St Kitts and Nevis

Citizenship by Investment

OVERVIEW

Caribbean citizenship by investment programs are some of the oldest and most trusted investment options available. 

Foreign investors have the opportunity to apply for full-time citizenship in a number of beautiful and financially secure countries including Grenada, Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda, St Kitts & Nevis and St. Lucia.

150,000

Starting Program Cost in $

5

Approx Application Time in Months

135

Visa Free Countries

COUNTRY PROFILE

Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts in 1493 while the island was populated with native tribes.  The twin island federation was not colonized, however, until the British arrived in 1623.  Its strategic location and valuable sugar trade led to an advanced growth that was among the best in the Colonial Caribbean.

Today St Kitts & Nevis, a British Commonwealth, is an English speaking country with a population of approximately 55,000 inhabitants. The Current GDP is estimated at $1Billion USD.  Thousands of students enroll  in the offshore US Universities in St. Kitts every year.

St Kitts & Nevis is enjoyed as a popular vacation destination with one of the most seductive locations in the Caribbean. Sunny skies, warm waters and white sandy beaches along with several 5* international hotel chains in operation make the island an ideal getaway for many .  Flights are available from North America to St. Kitts & Nevis via San Juan (Puerto Rico).  Travelers from London (UK) can opt for a direct flight.

SECOND CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

Being the oldest Citizenship by Investment program (1984), St Kitts and Nevis helped pioneer this industry as a response to European subsidies that clobbered its sugar industry.  The funds from the program help to support local agriculture and farmers.

The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis has issued more than 10,000 passports since the program’s inception.

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St Kitts & Nevis

Exchange Rate (Pegged to US Dollar)
I USD = XCD 0.27

Official Language:
English

Capital and Largest City:
Basseterre

Estimated Population:
55,000

Approximate GDP:
USD $ 1 Billion

Size:
273 sq km

Head of State:
The Queen of England (British Commonwealth)

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

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New: Non Refundable Contribution to the Hurricane Relief Fund *

The following are the costs of the Contribution:
Single Applicant – USD $150,000
Family of 4 – USD $150,000
Additional Dependents – USD $25,000

*Introduced in Sept 2017, this option will only be available until March 30, 2018

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Real Estate Investment of USD $400,000*

In addition, Gov’t Fees apply:

Main Applicant: USD $50,000
Spouse: USD $25,000
Dependent Child <18: USD $25,000
Dependent Child >18 or
Dependent Parent >55: USD $50,000

*Investment must be in a Gov’t approved real estate project and held for a minimum of 5 years, at which point, it can be resold

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2 Real Estate Investments of USD $200,000 Each*

There must be 2 main applicants in this option

In addition, Gov’t Fees apply:

Main Applicant: USD $50,000
Spouse: USD $25,000
Dependent Child <18: USD $25,000
Dependent Child >18 or
Dependent Parent >55: USD $50,000

*Investment must be in a Gov’t approved real estate project and held for a minimum of 7 years, at which point, it can be resold

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Non refundable Contribution to the Sugar Industry Diversification Fund (SIDF)

Single Applicant – USD $250,000
Family of 4 – USD $300,000
Additional Dependents – USD $25,000

The SIDF is a Government run public charity tasked with diversifying St Kitts and Nevis’ economy

Due Diligence Fees applicable to all options:

Main Applicant – USD $7,500
Each Additional Dependent over the age of 16 – USD $4,000
Dependents below the age of 16 do not pay Due Diligence Fees

Processing Time:

Typically 5-6 months for total processing time.  This includes consultation, initial payments, documentation gathering and attestations, paperwork, application submission, due diligence, background checks, government approvals, final payments and passport issuance.  Timeframe can largely vary depending on how quickly the client gathers and submits their documentation to us.  An accelerated 45-60 day processing period (AAP) is available for a surcharge.

 

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EXPLORE SIMILAR PROGRAMS

Dominica

Dominica

Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment program is value for money with the starting price of $100,000 for an individual.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia

St. Lucia offers Citizenship by Investment via donation of $100,000 to its’ National Economic Fund or $300,000 in an approved real estate project.

Grenada

Grenada

Known as the Spice Island, Grenada offers fast processing for its Citizenship by Investment Program.  Applicants must invest a minimum of US$350,000 in real estate or donate a minimum of US$150,000 to Grenada’s National Transformation Fund

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua’s Citizenship by Investment Program grants citizenship to applicants with visa free access to over 130 countries.  Prices start at $100,000 for Government Donation or $400,000 for real estate.

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