ST. KITTS & NEVIS

CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship-by-investment program, established in 1984 is the oldest CBI program in existence and offers foreigners the opportunity to acquire an irrevocable citizenship without relinquishing their nationality or residing in the country.

CITIZENSHIP INVEST
IS GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZED

Citizenship Invest is officially authorized by the government of St Kitts and Nevis to process the citizenship of the country. The company has assisted clients from over 85 countries worldwide to obtain St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment, offering customized solutions throughout the application process.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment program offers permanent citizenship that cannot be revoked, thanks to its legal basis in the Citizenship Act, 1984, and Saint Christopher and Nevis Citizenship-by-Investment Regulations, 2011. This means that changes in government officials or amendments to citizenship legislation won't affect the granted citizenship status. Invest in St. Kitts & Nevis today and secure your future with a trusted and stable citizenship program.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

SIMPLE PROCESS
FAMILY BENEFITS

You and your future generations can secure irrevocable citizenship, with the added advantage of citizenship by descent for future family members.

Dual citizenship is permitted in Saint Kitts and Nevis without any restrictions, allowing you the freedom to maintain your current citizenship(s).

Effortless Investment
The investment amount is payable only after your application is approved.

No physical residency is required, enabling you to apply immediately.

Convenience and Confidentiality

There is no requirement to renounce your current citizenship(s), and your home country will not be notified of your new citizenship.

Citizenship can be obtained without a language test, educational qualifications, or management experience.
REPUTABLE PROGRAM
MOBILITY

Citizens of St Kitts and Nevis can move freely around the world to 156 countries including Schengen countries, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Turkey without visas

Citizens of St Kitts and Nevis can easily apply for visas when required

Residence and Security
You can stay in the United Kingdom for up to 6 months at a time.

The right to reside in St. Kitts and Nevis, as well as most of the CARICOM member countries, at any time and for any duration.

A biometric passport, also known as an e-passport or digital passport to enhance security and reduce the likelihood of forgery.
WEALTH PROTECTION
TAX ADVANTAGES

Benefit from the absence of taxes on capital gains, gifts, wealth, and inheritance, and no taxes for non-residents.

Unleash corporate tax breaks, complete exemptions from import duties, tax breaks, and export allowances with St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship.

Trade and Investment Benefits
There are no restrictions on the repatriation of profits and imported capital, providing more flexibility.

With a Saint Kitts and Nevis passport, you can open bank accounts in reputable financial institutions worldwide and enjoy duty-free trading in the Caribbean.

ST. KITTS & NEVIS VISA FREE COUNTRIES

Citizens of St Kitts & Nevis have visa-free access to 156 countries including the Schengen area, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong.

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Citizens of St Kitts & Nevis have visa-free access to 156 countries including the Schengen area, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong.

EUROPE
  • Albania
    Andorra
    Austria
    Belarus
    Belgium
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Faroe Islands
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Gibraltar
    Greece
    Greenland
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Ireland
    Italy
    Kosovo
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Malta
    Moldova
    Monaco
    Montenegro
    Netherlands
    North Macedonia
    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal
    Romania
    Russian Federation
    San Marino
    Serbia
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Ukraine
    United Kingdom
    Vatican City
AMERICAS
  • Argentina
    Belize
    Bermuda
    Bolivia *
    Brazil
    Chile
    Colombia
    Costa Rica
    Ecuador
    El Salvador
    French Guiana
    Guatemala
    Guyana
    Honduras
    Nicaragua
    Panama
    Peru
    Suriname
    Uruguay
    Venezuela
CARIBBEAN
  • Anguilla
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Aruba
    Bahamas
    Barbados
    Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
    British Virgin Islands
    Cayman Islands
    Cuba
    Curacao
    Dominica
    Dominican Republic
    French West Indies
    Grenada
    Haiti
    Jamaica
    Montserrat
    St. Lucia
    St. Maarten
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Turks and Caicos Islands
ASIA
  • Bangladesh
    Cambodia
    Hong Kong (SAR China)
    Indonesia
    Laos
    Macao (SAR China)
    Malaysia
    Maldives
    Nepal
    Pakistan
    Philippines
    Singapore
    South Korea
    Sri Lanka
    Taiwan
    Timor-Leste
    Uzbekistan
OCEANIA
  • Cook Islands
    Fiji
    French Polynesia
    Kiribati
    Micronesia
    New Caledonia
    Niue
    Palau Islands
    Samoa
    Solomon Islands
    Tonga
    Tuvalu
    Vanuatu
AFRICA
  • Botswana
    Cape Verde Islands
    Comores Islands
    Egypt *
    Gambia
    Guinea-Bissau
    Kenya
    Lesotho
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Mauritania
    Mauritius
    Mayotte
    Mozambique
    Reunion
    Rwanda
    Senegal
    Seychelles
    Sierra Leone
    Somalia
    St. Helena
    Tanzania
    Togo
    Tunisia
    Uganda
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe
MIDDLE EAST
  • Armenia
    Georgia
    Iran
    Israel
    Jordan
    Lebanon
    Palestinian Territory
    Turkey
E-VISA
  • Australia
    Bahrain
    Gabon
    Georgia
    India
    Sri Lanka

*The list of countries is subject to variations depending on each government's policy and so is access to these countries.

INVESTMENT TYPE & COST

Applicants have to choose from one of two options to acquire citizenship through St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program:

OPTION 1

SUSTAINABLE ISLAND STATE CONTRIBUTION (SISC)

The fund is used to support the economic and social development of St Kitts and Nevis. The financial contribution to the fund is non-refundable.

  • Main Applicant 250,000 USD
  • Main Applicant and a Spouse 300,000 USD
  • Main applicant, Spouse and up to Two Dependents 350,000 USD
  • Each Additional Dependent Under 18 50,000 USD
  • Each Additional Dependent Over18 75,000 USD

The cost varies depending on the number of applicants and their ages

OPTION 2

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Invest in real estate through one of the government-approved projects, which may include freehold property with title deed, hotel shares, fractional ownership, or land. The investment and government fees are payable upon approval of citizenship.

The property can only be resold once by the original purchaser after 7 years..

  • Minimum Investment (Must hold for 7 years) 400,000 USD
GOVERNMENT FEES

In addition to the purchase of real estate, there are Government fees to be paid.

  • Main Applicant 25,000 USD
  • Spouse of the Main Applicant 15,000 USD
  • Each Dependent under 18 10,000 USD
  • Each Dependent above 18 15,000 USD

Children Eligibility

To include dependent children in the application, they must be unmarried and under the age of 25, enrolled in full-time education. And if the children are over 25 years old, they must submit a separate application.

DUE DILIGENCE & BACKGROUND CHECKS

Applicable to all options

Background checks are mandatory and payable to the government to ensure the integrity of St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program. The government designates a preferred due diligence agency, which does checks using multiple international and local sources, including Interpol, World-Check, and other governmental institutions.

Documents, including passports, birth certificates, and bank statements, must be submitted as part of the process, and the agency carefully reviews each applicant's background to ensure they are of good character and pose no risk to St. Kitts and Nevis security.

The fees for these checks are payable upon submission of the application.

DUE DILIGENCE FEES

  • Main Applicant 10,000 USD
  • Spouse 7,500 USD
  • Dependents Over 16 years 7,500 USD

Transparent Evaluation Process

A mandatory interview for investors either virtually or in person is required. Citizenship Invest professional fees, official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other small disbursements are the only other costs associated. Contact us and request for a detailed quotation.

PROCESS & TIMELINE

  • MONTH
    1-2

    Application Initiation and Document Collection

    To begin the application process, Citizenship Invest (CI) will pre-screen your passport. Once your passport is cleared and we are sure that we can submit your application to the Government, a down payment for professional fees is payable to start the application.


    At this stage a CI document collection specialist will guide and support you collecting the required documents. Once your file is complete and ready for submission, Government Processing Fees, Due Diligence Fees, and CI submission fees are payable. CI will submit your application on your behalf.


    MONTH
    1-2

  • MONTH
    3

    Background Checks and Evaluation

    The Government contracts a third-party Due Diligence agency. After completing the necessary background checks, a due diligence report will be generated by the agency and submitted to the Government for evaluation. The result of this assessment will define the outcome of your Citizenship application. If your application is approved, you will receive an invitation to make the required donation or investment and complete the process.


    MONTH
    3

  • MONTH
    4

    Issuance of Citizenship Certificate

    Once your Citizenship Certificate and passport are issued, the remaining balance of CI’s professional fee will be due for payment.


    MONTH
    4

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CONTENT
  • Program Overview
  • Citizenship Law
  • Benefits Of The Program
  • Applicants Qualifications
  • Investment Requirements
  • Application Fees
  • Document Checklist
  • List Of Visa Free And On-Arrival Countries
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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Age

Must be over 18 years old to be a Main Applicant

Good Character

Must undergo a criminal background check.

Financial Ability

Must prove outstanding character through bank statements and employer references.

Residency

There are no residency requirements to qualify for citizenship.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

The following are general guidelines. Citizenship Invest assigns a Document Collection Specialist to each client and provides a personalized checklist of documents based on their unique situation. The company aims to simplify document collection and can obtain some of the required documents on behalf of clients.

Identification Documents:

  • Certified copies of your current passport(s) and national identification card(s).

Application Forms and Photos: 

  • A Photograph and Signature Certificate (Form C2).
  • A Medical Certificate (Form C3).
  • Six original passport-sized photos taken within the last six months are required.

Police Certificates and Birth Records: 

  • Police certificates from the applicant’s country of citizenship and any other country where they have lived for more than one year in the last ten years, as well as an original excerpt of the complete birth record or a certified copy of the full birth certificate.
  • Children under 18 years old must also present a Police certificate.

Investment Confirmation and Escrow Agreement: 

  • Investment Confirmation / Escrow Agreement (Form C4-S or C4-R)

 

Financial and Professional References: 

  • An original bank reference letter is required from an internationally recognised bank and should be no more than six months old.
  • A professional reference from a qualified individual. Such as an attorney, notary public, or chartered accountant. Furthermore, the reference letter should not be older than six months from the receiving date.

 

Marriage and Divorce Documents (if applicable): 

  • Original excerpt of marriage record or certified copy of marriage certificate(s), if applicable.
  • If applicable, please provide a certified copy of any divorce documents. And we only require the primary applicant to make the process as simple as possible.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
The duration for obtaining citizenship in St. Kitts and Nevis depends on the investment type. The processing period may range from a few months to a year.
Absolutely, including your partner, children below the age of 25 and parents above 65 who depend on you in your citizenship application in St. Kitts and Nevis is possible. Additional charges are applicable for each member of your family included in the application.
Saint Kitts and Nevis offers a path to citizenship for foreigners through the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program, which requires an investment in the country's economy. A single investment of $175,000 or more extends eligibility for up to three family members, with additional dependents available for an extra charge. The program, overseen by Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit, provides a government-backed selection of investment options, including real estate, bonds, and contributions to the Sustainable Growth Fund. Property investments start at $200,000, with funds often returnable within a few years of obtaining a Saint Kitts and Nevis passport. Beyond citizenship, program participants gain the right to free movement within the UK and the Schengen Area of Europe.
St. Kitts and Nevis offer full legal citizenship and a passport through its Citizenship by Investment Program, granted to those who make a qualifying significant investment in the country. The resulting passport is valid for 10 years and renewable at any consulate near the holder's residence. Furthermore, the program offers permanent citizenship, enabling investors to maintain the program’s benefits forever.
Yes, the St Kitts passport is considered robust. It is ranked 22nd in the world by the 2023 Passport Index and allows visa-free access to 156 countries, including all European countries, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Hong Kong. It is the strongest CBI passport in the Caribbean and OECS region. The passport offers extended worldwide mobility and is unquestionably very powerful.
St. Kitts and Nevis stands out for its permissive stance on dual citizenship. The government's laissez-faire approach allows individuals to hold multiple citizenships without restriction or disclosure to other nations. Moreover, the absence of a time limit for citizenship acquisition adds to the country's appeal for those seeking to expand their nationality ownership.
Citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis visiting the United States must obtain a US B1/B2 visa. Nevertheless, Saint Kitts and Nevis citizens can apply for a 10-year visa, enabling extended stays for both business and pleasure.

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