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Overview of Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda, officially the Antigua and Barbuda Union, is a country in the eastern Caribbean Sea, consisting of several islands. Antigua and Barbuda is considered one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the region, with its stunning white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. The country is located approximately 160 km northeast of Montserrat and about 400 km north of the South American continent.

Antigua and Barbuda form a diverse tourist destination where visitors can explore its cultural history by visiting heritage sites. The country also boasts rich marine life, making it a fantastic destination for diving and water activities enthusiasts.

The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) was established by the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and is responsible for processing all agent license applications and citizenship by investment applications submitted by applicants and their families.

Advantages of Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship and Passport

How to Qualify for Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programs

Option 1: National Development Fund

The National Development Fund (NDF) is a non-profit fund that is subject to parliamentary oversight by way of a six monthly report to be presented to Parliament in sufficient detail to allow for transparency and accountability. The fund will also be audited by an internationally recognized accounting firm.

Family of four or less
US $100,000
Family of five or more
US $125,000
Processing Fees for Family of four or less
US $30,000
Additional dependents
US $15,000 per applicant

Option 2: Real Estate Investment

This particular investment option is an investment in property. The process can take slightly longer than government bond option due to the steps required to purchase a property.
Family of four or less
US $30,000
Additional dependents
US $15,000 per applicant

Option 3: University of the West Indies Fund

In May 2020, the government announced a reduction in the contribution to the University of the West Indies Fund for large families. This option is suitable for families of six (6) or more and it entitles one applicant to a one-year scholarship that includes tuition fees at the West Indies University.
Family of six
US $150,000 inclusive of processing fees
Additional dependents
US $15,000 per applicant

Citizenship Process

We provide an efficient service to process your application, giving it the attention it deserves to enhance its chances of success. This ensures you the utmost security for your citizenship by investment program, ultimately granting you and your family a second passport.

1. Free Consultation

In our Citizenship by Investment program, we guide our clients in understanding the best investment options that suit their needs, whether through donation or real estate investment. We take the time to learn about our clients, their family members, and their specific situations before delving into the costs associated with different options. After this stage, we present a comprehensive quotation for your consideration.

2. Free Validation

We meticulously examine and validate all necessary documents upon acceptance of the quotation. This ensures that our clients do not invest time and money without certainty about the eligibility of their application.

3. Submission of required documents

We translate and notarize all necessary documents, meticulously filling in all government forms. This meticulous process ensures full compliance with government requirements and regulations. Subsequently, we compile a comprehensive file for the final submission.


4. Apply for initial approval

All pre-screened documents are dispatched to various government agencies for processing during this stage. We maintain close communication with our agencies throughout this period, ensuring a timely and efficient process. We also stay in touch with our clients, addressing any additional government clarifications and providing regular updates on the application status.

5. Approvals & Payments

Upon securing the initial approval, the government will request funds. Once the funds are cleared, we initiate the application for the final citizenship certificate and passport documentation.

6. Congratulations, Your New Citizenship and Passport is Now Ready​

After obtaining all necessary approvals and completing the full payment, we will arrange for the secure handover of the passport. Congratulations! Your second citizenship by investment is now complete. Feel free to contact us if you require assistance; we will be happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Citizenship by Investment Programme allows foreign investors to obtain full legal citizenship and passports for an investor and their family where that investor has made a significant investment in Saint Lucia which qualifies under the Citizenship by Investment Regulations. This investment can be real estate based, an enterprise, government bonds or done through a national economic fund.

A detailed breakdown of the steps for applying for citizenship can be found on our About Us page under “The Process”. However all the requirements you need to know about are in the section just above this, contact one of our citizenship by investment experts for consultation on what your options can be.

The total cost will be made up of the investment, and then other fees relating to the processing of the application. These will depend on whether you choose to obtain citizenship through the Government Fund option or the Real Estate Investment option. This will also depend on the number of individuals applying, sole applicants and their additional family members will naturally increase the investment structure.

Once citizenship of Grenada has been granted, you will have the all of the same rights as any Grenadan citizen. You will have the right to live and work in Grenada at any time. As Grenada is a member of CARICOM, you can also live in any other member nation. With visa-free travel or visa on arrival to to over 120 countries. For more information about the benefits have a look at our benefits page or contact us so that we sort your options out for you and your family.

Your client UCI is a Unique Client Identification number which has been assigned to an applicant for Citizenship by Investment in Grenada. Your UCI or client ID will be used to reference your application in all communication between the Citizenship by Investment Unit and the us (the authorised agent).

Please be sure that your application is submitted as per the guidelines published by the Citizenship by Investment Board. Failure to do so would mean a delay in the amount of time the Citizenship by Investment Unit takes to accept your application for processing.

Once an application has been accepted for processing, it will be treated on its merit by the Citizenship by Investment Unit. Where there are abnormalities to be addressed, the Unit will contact us (your authorised agent) directly.

Otherwise, your application cannot be expedited. All application must go through the process as established by the legislation and the Citizenship by Investment Board.

No. Only a licensed authorised agent (Karibi) can act on your behalf and handle your citizenship application for you.

You can help with your application by making sure that all the information and supporting documents you provide as part of your application is correct and in keeping with the guidelines published by the Citizenship by Investment Board.

Incorrect and/or incomplete information will delay the processing of your application.

You can also help by meeting the qualifying investment within the time allocated to do so. Failure to meet qualifying investment once your application has been approved with delay the granting of your Certificate of Citizenship.

The Citizenship by Investment Unit will inform Karibi once your application has been accepted for processing. In order to be accepted for processing by the Unit, your application MUST be fully compliant as per the legislation and guidelines published by the Citizenship by Investment Board.

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