Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Program

Time to citizenship

3 - 4 months

Minimum Investment

US $150,000

Type of investment

Donation - Real Estate

Visa free Countries

152 Including Schengen and UK

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 3 to 4 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 two 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

Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Overview

St. Kitts and Nevis are mountainous siblings that represent two sides of one coin. Both islands offer a secluded and relaxing retreat that could be seen in a day but explored in a lifetime

Language

English

Currency

Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Total Area

261 km2

Capital

Basseterre

Government

Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Population

54,961

St Kitts and Nevis 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 152 countries, including Schengen zone & United Kingdom

  • 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:

Single applicant

US $150,000

Main applicant and spouse

US $175,000

Family of four

US $195,000

Additional dependents

US $10,000

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 7 years) or US $400,000 (resalable after 5 years).

The following government fees also apply depending on the number of dependents included in the application:

Single applicant

US $35,050

Spouse

US $20,050

Additional dependents

US $10,050

Additional Fees for St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Options

Application fee

US $250 per applicant

Due diligence for main applicant

US $7,500

Due diligence for spouse

US $4,000

Due diligence for dependents above 16 years old

US $4,000

Passport fee

US $450 per applicant

Certificate of Registration, stamp fee

US $50 per applicant

How to Qualify for St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship

  • Applicants to Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship must be at least 18 years old

  • Must hold no criminal record

  • Must prove the source of fund for the investment

  • Children dependents under the age of 30

  • Parents dependents above the age of 55

  • Must undergo a 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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Visa free countries for Saint Kitts

Over the past number of years, the government of Saint Kitts and Nevis has been successfully working on expanding its list of Visa-free countries

FAQs About St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship

Saint Kitts is well known for tourism and its generally safe for travelers
St. Kitts offers citizenship through two investment options, including a non-refundable donation or investment in an approved real estate project.
Yes, St Kitts does allow dual citizenship and will never ask investors to give up their existing citizenship.
A St Kitts passport can be obtained either through a non-refundable financial contribution of $150,000 or a minimum $200,000 investment into a real estate project, which can be sold after 7 years.
St Kitts does permit applicants to have dual citizenship and does not report citizenship details to the investor’s existing country of citizenship.

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