Saint Kitts and Nevis

This twin-island nation has a rich heritage that is a treat to explore. A combination of the colonial and the contemporary, St. Kitts and Nevis is the perfect place if you wish to enjoy the best of both antiquity and modernity. The country’s characteristic sandy beaches and woody mountains beckon the curious.

Program Overview

The Citizenship by Investment program in the Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis is the government flagship program established to encourage foreign investors to invest in the upcoming lucrative markets of the seaside country. Applicants can apply for citizenship and a second passport.

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  • No physical stay or relocation required during application
  • Application processing is between 3-4 months
  • Flexibility to travel Visa-free to 136 countries, including the UK,  Singapore, and the Schengen countries
  • Zero tax on personal income, capital gains, foreign income, inheritance, wealth, and gift
  • Zero restrictions on capital import 
  • Exemptions from all import duties and huge export allowances 
  • Varied corporate incentives and tax reliefs
Program Qualifications

The Citizenship by Investment program of the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis was set up after the passing of the Citizenship Act, 1984. Interested applicants can even apply for a St. Kitts and Nevis passport which is valid for a term of 10 years.

Eligibility criteria for citizenship are:

  • Persons above the age of 18
  • Persons of sound physical and mental state
  • Persons in possession of legal and investment-worthy funds
  • Persons capable of making ethical business decisions
  • Persons with a clean criminal record

Non-Eligible Countries:  Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea

Investment Options

The Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis offer multiple investment options for interested applicants.

The investment options include:

  • Government funds -Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF)

Interested applicants must invest a minimum amount of USD $150,000 (single applicant), plus an additional USD $25,000 for spouse and each dependent child (below age 18). Dependent children between the age of 18 and 25 must pay additional government fees of US $50,000 each and must be enrolled in an educational institution at the time of application.

  • Real estate

The real estate industry in St. Kitts and Nevis is booming. Interested applicants can invest in residential and/or commercial properties by making a minimum investment of USD $400,000. Applicants must hold ownership of the property purchased for a consecutive period of 5 years before it becomes eligible for resale.

Make Saint Kitts & Nevis your second home 

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54,821
POPULATION
US$16,793
GDP nominal (per capita)
US$1.458 billion
GDP (purchasing power parity)

CAPITAL CITY
Basseterre
TIME ZONE
Eastern Caribbean Time Zone (UTC-04:00)
TOTAL AREA
261 km2
LANGUAGES
English
CURRENCY
ECD $
MAIN INDUSTRY
Tourism, Financial Services
SCHENGEN/ EU
EU travel–Visa Free

KEY ADVANTAGES

  • Modern international airport and hub
  • Affordable option for families
  • Favorable tax regime
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