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ST. KITTS & NEVISCITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZED FIRM

Overview

The St Kitts and Nevis citizenship-by-investment program has been in operation since 1984, allowing foreign investors to acquire citizenship under certain conditions. This makes it the oldest existing citizenship-by-investment program and one of the most reputable. Applicants obtain an irrevocable St Kitts and Nevis passport without having to reside in the country or renounce their current nationality.

  • icon Processing time

    Average 4 months and accelerated application process 45 to 60 days

  • icon Visa free travel

    156 countries, including Schengen countries, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong

  • icon Investment cost

    Donation USD 150,000 for a single applicant, real estate USD 200,000 in shares or USD 400,000 in a unit

  • icon Investment type

    Donation to Sustainable Growth Fund or Real Estate Investment in a Government Approved Project

  • icon Family dependents

    Spouse, children under 31yrs old and parents of main applicant or spouse over 55 years old

  • icon Passport validity

    For persons above 16 years of age it will be valid for 10 years, for children under 16 it is valid for five years

Citizenship law or Residency Law

Country Info

St. Kitts and Nevis, also known in the country’s constitution as Saint Christopher and Nevis, has been independent since 1983 and forms part of the Lesser Antilles, which is a group of islands located 2,000 km to the southeast of Miami. The Federation comprises two islands, Nevis and St. Kitts, and the truly appropriate slogan of the local tourism authority is: “Two islands, one paradise”.

The Federation is a member of the United Nations (UN), the British Commonwealth, of the Organization of American States (OAS), CARICOM and various other international organizations. The headquarters of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is located St. Kitts and maintains the stability of the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (ECD), the national currency of most Eastern Caribbean countries, which is tied to the USA dollar. The head of state is the Queen of England, as St. Kitts and Nevis is a well-functioning democracy based on the British parliamentary system and H.E Minister Timothy Harris is the current Prime Minister.

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CAPITAL

Basseterre

POPULATION

52,329

LANGUAGE

English/French Patois

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Federal parliamentary democracy

CURRENCY

East Caribbean dollars (XCD), tied to USD

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 2.7 XCD

Benefits

Costs

To be eligible for the citizenship of St Kitts & Nevis under its Citizenship by Investment Program, there are two options to choose from.

1. DONATION TO THE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH FUND (SGF OPTION)

Non-refundable financial contribution to a Government fund. The cost varies depending on the number of applicants and their ages

Single Applicant
USD 150,000
Spouse of the Main Applicant
USD 25,000
Additional fee for any dependent regardless of age
USD 10,000

2. REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Real Estate Investment through one of the Government approved real estate projects which could be a freehold property with title deed; hotel shares; fractional ownership or land. The investment and the Government fees are payable once the citizenship is approved. The passport is issue immediately after payments are made.

There are two options to choose from with different investment thresholds, the main difference between them is the length of time the property must be held.

Minimum Investment (Must hold for 5 years)
USD 400,000
Minimum Investment (Must hold for 7 years)
USD 200,000
GOVERNMENT FEES

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

Main applicant
USD 35,000
Spouse of the main applicant
USD 20,000
Each dependant regardless of age
USD 10,000

Dependent children under 30 years old must be in full-time education and unmarried. Children over 30 years must apply as single applicants in a separate application.

DUE DILIGENCE & BACKGROUND CHECKS

Compulsory background checks are payable to the Government who appoints a preferred due diligence agency. These agencies use various international and local sources such as Interpol, World-Check and other Government agencies. These fees are payable upon the submission of the application.

Main applicant
USD 7,500
Spouse
USD 4,000
Dependents over 16 years
USD 4,000

Citizenship Invest professional fees, official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other disbursements are the only other costs associated. A detailed quotation with no hidden costs is provided for the specific case.

Required Documents

Citizenship Invest appoints a Document Collection Specialist for each case. The firm offers a bespoke service that simplifies the application process, requesting from clients the bear minimum. Our job is to simplify the document collection as much as possible and when required we obtain the documents for the client without their involvement. Please note the below list is to be used as a guideline only, after assessing the particular case Citizenship Invest prepares a personalized checklist.

Documents required from each applicant including children:
• Photograph and Signature Certificate (Form C2).
• Medical Certificate (Form C3) including original results of an HIV test (an HIV test is required for all persons applying for citizenship, including children). The HIV test results must be not older than 3 months.
• Certified copy of your current passport(s) showing name, photo, citizenship/nationality, date and place of issue, expiry date, passport number and issuing country.
• Certified copy of your current national identity card(s).
• Six original passport-size photos taken within the past 6 months.
• Original excerpt of full birth record or certified copy of full birth certificate (i.e. a birth document that also includes your parent’s details, or a household register, family book etc.).
• Original police certificate(s) from country of citizenship (unless you can provide satisfactory evidence that you have never lived there) and from any country where you have lived more than 1 year over the past 10 years. Police certificates must be less than six months old at the time you lodge your application. Children below 18 years old do require presenting a Police certificate.

Forms and documents required only from the main applicant:
• Investment Confirmation / Escrow Agreement (Form C4-S or C4-R)
• One original bank reference letter issued by an internationally recognized bank, not older than 6 months.
• One original professional reference (e.g. from an attorney, notary public, chartered accountant or other professional of similar standing), not older than 6 months.
• Original excerpt of marriage record or certified copy of marriage certificate(s) (if applicable).
• Certified copy of divorce document(s) (if applicable)

Timeline

MONTH 1-2

CI will pre-screen your passport for government pre-approval. A down payment for professional fees is payable to start your application.

CI professional team will assist and advise you with the collection of the documents required by the Government. Once the file is ready for submission, Government Processing Fees, Due Diligence and CI submission invoice are payable. CI submits your application.

MONTH 3

Due Diligence report is issued to the Government. Based on the results, the Government makes a decision on your Citizenship application. Once approved you are invited to pay the donation or investment.

MONTH 4

Citizenship Certificates and passports are issued. The balance of CI professional fee is paid

The estimated time to receive citizenship approval depends on the due diligence processing time and the specific case.

ST. KITTS & NEVIS VISA FREE countries

* Visa on arrival

156Countries

AMERICAS
  • Argentina
    Belize
    Bermuda
    Bolivia *
    Brazil
    Chile
    Colombia
    Costa Rica
    Ecuador
    El Salvador
    French Guiana
    Guatemala
    Guyana
    Honduras
    Nicaragua
    Panama
    Peru
    Suriname
    Uruguay
    Venezuela
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
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
E-VISA
  • Australia - Online Visa
    Bahrain
    Gabon
    Georgia
    India
    Sri Lanka
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
Middle East
  • Armenia *
    Georgia
    Iran *
    Israel
    Jordan *
    Lebanon *
    Palestinian Territory
    Turkey

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

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Content
  • Program Overview
  • Citizenship Law
  • Country profile
  • Benefits of the program
  • Applicants Qualifications
  • Investment requirements
  • Application Fees
  • Document Checklist
  • List of countries Visa free and on arrival
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