St. Kitts and Nevis

Citizenship By Investment

St. Kitts and Nevis has a pleasant tropical climate with clear waters and a laid-back atmosphere which make the two islands a fashionable tourist destination. The country is also one of the most eco-friendly places on earth. It has the oldest program to obtain citizenship by investment in the world, which began in 1984.

St. Kitts and Nevis is a twin-island nation located in the Caribbean Sea.

The country is 414 km from Puerto Rico and 794 km from Trinidad and Tobago. The average area is 261 sq. km².

It has an estimated population of 58.000 people.

The capital of the state is Basseterre.

The official language:

English is the official language in St. Kitts & Nevis.

The currency is East Caribbean dollar, denoted by XCD

Every 1 USD equals 2.7 Eastern Caribbean dollars.

How to obtain citizenship by investment from ST. Kitts & Nevis?

Applicants under ST. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program must choose one of two potential routes of citizenship:

Government non-refundable Donation to Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF):

$150,000 for a single applicant

$125,000 Government Special offer till the middle of 2023, under the new law issued in December 2022.

$195,000 theis minimum investment for a family of 4 members

$175,000 Government Special offer till the middle of 2023, under the new law issued in December 2022.

Under the new law issued in December 2022, the cost of adding each individual after the second child became:

$10.047: Additional fees if the child is under the age of 18

$25.047: Additional fees if the child is over 18 years old

$20,000 Additional fees for Siblings

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In addition to Government Fees, Administrative Fees, and Due Diligence Fees.

Real Estate Options: There are two choices:

  • Purchasing a property from one of the real estate projects approved by the government:
    The minimum real estate investment required by law is US$200,000 (resellable after 7 years).
  • Purchasing private homes (New option):
    The investor can choose the project he wants and not only from among the projects approved by the government. The minimum investment per application is US$400,000 in a private single-family dwelling house designated as an Approved Private Home.

$35,047 for a single applicant

$20,047 for the spouse

Under the new law issued in December 2022, the cost of adding each individual after the second child became:

$10.047: Additional fees if the child is under the age of 18

$15.047: Additional fees if the child is over 18 years old

$40,000 Additional fees for Siblings

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In addition to Government Fees, Administrative Fees, and Due Diligence Fees.

Advantages of ST. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Program:

  1. The ability to include the spouse and children up to the age of 25 in the main application, provided they are still studying, under the new law issued in December 2022.
  2. The ability to include the father, and mother of both the applicant and/or spouse, If they are over the age of 65, under the new law issued in December 2022.
  3. The ability to pass one’s citizenship to future generations by descent as it is a first-class citizenship.
  4. Dual Nationality: No obligation to relinquish current nationality.
  5. No language requirements for residence or citizenship.
  6. Full confidentiality in carrying out the procedures.
  7. Paying the minimum administrative fees for the transaction, while the large investment value is paid after the government’s approval of the citizenship application.
  8. No interview, education, or management experience required.
  9. No requirement to reside in ST. Kitts & Nevis before, during, or after citizenship is granted.
  10. This program is considered the most abundant among the citizenship programs by investment in the Caribbean. It is ideal for large families because it is the least expensive in terms of government fees when adding individuals to the citizenship application file.

What are the benefits of obtaining citizenship from ST. Kitts and Nevis?

  1. Access more than 137 countries with ST. Kitts & Nevis passport without the need to apply for a visa, including Europe’s Schengen area, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Russia and Hong Kong.
  2. Ownership of the 39th-ranked passport in the world.
  3. Possibility of establishing a company in any country in the world.
  4. Lowest tax rates and free trade environment.
  5. Beneficial tax regime – you will not be liable to any income tax, capital gains tax or inheritance tax.
  6. Ability to study in one of the most powerful universities in the world.
  7.  CARICOM Treaties that allow free trade between the Caribbean countries.

Required Documents for application:

Copies of valid passports.

Copies of personal identity.

Birth certificate for all applicants and a marriage certificate.

Clear criminal record.

A bank financial statement with proof of a legal source of income.

Medical examination (health certificate that it is free of diseases).

CV. and recommendation letters.

Steps to Obtain Citizenship by Investment From ST. Kitts & Nevis:

  1. Sign the contract with NTL and make the down payment
  2. Prepare ALL the Required Documents by the investor, with the support of our office and legal teams, who will review, translate and check the entire file before sending it to the island’s lawyer. (Estimated Time 30-45 days)
  3. Sending the documents to the Island where our lawyer will check the papers for the last time before submitting the application, and Transfer the Government’s first payment to submit the Documents. (Estimated Time 15 days)
  4. Waiting for the results of the due diligence (3 months at least)
  5. Government Approval of the Application. Making the final payment to the Government. (Estimated Time 15 days).
  6. Issuing the naturalization document & printing the Passport (Estimated Time of 15 days).
  7. Handover or send the “Naturalization Document” and the Passport to a convenient place. (Estimated Time 7 days).

Info & useful links about ST. Kitts and Nevis:

Dr. Terrance Drew, the new Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Click here to read more

St. Kitts & Nevis is one of The World’s Top Ten Citizenship by Investment Programs for 2020, click here to read more

Saint Kitts and Nevis extended the discount for families, click here to read more

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