St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program
Saint Kitts and Nevis was the first Caribbean country to launch the Citizenship by Investment program, established in 1984 in order to support the economic growth and expand the private and public sectors of the economy. In return, it allows foreign investors obtain permanent legal citizenship and second passport within 4 to 6 months. St. Kitts & Nevis has a strong track record of issuing second citizenship to investors on an international level. Notice: The citizenship program of Saint Kitts and Nevis restricts nationals from Afghanistan and Iran from applying to the program.
Citizenship by investment in St. Kitts and Nevis is available through three options.
Non-refundable contribution under the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF)
Real Estate investment in an approved project under St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit
Alternative Investment Option (AIO)
Saint Kitts and Nevis Overview
St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship and Passport Benefits
The citizenship program of Saint Kitts and Nevis holds the strongest credentials for being the oldest citizenship program in the Caribbean. It does not require an applicant to take any language test nor do they need to reside or visit the country. St Kitts and Nevis passport holders can vote, purchase property, hold dual citizenship, as well as live and work in the country.
St Kitts and Nevis passport holders are privileged to numerous benefits:
Visa-free access to over 155 countries and territories, including Schengen zone & UK
Citizenship is inheritable by new-born
Allows dual citizenship
Easier access to the US & Canada
Permanent residency status
No imposed taxes on non-residents
Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Options
Option 1: The Sustainable Growth Fund (Donation)
The Sustainable Growth Fund was launched to benefit all citizens by empowering priority areas such as local business cultivation, national culture, tourism, infrastructure, healthcare, and education. A non-refundable contribution depending on the number of dependents included in the application:
Option 2: Real Estate Investment
The applicant must invest in a government-approved real estate project within Saint Kitts and Nevis at a minimum value of US $200,000 (resalable after seven (7) years) or US $400,000 (resalable after five (5) years). The following government fees also apply depending on the number of dependents included in the application:
Option 3: Alternative Investment Option (AIO)
The Alternative Investment Option (AIO) gives investors the opportunity to invest in potential projects can either be listed by the government or suggested by private individuals with financing capabilities. These projects aim to maximize the employment of locals, but also include the transfer of technology and capacity building. After being accomplished and operational for a certain period which also allows for a return on investment, projects must be turned over to the Government. The Alternative Investment Option (AIO) will be in two categories: • Public Good Project Developer (PGPD) – projects that are fully funded by the PGPD with a minimum unit of investment of US $175,000. At the end of the agreement, the State retains the ownership of the asset. • Private Enterprise Developer (PED) – applies to built or funded assets that are privately owned with a minimum unit of investment of US $200,000. The following government fees also apply depending on the number of dependents included in the application:
How to Qualify for St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship
Main applicant to Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship must be at least 18 years old
Applicants must hold no criminal record
Must prove the source of fund for the investment
Dependent children under the age of 30
Dependent parents above the age of 55
Unmarried dependent siblings under the age of 30
Must undergo due diligence checks to gain approval
How to Apply and Obtain Saint Kitts and Nevis Passport
Notice: Only authorized & international marketing agents are allowed to promote Saint Kitts and Nevis program. Guide Consultants is an international marketing agent listed under the Citizenship by Investment Unit to promote & provide full services for Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment program.
Our specialized team will work with you to collect, translate and notarize the documents required, while ensuring all documents adhere to St. Kitts & Nevis government's requirements.
The documents will be submitted together with the due diligence and Application fees to the government of St. Kitts & Nevis. Your application will start; due diligence will be performed.
Once we secure the initial approval, St. Kitts & Nevis government will send a letter requesting the remaining funds.
You make your investment for the program you have chosen.
You receive your Certificate of Registration - you are now a citizen of St. Kitts & Nevis.
Your Guide Consultants advisor applies for your St. Kitts & Nevis passport and delivers it to you.
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