Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship

Saint Kitts & Nevis citizenship by investment

The longest running Citizenship by Investment Program in the world. To attract foreign investments and boost economic growth and development, the government launched its Citizenship Program. St Kitts & Nevis offers citizenship to affluent investors in exchange for their contributions to national funds or investment in a property.

Funds received through the investment program are used to support economic growth and development, including in tourism, healthcare and agriculture, to finance the construction of schools and education infrastructure, to build ports of entry, to preserve and protect cultural and historic heritage, to prepare for hurricanes, emergencies, for disaster planning, etc.

Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme:

  • Population: 0.06 million
  • Capital: Basseterre
  • Language: English
  • Religion: Christian
  • Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar
  • GDP per capita: 19275$
  • Climate: Warm

Benefits of investing in St Kitts & Nevis

St Kitts & Nevis is a fast-growing economy offering foreign investors many benefits in return for their financial contribution to the country.

  • Passport in 1.5 months
  • Citizenship for the whole family for life
  • Full confidentiality
  • No need to live in or visit St Kitts & Nevis
  • Visa-free access to over 130 countries
  • Qualified English-speaking workforce
  • No personal income tax
  • Limited taxation: no wealth, inheritance, gift, foreign income or capital gains tax
  • Guaranteed repatriation of profits
  • Low property tax rates
  • Growing tourism sector

Investment options

One of the following investments shall be required as a minimum to qualify for citizenship under the Program.

1. Contribution to Sustainable Growth Fund

To qualify for citizenship of St Kitts & Nevis, applicants can choose to make a one-off non-refundable contribution in the following amount:

  • Main applicant: $150,000
  • Spouse: $25,000
  • Each additional dependant: $10,000

Plus, due diligence fees $7,500 for main applicant and $4,000 for each dependant over 16.

2. Investment in real estate

Acquiring an approved property on St. Kitts and Nevis is another investment option under the CBI program. Properties favoured by investors are villas, apartments or shares in the hotels.

To qualify for citizenship under the real estate option, the Government requires a minimum of $200,000 or $400,000 investment plus payment of applicable taxes, various registration and other fees. The real estate can only be sold, and investment returned, after 7 or 5 years of getting a passport correspondingly, depending on the chosen investment.

3. SIDF Contribution

The Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation came into existence after the Government shut down the loss-making sugar industry and embarked on a path to economic diversification.

Applicants may qualify for citizenship through a one-off non-refundable contribution to the Foundation, subject to stringent due diligence checks. Contribution amount:

  • Main applicant: $250,000
  • Family of 4 people: $300,000
  • Each additional dependant: $25,000

Eligibility and requirements

Apart from making a required investment the applicant must also comply with the following criteria:

  • Main applicant should be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicants over 16 must pass Due Diligence checks.
  • All applicants must be in good health.
  • Clean criminal and immigration record.

Dependant eligibility

  • Spouse and minor children.
  • Unmarried dependent children between 18 and 30, if they are full-time students.
  • Dependent parents or grandparents aged 55 or above.

Your 5 steps to St Kitts and Nevis passport

Standard application process takes 3 to 4 months before obtaining a passport. You can also get a second passport in 1.5 to 2 months through an Accelerated Application Process.

  • Step 1: Book an appointment with our specialists and sign a client agreement.
  • Step 2: We will prepare and submit all forms and documents.
  • Step 3: Due diligence checks and processing of application by the government.
  • Step 4: Approval of the application and making an investment.
  • Step 5: Obtaining St Kitts & Nevis passport.

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

A few examples of our real estate options for residency and citizenship investment

Fisherman’s Cabanas 5 Star Hotel Resort development is approved by the government of St. Kitts & Nevis for the Citizenship By Investment Programme. The project…

5 beds 4 baths
5 beds 4 baths

Butlers Estate Resorts $ 500,000.00

Butlers Estate Resorts

$ 500,000.00

Butler’s Estate Resort & Residences is set on majestic gently sloping coastal terrain, capturing stunning ocean views and the frolicking surf as it caresses the…

2 beds 2 baths
2 beds 2 baths

Park Hyatt St. Kitts $ 500,000.00

Park Hyatt St. Kitts

$ 500,000.00

The Park Hyatt opened its doors in November 2017 and is the first of its brand in the Caribbean. Park Hyatt St Kitts was featured…

4 beds 3 baths
4 beds 3 baths

CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCY PROGRAMMES

A selection of alternative residency and citizenship investment programmes to consider.

Malta

600 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 183 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Montenegro

450 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 122 countries

Process Duration: 2 months

Cyprus

2 150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Moldova

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 119 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Austria

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 185 countries

Process Duration: 24 months

Bulgaria

512 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 169 countries

Process Duration: 6-12 months

Turkey

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Middle East Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 110 countries

Process Duration: 2 months

Jordan

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Middle East Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 49 countries

Process Duration: 4 Months

Vanuatu

130 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 125 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Saint Lucia

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 128 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Saint Kitts & Nevis

200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 130 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Grenada

150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 127 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Dominica

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 120 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

Antigua & Barbuda

200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 130 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Residence by investment Programs

Explore the most popular residency by investment programs worlwide

Greece

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Spain

500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Portugal

500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Australia

500 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 183 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Austria

250 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 185 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

Cyprus

2 150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Canada

1 200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 180 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Italy

2 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 150 countries

Process Duration: 6-8 months

Switzerland

250 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 155 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

HongKong

200 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 79 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Jersey

1 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Latvia

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Malaysia

135 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Malta

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 98 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Monaco

1 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 173 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

New Zealand

5 500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 173 countries

Process Duration: 6-8 months

Singapore

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 65 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Thailand

60 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 120 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

United Kingdom

2 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 175 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

USA

 

900 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 180 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

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