Visa-free travel to 157 countries
Accelerated Applications Process in 60 days
No minimum presence requirement
Required donation from US$150,000
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Why Consider the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Programme?

When considering citizenship in the Caribbean, there are many reasons to consider St Kitts and Nevis. The beautiful, verdant two-island state is located in the Eastern Caribbean, to the West of Antigua and to the South of Anguilla.



A modern nation, rich in history

St Kitts and Nevis is part of the Commonwealth of Nations and retains the British Monarch as the head of state. The islands cover 261 sq. km, and the population of just under 54,000 enjoys a high standard of living in a federal parliamentary democracy.

Tourism is the nation's economic mainstay, attracting more than 600,000 visitors every year and contributing to most of the US $1.5 billion annual income.

St Kitts and Nevis is a signatory to the Double Taxation Relief (CARICOM) Treaty 1994 and has implemented measures to ensure compliance with the US FATCA regime.

The St Kitts and Nevis government offers an accelerated citizenship application process, reducing the processing period to 60 days or less – making it the fastest programme in the Caribbean.

 

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Capital city: Basseterre
Languages: English
Visa free countries: 157
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Total area: 261 km²
Population: 53,192 (2020)
Nearest country: Antigua (100Km)
Time zone: Eastern Caribbean (UTC-04:00)
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St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Requirements

To apply for this citizenship programme, applicants must fulfil ONE of the following two investment options:

1. Donation

Applicants can donate to the Sustainable Growth Fund, with the following thresholds:

  • Single applicant: US$150,000.
  • Family of four members: US$190,000.
  • Additional dependants: US$10,000 per person.
2. Purchase a property

Purchase a property from a government real estate project for at least:

  • US$200,000 (with a minimum holding period of seven years) for a minimum of two applicants.
  • US$400,000 (with a minimum holding period of five years) for one applicant.

Additional Government processing fees are:

  • US$35,047 for the main applicant.
  • US$20,047 for a spouse.
  • US$10,047 per qualified dependent.

There are also closing costs, which vary depending on the development.

 

3. Alternative Investment Option

Investment into a privately funded privately-owned development (Private Enterprise Developer) or privately funded state-owned (Public Good Project Developer) option for at least:

  • US$175,000 for families up to four
Considerations

For all three options, additional due diligence fees apply:

  • US$7,500 for the main applicant.
  • US$4,000 per dependent over the age of 16.

Applicants must:

  • Be of outstanding character.
  • Hold no criminal record.
  • Have excellent health.

A fast-track option is available for an additional fee.

Government website

To find out more about the St Kitts citizenship programme, visit the official government website.

St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Application Process

  • Months 1-2

    Application process begins with initial due diligence.
    Sign client agreement, complete government forms and provide supporting documentation.
    If purchasing real estate, sign an agreement with the developer.

  • Month 3

    Application documents reviewed and amended.

  • Month 4

    Government process application and complete due diligence.
    On approval, government fees are paid, and necessary contributions made.
    St Kitts and Nevis passports are issued.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main St Kitts and Nevis citizenship benefits?

Other than the impressive location itself, there are many other benefits to obtaining St Kitts citizenship. Foremost for many investors it is the following: 

  • The ability to travel visa-free to 157 countries, including the UK, European Schengen Area, Hong Kong, Singapore and many more. 
  • No physical residency requirements, i.e., no language tests, or requirement to relocate. 
  • Dual citizenship is recognised, which can prove beneficial to those who are applying for tax reasons. 

Who can apply for the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship-by-investment programme?

In order to apply for a St Kitts passport and gain citizenship, you must be over the age of 18, with a clean criminal record, have a stable income and be in good health.

What is the minimum investment requirement?

To be successful in your application you are required to contribute to the country’s economy, which can be done in a number of ways: 

  1. Donation: the minimum donation for a single applicant is US$150,000, this sum increases as additional spouses or dependents are added.
  2. Purchasing property: property purchases from a government real estate project at a minimum value of $200,000 (minimum holding period of seven years applies) with a minimum of two applicants.
  3. Investment into a privately-funded privately-owned development (Private Enterprise Developer) or privately funded state-owned (Public Good Project Developer) option for US$175,000.

Am I required to permanently reside there for my St Kitts and Nevis citizenship application to be successful?

No, applicants are not required to have a permanent residence to be successful in the application for a St Kitts and Nevis passport. In fact, there is no requirement at all to visit the country, as the citizenship application process can be done entirely remotely. 



How many visa-free countries will I be able to travel to?

Upon receiving your St Kitts passport, you gain access to visa-free travel to 157 countries and jurisdictions, including the European Schengen Area, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore, among many more. 



How long will my St Kitts and Nevis passport be valid for?

Should your application for citizenship be successful, your passport will be valid for 10 years and can be renewed every 10 years indefinitely. 



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