Citizenship by Investment in St. Kitts and Nevis

  • Visa-free travel
  • Fast-track option available
  • Oldest programme in the world
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Minimum Investment Amount


Processing Time

3-4 months

Key Residency Benefit

Fast-track route to citizenship

Why is St. Kitts and Nevis a popular investment location?

St. Kitts and Nevis comprises two islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The island country, also known as Saint Christopher and Nevis, was named by Christopher Columbus following his visit in 1493.

These dual islands are famed for being the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere in both area and population. St. Kitts and Nevis attracts a large number of tourists each year, thanks to its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests and activities, such as watersports.

The country has a tropical climate, with warm summers and cooler winters. English is the official spoken language of St. Kitts and Nevis, but St. Kitts Creole is also widely spoken.

About the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment programme

Dating back to 1984, the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme is the oldest in the world. Additionally, the CBI Index ranked St. Kitts and Nevis as the number one citizenship by investment (CBI) programme for 2022.

The programme offers a cost-effective option for those looking to gain citizenship. Applicants can gain citizenship status and a Caribbean passport with a minimum investment of $250,000.

St. Kitts and Nevis passport holders benefit from visa-free travel to over 140 countries, including Hong Kong, countries in the Schengen Area, the UK and more.

What are the Benefits of Citizenship by investment in St. Kitts & Nevis?

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Visa-free access to over 140 countries

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Fast-track application option available

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No minimum stay or interview requirements

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Favourable tax system

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Economical and flexible investment options

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Grants citizenship to the applicant and their family

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How to obtain Citizenship by investment in St. Kitts & Nevis

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.

  • Single applicant: $250,000
  • Principal applicant + spouse: $300,000
  • Principal applicant + up to 3 dependents: $350,000
  • Additional dependents under the age of 18: +$50,000 per person
  • 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.

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Key Benefit of Citizenship by investment in St. Kitts & Nevis

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.

Frequently asked questions

There are no residency requirements to gain citizenship, and the whole process can be completed remotely. Your Certificate of Registration can be collected from the country or an approved embassy or consulate.

St. Kitts and Nevis offer an attractive tax regime. For non-tax residents, there are no capital gains, inheritance tax, personal income tax, or wealth tax on worldwide income or assets.

St. Kitts and Nevis recognise dual citizenship. This means investors can keep their existing nationality and passport unless the other country does not allow dual citizenship.

To be eligible for the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme, the primary applicant requirements are:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be in good health
  • Have a clean criminal record
  • Be of good character and pass detailed due diligence and background checks
  • Have enough funds to make the investments and be able to provide proof of funds from a legal source
  • Not be from a restricted nation such as Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Russia, Belarus etc.

Which programme is right for you?

Citizenship or Residency Programme?Citizenship or Residency Programme?Citizenship
Minimum Investment AmountMinimum Investment Amount$400,000
Minimum Stay RequirementMinimum Stay RequirementNo
Initial Permit DurationInitial Permit DurationN/A
Time to ResidenceTime to ResidenceN/A
Time to CitizenshipTime to Citizenship4 months
Family Inclusion?Family Inclusion?Spouse, children under 25 and parents over 55
Right to Work?Right to Work?Yes
Type of Document ReceivedType of Document Received?Certificate of citizenship and passport
No. of Visa-Free Countries with Passport?No. of Visa-Free Countries with Passport?155

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