first 5-year period to maintain citizenship.
- Nationals of the restricted countries listed below, may apply to the Antigua and Barbuda CIP if they migrated before the age of majority and/or have maintained permanent residence for at least 10 years in Canada, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, or UAE and maintain no economic ties to any restricted country.

Restricted Nationalities

Afghanistan, North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan

dual citizenship

Dual citizenship is recognized in Antigua and Barbuda. You are not required to renounce your previous nationality to become a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda.

Documents Required

  • Photograph & Signature Certificate
  • Medical Certificate
  • Certified coloured copy of current passport(s)
  • Certified coloured copy of current machine readable national identity card(s)
  • 4 original passport-size color photos
  • Original excerpt of full birth record or certified copy of full birth certificate
  • original police certificate
  • Certified copy of military records(s)
  • Certified copy of proof of name change (if applicable)
  • Investment Confirmation Form
  • Original bank reference letter
  • Original professional reference
  • Proof of employment and or corporate documents
  • 2 original document(s) of evidence of residential address
  • Document certifying marital status
  • birth certificate
  • registration/naturalisation certificate
  • Business/Operational plan
  • Company audited financial statements for the most recent 3 years (where applicable), project costs, profit projections, cash flow projections for three years
  • Proof of funding
  • Inland Revenue Tax Certificate, (where applicable)
  • Memorandum and Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the company
  • Profiles of Shareholders, Directors and key Executives
  • Litigation, current and potential information
  • Schedule of Debt and Leases to include; lender, terms, interest rate, repayment schedule and current status
  • Antigua Barbuda Investment Authority Investment Certificate, (if applicable)
  • List of concessions as approved by the Antigua Barbuda Investment Authority, (if applicable)
  • Economic and/or Environment Impact Assessment Study (where applicable)
  • dual citizenship Yes
  • Family members included Yes
  • land ownership Yes
  • Physical residence required No
  • Personal visit required Yes
  • Language skills required No
  • Interview required No
  • Investment Single $1,500,000 + $30,000 of fees
  • Investment Family 4 $1,500,000 + $30,000 of fees
  • Minimum annual income -
  • Time to citizenship 3
  • Time to permanent residency
  • Visa-free countries 154
  • Financing available No

Country details

Antigua and Barbuda
St. John's
North America
Antigua and Barbuda is a Central American country member of the Commonwealth and CARICOM.

Antigua and Barbuda passport holders can enjoy visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 150 countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK and EU Schengen states.

Formed by two main islands and several small islands in the east of the Caribbean Sea, the country is located on the Lesser Antilles and borders the island of Guadalupe to the south, Montserrat to the southwest, Saint Kitts and Nevis to the west and Saint Barthélemy to the northwest.

It has a population of 92,000 inhabitants. Saint John, located in the island of Antigua, is its capital, its most populated city and its main port. Its official currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD), which is pegged to the US$ at a 2.7:1 ratio.

Visa Free Travel

With your new passport from Antigua and Barbuda you'll be able to access 154 countries visa free


All income of the citizens or residents of Antigua and Barbuda is free of any kind of local taxes, whether the income is remitted or not. Antigua and Barbuda is a traditionally low tax and offshore jurisdiction free from personal income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and wealth tax. There is a real property tax from 0.1% up to 0.5% on the assessed market value of the property.

Any international business may be managed through an IBC (international business corporation), and its profits will be exempt from tax. Learn more about Antigua and Barbuda IBCs.

This should not be construed as tax advice. We have access to a global network of qualified attorneys and accountants who can give you the proper advice for your particular circumstances. Contact us for further information.

  • Property tax Yes
  • Transfer tax Yes
  • Inheritance tax No
  • Net worth tax No
  • CFC law No
  • Tax residency days 183
  • Personal income tax rate 0%
  • Capital Gains tax rate 0%
  • Investment income tax rate 0%
  • Territorial taxation Yes

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