The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme was established in 2013. Citizenship is conditional on the applicant spending five days on Antiguan or Barbudan soil within five years of obtaining citizenship. This requirement is waived for children until after they turn 18 and is suspended until summer 2022 due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
National Development Fund (NDF) Option This NDF is invaluable to the people of Antigua and Barbuda as it is used for the purpose of funding government sponsored projects, including public-private partnerships and approved charitable investments.
Real Estate Investment Option Applicants can obtain citizenship by purchasing a government-approved real estate, to be held for five years. Current minimum thresholds were introduced in March 2020. There is also an option, for families of up to four, to make a joint investment with a ‘related party’ (one with the same Licenced Agent as the applicant).
Business Investment Option Under this option, applicants can invest in an eligible, Government-approved, business project, with an option to make a joint investment with another applicant.
University of West Indies Fund (UWIF Option) For families of at least six persons only, an investment in the University of the West Indies Fund is an ideal option. In addition to receiving citizenship, one member of the family is also entitled to a one year, tuition-only scholarship. This option was introduced in October 2018 but modified significantly in May 2020.