St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Kitts & Nevis Passport

Citizenship by Investment

The St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program is the oldest of its kind in the world. Established in 1984 the program grants citizenship through donation or real estate investment to qualified applicants. The government requires investment of either a minimum donation of $150,000 to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) or investment of $400,000 in real estate (can be reduced to $200,000 for connected investors) plus related government and due diligence fees.

With its breathtaking natural beauty, warm skies and white sandy beaches, St. Kitts & Nevis is one of the most stunning spots in the Caribbean. With the country’s CIP program, investors have the opportunity to wake up there every morning in as little as a few months.

This beautiful two-island nation is blessed with tropical temperatures, clear blue waters and a bustling trade and tourism economy. It is well-connected by direct flights to and from Europe and the U.S., and offers residents and citizens sought-after advantages, such as dual citizenship and tax-free worldwide income.

St. Kitts & Nevis - Citizenship Program

As one of the longest-established programs of its kind, the St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program offers applicants a host of unique benefits:
Fast processing within four months
Accelerated Application Process – approval within 60 days
Inclusion of dependent children under 30 and dependent parents or grandparents over 55
No physical residency requirements
No requirement to travel to St. Kitts & Nevis during the application process
No interview, education or managerial experience required
Visa-free travel to more than 135 countries, including Schengen member states, the U.K., Hong Kong, Singapore and more
No tax on worldwide income
St. Kitts & Nevis recognizes dual citizenship, so investors can still benefit from their current passports

Qualifications

The St. Kitts & Nevis (St. Christopher & Nevis) Citizenship by Investment Program was established in 1984 under the regulations of the 1984 Citizenship Act, Part II, Section 3 (5), which makes it the oldest citizenship by investment program in the world.

To qualify for citizenship in St. Kitts & Nevis, applicants must fulfill one of the investment requirements below in addition to the following criteria:
Be of outstanding character
Hold no criminal record
Have excellent health
Have a high personal net worth

INVESTMENT OPTIONS


Sustainable Growth Fund
In April 2018, Saint Kitts & Nevis launched a new permanent investment fund to replace the temporary Hurricane Relief Fund set up to address the devastation caused by the 2017 hurricanes in the Caribbean. The new Sustainable Growth Fund is open for donations with the following thresholds:

  • US$150,000: Single applicant
  • US$25,000: Spouse
  • US$10,000: Per additional dependent

In addition, the due diligence fees are as follows:

  • US$7,500: Due diligence of main applicant
  • US$4,000: Due diligence for dependent over 16
  • US$4,000: Due diligence for financial sponsor
Real Estate Investments
A. Five-year hold period

Applicants may purchase government-approved property valued at a minimum of US$400,000, or purchase shares valued at the same minimum amount in a real estate development. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of five years.


B. Seven-year hold period

Applicants can make an investment of US$200,000 in a government-approved luxury resort. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of seven years.

In both cases, investors are required to pay additional applicable taxes and fees.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ 1: How long is a St. Kitts & Nevis passport valid?

For persons above 16 years of age it will be valid for 10 years. For children under 16 it is valid for five years.

FAQ 2: How long does the process of closing the property take?

Closing takes place when approval in principle is granted and the certificate of citizenship/passport is issued. This should take no longer than three to four months, but we estimate up to six months. At that time we issue a Certificate of Title for the property. The Certificate of Occupancy will be granted when the keys are handed over.

FAQ 3: Can an application be lodged with missing documents, such as a police clearance certificate, which would be provided to the St. Kitts & Nevis authorities afterwards?

No. The document checklist is what is required for an application to be deemed complete and therefore accepted by the St. Kitts & Nevis authorities.