Antigua & Barbuda

Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP)

Qualifying Investments

  • A contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF) of a minimum non-refundable amount of $200,000.
  • An investment of at least $400,000 into one of the approved real estate projects and to be held for a minimum period of 5 years.
  • An investment of a minimum of $1,500,000 directly into an eligible business as a sole investor or a joint investment involving at least 2 persons in an eligible business totalling at least $5,000,000 and each of those persons individually invests at least $400,000.
  • A spouse of the main applicant
  • A child of main applicant or spouse, less than age 18 + in full time attendance at recognised institution + fully supported by main applicant
  • A child of main applicant or spouse, at least age 18, and physically or mentally challenged + living with and fully supported by main applicant
  • Parents or grandparents of main applicant or spouse age 65+ living with and fully supported by main applicant.

NDF is a non-profit fund that is subject to parliamentary oversight by way of a six monthly report to be presented to Parliament in sufficient detail to allow for transparency and accountability. The fund will also be audited by an internationally recognised accounting firm.

It is established under section 42(2) of the Finance Administration Act 2006 for the purpose of funding government sponsored projects, including public-private partnerships and approved charitable investments.

Acquisition of citizenship under the NDF investment option requires a contribution to the National Development Fund in the minimum sum of US$200,000 per application. The contribution is in the form of a one-time payment.

The primary applicant may include spouse, dependent children and dependent parents over 65 years of age within the application with no additional NDF contribution required.



Whether existing or proposed, for the purposes of investment in business under the Citizenship by Investment Program, the two options are:

  • Where a person proposes to make an investment in an approved business of at least $1,500,000 on their own behalf.
  • At least two persons propose to make a joint investment in such an approved business totalling at least $5,000,000, and each of those persons individually propose to contribute at least $400,000 to the joint investment an application or application for Citizenship by Investment may be submitted on his, her or their behalf through an agent.

The application process is similar to that of the NDF, namely, upon submission of your application you will be asked to pay the due diligence fees and 10% of the government processing  fees.

Upon receipt of a letter of approval you will be asked to pay the balance of the government processing fees and your business investment amount within a 30 day period.


Due Diligence Fee

All applications are subject to rigorous due diligence to ensure that only meritorious applicants are granted citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda. Due diligence fee is charged for each family member aged 11+ as prescribed below.

Government Processing Fee

10% payable (and non-refundable) upon submission of your application; balance due following receipt of an approval letter sent to the authorised agent. Government fee is charged for each family member.

National Development Fund (NDF)

Processing $25,000 $25,000
family up to 4
$25,000 for 4; incremental payments $15,000 ea. additional
Contribution $200,000 $200,000 $250,000
Due Diligence $7,500 $7,500; $7,500 spouse; $2,000 age 12-17; $4,000 dependent 18+ $7,500; $7,500 spouse; $2,000 age 12-17; $4,000 dependent 18+

Real Estate and Business Investment

Processing $50,000 $50,000
family up to 4
$50,000 family of 4; incremental payments $15,000 ea. additional
Contribution $400,000 $400,000 $400,000
Due Diligence $7,500 $7,500; $7,500 spouse; $2,000 age 12-17; $4,000 dependent 18+ $7,500; $7,500 spouse; $2,000 age 12-17; $4,000 dependent 18+

Due Diligence fee – dependent parent aged 65+ $4,000
Passport fee – each person $300

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