National Development Fund (NDF) option

To qualify for citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda under the NDF option, the Government requires a contribution to the National Development Fund of a minimum amount of US$100,000 for a family of up to four (4) persons, which increases to US$125,000 for a family of five (5) or more.

  New! The University of the West Indies (UWI) Fund option.

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has recently introduced a fourth investment option under the Citizenship by Investment Program. The University of the West Indies Fund option will be a mechanism for the financing of the institution’s fourth (4th) campus, to be located in Antigua.  The CIU will begin accepting applications under this option with immediate effect. The particulars of this option are as follows:

  •  The option is open to applications including four (4) or more persons
  • Applicants will be required to make an investment of US$150,000
  • Participation in this option will entitle one (1) member of the family to a one (1) year, tuition only, scholarship at the University of the West Indies campus in Antigua

 In addition to the above investment-options, the following processing and due diligence fees are payable to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda:

Application processing fees payable on filing the application:

  • US$ 25,000 for a family of up to four (4) persons.
  • US$ 15,000 for each additional dependent where the application consists of a family of more than four (4) persons.

Due diligence fees payable on filing the application:

  • US$ 7,500 each for the principal applicant and spouse (if applicable)
  • US$ 4,000 each for each dependent of the principal applicant who is over the age of eighteen years
  • US$2,000 for each dependent child aged twelve to seventeen
  • No due diligence fees are payable for dependent children under age twelve

The Real Estate Option

To qualify for citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda under the real-estate option, the Government requires an investment in designated real estate with a value of at least US$ 400,000 for each principal applicant. Real estate from an approved project qualifies for citizenship; such developments may be residential, tourism, commercial or industrial projects. Real estate buyers should note that there are also purchase costs for legal and conveyance fees of approximately 2 - 4% of the real estate purchase price.

Investment in a Business Option

An investment of a minimum of US$1,500,000 directly into an eligible business, either as a sole investor or via a joint investment involving at least two persons in an eligible business totalling at least US$5,000,000, and each of those persons individually invests at least US$400,000.

For the Real Estate and Investment in a Business options, the following processing and due diligence fees are payable to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda:

Application processing fees payable on filing the application:

  • US$ 50,000 for a family of up to four (4) persons.
  • US$ 15,000 for each additional dependent where the application consists of a family of more than four (4) persons.

 Due diligence fees payable on filing the application:

  • US$ 7,500 each for the principal applicant and spouse (if applicable)
  • US$ 4,000 each for each dependent of the principal applicant who is over the age of eighteen years
  • US$2,000 for each dependent child aged twelve to seventeen
  • No due diligence fees are payable for dependent children under age twelve