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Antigua and Barbuda Passport: The Ultimate Guide

Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island nation located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. With a rich culture and a member of the Commonwealth, it is estimated that about 4,500 U.S. citizens own a home on the two islands, making it one of the largest American settlements in the English-speaking Eastern Caribbean. Tourism is the largest sector in Antigua and Barbuda, accounting for about half of the country's GDP. Other industries include construction, communications, banking, and financial services.

Antigua and barbuda passport ranking

30th

Passport ranking index in 2022

150

Visa free Destinations

Antigua and Barbuda passport has secured the 30th position on the passport ranking system, a position that sees the Caribbean Island as one of the countries in the world with the strongest passport. However, individuals holding Antigua and Barbuda passport have an excellent opportunity to travel around the world visa-free to over 150 countries, including all the Schengen countries, Singapore, the UK, Hong Kong, and more.

How to acquire an Antigua and Barbuda passport

As a way to fund its national projects, the government of Antigua and Barbuda launched different citizenship-by-investment programs in 2013 that enable foreign investors to obtain the Antigua and Barbuda passport or become a citizen of Caribbean country. The Antigua CBI programs include:

  • A donation to the Antigua and Barbuda National Transformation Fund (NTF)
  • Real estate investment
  • Business investment

Option 1: Antigua and Barbuda National Transformation Fund

Under Antigua and Barbuda’s National Transformation Fund, investors are required to donate a minimum of $100,000 to the state fund.

See the breakdown of the investment amount below

Single ApplicantUS $100,000
Main applicant and SpouseUS $100,000
Family up to 4 membersUS $100,000
Family of 5 members of moreUS $125,000

Extra fees and Due diligence

Main Applicant – Due diligenceUS $7,500
Main applicant + SpouseUS $7,500
Dependents aged 12-17US $2000 per person
Dependents aged 18 and aboveUS $4000 per person
Processing feesUSD 30,000 (for a family of 4 or less) &
USD 15,000 for each additional dependent
Passport feeUS $300

Option 2: Antigua and Barbuda Real Estate Investment

Foreign nationals interested in obtaining a passport through the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment real estate program are required to invest at least US $400,000. Unlike the National Transformation Fund program for which the donation is non-refundable, the real estate program comes with the benefit of recovering your investment by reselling the real estate after 5-years.

The minimum investment under this option is USD $400.000. Below is the breakdown of the additional government processing fees after the approval of the application:

Extra fees and Due diligence

Main Applicant – Due diligenceUS $7,500
Spouse – Due diligenceUS $7,500
Dependents aged 12-17US $2000 per person
Dependents aged 18 and aboveUS $4000 per person
Government processing feesUS $30,000 (for a family of four)
Government fees for additional dependentsUS $15,000
Passport feeUS $300

Option 3: Business Investment

Foreign investors can also secure a second passport through the Antigua and Barbuda business investment program but you must invest a minimum of $1.5 million for an individual or $5 million for a group of investors with a minimum of $400,000 each.

Extra fees and Due diligence

Main Applicant – Due diligenceUS $7,500
Spouse – Due diligenceUS $7,500
Dependents aged 12-17US $2000 per person
Dependents aged 18 and aboveUS $4000 per person
Government processing feesUS $50,000 (for a family of four)
Government fees for additional dependentsUS $15,000
Passport feeUS $300

Benefits of getting an Antiqua and Barbuda passport

There are many benefits of getting an Antigua passport and these include:

  • Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival to over 150 countries.
  • Eligibility to apply for the 10-year US B-1/B-2 visa
  • Antigua passport valid for a period of 5-years
  • Antigua passport can be renewed after expiration
  • Dual citizenship allowed
  • Strong and stable economy
  • Tax freedom
  • No residency requirement
  • Investment is recoverable

Steps to take to apply for an Antigua and Barbuda passport

  • Contact us or fill out our form below and we will get in touch with you.
  • After the first step, we will set up a meeting with you to discuss further.

How long does it take to get an Antigua and Barbuda passport?

  • It takes just about 3 to 4 months to obtain the Antiguan passport but depending on some situations, the process can take up to 6 months.

What do you get after investing in Antigua and Barbuda, and completing all the necessary documentation?

The government will issue you a passport and certificate of naturalization, which automatically grants you citizenship in the Caribbean country.

What is the Validity of a Antigua and Barbuda passport?

The Antigua passport is valid for 5-years but can be renewed thereafter.

General eligibility for the Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment program

  • Investor must hold a clean criminal record.
  • You must have excellent health
  • Be of outstanding character
  • Must be able to verify the source of income
  • Be above 18-years old
  • No false information
  • Financial investment
  • No tax on worldwide income

Requirements for Antigua and Barbuda passport renewal

You can apply to renew your Antigua and baubuda passport without any help from an agent. The processing time for the passport renewal usually takes 2-3 weeks. But however, there is an option for emergency processing at an extra cost. To apply, simply visit the nearest Antiqua and Barbuda consulate and present the following documents:

  • Passport Copy (old passport).
  • Copy of naturalization certificate
  • Evidence that the investment has been held for 5-years
  • A filled and completed passport application form.
  • Two (2) recent passport-size photos.
  • Copy of the Birth certificate

How much does it cost to renew an Antigua and Barbuda passport?

The official fee for Antiguan passport renewal is USD $300 per person.

More about Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda has a tropical climate moderated by northeast trade winds, with a rainy season from May to November. It was inhabited by Indian tribes when Christopher Columbus "discovered" it in 1493. Vera Byrd is however credited with ushering Antigua and Barbuda into a new era of independence. The two main islands are members of the United Nations, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Caribbean Community, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, the Organization of American States, the World Trade Organization, and the Eastern Caribbean Regional Security System.

  • Language — English
  • Capital — Saint John's
  • Passport rank — 30th position
  • Population —  99,426
  • Local Time — UTC-04:00
  • Phone code — +1
  • Currency — Eastern Caribbean dollar
  • Year of independence — November 1, 1981

VISA FREE COUNTRIES FOR Antigua PASSPORT HOLDERS

Here is a list of countries that Commonwealth of Antigua & Barbuda passport holders can travel to, either without a visa, where a visa on arrival will be issued or where free entry is given for a fixed period.

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OceaniaAsiaAmericasAfricaEurope
Cook IslandsHong Kong (SAR China)BelizeBotswanaAlbania
FijiIndonesiaBermudaCape Verde Islands *Andorra
French PolynesiaMalaysiaBrazilComoro Islands *Austria
KiribatiPhilippinesChileEgypt *Belarus
MicronesiaSingaporeColombiaeSwatiniBelgium
New CaledoniaSouth KoreaCosta RicaGuinea-Bissau *Bosnia and Herzegovina
NiueUzbekistanEcuadorLesothoBulgaria
VanuatuQatarEl SalvadorMadagascar *Croatia
Samoa *Bangladesh *French GuianaMalawiCyprus
Tuvalu *Cambodia *GuatemalaMauritania *Czech Republic
Palau *Laos *GuyanaMauritiusDenmark
Macao *HondurasMayotteEstonia
Maldives *NicaraguaMozambique *Faroe Islands
Nepal *PanamaReunionFinland
Sri Lanka *PeruRwanda *France
Timor-Leste *SurinameSenegal *Georgia
Armenia *VenezuelaSeychelles *Germany
Iran *AnguillaSierra Leone *Gibraltar
Jordan *ArubaSomalia *Greece
Lebanon *BahamasSouth AfricaGreenland
BarbadosSt. Helena *Hungary
Bonaire; St. Eustatius and SabaTanzaniaIceland
British Virgin IslandsThe GambiaIreland
Cayman IslandsTogo *Italy
CubaTunisiaKosovo
CuracaoUgandaLatvia
DominicaZambiaLiechtenstein
Dominican RepublicZimbabweLithuania
French West IndiesLuxembourg
GrenadaMalta
HaitiMoldova
JamaicaMonaco
MontserratMontenegro
St. Kitts and NevisNetherlands
St. LuciaNorth Macedonia
St. MaartenNorway
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesPoland
Trinidad and TobagoPortugal
Turks and CaicosRomania
Bolivia *Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City

The List above is just as a Guide and everyone must check before travel.

Disclaimer: This list is intended only as a guide which is current at the time of posting. Any future changes in visa-free travel countries after posting on CTrustGlobal may not be available and CTrustGlobal will not be responsible for a discrepancy. However, Travellers are advised to visit the relevant embassies’ official website or contact the nearest Embassy/Consulate for country he/she is interested to travel.

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