St Kitts & Nevis - Citizenship

The St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Program is one of the oldest and most reputable economic citizenship programs globally, offering individuals and families the opportunity to acquire citizenship through investment in the twin-island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, located in the Caribbean.

Program Overview:

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has a long running “Citizenship-by-investment” program attracting foreigners, who make a substantial contribution to the development of the country. Investors along with any family members, can directly qualify for citizenship through investment, either by making a  donation or investment in real estate purchase.

St Kitts passport is an excellent second passport for visa free travel to over 100+ countries in Europe, Caribbean. It usually takes 6 months to receive the passport after the investment is made.

Program Benefits:

  • Visa free travel to all EU Schengen countries including Switzerland, UK and Ireland.
  • No stay requirements or visit required.
  • Tax free – no income, inheritance or wealth tax.
  • Lifetime citizenship.
  • Easy second passport and citizenship for your family members.
  • Privacy in small peaceful country.
  • Dual citizenship benefits.
  • Choice of Real estate investment.
  • Processing time only 3 months.
  • Free movement in the CARICOM.

Investment & Eligibility:

Government-approved property investment

Invest in a government-approved real estate project. With this option, the applicant has three choices:

  • Purchase a designated real estate unit of an approved development, including hotel shares, villas, condominiums, etc. The minimum investment is $400,000, and the investor can resell after seven years.
  • Invest a minimum of $400,000 in a condominium unit designated as an Approved Private Home.
  • Purchase of an Approved Private Home for the minimum amount of $800,000. The property can be sold after seven years. However, it cannot be used for subsequent citizenship by investment applications.

Please note that other costs apply. These include government application, due diligence and passport fees.


A non-refundable contribution

  • Make a non-refundable contribution to the Sustainable Island State Contribution (SISC). The SISC is a government-held fund used to boost the country’s economy.

The contribution amount varies depending on the number of people included in the application.

  1. Single applicant: $250,000
  2. Principal applicant + spouse: $300,000
  3. Principal applicant + up to 3 dependents: $350,000
  4. Additional dependents under the age of 18: +$50,000 per person
  5. Additional dependents 18 years old or older: + $75,000 per person

Please note that other costs apply. These include government application, due diligence and passport fees.

Public benefit option

  • Invest $250,000 in a unit of a public benefit project pre-approved by the government. These Public Benefit Projects help the St. Kitts and Nevis population in several ways, such as increasing local employment.

The benefits of St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship.

The St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme provides a fast-track solution for those wanting to secure a second passport.

Applicants can secure a passport from the Caribbean country in just 3-4 months on average. The programme also offers an accelerated application process.

The fast-track option allows applicants and their entire family to secure their passports in 45-60 days on average. This makes the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme one of the quickest routes to obtaining a second passport.

Citizenship & Passport

Successful applicants and their families receive St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship, including passports offering visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to numerous countries worldwide.


Access to visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to various countries, facilitating international travel and business opportunities. Gain Visa-free access to over 140 countries.


The program often includes spouses, dependent children, parents, and sometimes siblings in the application. Additional fees apply depending on the size of family and adding members onto applications.

Low minimum stay requirements​

St. Kitts and Nevis doesn’t impose personal income tax, wealth tax, inheritance tax, or capital gains tax, providing a tax-friendly environment for citizens.


St Kitts and Nevis is a beautiful twin island federation  in the Caribbean located some 2,000 km to the southeast of Miami. The country is well connected by flights from US, Europe. It is one of the smallest, wealthiest caribbean islands with just a population of 55,000. St Kitts is the 8th smallest country in the world in terms of land mass.

The currency of St.Kitts and Nevis is Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD). Roughly 1 USD will buy you 2.7 Eastern Caribbean dollars.

The Citizenship-by-Investment Program of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis was established in 1984, making it the longest established program of this kind in the world. The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis utilizes this program to attract investors of good character to make a substantial contribution to the development of the Federation.

Obtaining Citizenship and passport in another country by “legal” means are getting very difficult nowdays, and Governments are making sure that such programs are only available for wealthy or high net worth investors who are capable to making a substantial contribution to economy of the country and who are able to support themselves financially.

he application process time after receiving the complete application forms and documents (as well as paying the funds) is currently 4 months – regardless if a client chooses the SGF option or the real-estate program.

  • Medical report indicating HIV test results (test results must not be older than three months upon submission of an application; children under the age of 12 are exempt);
  • Police certificate “Certificate of No Criminal Record” or “Police Clearance Certificate” from country of citizenship and any country where the applicant has lived for more than one year over the past 10 years (children under the age of 16 are exempt) and;

No personal trips, travel or visit required. We know any sort of trips is impossible during Covid and government has eased the restrictions.


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