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Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship and passport

About Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship and passport

Two islands, one paradise.

Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program

St. Kitts and Nevis Government was the first country to launch the Citizenship by Investment program, The program was established in 1984 to support economic growth. It has also launched extensive legislation to attract financial services businesses to the island. Saint Kitts and Nevis offers good opportunities for investors. The work force are friendly, Well-educated and proficient in the English language. The government provides tax cuts, returns guarantee and exemptions on import duties. It does not impose any income or capital taxes nor any inheritance or endowment taxes in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship and passport advantages

  • Citizenship for life, with the right to permanent residency and work in the country.
  • Visa-free travel to about 156+ countries, including the Schengen area, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Allows Dual Citizenship.
  • 3-4 months to complete.
  • No imposed taxes on non-residents
  • Family qualifies under one investment.

Conditions for obtaining the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship and passport

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship applicant must be at least 18 years old
  • Applicants must possess a clean criminal record
  • The source of the funds used in the investment must be proven
  • Dependent children under the age of 30 may be added
  • Dependent parents over the age of 55 may be added
  • Dependent unmarried siblings under the age of 30

Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Investment Options

Applicants can pursue two investment routes. Individuals can make a non-refundable contribution to the Sugar Industry Diversification Fund – with the contribution determined by the number of dependents, or invest in an approved Real Estate project. The real estate must be held for at least five years after obtaining legal citizenship.

Brief Facts

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Visa Free Countries

156+

Includes the EU, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore

Population

56,621

Approximately as of 2017

Capital

Basseterre

Situated on the larger island of Saint Kitts and it is also the country's largest port.

Currency

Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Pegged to the US Dollar at USD $1=EC$2.7

Official Language

English with French Patois commonly spoken

Religion

Predominately Roman Catholic

Package Options and Pricing

Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment programs typically involves two options:

1

Sustainable Development Fund to obtain the citizenship of Saint Kitts and Nevis (Donation)

To obtain the citizenship of Saint Kitts and Nevis by donation, this fund was launched with the aim of benefiting the citizens of the country and it is a non-refundable contribution depending on the number of dependents included in the application:

Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) Contribution

- Single applicant: a non-refundable contribution of USD $150,000
Main applicant and spouse: a non-refundable contribution of USD $175,000
- Main applicant with up to three dependents (for example, a spouse and two children): a non- refundable contribution of USD $195,000
- Additional dependents, regardless of age: USD $10,000
- Family up to four Limited Time Offer (until 31 Dec. 2021): a non-refundable contribution of USD $150,000

2

Real Estate Investment

Applicants may qualify for citizenship through an investment in a pre-approved real estate project, which may include hotel shares, villas, and condominium units.

Real Estate Investment

The value of the refunded contribution according to the number of dependents is as follows:
- Single applicant: The fees is USD $35,000
- Main applicant and spouse: The fees is USD $20,000
- Additional dependents, without siblings: The fees is USD $10,000
- Additional dependent siblings: The fees is USD $40,000

Additional Fees

All the packages listed above will include the following additional fees in the form of government charges, processing, application and due diligence fees.

Additional Fees

Non- refundable due diligence and processing fees must be also paid:
- Main applicant of US $7,700.
- Each dependent of the main application (who is over the age of 16 years): US $4,100.
- Each dependent of the main application (who is below the age of 16 years): US $50,000.

On approval in principle of an application made through a real estate investment, a Government fee applies, as follows:
- Main applicant: US $35,050
- Spouse of the main applicant: US $2,050.
- Any other qualified dependent of the main applicant regardless of age: US $1,050.

Required Documents

  • Copy of your: Passport, ID, Driver’s License, and Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Proof of Address (Utility bill, Tenancy Contract or House registration)
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate/Dissolution of Marriage (if required)
  • Police Certificate from (Country of birth, Citizenship, and Residence)
  • Letter of Employment Or Trade License and company registration
  • Twelve (12) passport size photos for each applicant (white background)
  • One Professional reference letter (Doctor, Lawyer, or Certified Accountant)
  • Two (2) Personal references letters
  • Bank Reference Letter
  • 12 Months Bank Statement stamped (original)
  • Medical Exams Report
  • All Government Forms (We will supply you with them to be signed)
  • Copy of University Degree/ College Diploma
  • School/University enrolment confirmation for dependents

Visa Free Countries

Albania
Andorra
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Austria
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Bermuda
Bolivia
Bonaire
Bosnia and Hercegovina
Botswana
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Cape Verde (NAEP)
Cayman Islands
Chile
Comoros
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Curacao
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti (NAEP)
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Southern and Antarctic Islands
French Polynesia
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Holy See
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
Indonesia
Iran (Conditions apply)
Ireland
Italy
Jamaica
Jordan (NAEP)
Kenya
Kiribati
Kosovo
Laos (NAEP)
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Micronesia
Monaco
Montenegro
Montserrat
Mozambique
Nepal (NAEP)
Netherlands and territories
New Caledonia
Nicaragua
Niue
Norway
Palau
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn Island
Poland
Portugal
Reunion
Romania
Saba
Samoa
San Marino
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Korea
Spain
St Barts
St Lucia
St Maarten
St Martin
St Eustatius
St Helena
St Pierre and Miquelon
St Vincent and
the Grenadines
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tanzania
Timor – Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Wallis and Futana
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the St Kitts citizenship and passport program?

The Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program allows foreign investors to obtain full legal citizenship and passports for the investor and his family as this investor has made a huge investment in Saint Kitts and Nevis that meets the requirements under the citizenship by investment laws.

How do I apply for Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship and passport?

A detailed explanation of the steps for applying for citizenship can be found on the Who We Are page under the heading "Processing". However, all the requirements you need to know are listed in the section above. Contact one of our citizenship by investment experts for advice on options you can take advantage of.

How much does Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship and passport cost?

The total cost consists of the investment, and other fees related to processing the application. These fees will depend on your choice of citizenship, either through the contribution to the Sugar Industry Diversification Fund (SIDF) or the real estate investment option. This will also depend on the number of individuals applying. The individual applicants and their additional family members will naturally increase the investment structure.

What are the benefits of Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship and passport?

Once you are granted Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship, you will have all the rights that citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis enjoy. You have the right to live and work in Saint Kitts and Nevis at any time. And since Saint Kitts and Nevis is a member of the Caribbean Community, you may reside in any of the other member states. In addition to visa-free travel or visa-on-arrival access to more than 120 countries. For more information about benefits, see our benefits page or contact us to explain the options that are right for you and your family.

Can one of my friends or family members handle my citizenship application?

Only an approved authorized agency (Kribi) can act on your behalf and handle the citizenship application process for you.

How do I get my citizenship application processed faster?

The Citizenship by Investment Unit will notify Karibi once it accepts your application for processing. In order for the unit to accept the processing of your application, your application must fully comply with the legislation and guidelines published by the Citizenship by Investment Board.

It will take approximately three months for your application to be processed from the date you notify your agent that your request has been accepted for processing. If extenuating circumstances occur that would delay the processing of your request, the unit will notify us directly.

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