St.Kitts & Nevis

The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, also known in its Constitution as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, is a small two-island nation in the Caribbean Basin. It is the smallest nation in the Western Hemisphere and boasts the oldest Citizenship By Investment program, established in 1984; shortly after the island obtained independence from the United Kingdom. St. Kitts and Nevis is a member of the British Commonwealth, United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Eastern Caribbean Regional Security System (RSS), and CARICOM. The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is also headquartered in St. Kitts.

St.Kitts Crest
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Processing Time

4-5 months

60 days: expedited process

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Investment

$ 150 000

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Passport Length

10 years validity 

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Visa-Free Travel

150 countries

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Investment Options

Donation or Real Estate

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Language

English

Passport Advantages

  • Expedited route option (guaranteed in 60 days)

  • Oldest and most prestigious citizenship by investment program

  • Irrevocable & lifetime citizenship for you and subsequent generations 

  • No need to renounce current citizenship

  • No notification to home country on additional citizenship 

  • No interview requirement or need to travel to St.Kitts for process

  • Visa-free access to 150 countries including UK and Schengen states 

  • Allowed to stay in UK for 6 months at a time

  • Easy to obtain travel visas for other countries when required

  • Take up residence & work in CARICOM member countries 

  • No capital gains, gift, wealth & inheritance tax, no tax for non-residents

  • Able to open a bank account with new nationality in another jurisdiction

  • Reliable and efficient banking institutions on island 

  • Contributing to the prosperity of a peaceful, welcoming country

Citizenship By Investment Options

1.

Donation to the Sustainable Growth Fund “SGF”

 A nonrefundable financial contribution to government fund, depending on number of applicants and their ages.

Main applicant

$150 000

Main applicant plus spouse

$175 000

Main applicant plus spouse & two dependants

$195 000

Sibling of main applicant or spouse (aged under 30)

$20 000

Any additional dependent 

$10 000

2.

Real Estate Investment

Investment in a government-approved real estate project such as freehold property, hotel shares, or fractional ownership.

Minimum Investment (hold for 7 years)

$200 000

Minimum Investment (hold for 5 years)

$400 000

Government Fees

When the application is approved, the following government fees will apply (real estate option only).

Main applicant

$35 000

Main applicant and spouse

$20 000

Dependent (regardless of age)

$10 000

Additional dependent (sibling of main applicant or spouse)

$40 000

3.

Accelerated Application Process "AAP"

Approved in 2016, allows applications to be accelerated to within a 60 day period; some applications can be completed in as little as 45 days with the Donation, Real Estate or Alternative Investment options. These figures are inclusive of the due diligence fees. In addition, an additional fee of $500 US (per person) will be applicable for passport processing. Government Fees (Real Estate Option) and Additional Fees (both Options) apply as usual. 

Main applicant

$25 000

Spouse of main applicant

$20 000

Dependent of main applicant

$20 000

Additional Fees for All Options

Due Diligence & Background Checks (excluding AAP)

Compulsory background checks are payable to Government-preferred international due diligence agencies to screen applicants (ie:Interpol). Passport fees are also payable upon approval. Professional, legal, and courier fees are additional and can vary. Please contact us to provide a full, itemized and detailed quote for your application. 

Main applicant

$7 500

Spouse

$4 000

Dependent (over 16 years)

$4 000

Other Fees

Processing Fee (per person on the application) 

$250

Certificate of Registration Fee (per person on the application)

$50

Passport fee (per person on the application)

$1 200

Escrow fee (per person on the application)

$2 000

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Timeframe & Process

Step One

You will be appointed a specialized team member to advise on the collection of required documents. Our team will support you every step of the way to ensure all documents are perfect to ensure a successful application.

Step Two

Government processing fees, due diligence fees, and professional & legal fees are payable when we are ready for you to courier all your documents for submission to the government.

Step Three

Once the application has been submitted, due diligence will take 3-4 weeks. You will receive an approval letter when the government receives the due diligence report. Once accepted you are requested to pay the donation or investment.

Step Four

A Certificate of Registration and your passport are issued in your name and couriered to you. You are now formally a Kittitian citizen.