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Established in 2013, the Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment program offers a quick and straightforward route to acquiring a second citizenship in only 3-4 months. It’s also one of the best inclusive investment programs in the Caribbean, with investment minimums of $100,000 for a family of four.

As officially authorized and fully licensed agents for the Antigua and Barbuda program, Astons enables HNW entrepreneurs, investors, and families, like you, to acquire citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda. Over the past 30 years, we’ve successfully connected thousands of clients with CBI programs all around the world – we have the experience, expertise, and insider knowledge to match you to the best programs and solutions to satisfy your wants, needs, goals, and demands.

Let Astons answer all your questions about the Antigua & Barbuda citizenship program, including:

  • Why you should choose the Antigua & Barbuda citizenship by investment program?
  • What are the eligibility requirements?
  • What are your investment options?
  • What does the application process look like?

Partnering with Astons means, you could gain citizenship – and a passport – for this beautiful island nation in just three months.

Trust Astons – A better life awaits.

Program Benefits

Fast review process

Decision on your application is made in just 3-4 months

The most cost-effective

Second citizenship for family of 4, from just $100,000

Visa-free travel worldwide

Visa-free access to 160 countries, including EU & UK, Hong Kong

Entire family are eligible

Including spouse, children, parents and grandparents, and unmarried siblings

Short investment period

5 years if you invest in property

Attractive tax regime

No tax on income, wealth or inheritance, no tax on worldwide income

No residence requirements currently

No physical residency required in order to obtain your second citizenship, passport can be dispatched to location outside of Antigua.5 days residency requirement must be met by adult applicants within 5 years of registration, but there is currently a waiver until August 2022 for citizens with passports nearing or past the expiry period.

Investment required only after approval

Complete investments after receiving citizenship application approval
Program Requirements

The Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment program is one of only five options in the Caribbean. Astons has made the application process very streamlined, but there are some requirements you need to consider. They are:

  • Licensed agent: Antigua and Barbuda requires all applications to be submitted through an officially licensed agent, such as Astons.
  • Due diligence: Applicants must provide a birth certificate, passport from their country of origin, a clean criminal background check, and establish legal ownership over their investment funds as well as proof the funds originate from legal sources.
  • Investment threshold: The Antigua CBI program requires a minimum cash investment of $100,000, which increases to $200,000 when opting for the real estate investment route.
  • Investment hold: Real estate investments for the acquisition of citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda must be held for at least five years. Afterwards, you are free to sell without affecting citizenship.
  • Mandatory interviews: All applicants are required to complete interviews – which can be done remotely – to prove their source of funds and eligibility. It is an extra layer of due diligence to check that candidates are legitimate and have positive intentions.
  • Physical residency: While you will have the right to live in Antigua and Barbuda full-time, citizens are only required to spend at least five days in Antigua and Barbuda in the first five-year period following approval.
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    Visa-free travel to over 160 countries worldwide

    Global visa-free travel without visa applications and restrictions. Travel the world with a passport of Antigua and Barbuda – get visa-free access worldwide, including in the EU, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. Go on a last-minute business trip or take your family on a spontaneous holiday in Europe.

    Which is right for me?
    Married Couple
    Family of 4
    Family of 6
    Joint Applicant
    Option 1 (Contribution to National Development Fund)
    Option 2 (Investment in Real Estate)
    Option 3 (University of West Indies Fund)
    Option 4 (Business Investment)
    Investment Options

    There are several options for investment to gaining citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda.

    To qualify for citizenship, you can either make a donation of $100,000 to the National Development Fund (NDF) or purchase real estate on the island starting from $200,000, invest in a university or a business.

    Option 1 / $100,000 — Non-refundable contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF)

    • The program features the most cost-effective route to acquiring a second citizenship for the family through a government donation of $100,000 covering a family of 4.
    • The same donation amount would be required if an investor applies alone.
    • Contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF) is non-refundable.

    As of July 30, the minimum investment threshold for the fund for a single applicant and a family of four will be $230,000.

    Option 2 / $200,000–$400,000 — Investment in real estate

    • $200,000 — Minimum investment for a single applicant when applying though a joint investment with another main applicant (2 individual investors with their families).
    • $400,000 — Minimum investment in real estate when applying individually(one investor with the family).

    As of July 30, the investment threshold for real estate for a family of up to four people will be $325,000.

    Option 3 / $150,000 for a family of six (6) or more - University of the West Indies (UWI)Fund

    • The University of the West Indies Fund (UWI) option is a mechanism for financingUWI’s fourth landed campus.
    • Minimum number of persons per application is 6. US$150,000 contribution (inclusive of processing fees) for a family of 6. Processing Fees: US$15,000 for each additional dependent for families of 7 or more.
    • Participation in the option will entitle one member of the family to a one year, tuition only, scholarship at the University of the West Indies.

    As of July 30, the contribution to the University of the West Indies (UWI) fund will increase to $300,000.

    Option 4 / From US$1,500,000 - Business Investment (BI)

    • The two business investment options are (business can be existing or proposed):
    • A principal applicant, on his own behalf, makes an investment in an approved business of at least US$1,500,000
    • A minimum of 2 persons to make a joint investment in an approved business totaling at least US$ 5,000,000. Each person is required to contribute at least US$400,000 to the joint investment.

    Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship Acquisition

    Astons’ focus is to provide a hassle-free and seamless service assisting you with the citizenship application.

    We will guide you through every step of the second citizenship acquisition process with due diligence and care, ensuring that your application is submitted correctly and followed up to conclusion.

    3–4 weeks
    Preparation time

    Free Consultation with Astons' Experts

    Our citizenship advisers will evaluate your personal circumstances and assist you in selecting investment options most suitable for you, matching the required criteria to ensure a successful application.

    The entire family can be included under one application:

    1. Main applicant
    — The main applicant must be 18 years of age and above
    — The applicant must have a clean criminal record

    2. Children, including dependent children up to the age of 28
    3. Spouse
    4. Dependent parents and grandparents over the age of 58
    Under the program the applicants have to spend a minimum of 5 days in the country within a period of 5 years.


    Prepare documents

    A detailed checklist will be provided, and you will be guided through the documents collection stage. Experienced citizenship advisers will check all the documents for compliance and ensure all requirements are met.

    12-16 weeks
    Processing time

    Submit your application

    Once all your original documents are collected and sent to us, citizenship specialists will review your file and prepare it for submission. Your application will be submitted to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda via an authorised local agent, as required by law.


    Processing of application

    Each application is vetted by the Government through a thorough due diligence background check, during which time submitted information is examined and verified. There is currently no interview requirement.


    Receive your pre-approval

    Once the application is reviewed by the Government and the decision is made, the applicant will be issued a letter advising of the decision. This letter will be forwarded to you.

    4 weeks
    Compliance time

    Complete your investment

    Once your application has been approved, you will be required to complete your investment.


    Antigua And Barbuda Сitizenship in 3-4 months

    Upon completion of the investment your citizenship certificate will be issued, and your passport application submitted on your behalf. No visit to Antigua and Barbuda is required in order to be granted citizenship, your passport will be couriered to your preferred address.

    5 days residency requirement must be met by adult applicants within 5 years of registration, but there is currently a waiver until August 2022 for citizens with passports nearing or past the expiry period.

    Property for Investment in Antigua and Barbuda

    Frequently Asked Questions
    What is life like in Antigua & Barbuda?

    Antigua & Barbuda is one of the world’s most loved places to live thanks to its tropical maritime climate, beautiful beaches, stable economy, low crime rates, and welcoming locals. The cost of living is around 20% lower than in the USA, while there are plenty of opportunities for individuals to grow their wealth.

    What’s the minimum investment for citizenship?
    Why should I opt for an Antigua & Barbuda passport?
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    Does Antigua & Barbuda allow dual citizenship?
    What are the tax obligations in Antigua & Barbuda?
    Do I need to visit Antigua & Barbuda to complete the application?
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    Why Our Clients Choose Us

    Trust Astons

    33 years of industry leadership and dominance - ASTONS is one of the original firms that molded the investment immigration industry. Founded in London in 1989, Astons has evolved into a family of global companies now headquartered in Dubai.

    Communicate on your terms

    Astons personally serves clients via our global footprint with offices in Istanbul (Turkey), Limassol (Cyprus), Dubai (UAE),Athens (Greece), Fort Lauderdale (USA) and Saint Julians (Malta). As well as, via text message, WhatsApp, Telegram, or email.

    Globally licensed firm

    ASTONS maintains licensed partnerships with the official govermental agencies operating the CBI and RBI programs. ASTONS operates in strict accordance with the laws and regulations of every country where we do business - cooperating with local regulators and government officials. Ensuring no risks for you, your reputation or brand, and your investment.

    Earned reputation

    ASTONS, on average, helps nearly 300 clients a year. With historical totals of:
    More than 9,000 clients
    A clientele from over 50%+ of the world’s nationalities
    $2.6 Billion+ USD in immigration and real estate investments

    100% success rate

    100% of clients who pass the Astons’ due diligence review have their applications approved. The Astons due diligence team of seasoned UK lawyers and industry experts advance our clients’ interests by maintaining direct and constant contact with government officials - leveraging our experience, expertise and methodology of the British law school to conclude the immigration process in our client’s benefit.

    Client focused Service

    ASTONS offers only the best the world of investment immigration and luxury real estate has to offer. We expertly select citizenship and residence programs that can deliver solutions to virtually any client. As well as premium real estate in 11 countries to appease the most discerning buyer or investor. Our experts find the most advantageous solutions to address every client’s wants, needs, and demands.

    Internationally relied upon experts

    ASTONS experts are regularly relied upon by global media outlets and publications to provide expert insights and comments for investment immigration; including: Bloomberg, The Times, CNN, The Telegraph, El Tiempo, El Pais, El Economista, MSN UK, SchengenVisainfo and many others.

    World leader in immigration services

    ASTONS didn’t create the world of immigration investment, we perfected it for the benefit of investors. Astons consistently ranks as a TOP-25 firm in the international immigration industry by Uglobal Immigration Magazine, Best European Citizenship Advisor 2018, and Best Full-Service Investment Immigration Firm 2019.


    Schedule A Free Consultation

    Connect with Astons via our website, email, WhatsApp, or Telegram, to schedule a consultation. Together we’ll find the perfect residency by investment program for you and your family. In the consultation, we will:

    • Define and understand your wants, needs, goals, and demands
    • Create a list of the best strategies and solutions for you
    • Discuss and explain the various investment options available

    Susanna Uzakova

    Citizenship, residence permit and real estate investment expert
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