Inclusion of dependent children under 25 years, and dependent parents or grandparents over 65 years
No physical residency requirements
No requirement to travel to St. Kitts & Nevis during the application process
No interview, education or management experience required
Visa-free travel to more than 100 countries including Schengen member states, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, and others
No tax on worldwide income
Kitts & Nevis recognizes dual citizenship, so you can still benefit from your current citizenship
St. Kitts & Nevis (St. Christopher & Nevis) Citizenship-by-Investment Program offers many benefits in exchange of several requirements that applicants must meet. To qualify for citizenship in St. Kitts & Nevis, applicants need to fulfill one of the investment requirements outlined in the “Investment Options” section, in addition to the following criteria:
Be of outstanding character
Hold no criminal record
Have excellent health
Have a high personal net worth
Make an investment in a government-approved real estate development, or make a monetary contribution to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation
Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) contribution
The following contribution requirements must be met:
US$250,000: Single applicant
US$300,000: Family with up to 3 dependents (spouse + 2 children under 18 years)
US$350,000: Family with up to 5 dependents (spouse + 4 children under 18 years)
US$450,000: Family with up to 7 dependents (spouse + 6 children under 18 years)
US$50,000: Additional per person above 7 dependents
US$75,000: Dependents over 18 years old
US$4,000: Due diligence for each dependent over 16 years
Sugar Industry Diversification Fund (SIDF)
To qualify for citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis under the SIDF (The Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation) Option, the Government requires a contribution to the St. Kitts and Nevis Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation, a public charity audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Under this option, there are four different categories:
Real estate investment
The property purchase must equal a minimum of US$400,000 invested in government-approved shares in a real estate development. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of 5 years; investors may also be required to pay additional taxes and fees.
Real Estate Option
To qualify for citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis under the Real Estate option of its Citizenship by Investment Program, the Government requires an investment in designated Real Estate with a value of at least US$ 400,000.
On approval in principle of an application under the real estate investment option the following fees are payable to the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis:
US$ 50,047.00 for the main applicant.
US$ 25,047.00 for the spouse of the main applicant
US$ 25,047.00 for each child of the main applicant under the age of 18
US$ 50,047.00 for each qualified dependent of the main applicant above the age of 18 other than spouse
Children over 18 years but below 25 must be in a full time learning institution and fully supported by parents.
Additionally to these fees, real-estate buyers should be aware that there are also purchase costs (mainly compulsory insurance fund contribution and conveyance fees) of approximately 4 – 5% of the purchase price.
Only villas and condominium units from an approved developer will qualify for citizenship.