Antigua & Barbuda

Citizenship by Investment

About the Program.

The Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program was passed by both houses of Parliament in March 2013, allowing foreign investors to acquire citizenship under certain conditions. Since then, the program has received several applications and granted citizenship to many wealthy investors. Applicants obtain an irrevocable citizenship and passport without having to reside in the country or renounce their current nationality.

Processing time
Average of 6 months
Visa free travel
Instant visa-free travel to 151 countries, including the Schengen area countries, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Hong Kong
Investment type
Economic contribution to Antigua’s (NDF) or Real Estate investment in Antigua & Barbuda
Family dependents
Spouse, children up to 30 years old, parents & grandparents who is 55 years old above and siblings without age restrictions
Passport validity
Initially five (5) years, then 10 years validity upon renewal for persons 18 years old and above


A twin island nation nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Antigua and Barbuda is one of the most developed and the 9th country by size in the Caribbean.

The country is a part of the Commonwealth since 1981 and the official language is English. Its idyllic beaches, breath taking scenery along with its bustling environment makes it one of the premium destinations in the Caribbean. Antigua’s economic and political stability reflects on the country’s advancement in tourism and business services making it a premium investment destination sought-after by many celebrities like Robert De Niro, Oprah Winfrey and Eric Clapton.


St. John’s






Parliamentary democracy (Parliament) under a constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm


East Caribbean dollars (XCD), tied to USD


1 USD = 2.7 XCD


to be eligible for citizenship of Antigua & Barbuda under its Citizenship by Investment Program, there are three options to choose from.


Compulsory background checks are payable to the Government who appoints a preferred due diligence agency. These agencies use various international and local sources such as Interpol, World-Check and other Government agencies. Adeniyi Associates professional fees, official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other disbursements are the only other costs associated. A detailed quotation with no hidden costs is provided for the specific case.


For each case, Adeniyi Associates assigns a Document Collection Specialist. The firm provides a customized service that streamlines the application process while requiring the bare minimum from clients. Our job is to make the document collection process as simple as possible for the client, and when required, we obtain the documents without their involvement. Please keep in mind that Adeniyi Associates will draw up a personalized checklist for your application.


The estimated time to receive citizenship approval depends on the due diligence processing time and the specific case.


Visa-free travel

Visa-free access to the Schengen States, UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong & most British Commonwealth member countries.

Guaranteed by law

The program is based on the law & is guaranteed by the government since 2013.

Smooth process

Designed to be a smooth and straightforward process with a timeframe of 6 months to your new citizenship.

Tax relief

Antigua & Barbuda has no taxes on worldwide income, capital gains, dividends, gift, wealth and inheritance.

Less residency required

A 5-day physical residency is required over the five-year period. (This requirement could be satisfied all at once or in parts.)

Dual Citizenship

There is no need to renounce your current citizenship(s), and your home authorities are not notified of your new citizenship.

Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application or add them after you have obtained your citizenship for an additional fee. A qualified family member can be a child not older than 18 years, a child up to 28 years old that is currently enrolled in an educational institution, a spouse, and parents above the age of 58.
The Antigua and Barbuda Government does not require you to pass any interviews, language tests or have previous work experience to be able to apply for this program.
You are not required to visit Antigua & Barbuda before obtaining your citizenship, you are, however, required to visit for five days within the first five years after obtaining your citizenship. You can complete the Oath of Allegiance ceremony with all adult members of your family within this five-day period.
Yes, the passport of Antigua & Barbuda is now a biometric passport, also known as an ePassport.
The new biometric passport of Antigua & Barbuda has 48 pages with each page containing watermarks depicting national images.

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