St. Kitts & Nevis

St Kitts Citizenship by Investment Program.

The St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program is the oldest of its kind in the world. Established in 1984 the program grants citizenship through real estate investment to qualified applicants. The government requires investment of either $250,000 as a donation to the SIDF or investment of $400,000 in real estate plus related government and due diligence fees.

In September 2017 the St. Kitts government launched a new but temporary offering whereby investors can contribute $150,000 to a new hurricane relief fund to qualify for full family citizenship. This option will expire in March 2018.

Saint Kitts and Nevis has no tax on overseas income or capital and a second citizenship may complement existing tax planning and wealth protection strategies. Citizens of St. Kitts & Nevis enjoy visa free travel to over 120 countries including the EU Schengen visa zone, the UK, Ireland and Switzerland.

Key Facts

    • Investment of $400,000 in real estate (or $250,000 SIDF or $150,000 hurricane donation)
    • Applicant fee $30,000, Spouse $5,000, Children $2,500.
    • Government processing fees of $50,000 per person (under 18, $25,000)
    • Due diligence fees per person: $7,500, $2,000 children, $4,000 age 18-25
    • Citizenship and second passport
    • Visa free travel to EU Schengen and UK
    • Right to reside on the island
    • Tax free
    • Dependent children up to the age of 30 years old can be included
    • Dependent parents from the age of 55 years old upwards can be included
    • No visit required

* Costs are for guidance only. Please contact us for a specific family quote.

Donation to Government Fund

Single applicants can contribute $250,000 to the SIDF (Sugar Industry Diversification Fund) or, for a limited time only, a family of up to four people can contribute $150,000 to the Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund. Both options qualify in the same way for citizenship and we urge investors to take advantage of the $150,000 family application offer while it is available. Please contact our consultants for details.

Real Estate Investment

The property investment must be in designated real estate projects and the investment can be sold after five years. La Vida offers investment in a five star resort run by one of the most exclusive hospitality brands in the world. A $285 million project by a very luxurious brand. The property is fully furnished and the resort offers an onsite casino, restaurants, spa, and beach clubs. Sitting on Half Moon Bay and just a few minutes from Basseterre and Turtle Bay projected rental returns are 2-5% based on 50% occupancy. The owner is entitled to 5 weeks usage each year. Enquire here.

Second Passport

The St. Kitts program is ideal for investors needing a second passport for travel and ease of access to many countries. The European golden visa programmes are more suited to those wanting frequent European travel, residency and potential EU citizenship.

Next Steps

I want a golden visa

It is critical to gain the right advice from the start to avoid costly mistakes. Every visa scheme is different and in our experience every client situation is different too. Your needs, objectives and your family profile. Contact us to ensure your choice is the right one. Our advice is free for clients buying property through us.

I want to learn more

Liaise with one of our property visa consultants for full details on the golden visa programmes. You can contact us by phone, email, our contact form or live chat on our website.

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More Information

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