About St. Kitts & Nevis
The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, also known in its Constitution as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, (named after Christopher Columbus) is a small two-island nation in the Caribbean Basin, located some 2,000 km to the southeast of Miami. The country has a wonderful cool climate, enjoyable throughout the year, and is well connected by flights from US, Europe and the Caribbean airliners.
St. Kitts & Nevis is a member of many prestigious political and social organizations including: the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, Eastern Caribbean Regional Security System (RSS), and CARICOM. In addition to this, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is also headquartered in St. Kitts & Nevis.
- Capital and largest city: Basseterre
- Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
- Exchange Rate: US$ 1.00 = 2.7000 XCD
- Total Area: 100 Sq Miles (260 sq km)
- Population: 51,538
- Languages: English
The citizenship program of St. Kitts & Nevis requires making an economic contribution to the country. In exchange, the applicants and their families are granted full citizenship.
Option 1 - Contribution to the (SIDF)
This option involves making a non-refundable payment to the SIDF (Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation). Payment depends on the number of family members and starts from US$ 250.000.
|CATEGORY A||Single applicant||US$ 250.000|
|CATEGORY B||Applicant with up-to 3 dependents||US$ 350.000|
|CATEGORY C||Applicant with up-to 5 dependents||US$ 350.000|
|CATEGORY D||Applicant with up-to 7 dependents||US$ 450.000|
|CATEGORY E||Additional fee for each unmarried dependent above the age of 18 (children between 18-25 and elderly parents)||US$ 50.000|
Option 2 - Real Estate
Citizenship can be obtained via the purchase of a property for a minimum investment of US$ 400,000 in a Government approved project. An initial deposit of approximately US$ 15,000 or 10% (depending on the developer) is payable upon reservation of the property and the balance is payable once Citizenship is approved. In order to obtain the Citizenship the applicant must obtain the title deed of the property.
The following processing fees shall be paid after approval of application
|Main applicant||US$ 50.000|
|for spouse||US$ 25.000|
|for each child under 18 years old||US$ 25.000|
|for each unmarried dependent above the age 18 (children between 18 - 25 and elderly parents)||US$ 50.000|
Due Diligence & Background Check Fees
Due diligence fees charged by the Government are applied for both options (either SIDF donation or real estate acquisition) and they are as follows:
|Main applicant||US$ 7,500|
|dependent spouse or child over 16 years old||US$ 4,000|
Plus Professional Services Fees
Benefits of St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship
When you acquire citizenship under the St. Kitts & Nevis citizenship program, you and your family enjoy full citizenship for life, which can be passed on to future generations by descent, and you will be issued with passports which allow visa-free travel to more than 120 countries and territories worldwide, including all of the EU.
Of course you have the right to take up residence in St. Kitts & Nevis as well as in most of the CARICOM member countries at any time and for any length of time. You are not liable for taxation, even if you decide to reside in St. Kitts & Nevis, as there are no direct personal taxes whatsoever.
What You Gain
- Irrevocable everlasting citizenship for your family and future generations.
- Instant travel to 125 countries visa free.
- Change of name is lawfully permitted.
- No taxes on income, capital gains, gift, wealth and inheritance.
- Dual citizenship
- No notification to your home authorities on your new citizenship.
- No residency requirements, you are entitled to apply instantly.
- A 10 years valid passport that can be renewed at any St Kitts and Nevis Consulate.
- You can opt for the real estate option and receive 100% – 120% of your initial investment back after 5 years.
|List of Visa Free Travel Countries|
|plus 21 visa on arrival countries with St Kitts & Nevis Passport|
|Andorra||El Salvador||Latvia||Romania||Visa on arrival|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Faroe Islands||Lesotho||San Marino||Belarus|
|Canada||Guyana||Monaco||East Timor *||Solmon island|
|Cayman Islands||Haiti||Montserrat||Togo*||Timor Leste|
|Colombia||Hong Kong||Nepal*||Trinidad and Tobago||Tonga|
|Costa Rica||Iceland||Netherlands Antilles||Turkey*||Turkmenistan|
|Croatia||Ireland||Nicaragua||Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Czech Republic||Jamaica||Palau island*||Vatican City|
|Djibouti*||Kenya||Panama||Virgin Islands (British)|
|Dominican Republic||Korea, Republic of||Philippines||Zimbabwe|
|*The list of countries is subject to variations depending on each government policy and so is access to these countries|