Introducing St Kitts & Nevis
The beautiful, verdant two-island state of St Kitts and Nevis is located in the eastern Caribbean, to the west of Antigua and the south of Anguilla.
A modern nation, rich in history
Formerly a British colony, St Kitts and Nevis gained its independence in 1983 but has chosen to maintain links with its colonial past by keeping Queen Elizabeth II as head of state. The islands cover 261 sq. km, and the population of just over 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 the majority of the US$ 1.5 billion annual income.
St Kitts & 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 government offers an accelerated application process which reduces the processing period to 60 days or less, making St Kitts the fastest programme in the Caribbean.
St Kitts Citizenship requirements
Applicants must fulfil ONE of the following two investment options:
Applicants can donate to the Sustainable Growth Fund, with the following thresholds:
- Single applicant: US$150,000.
- Family of four members: US$195,000.
- Additional dependants: US$10,000 per person.
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 closing costs as well which vary depending on the development.
For both the contribution and property options, additional due diligence fees apply:
- US$7,500 for the main applicant.
- US$4,000 per dependent over the age of 16.
- Be of outstanding character.
- Hold no criminal record.
- Have excellent health.
A fast track option is available for an additional fee.
To view the official government website for this programme, please click here.
St Kitts Citizenship-by-investment Application Process
- Months 1-2
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.
Passports are issued.
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