The Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by investment program offers quickest path to families of six or more members. There is actually no limit on how many people can apply, infact siblings, children, parents and grandparents can apply under one family application.
Antigua and Barbuda through the University of West Indies Donation Fund (UWI) offers the cheapest citizenship option among all other caribbean CBI programs giving huge savings to families. Only families of six or more are eligible to apply under this option. Applicants to the Citizenship by Investment who choose this option will be required to make an investment of US$150,000 for a family of six (6) or more (i.e. minimum number of persons per application is 6). UWI also allows Participation in the option will entitle one member of the family to a one year, tuition only, scholarship at the University of the West Indies.
Government Contribution to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Fund
A. For a family of 6:-
US$150,000 contribution (inclusive of processing fees)
B. Family of 7 or more:-
Processing Fees: US$15,000 for each additional dependent
NDF vs UWI fund
Antigua CIP has two different donation funds (NDF and UWI) and should not be confused with each other. Many CBI applicants do not know the UWI fund accepts ONLY family of six or more and is a cost effective option than applying under National Development Fund (NDF) for citizenship.
We compared the total costs for a seven member family applying for Antigua citizenship, assuming principal applicant, spouse, 3 children under 10 years, 2xparents and found the UWI will give you a USD 35,000 savings in government fees.
NDF Donation: USD 225,100
UWI Fund: USD 190,100
The expected application processing times are 3 months.
The above family scenario applies for other five caribbean cbi countries. Shown below is one time donation contribution (excludes government processing and due diligence fee)
|Caribbean CBI||Donation Fund (One time)||Family of 7 (Total)|
|St.Kitts and Nevis||Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF)||USD 200,000 (LTO)|
|Saint Lucia||National Economic fund (NEF)||USD 195,000|
|Antigua||University of West Indies Fund (UWI)||USD 190,000|
|Dominica||Economic Diversification Fund (EDF||USD 250,000|
|Grenada||National Transformation Fund (NTF)||USD 275,000|
Eligible family members
Antigua CBI is a family oriented CBI program making it easier for all sorts of family members to acquire citizenship. There are provisions to include family members even future children. Children 18 years and under are not required to produce police verification document when applying for citizenship. Due diligence fees are waived for children under 12 years of age.
- spouse of the main applicant;
- child of the main applicant or his or her spouse who is 0-30 years of age (biological or legally adopted child of the main applicant, or of the spouse of the main applicant)
- parents of the main applicant, or his or her spouse, who is 55 years of age or older
- grandparents of the main applicant, or his or her spouse, who is 55 years of age or older
- sibling of the main applicant, or of his or her spouse, if unmarried;
It is important to note that if you miss out on adding family members in one application, it costs more to apply them for citizenship in the future. Note the fee below.
- A future spouse of the main applicant. (A fee of $50,000 is payable upon application);
- A future spouse of dependent children where the dependent child is financially dependent on the main applicant; and
- A future child of a dependent child. (A fee of US$10,000 is to be payable for children under 6 years of age and US$20,000 for children 6-17 years of age).