Citizenship through Business Investment

Antigua and Barbuda
Cost of Living



You qualify for Citizenship by Business Investment if your business (existing or approved) is approved by The Citizenship by Investment (CIU) in consultation with Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority (ABIA).

The two business investment options are:

  • Where a person proposes to make an investment in an approved business of at least US$ 1,500,000 on their own behalf.
  • At least two persons propose to make a joint investment in such an approved business totaling at least US$ 5,000,000, and each of those persons individually proposes to contribute at least US$400,000 to the joint investment an application.

NOTE: Application for Citizenship by Investment may be submitted on his, her, or their behalf through an agent. Any potential applicant(s) under this investment option is/are advised to make contact with the ABIA to discuss their proposal.

Application process:

  1. Discuss the business proposal with ABIA.
  2. Submit the application form with the business proposal to the CIU.
  3. Pay the due diligence fees and 10% of the government fees.
  4. Upon receipt of the letter of approval, pay the balance of the government fees and business investment amount within 30 days.
  5. Once received, a certificate of registration will be issued for both the primary applicant and their family members which will be submitted to the passport office with their application and any accompanying documentation.

NOTE: Your authorized agent/representative will advise you of dates available to either:

  • Visit Antigua and Barbuda to collect your passport and to take the oath or affirmation of allegiance.
  • Visit an Embassy, High Commission or Consular Office of Antigua and Barbuda to collect your passport and to take the oath or affirmation of allegiance. Link to Embassies/High Commissions/Consular Offices shown on an alternate page.


Lifelong Month(s)



4 Month(s)









Very Low

Eligibility Requirements

7 Eligibility Requirements for Citizenship through Business Investment

  • Applicant must have clean criminal record.
  • Applicant must have sound financial background.
  • Applicant must have excellent references.
  • Applicant must have committed no fraud or concealment of information in the application.
  • Applicant must not be a threat to safety and integrity of the country.
  • Applicant must have economic activity is outside OFAC list of countries hit by sanctions.
  • Applicant, dependents and children must undergo thorough background and due diligence checks.

Document Requirements

9 Document Required for Citizenship through Business Investment

  • Completely filled and signed citizenship application form.
  • Completely filled Photograph and Signature Certificate form.
  • Completely filled Medical Certificate form.
  • Completely filled Agent Form.
  • Completely filled Antigua & Barbuda Passport L Form (16 and older).
  • Completely filled Antigua & Barbuda Passport M Form (Under 16) (if applicable).
  • Completely filled Representatives and Service Providers, for agents and representatives.
  • Completely filled Agent’s License Form, for agents and representatives.
  • Completely filled Business Investment Application.

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