The investor can include their spouse, children under 30 years old, parents, grandparents over 55 years old, and siblings in the application. The composition of the family affects the amount of investment and additional costs.
Donation to the National Transformation Fund
Making a donation to the state fund is the least expensive option for individual investors and families of up to 4 people. The amount of investment in both cases is $100,000. The investment is non-refundable and does not earn income.
In this option, the Antigua and Barbuda citizenship cost increases for families with more than 4 members included in the application. For the participation of a family of 5 or more people, an additional $25,000 must be paid.
Together with the subsidy, the investor pays a state fee of $30,000 for families up to 4 people. If more family members are included in the application, an additional $15,000 must be paid for each member starting with the fifth member.
Investment in the state fund and government fees
|$130,000||Investor and spouse|
|$130,000||Family of 4 ♀️|
|$170,000||Family of 5 ♀️|
|$185,000||Family of 6 ♀️|
Contribution to the University of the West Indies Fund
In 2020, Antigua and Barbuda offered investors a new option for economic citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda: contribution to the University of the West Indies Fund. It can only be chosen by large families of at least 6 people. The donation is non-refundable, as is the case with the contribution to the National Transformation Fund.
The contribution to the fund for a family of 6 is $150,000. An additional $15,000 must be paid for each additional member included in the Antigua and Barbuda passport application. This includes the application processing fee.
This option also offers a free year of study at this university for one of the family members included in the application. This benefit can be used within 5 years from the date that citizenship was granted.
Investment in the University of the West Indies Fund
|$150,000||Family of 6 ♀️|
|$165,000||Family of 7 ♀️|
|$180,000||Family of 8 ♀️|
Buying real estate in Antigua and Barbuda
Investors can buy a stake in a government-approved real estate project costing at least $200,000. These investments are usually in five-star hotel complexes in the country. Investors can choose from 39 properties.
In addition to the investment, the applicant pays a government fee of $30,000 for families of up to 4 people. If there are more participating members, an additional $15,000 is paid for each additional member included in the application.
The option relating to purchasing real estate gives the applicant the right to sell their stake after 5 years. Moreover, during this five-year period of ownership, they receive dividends. The income earned from real estate ranges from 3% to 8% per annum.
Investment in real estate and government fees
|$230,000||Investor and spouse|
|$230,000||Family of 4 ♀️|
|$245,000||Family of 5 ♀️|
|$260,000||Family of 6 ♀️|
|$200,000||Initial investment returned on sale after 5 years|
Investment in a business in Antigua and Barbuda
To obtain Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment in a business, the applicant needs to invest at least $1.5 million in a local company that the government has included in the citizenship by investment program.
Investors can team up and contribute $5 million together. In this case, each applicant's stake must be at least $400,000.
If the application includes more than 4 family members, the Antigua and Barbuda passport cost increases by $150,000.
In addition to investing in the business, applicants pay a government fee of $30,000 for a family of up to 4 people. For each additional applicant, an additional $15,000 must be paid.
Investment in a business and government fees
|$430,000||Investor and spouse|
|$430,000||Family of 4 ♀️|
|$595,000||Family of 5 ♀️|
Family of 6 ♀️
Additional costs for obtaining Antigua and Barbuda citizenship
In addition, applicants pay for the services of lawyers, government fees and charges, bank fees, and fees for taking the citizenship oath.
The cost of legal services depends on various factors, including the composition of the family and the number of documents required. The government and bank fees are fixed.
The largest additional fee is for Due Diligence. This is a mandatory stage of the program: the government checks the reputation and solvency of the applicants.
Due Diligence cost
|$4,000||Parent or adult child|
|$2,000||Child aged 12 to 17 years ♀️|
|0||Child under 11 years old|
Each applicant also has to pay a passport fee of $300 and a bank fee of $300 per person.
The minimum cost for an investor, excluding legal services and taking the citizenship oath, is $138,100.
Taking the oath is a separate cost item. Each applicant must take the citizenship oath in order to obtain citizenship. Investors have 3 options:
- fly to Antigua and Barbuda and take the oath there;
- choose one of 15 representative offices in different countries of the world;
- take the oath online via Skype or Zoom in the presence of a notary.
The cost varies in different countries. It costs $725 for the investor to take the oath online and $225 for each additional adult member included in the citizenship by investment application.