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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions
according to the Antigua & Barbuda CIU.


What are the advantages of the CIP?

Visa-free access to over 150 countries, including Schengen area, United Kingdom and Caribbean Region


  • Purchasing real property in Antigua and Barbuda without the requirement of a Non-Citizens Land Holding License.

  • The competitive global market for economic citizenship and investment options.

  • No restrictions on dual nationality.

  • Citizenship for life, once the residency requirement of five days has been met.

  • Seamless application process.

  • No minimum net worth requirement or previous business experience.

  • No tax on worldwide income, inheritance, capital gains or investment returns.

  • International correspondent banking network, along with trusts and other financial services.

Change of Name 
The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda at its meeting held on 11th December 2014 agreed that successful Citizenship by Investment applicants shall not be allowed to change their name via Deed Poll or any other means for the issuance of the Antigua and Barbuda passport.
Do you offer a Visa on Arrival (VOA) service?

Persons travelling to Antigua and Barbuda who would normally require a Visa to enter may obtain a Visa waive on Arrival provided that they hold one of the following valid travel documents at a cost of US$ 100 valid for 30 days.


  • USA Visa or ‘Green Card’

  • UK Entry certificate or residence permit

  • Canadian Visa or Permanent Residence card

  • Schengen Visa or residence permit


Restricted Countries List 

The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda, at its meeting held on 26th February 2020, updated the Restricted Countries List as follows:

  • Afghanistan

  • Iran

  • North Korea

  • Somalia

  • Yemen

  • Sudan


Nationals of the countries listed are eligible to apply for citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda under the Citizenship by Investment Programme after having met the following criteria:

  • Individuals born in these restricted countries but who migrated before the age of majority and/or have maintained permanent residence in any country other than those on the restricted country list, for a period of not less than 10 years and maintain no economic ties to any restricted country.

In addition, all applicants will be required to fully comply with the Programme’s due diligence requirements.

The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda has taken this position to safeguard the integrity of the Antigua and Barbuda passport and ensure that only persons whose past behaviour will not threaten the very well-being of the Citizenship Programme, can be accepted.


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What Canadian Police Certificate is required for CIP application?

All applicants 16 years and older, who have resided in Canada for more than 6 months are required to produce a Canadian police certificate.

There are two national police certificates available in Canada. One is a name and date of birth check through the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC). The other a certified criminal history check conducted by the RCMP Real-Time Identification system (RTID).

CIP applicants who require Canadian police certificates must provide the RCMP check. CPIC checks or local police clearances provided by municipal or provincial police forces are not sufficient.

To obtain a RCMP police certificate, CIP applicants should refer to and follow the instructions provided on the RCMP RTId web site.

Useful Links!

Provides the latest listings on real estate in Antigua & Barbuda

Provides the latest news & information on the

citizenship by investment program.

Official site of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.

Everything Antigua & Barbuda, the ultimate tourist guide!

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