Antigua and Barbuda Residency and Citizenship for Investors


The Antigua and Barbuda Investors Residency & Citizenship Programme is a coveted choice for individuals and families contemplating a move to the Caribbean, underpinned by a substantial investment in the local economy. In this extensive guide, we will meticulously examine the various categories of investor visas available, elucidate their associated advantages, and elucidate the intricacies of the application process.

Categories of Investor Visas

Antigua and Barbuda offer two distinct categories of investor visas:

Investor Residency: 

This category necessitates a minimum investment of $400,000 in an approved business or real estate venture, offering the potential to attain permanent residency.

Citizenship by Investment: 

This programme mandates a minimum investment of $100,000 in the National Development Fund, an endorsed business or real estate project, or a donation to the University of West Indies Fund, providing pathways to citizenship.

Investment Prerequisites

To be eligible for the Antigua and Barbuda Investors Residency & Citizenship Programme, investors must adhere to specific investment prerequisites, including:

The investment must be directed towards an approved business or real estate project.

The investment funds must originate from a lawful source.

The investor must be at least 18 years of age.

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Emigration Eligibility Criteria

Investors seeking entry into the Antigua and Barbuda Investors Residency & Citizenship Programme must meet emigration eligibility criteria, which encompass:

Successfully passing a comprehensive background check.

Possessing a clean criminal record.

Having no significant health issues.


The timeframes associated with the Antigua and Barbuda Investors Residency & Citizenship Programme may vary based on the chosen programme and the complexity of the application. In broad terms, the residency programme’s processing duration ranges from 4 to 6 months, while the citizenship programme entails a decision period of up to 4 to 6 months, followed by an additional 2 to 3 months for passport issuance.


The costs linked to the Antigua and Barbuda Investors Residency & Citizenship Programme fluctuate depending on the chosen programme and the scale of the investment. In essence, investors should be prepared for a substantial financial commitment in addition to expenses associated with the application procedure. The minimum investment for the residency programme is $400,000, while the citizenship programme mandates a minimum investment of $100,000, along with supplementary fees and expenditures.

Acquiring Citizenship by Investment

To secure citizenship through investment in Antigua and Barbuda, investors must adhere to a structured set of procedural steps:

Select a specific investment project or business that aligns with programme requirements.

Make the requisite investment and provide compelling evidence thereof.

Submit a comprehensive application to the relevant governmental agency.

Await a decision on the application.

Upon approval, finalize the additional payment for passport issuance and solemnly undertake the oath of allegiance.

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