Investors and their families may gain citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda in one of three ways:
- A one-time contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF)
- An investment in pre-approved real estate
- A pre-approved business investment
- A participation in the West Indies Fund (UWI Fund)
Limited Time Offer
The Limited Time Offer is available until 31 October 2019. The following contribution and investment requirements apply. NDF Contribution
- A family of 4 or less: US$ 100,000
- A family of 5 or more: US$ 125,000
Real Estate Investment
- Application with the main applicant and any number of dependents: US$400,000
- Joint application with 2 main applications (and any number of dependents): US$ 200,000 (total value of investment must be US$400,000)
National Development Fund (NDF)
Antigua and Barbuda’s National Development Fund (NDF) was established by the Government to sponsor projects to diversify and support the national economy. The minimum contribution required under the NDF option is US$100,000 plus US$25,000 Government fees, equating to US$125,000 for a single applicant.
Investment in Pre-approved Real Estate
The pre-approved real estate option requires applicants to purchase property that they can only resell after 5 years. Ownership through a company is allowed so long as the company is a non-profit, has issued all authorized shares to the applicant, is established and in good standing under the laws of Antigua and Barbuda, and is not an exempt or offshore entity. The minimum required investment under the pre-approved real estate option is US$400, 000.
Pre-approved Business Investment
The business investment option allows applicants to invest in a business that has been pre-approved by the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU). The CIU approves a business investment after discussing it with the Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority (ABIA). Applicants who choose this option can either:
- Invest at least US$1,500,000 in an approved business
- Invest at least US$400,000 in a joint investment with another applicant, so long as the joint investment totals at least US$5,000,000.
West Indies Fund (UWI Fund)
The West Indies Fund is a mechanism for financing UWI’s fourth landed campus in Antigua and Barbuda. This option is only available for a family of four persons or more, and participation in the UWI Fund entitles one family member to a one-year scholarship at the University of the West Indies.