The Cabinet of Antigua & Barbuda has announced effective Jul 1, 2023 all passport holders who applied under Antigua & Barbuda citizenship by investment program must provide evidence of 5 day visit to Antigua and Barbuda to renew their passports under Section 4 (1) of the Citizenship by investment act of 2016. The requirement is an additional layer of security check on citizenship applicants and also get to know the country and culture by visiting

The official announcement can be downloaded in PDF

The Antigua passport will be valid for a period of 5 years and will be considered for renewal subject to the recipient having spent a total of 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda, since gaining citizenship, within the 5 year period. Post renewal of passport, the validity is increased to 10 years.

The passport does not afford automatic voting rights and persons would need to qualify as outlined in the Representation of the People Act.

On the first occasion that you visit Antigua and Barbuda you can take the oath or affirmation of allegiance or you can visit an Embassy, High Commission or Consular Office of Antigua and Barbuda to fulfil the requirement to take the oath or affirmation of allegiance.

Expired passports issued under CIP, wont be renewed without making a personal visit. Deprivation of citizenship may also occur if the citizen does not spend at least 5 days in Antigua and Barbuda. Investors will not not be entitled to repayment of any investment, contribution or purchase price made by them in their original application for citizenship.