Residence & Citizenship

St Kitts & Nevis

St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment

  • Benefits
  • Financial/Other Obligations
  • Additional Criteria

St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment

The St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment programme enables individuals and their families to obtain a second passport and, if required,  residence in St Kitts & Nevis through three alternative investment routes and there is no requirement for the applicant to travel to the Federation as part of the process.

St Kitts & Nevis passport holders enjoy full Schengen privileges (free movement to 26 European countries), can travel to approximately 120 countries worldwide (either on a visa free basis or visa on entry basis) and do not require a visa to visit the United Kingdom.

A number of attractive tax advantages are available to individuals who choose to become resident in St Kitts & Nevis:

  • No income tax
  • No capital gains tax
  • No wealth or inheritance tax
  • No gift tax
  • No death duties
  • No estate tax
  • No taxes levied on assets or income originating from outside St Kitts & Nevis

Further benefits:

  • The age of a dependant parent has been reduced from 65 to 55. The upper age limit for young adult dependant children, has been extended from 25 to 30.
  • Siblings may be added to the application if he/she is the brother or sister of either the main applicant or his/her spouse, is unmarried and childless, 30 years old or younger, and dependent on the applicant for financial support.
  • Applications can be fast tracked via the accelerated application process (AAP). Applications, submitted with the correct documentation, will be approved within 60 days and may be approved within as little as 45 days.
  • Citizenship can be passed on to future generations by descent.

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St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment

There are three options for applicants:

1. Real Estate

Applicants can make an investment in real estate via two routes:
1. Five-year hold period
Investment of a minimum US$400,000 per main applicant in a property in an approved property development area in St Kitts & Nevis. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of five years.

OR

2. Seven-year hold period
Investment of a minimum US$200,000 in new luxury developments in St Kitts & Nevis. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of seven years.

OR

2. Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF)

A single applicant can make a contribution of US$150,000 to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF). The contribution for a family of up to four will be US$195,000.

  • The addition of a sibling under the Sustainable Growth Fund, will be US$20,000.
  • For additional dependants (children or parents), the contribution requirement is US$10,000 per dependant.

OR

3. Alternative Investment Option (AIO)

Applicants have the option to invest in an alternative project that has been approved by the St Kitts & Nevis Government. Alternative Investment projects can be Government or privately owned.

  • An investment of US$175,000 for up to a family of four, in a Public Good Project Developer (PGPD) project which is fully funded by the PGPD.  All other fees will apply as per the real estate option.
  • An investment of US$200,000 for up to a family of four in a Private Enterprise Developer (PED), where the built or funded asset is privately owned.  Standard real estate government fees also apply.

The addition of a sibling under the AIO, will be US$20,000.

For additional dependants (children or parents), the contribution requirement is US$10,000 per dependant.

Potential projects should be identified by the Government or can be suggested by private individuals with access to financing who approach the Government with potential projects that are not already on the Government’s infrastructure list. Once the asset has been completed and operated for a reasonable period of time (that allows for a reasonable return on investment) must be turned over to the Government in a maintained condition consistent with prudent ownership.

St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment

It is not necessary for the applicant to have visited St Kitts & Nevis but the application must be made by a Registered Agent resident in St Kitts & Nevis, such as Dixcart.

Common law partners are accepted for sponsorship.

Standard due diligence items are required including:

  • medical certificate
  • police certificate
  • bank and personal references
  • employment history
  • education history
  • source of wealth

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