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Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment

Investing in a legal second passport from Antigua and Barbuda offers visa-free access to key business hubs across the world.

Legal Basis

Regulations governing the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship By Investment Program are contained in Section 6 of the Citizenship by Investment Act, 2014. This Constitutional Act and subsequent amendments gives the Government of the twin-island nation the right to legally offer individuals with no former ties to the country, an Antigua citizenship by investment, and grants these citizens the right to hold an Antigua passport.

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Investment Criteria

Contribution to National Development Fund*

Single Applicant

$132 800

Family of 4 (Main applicant + Spouse + 2 Children under 12 yrs)

$141 200

Real Estate Investment*

Single Applicant


Family of 4 (Main applicant + Spouse + 2 Children under 12 yrs)


*Please contact PassPro for advisory fees and a personalized quote based on the number and ages of dependents included in your application

Applicants for Antigua Citizenship by Investment can pursue three investment routes. Individuals can make a non-refundable contribution to the National Development Fund, invest in an approved Real Estate project or invest in an approved Business. The real estate must be held for a minimum period and can be resold after five years of obtaining legal citizenship.

Benefits of Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment

  • 3-6 months to complete Antigua citizenship by investment application and obtain your Antigua passport.
  • The Antigua passport offers visa-free or visa on arrival access to 150 countries including key business hubs such as the UK, Schengen Zone, Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Spouse, dependent children less than 29 years and parents 58 years and above can be included within the same Antigua citizenship by investment application.
  • Member of the Commonwealth of Nations and United Nations.
  • English-speaking population and a legal system based on English Common Law.
  • No personal income tax, inheritance tax or capital gains tax.
  • No tax on global income for non-residents.
  • The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is a stable currency that has been pegged to the US dollar since 1976.
  • Highly respected higher educational facilities including the American University of Antigua College of Medicine that can open the door to opportunities in the USA.
  • The Program’s Restricted Countries list guarantees a high level of integrity and international respect.
  • Introduction of electronic Antigua passport (E-passport), which stores biometric data, adding to state-of-the-art security measures on par with the highest international standards
  • The country is the best connected among the Eastern Caribbean states with direct flights from the UK, USA and Europe.
  • Antigua and Barbuda is one of the world’s most desirable tourism destinations with a 5-star luxury sailing and resort offering.
  • Dual citizenship allowed.
  • The Antigua passport allows you the freedom to enjoy your life in your current country of residence.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to submit a separate Antigua citizenship by investment application for each family member?

No, this is not necessary. Spouses and dependent children up to 25 years can be included within the same Antigua citizenship by investment application. You can also include your dependent parents and grandparents who are 65 years and above.

What makes investing in Antigua citizenship by investment legal?

What makes this program legal is the presence of a Constitutional Act that prescribes how an individual can acquire Antigua citizenship by investment, and ensures the citizenship granted is for life – meaning no one can revoke your Antigua citizenship or Antigua passport even if the government changes in the future.

The country’s Constitutional Act explains exactly how the applicant can invest in citizenship. The Antigua second citizenship program requires the investor to apply through an authorized agent and invest in government funds or approved real estate projects, business ventures or government bonds. The applicant also has to undergo a due diligence check and prove that he has clean a source of funds.

How can I be sure of my investment in Antigua and Barbuda real estate?

Investments can only be made in a Government Approved Real Estate Project. At PassPro we regularly visit the island and vet projects first-hand so that we can give you sound and current advice on the best projects and reputable developers. We will help check the contracts on your behalf, pick the best units that can be rented or sold after the holding period and negotiate the best package for your needs.

After my Antigua and Barbuda passport is processed what resources will be available to me for next steps?

Acquiring a second citizenship is not a transaction, we believe it is a lifelong relationship. Our ‘My PassPro’ portal is your online portal for enjoying life as a citizen of a new country. Just sign in and receive access to a host of special services including visa updates for Antigua and Barbuda, consular guidance, assistance opening bank accounts and lots more.

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