Barbuda-Antigua-certified-copy-passport-officeThe Antigua and Barbuda passport is a citizen’s ticket to greater travel opportunities. It is straightforward to obtain and comes with a number of fantastic benefits. So, keep reading as we break down the different types of Antigua passports, the different routes for obtaining citizenship, and more!

Whether it’s the crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea or landscapes filled with rich vegetation, there’s something decidedly magical about Antigua and Barbuda.

Expats from all over the world have been drawn in like magnets, enticed by the prospect of becoming a citizen of this gorgeous island nation. Thanks to Antigua and Barbuda’s second citizenship scheme, gaining citizenship and a Caribbean passport has never been easier.

Antigua and Barbuda Passport Types

Passports for citizens are issued by the Antigua and Barbuda Passport Office, a government department that is located on Queen Elizabeth Highway. The office produces the following four types of Antigua and Barbuda passports:

  • Adult passports – Issued to any adult citizen of Antigua and Barbuda who is over the age of 16, this passport is valid for ten years.
  • Minor passport – Issued to citizens of Antigua and Barbuda who are under the age of 16, this passport is valid for five years.
  • Diplomatic passports – Issued to individuals such as Ministers of Government who are authorized to represent Antigua and Barbuda in diplomatic and other international affairs.
  • Official passports – Issued to government officials representing Antigua and Barbuda’s interests overseas.

The passport is valid for ten years for adults and five years for children under the age of 16.

Antigua and Barbuda Passport Benefits

Long-term US visa opportunity Long-term US visa opportunity
Fast processing time Fast processing time
Extended family eligible Extended family eligible
Visa-free travel to over 140 countries Visa-free travel to over 140 countries
No education or English-language requirements No education or English-language requirements
Tax <br>optimization Tax
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Global Visa Requirements for Antigua and Barbuda Passport Holders

The Antigua and Barbuda passport is ranked 59th on our Global Passport Index, a strong position based on a number of factors. The country recognizes dual citizenship and scores well for sustainable development, freedom, environmental performance, and happiness. The passport also enables access to a favorable tax environment and visa-free travel to more than 140 countries across the globe, including visa-on-arrival and eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization).

CountryAntigua and Barbuda
Afghanistanvisa required
Albaniavisa free (90 days)
Algeriavisa required
Andorravisa free (90 days)
Angolavisa free (30 days)
Argentinavisa required
Armeniavisa on arrival
Australiae-visa
Austriavisa free (90 days)
Azerbaijanvisa required
Bahamasvisa free (240 days)
Bahraine-visa
Bangladeshvisa on arrival
Barbadosvisa free
Belarusvisa free (30 days)
Belgiumvisa free (90 days)
Belizevisa free
Benine-visa
Bhutane-visa
Bolivia, Plurinational State ofvisa on arrival
Bosnia and Herzegovinavisa free (90 days)
Botswanavisa free (90 days)
Brazilvisa free (90 days)
Brunei Darussalamvisa required
Bulgariavisa free (90 days)
Burkina Fasoe-visa
Burundivisa on arrival
Cambodiavisa on arrival
Cameroone-visa
Canadavisa required
Cabo Verdevisa on arrival
Central African Republicvisa required
Chadvisa required
Chilevisa free (90 days)
Chinavisa required
Colombiavisa free (90 days)
Comorosvisa on arrival
Congovisa required
Congo, The Democratic Republic of thee-visa
Costa Ricavisa free (30 days)
Côte d'Ivoiree-visa
Croatiavisa free (90 days)
Cubavisa free (30 days)
Cyprusvisa free (90 days)
Czechiavisa free (90 days)
Denmarkvisa free (90 days)
Djiboutie-visa
Dominicavisa free
Dominican Republicvisa free
Ecuadorvisa free (90 days)
Egyptvisa on arrival
El Salvadorvisa free (90 days)
Equatorial Guineae-visa
Eritreavisa required
Estoniavisa free (90 days)
Eswatinivisa free (30 days)
Ethiopiae-visa
Fijivisa free (120 days)
Finlandvisa free (90 days)
Francevisa free (90 days)
Gabone-visa
Gambiavisa free (90 days)
Georgiavisa free (360 days)
Germanyvisa free (90 days)
Ghanavisa on arrival
Greecevisa free (90 days)
Grenadavisa free
Guatemalavisa free (90 days)
Guineae-visa
Guinea-Bissauvisa on arrival
Guyanavisa free (180 days)
Haitivisa free (90 days)
Hondurasvisa free (90 days)
Hong Kongvisa free (90 days)
Hungaryvisa free (90 days)
Icelandvisa free (90 days)
Indiae-visa
Indonesiavisa required
Iran, Islamic Republic ofe-visa
Iraqvisa required
Irelandvisa free (90 days)
Israelvisa required
Italyvisa free (90 days)
Jamaicavisa free
Japanvisa required
Jordanvisa on arrival
Kazakhstane-visa
Kenyae-visa
Kiribativisa free (90 days)
Kuwaitvisa required
Kyrgyzstane-visa
Lao People's Democratic Republicvisa on arrival
Latviavisa free (90 days)
Lebanonvisa on arrival
Lesothovisa free (90 days)
Liberiavisa required
Libyavisa required
Liechtensteinvisa free (90 days)
Lithuaniavisa free (90 days)
Luxembourgvisa free (90 days)
Macaovisa on arrival
Madagascarvisa on arrival
Malawivisa free (90 days)
Malaysiavisa free (30 days)
Maldivesvisa on arrival
Malivisa required
Maltavisa free (90 days)
Marshall Islandsvisa required
Mauritaniavisa on arrival
Mauritiusvisa free (90 days)
Mexicovisa required
Micronesia, Federated States ofvisa free (30 days)
Moldova, Republic ofvisa free (90 days)
Monacovisa free (90 days)
Mongoliae-visa
Montenegrovisa free (90 days)
Moroccovisa required
Mozambiquevisa on arrival
Myanmarvisa required
Namibiavisa required
Nauruvisa required
Nepalvisa on arrival
Netherlandsvisa free (90 days)
New Zealandvisa required
Nicaraguavisa free (90 days)
Nigervisa required
Nigeriae-visa
Korea, Democratic People's Republic ofvisa required
North Macedoniavisa free (90 days)
Norwayvisa free (90 days)
Omane-visa
Pakistane-visa
Palauvisa on arrival
Palestine, State ofvisa free
Panamavisa free (90 days)
Papua New Guineae-visa
Paraguayvisa required
Peruvisa free (180 days)
Philippinesvisa free (30 days)
Polandvisa free (90 days)
Portugalvisa free (90 days)
Qatarvisa on arrival
Romaniavisa free (90 days)
Russian Federationvisa free (90 days)
Rwandavisa on arrival
Saint Kitts and Nevisvisa free
Saint Luciavisa free
Samoavisa on arrival
San Marinovisa free (90 days)
Sao Tome and Principee-visa
Saudi Arabiavisa required
Senegalvisa required
Serbiavisa free (90 days)
Seychellesvisa free (90 days)
Sierra Leonevisa on arrival
Singaporevisa free (30 days)
Slovakiavisa free (90 days)
Sloveniavisa free (90 days)
Solomon Islandsvisa on arrival
Somaliavisa on arrival
South Africavisa free (30 days)
Korea, Republic ofe-visa
South Sudane-visa
Spainvisa free (90 days)
Sri Lankae-visa
Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesvisa free
Sudanvisa required
Surinamevisa free (180 days)
Swedenvisa free (90 days)
Switzerlandvisa free (90 days)
Syrian Arab Republicvisa required
Taiwan, Province of Chinavisa required
Tajikistane-visa
Tanzania, United Republic ofvisa free (90 days)
Thailande-visa
Timor-Lestevisa on arrival
Togovisa on arrival
Tongavisa required
Trinidad and Tobagovisa free
Tunisiavisa free (90 days)
Turkmenistanvisa required
Tuvaluvisa on arrival
Turkeyvisa on arrival
Ugandavisa free (90 days)
Ukrainevisa free (90 days)
United Arab Emiratesvisa required
United Kingdomvisa free (180 days)
United Statesvisa required
Uruguayvisa required
Uzbekistanvisa free (30 days)
Vanuatuvisa free (30 days)
Holy See (Vatican City State)visa free (90 days)
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofvisa free (90 days)
Viet Name-visa
Yemenvisa required
Zambiavisa free (90 days)
Zimbabwevisa free (90 days)

Antigua Passport Cost

The Antigua passport takes between three and four weeks to obtain. For an adult, the Antigua passport renewal cost is $1,000. For a child under 18, the cost is $500. Additional fees include courier, legal, and bank fees. If you obtain an Antigua passport through investment, a passport fee of $300 per passport applies.

Antigua Passport Requirements

An Antigua and Barbuda passport application is processed by the Passport Office. The following documents are required:

  • Completed application form
  • Birth certificate/Antiguan Citizenship Certificate
  • Proof of name change, if applicable (e.g., Marriage certificate, Deep Poll, divorce decree, court order)
  • Two identical photographs, one certified by an official

How to get Antigua and Barbuda passport?

The grounds for obtaining an Antigua and Barbuda passport are as follows:

  • Birth or descent
  • Naturalization
  • Citizenship through a parent
  • Marriage to a citizen
  • Repatriation
  • Work for the country’s government or special services to the state
  • Adoption by a citizen
  • Investment (CBI)

Antigua passport by investment

To receive an Antigua and Barbuda second passport by investment, investors must apply for the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program. Launched in 2012, it enables you to acquire Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investing at least $100,000 in the country’s National Development Fund (NDF).

There are four investment options for obtaining citizenship:

  • A non-refundable contribution of at least $100,000 to the National Development Fund
  • Invest at least $200,000 in a pre-approved real estate project. It can be a single property, a joint investment, or shares of resorts or villas. The investment must be maintained for at least five years.
  • Invest $1.5 million to establish a business. You can also make a joint investment worth at least $400,000 for a total investment of at least $5 million.
  • Donate at least $150,000 to the University of the West Indies Fund. This is the most cost-effective option for families of six or more and entitles one family member to a one-year, tuition-only scholarship at the University of the West Indies.

As you can see, Antigua and Barbuda is a particularly excellent option for families seeking second citizenship. The investment program offers the most affordable option for families of up to four people ($100,000 donation to the National Development Fund) and families of six or more ($150,000 donation to the University of the West Indies Fund).

The main applicant can include the following family members in their application for alternative citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda:

  • Spouse or future spouse
  • Children under the age of 18
  • Children aged 18 to 30, if they are supported by the main applicant or spouse
  • Dependent children aged 18 or over who are physically/ mentally challenged
  • Parents or grandparents of the main applicant or spouse if aged 55 or above and financially dependent on the main applicant or spouse
  • Unmarried siblings of the main applicant or spouse

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Do I need to stay in Antigua and Barbuda?

Antigua and Barbuda is internationally famous for its turquoise waters, white sand beaches, lush vegetation, and luxury Antigua and Barbuda real estate. Whether or not you would like to reside on the island once you obtain Antigua and Barbuda citizenship is entirely up to you. 

The citizenship by investment application process can be completed entirely remotely. Once you acquire Barbuda citizenship, you only need to spend a minimum of five days in the country (consecutive or not) within five calendar years of registering as a citizen. 

How to Apply for Antigua and Barbuda Passport

Once the CIU approves the citizenship by investment applications, the passport application process follows a standard procedure. Applicants must visit the Passport Office (which is part of the Immigration Department) and submit Proof of Citizenship to a Passport Officer. Complete an application form (found online or at the Passport Office), take it to a certifying official, and show the application with the required documents to the Passport Office.

The Passport Office can request additional information to streamline the application process. The entire procedure takes about three weeks. Emergency processing is available, and applicants can get their renewal in three to five working days for an extra charge. CBI applicants must also be willing to take the Oath of Allegiance in Antigua and Barbuda or any Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate of Antigua and Barbuda.

To renew your passport, you must gather the required documents and submit your application at the nearest Consulate or Embassy. The documents include:

  • Current passport
  • Completed renewal application form (download from Antigua and Barbuda Passport Office website)
  • Passport-sized photos
  • Proof of payment of renewal fee

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So, why work with Global Citizen Solutions to obtain Antigua and Barbuda citizenship?

  • Authorized International Marketing Agent. Global Citizen Solutions have official certification by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda to promote and market their Citizenship by Investment program. You can find a copy of our certificate by clicking the image on the right
  • Global approach by local experts. We are corporate members of the Investment Migration Council, with local expertise in all five Caribbean CBI programs.
  • 100 percent approval rate. We have never had a case rejected and will offer you an initial, free-of-charge, due diligence assessment before signing any contract.
  • Independent service and full transparency. We will present to you all the investment options available, and all expenses will be discussed in advance, with no hidden fees.
  • An all-encompassing solution. A multidisciplinary team of immigration lawyers, investment specialists, and tax experts will take into consideration all your and your family's mobility, tax, and lifestyle needs.
  • Confidential service and secure data management. All private data is stored within a GDPR-compliant database on a secure SSL-encrypted server.

Frequently Asked Questions about Antigua and Barbuda Passport

What is Antigua and Barbuda's passport ranking 2024?

Antigua and Barbuda’s passport ranks 59th according to the Global Passport Index. Antigua passport holders enjoy visa-free travel to over 140 countries, including the Schengen Area countries, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Russia.

Must I stay in Antigua and Barbuda when I get citizenship?

According to the country’s citizenship by investment program rules, successful applicants – after receiving Antigua and Barbuda citizenship – must spend a minimum of five days in the country (consecutive or not) within the first five years of registering as a citizen.

Can my family apply to the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program?

Antigua and Barbuda has a very family-friendly citizenship by investment program. Extended family members, such as dependent siblings, children, parents and grandparents, and future spouses, are eligible to become Antigua and Barbuda passport holders.

Do Antiguans need a visa to visit the UK?

No, Antigua and Barbuda citizens can enter the UK and stay for up to six months, visa-free.

Do Russians need a visa for Antigua?

No, Russian citizens have visa-free access to Antigua and Barbuda. They can stay in the country for up to three months without a visa. They need an Antigua and Barbuda visa if they wish to stay longer.

What are Antigua and Barbuda visa-free countries?

Countries to which Antigua and Barbuda citizens can travel visa-free include:

Visa-free:

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kiribati, Kosovo, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Norway, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Read more in our article: Antigua and Barbuda Visa-Free Countries.

Do US citizens need a passport for Antigua?

US citizens must present a valid US passport when visiting Antigua and Barbuda and proof of anticipated departure from the country. This includes travelers arriving by airplane and by private sea-going vessels.

The passport must be valid for 180 days following your departure date. No visa is required if you have an onward/return ticket, accommodation confirmation, and evidence of your ability to support yourself.

How to get a country passport?

You can qualify for citizenship through birth, naturalization, investment, or special circumstances. A streamlined way to obtain a Caribbean passport from Antigua and Barbuda is through the country’s citizenship investment program. Investors can receive Antigua and Barbuda citizenship in exchange for investing in the country by making a non-refundable contribution to the National Development Fund, investing in a pre-approved real estate project, establishing a business there, or donating to the University of the West Indies Fund. Once you receive citizenship, you can make your passport application.

What is the Antigua and Barbuda passport price?

The CBI minimum investment required for Antigua and Barbuda passports is $100,000. The overall passport price will vary depending on the investment route and whether you include a family member (or members). Other options allow you to invest a minimum amount of $200,000 in real estate, donate $150,000 to the University of the West Indies Fund, or buy shares of at least $400,000 in a local business. Additional costs include processing fees, due diligence fees, and passport fees. The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) processes your application.

How does the Antigua and Barbuda passport look?

Type:

Passport

Issued by:

Antigua and Barbuda

Purpose:

Identification

Eligibility:

Antiguan and Barbudan nationality law

Expiration:

10 years (5 years for children under 16)
 

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