Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment

CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT / St. Kitts and Nevis

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About Saint Kitts and Nevis 

The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas and located in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies, in the Caribbean Sea. The two islands are united by the Federation with a total area of 261 sq. kilometers and a population of 53.000.

St Kitts is larger than Nevis and is roughly oval shaped except for a narrow, long peninsula to the southeast. Nevis is surrounded by coral reefs and is almost a single mountain with a height of 3.232 feet. The two-island nation combines beaches with beautoful mountains. The legacies of the sugar industry survive in pleasant plantation inns and the local culture is mellow, friendly and infused with a pulsing social beat. 


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Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme

Established in 1984, the Citizenship by Investment Scheme of St Kitts and Nevis has since become one of the most successful and reputable of its kind in the world. 

The programme is contained in Part II of Section 3 (5) of the Citizenship Act, of 1984 and under its provisions the government operates the programme under which citizenship is granted to persons who qualify under the set criteria. In 2011, the Regulations currently in force were introduced (known as the Citizenship by Investment Regulations, No 52 of 2011), and are under the authority of The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU).  

The citizenship Programme of St. Kiss and Nevis requires applicants to make an economic contribution to the country and in exchange they are granted full citizenship. 


Investment Options GO TO TOP

St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Program for Foreign Investors

To qualify for citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis, the primary applicant must be over 18 years old, meet the application requirements and select one of the following investment options:

DONATION OPTION: The Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) 
  Main Applicant Family of four Additional dependents
Donation Amount US$250.000 US$300.000 US$325.000 for main applicant and up to four dependents
US$25.000 for each additional dependant
Due Diligence Fees US$7.500 US$7.500 main applicant
US$4.000 for each dependent over the age of 16  
US$7.500 main applicant
US$4.000 for each dependent over the age of 16  
INVESTMENT IN REAL ESTATE OPTION (held for a minimum period of five years)
  Main applicant Family of four Additional Dependents
Investment Minimum US$400.000 US$400.000 US$400.000
Government Processing Fees US$50.000 US$50.000 main applicant
US$25.000 for each additional dependant
US$50.000 for additional dependents aged between 18-30 or over 55, except if the dependant is the main applicant’s spouse
US$50.000 main applicant
US$25.000 for each additional dependant
US$50.000 for additional dependents aged between 18-30 or over 55, except if the dependant is the main applicant’s spouse
Due Diligence Fees US$7.500 US$7.500 main applicant
US$4.000 for each dependent over the age of 16  
US$7.500 main applicant
US$4.000 for each dependent over the age of 16  

Additional requirements: 
  • Clean criminal record certificate
  • Good health 


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Procedure for Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment application

We set-out below the steps of the process of applying for citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis: 
  1. Preparation and filling of application forms 
  2. Submission of applications and supporting documentation 
  3. Government processing of the applications and due diligence checks (estimated 2 months)
  4. Government approval of application 
  5. Investment in real estate or contribution to the National Transformation Fund (SIDF) 
  6. Issuance of citizenship certificate 
  7. Application for passport and issuance of passport
The process to obtain the citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis is expected to take up to 5 months following the submission of applications to the authorities. 

For more information on St. Kitts and Nevis' citizenship by investment programme please contact us at stkitts@onecitizen.com.stkitts@onecitizen.com


Benefits GO TO TOP

The Benefits of St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program

  • Dual citizenship is recognized by St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Processing time around 4 months
  • Residency in St. Kitts and Nevis is not required for an applicant to qualify for citizenship.
  • St. Kitts and Nevis is a zero tax jurisdiction, with no taxes on international revenue, on personal income, wealth or inheritance
  • St. Kitts and Nevis is a member of the Commonwealth, which entitles citizens to certain privileges in the UK and other Commonwealth countries
  • Full citizenships are received by the applicant and his family, which can also be passed onto descendants
  • A St. Kitts and Nevis passport allows visa-free travel to over 130 countries, including all EU countries, the UK, Ireland, Caribbean and Commonwealth Nations


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St. Kitts and Nevis passport holders enjoy visa-free travel to over 130 countries, as listed below. However, it is strongly advisable that the relevant Government authorities and agencies are contacted prior to travel arrangements made.

Andorra Gibraltar Reunion
Anguilla Greece Romania
Antigua & Barbuda Greenland Saba
Argentina Grenada Samoa
Aruba Guadeloupe San Marino
Austria Guatemala Seychelles
The Bahamas Guyana Singapore
Barbados Haiti Slovak Republic
Belgium Holy See Slovenia
Belize Honduras South Korea
Bermuda Hong Kong Spain
Bonaire Hungary St. Bart’s
Botswana Iceland St. Eustatius
Brazil Ireland St. Helena
British Virgin Islands Israel St. Lucia
Bulgaria Italy St. Maarten
Cayman Islands Jamaica St. Martin
Chile Kenya St. Pierre and Miquelon
Colombia Kiribati St. Vincent & Grenadines
Costa Rica Kosovo Suriname
Croatia Latvia Sweden
Cuba Lesotho Switzerland
Curacao Liechtenstein Tonga
Cyprus Lithuania Trinidad & Tobago
Czech Republic Luxemburg Tunisia
Denmark Malawi Turkey
Dominica Malaysia Turks & Caicos
Dominican Republic Malta United Kingdom
El Salvador Mauritius Uruguay
Estonia Montserrat Venezuela
Fiji The Netherlands Virgin Islands
Faroe Islands New Caledonia Wallis and Futuna
Finland Nicaragua Zambia
France Niue Zimbabwe
French Guiana Norway  
French Polynesia Panama  
French Southern & Antarctic Lands Peru  
FYROM Philippines  
Gambia Pitcairn Island  
Georgia Poland  
Germany Portugal  


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