St Kitts and Nevis
citizenship
by investment

New opportunities for travelling the world for cosmopolitans

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$150,000+ fund contribution
$200,000+ real estate purchase
5—7 years investment return period
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The St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme is one of the most reputable in the world. It has been operating since 1984. Under its terms, citizenship can be obtained by investing in the Sustainable Growth Fund or real estate.

The whole family, including parents, can get St Kitts and Nevis economic citizenship. A passport can be obtained within 3 to 6 months or 60 days through an accelerated procedure. The process is completed remotely and confidentially.

8 main benefits of the St Kitts and Nevis programme

1

Low investment threshold

Under the programme, foreigners should invest at least $ 150,000 and get a Saint Kitts and Nevis passport.

2

Fast processing time

Citizenship can be obtained in 3 to 6 months. There is an accelerated procedure, which takes up to 60 days.

3

Visa-free entry to 157 countries

St Kitts and Nevis citizens can visit 157 countries without visas. The list of visa-free destinations includes the Schengen countries, the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

St Kitts and Nevis passport holders can get visitor visas to the USA for 10 years.

4

Preferential education

The investor’s children can get an education in the UK on preferential terms.

5

European bank accounts

The St Kitts and Nevis passport makes opening accounts with European banks easier. Consequently, accounts will allow you to take out loans, hold deposits and make quick currency transactions.

6

Tax optimisation

St Kitts and Nevis taxation might benefit residents: income earned outside the country is not taxed. Besides, there are no personal income taxes, wealth, inheritance or capital gains taxes.

Tax rates in St Kitts and Nevis:

  • 15% — on dividends;
  • up to 0.3% — on real estate;
  • 6 to 10% — stamp duty.
7

Profitability of investments

The St Kitts and Nevis programme offers investors an opportunity to buy shares in high-end tourism infrastructure.

During ownership, the property can be rented out to generate an income of 3 to 5% per annum. After 5 to 7 years, the property can be sold at a profit.

8

Convenient service

The procedure of obtaining St Kitts and Nevis economic citizenship is remote, confidential and takes place through a licensed programme agent.

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Who gets
St Kitts and Nevis
citizenship

Investor
  • Over 18 years old
  • Without criminal records
  • Not under sanction
  • With legal income
  • Without visa refusals
  • Has passed a Due Diligence check
Spouse
Children under 30
  • Financially dependent on the investor
Parents of the spouses
  • Over 55 years old
  • Financially dependent on the investor
Siblings of the spouses
  • Up to 30 years old

Investment options and requirements for obtaining St Kitts and Nevis citizenship

1 option

Non-refundable contribution
$150,000+

A non-refundable contribution goes to the Sustainable Growth Fund. St Kitts and Nevis uses fund money to develop healthcare, alternative energy, education, tourism, and cultural activities in the country.

In addition to the investment, state, administrative, Due Diligence and processing fees must be paid. The total expenses amount depends on the family composition and the relatives' age.

Investments in the St Kitts and Nevis state fund, including fees

Contribution to the
Sustainable Growth Fund

$ 150,000 — for an investor or a family of up to 4 people

An additional payment per family member, starting with the fifth one, is:
• $ 10,000 — per child or parent
• $ 20,000 — per sibling

Due Diligence

$ 7,500 — for an investor

$ 4,000 — for a spouse and children, parents and siblings over 16

Passport fee $ 361 — per applicant
Accelerated Application Process

$ 25,500 — for an investor

$ 20,500 — for a spouse and children, parents and siblings over 16

2 option

Investments in social and infrastructural real estate projects
$175,000+

Investments are made in social and infrastructural real estate projects. The project can be public or private. After the completion, the project becomes the property of the St Kitts and Nevis Government.

3 option

Purchase of government‑approved real estate
$200,000+

St Kitts and Nevis offers investors to purchase shares in high-end tourist infrastructure: apartments, hotels and residential complexes. The investor can sell the property in 5−7 years and return the invested money with a profit.

The investor can earn additional income by renting out the property. According to the Global Property Guide, real estate in St Kitts and Nevis brings an investor a yield of 2 to 5% per annum. A management company takes care of property maintenance.

If a programme applicant chooses to invest in social and infrastructural projects, they pay the same fees as under the fund contribution option.

A programme applicant who invests at least $ 200,000 in a government-approved project pays a special fee. Its amount depends on the investor’s family composition.

Investments in St Kitts and Nevis real estate, including fees

Investment amount

$ 200,000 — two or more investors buy a property for at least 7 years

$ 400,000 — regardless of the number of applicants, for at least 5 years of ownership

State fee when purchasing
a government‑approved property

$ 35,050 — for an investor

$ 20,050 — for a spouse

$ 10,050 — per child or parent

$ 40,000 一 per sibling

Due Diligence

$ 7,500 — for an investor

$ 4,000 — for a spouse and children, parents and siblings over 16

Passport fee $ 361 — per applicant

Examples of investment properties
in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Premium hotel complex

$200,000+ Price
2—3% Yield
7 years Investment return period
60m to the ocean
9km to the airport
Infrastructure within a radius 100m

The hotel complex occupies an expansive area on St Kitts. Apartments and villas are surrounded by tropical gardens and have panoramic views of Frigate Bay beach, mountains and the private lake to the north of the beach. There are bars and restaurants, a gym and swimming pools. An investor can buy a share in the project or an entire property in ownership.

Help with the choice

I will tell you which object is of the best quality of construction and in an attractive area for living or renting out.

Natalia Oganesyan Real Estate Chief Operations Officer, RICS certified professional

Expenses on obtaining citizenship for a family of 4 people

Expenses Fund contribution Purchase of
social real estate
Purchase of
government-approved real estate
Investment amount $195,000 $175,000 $200,000
Due Diligence $15,500 $15,500 $15,500
State fee $75,200
Passport fee $3,394 $3,394 $3,394
Total $213,894 $193,894+ $294,094+

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calculation for St Kitts
and Nevis citizenship

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6 steps to obtaining St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment

Choosing a licensed agent

Choosing a licensed agent

Only a licensed programme agent can apply for St Kitts and Nevis citizenship on the investor’s behalf.

Immigrant Invest is a licensed agent of the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme. Our Compliance Department confidentially checks the applicant against international legal and business databases.

Preliminary Due Diligence

Preliminary Due Diligence

The Due Diligence check is a key part of the CBI programme. It determines whether St Kitts and Nevis approves an investor’s citizenship application.

Our certified Compliance Anti Money Laundering Officer reviews investors' documents and warns them of potential risks. It helps to pass Due Diligence at the CBI Unit quickly and without additional requests.

If issues arise during the preliminary check that may cause the investor’s application to be rejected, we will offer other citizenship by investment programs.

Entering into an agreement

Entering into an agreement

If an investor successfully passes the preliminary Due Diligence, they conclude an agreement with Immigrant Invest.

Document preparation

Document preparation

Immigrant Invest lawyers collect documents for a citizenship application, translate and apostille them and complete government forms. They also draw up an affidavit, if necessary.

Due Diligence by the St Kitts and Nevis CBI Unit

Due Diligence by the St Kitts and Nevis CBI Unit

The check starts when the documents for citizenship are submitted and takes 3−6 months or 60 days under the accelerated procedure. The check is remote, and the investor’s presence isn’t required.

Receiving citizenship documents

Receiving citizenship documents

The Saint Kitts and Nevis passport and naturalisation certificate can be collected at a licensed agent’s office or by courier delivery to a convenient address.

Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme?

The St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Programme is one of the most affordable in the world. Its key benefits are:

    1. Low investment threshold. The minimum investment amount is $ 150,000.
    2. Fast application processing. The CBI Unit reviews the application, conducts Due Diligence and issues a passport to the investor within 3 to 6 months.
    3. Convenient service. All procedures are completed through a licensed agent and are remote and confidential.
    4. The possibility of adding family members. For example, a spouse, children, parents, and siblings.
    5. The process is honed to the smallest detail. The program has been operating since 1984, and the CBI Unit works quickly and without delays.
What opportunities does St Kitts and Nevis citizenship provide?

The most crucial benefit of St Kitts and Nevis citizenship is freedom of movement around the world. As a citizen of St Kitts and Nevis, you can visit 157 countries without visas. For example, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Schengen countries.

You will also be able to:

  1. Open bank accounts in European countries quicker and easier. For example, Customer Due Diligence for citizens of Caribbean countries usually takes only 1−2 days.
  2. Get a tourist visa to the USA for 10 years.
  3. Register a business in St Kitts and Nevis and optimise taxes.
  4. Educate children in European schools and universities. St Kitts and Nevis is a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Thus, the country’s citizens are eligible for preferential enrolment and study terms in the UK.
  5. Receive income from investments if you choose to buy real estate. You can rent out the property and receive 3−5% of the yield per annum. After 5−7 years, the property can be sold.
Why is the St Kitts passport strong?

The St Kitts and Nevis passport allows its holder to visit 157 countries without visas or by getting a visa upon arrival. The list of visa-free destinations includes the Schengen countries, the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The number of available countries puts the St Kitts and Nevis in the top 30 passports of the world.

What to invest in under the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Programme?

The programme offers a choice of three investment options:

  1. $ 150,000+ is a contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund. The contribution is one-time and non-refundable.
  2. $ 175,000+ is a purchase of a share in a social or infrastructural real estate project.
  3. $ 200,000 is a purchase of a government-approved property.

If a government-approved property value exceeds $ 400,000, it can be sold in 5 years. A property worth at least $ 200,000 can be sold in 7 years. After selling the property, the investor remains a St Kitts and Nevis citizen.

There is a special opportunity for those investors who want to buy a property outside the list of government-approved projects. They can purchase, for example, a private villa for at least $ 400,000. The value of a land plot isn’t considered; only the building value is.

What kind of property can be bought in St Kitts and Nevis?

You can purchase a share, apartment or cottage in a project approved by the country’s government. The properties are hotels or holiday residences. They can be sold in 5−7 years.

An investor can buy a share in a social real estate project for at least $ 175,000. The project will become the property of the St Kitts and Nevis Government a few years after the facility is finished and put into operation.

Which option of the сitizenship programme requires the least investment amount?

The lowest expenses are under the non-refundable contribution option if a single investor participates in the programme. In this case, the investor pays $ 150,000 to the Sustainable Growth Fund. The investment cannot be returned. The investor also pays Due Diligence, state, administrative and processing fees.

Is it possible to return the investment?

Yes, if you choose to buy government-approved real estate. Such property can be sold in 5−7 years. The contribution to a state fund is not refundable.

How long does it take to obtain St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment?
What are the stages of obtaining St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment?

The process of obtaining citizenship can be divided into six main steps:

  1. Choosing a licensed agent.
  2. Preliminary Due Diligence. Immigrant Invest has a Compliance Department. We will confidentially check you against international databases before sending your documents to the CBI Unit. It helps us reduce the rejection risk to 1%.
  3. Signing an agreement with a licensed agent.
  4. Collection and preparation of documents for citizenship application.
  5. Due Diligence by the St Kitts and Nevis CBI Unit.
  6. Receiving citizenship documents.
Is it necessary to come to St Kitts and Nevis to get a passport?

No, all procedures are completed remotely. We will receive your documents and deliver them to you.

Does St Kitts allow dual citizenship?

Yes, a St Kitts and Nevis citizen can have several passports. Thus, an investor doesn’t have to renounce their first citizenship when obtaining the St Kitts and Nevis passport by investment. However, the rule applies to cases when the country of origin allows dual citizenship as well.

Who can get St Kitts and Nevis citizenship together with an investor?

You can include your relatives in the application:

  • a lawfully wedded spouse;
  • children under the age of 30;
  • parents over 55 who are financially dependent on you;
  • siblings under 30 years old.

Need help choosing
a program?

Immigrant Invest is a licensed agent of government
programs in the Caribbean. We will help you choose
a program based on your goals and tasks.

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