Getting to Antigua

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of borders of some countries, there were direct flights to Antigua from main cities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and many parts of the Caribbean (daily) and from Germany, Italy (a few times per week). 

These flights are resuming steadily, and visitors should check with airlines or their travel agents about the best available routes.

V.C Bird International Airport

Nomad Digital Residence (NDR) Visa

The NDR Visa

Once issued the Nomad Digital Residence (NDR) Visa gives the successful applicant and dependents (if any), the right to reside in Antigua and Barbuda for up to two years. 

Visa holders will be able to travel into and out of the country as they wish for the period of the visa, but will have to maintain accommodation in the country unless they advise the Chief Immigration Officer that they are ending their stay in Antigua and no longer require the NDR visa.

The NDR visa does not allow the holder or dependents to work for any company or organisation doing business in Antigua and Barbuda. 

It is intended for non-nationals who are employed or self-employed in a country other than Antigua and Barbuda and who are resident and employed by a company registered and operating outside of Antigua and Barbuda.

St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

THE NDR VISA

How to apply for the NDR Visa

Applications are to be made to the Chief Immigration Officer, submitting the following documents:

  • Evidence that the non-refundable fee was paid in respect of each applicant
  • A passport photo of each applicant: 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) head must be between 1 -1 3/8 inches (25 – 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
  • A copy of the biographical data of passport
  • A certificate indicating medical insurance coverage for the period of their intended stay in Antigua
  • Police clearance for each applicant over the age of 16.
  • Proof of relationship to dependents for whom application is made by main applicant
  • Evidence of employment, including self-employment
  • A declaration by the main applicant, certifying (a) expected income of no less than US$50,000 (Fifty thousand US dollars) or its equivalent in other currencies, for each year of the 2 years in Antigua, and (b) that he/she has the means to support himself/herself and accompanying dependants during their stay in Antigua and Barbuda.

The application form is available on a this website.

Non-refundable fees are to be paid when the application is made, and proof of payment must accompany the application.

The application is to be submitted by e-mail to: ndrprogrammeanu@ab.gov.ag

Please note applications are assessed before approval, and applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria set out in paragraph 1 of this section.

Applicable fees and how to pay

A non-refundable NDR via fee is payable with the application.

The fees are:

Single applicant: US$1,500.00;

Couple US$2,000.00; 

Family of 3 and over: US$3,000.00

The applicant(s) will be informed by email of successful application. 

Fees are to be paid by credit card as shown on the application form.

A receipt will be issued for the applicant and declared dependents.  The receipt should be included with the application. 

Antigua and Barbuda Taxation

No Personal Income Taxes

Successful applicants and their dependents (if any) will be expected to pay Income Taxes in the countries in which they are normally resident.  No personal income tax is payable to Antigua and Barbuda.  However, applicants are not allowed to work for any entity of any kind in Antigua and Barbuda, nor to derive any income from any entity in Antigua and Barbuda.

Snorkeling In Antigua

University of the West Indies on Antigua

Beach House