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St 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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