In 2012, Antigua announced it would launch a Citizenship by Investment Program, following a taskforce study on potential benefits. The program was officially launched in 2013.

To qualify for the program, investors must choose one of the following three options: purchase a property with minimum value of $400,000 in a designated zone, contribute $200,000 to the National Development Fund, or make a business investment of $1.5 million.

The program is overseen by a Citizenship by Investment Unit, responsible for processing applications to the program as well as applications for Agent’s Licenses for those advising prospective investors.