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St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship-by-Investment

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St. Kitts and Nevis is the home of second citizenship, having launched the world’s first citizenship-by-investment programme back in 1984. However, history is far from the only reason to consider investing here. This beautiful dual island nation also boasts a strong passport, fast application process, a stunning relocation destination, and a long list of business and tax benefits.


About the islands

The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is a twin-island state in the Caribbean Sea to the west of Antigua. The country is well-connected, served by direct flights from London, New York, Miami, Atlanta, and Toronto.

The official language of St. Kitts and Nevis is English, and the head of state is Queen Elizabeth II – represented by a Governor General.

The twin-island nation is well-respected around the world and a member of the British Commonwealth, United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, Eastern Caribbean Regional Security System (RSS), and CARICOM.

The official currency, the Eastern Caribbean dollar, enjoys a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar (EC$2.70 = US$1.00).


Why St. Kitts?

As the world’s oldest citizenship-by-investment programme, St. Kitts and Nevis has built one of the most complete packages on offer today – boasting global freedom, an attractive tax regime and a quick and easy application process.

FAST, FLEXIBLE FREEDOM: Obtain your St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship in only six months. Your residency card can be issued without the need to visit or reside in St. Kitts and Nevis.

HASSLE-FREE GLOBAL TRAVEL: As a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis, you’ll gain easy, visa-free access to over 140 countries including the entire Schengen Area, the UK and major nations in the Americas and Asia. Plus, as the St. Kitts and Nevis passport is one of the world’s most respected, obtaining most foreign visas is incredibly straightforward.

BUSINESS BENEFITS: As a St. Kitts and Nevis citizen you’ll be exempt from all income, capital gains, inheritance and gift taxes. You’ll also benefit from tax free trade with Canada and duty-free trading in the whole of the Caribbean.

SECURITY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY: Your spouse, parents, and any dependent children are welcome to apply for St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship along with you.


How to apply

There are two options available for the St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship-by-investment programme:

  • A cash donation to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) of USD 250,000 for one applicant
  • A real estate investment of at least USD 400,000 (plus fees) in a government approved asset.

Hurricane Relief Fund Programme:

An investment in the Caribbean is an investment in a fast-route to dual citizenship, a British Commonwealth passport that unlocks free travel to over 120 countries and a politically and economically stable environment. In the wake of both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Jose that hit much of the Caribbean in 2017 — there’s now another great reason to invest. To help support the Hurricane Relief Programme, the Caribbean islands of Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada, and St Kitts & Nevis have drastically reduced their citizenship-by-investment fees if you apply before March 31st.

  • Single applicant: a non-refundable contribution of US$150,000 is required – reduced from US$300,000.

 Due diligence and application processing fees remain the same.

For more information on the St. Kitts and Nevis citizen-by-investment programme, check out our blog: Take back control – the St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship-by-investment programme.