How to Obtain Saint KITTS Citizenship through Investment
The St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment programme offers two main investment paths. Applicants can obtain citizenship and a passport through a donation route or by investing in Government approved real estate projects. The government requires a minimum donation of $150,000 to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) or a minimum real estate investment of US$200,000. In addition, related government application fees and due diligence fees apply.
* From January 2023- June 2023, St Kitts are running a Limited Time Offer where applicants can save $25,000 on their Citizenship by Donation application. (Full article here).
Overview of Saint Kitts Citizenship by Investment Programme
First established in 1984, the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment programme is the longest-standing CBI programme in the world. The programme attracts high-net-worth individuals and their families from all over the world looking to increase their global mobility and obtain a ”Plan B” passport. Successful applicants will be granted St Kitts citizenship, a certificate of naturalisation and a passport which will enable them to gain visa-free travel to more than 165 countries worldwide. The Saint Kitts Citizenship by Investment programme has helped the nation generate substantial foreign investment which in turn helps to boost the local economy and fund key community-focused projects across Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Saint Kitts Citizenship by Investment Requirements
In addition to making the necessary investment or donation there are several requirements that applicants must meet for Saint Kitts
Family members can be included in the application for St Kitts citizenship. The main investor can include:
- Dependent Children
- Dependent Parents and Grandparents over 65 years
- Dependent Siblings under 25 years old
Due Diligence Requirements
All applicants will need to be of good character and undergo the St Kitts government’s due diligence formalities: Investors must provide
- Police Reports – evidence of a clean criminal record
- Have no outstanding visa refusals
- Various documentation, including financial documents, employment/ business documents, ID, proof of address
Minimum Stay Requirements
Saint Kitts Citizenship by Investment programme does not require applicants to meet any minimum stay requirements. Citizens of St Kitts will have the right to live, work or study in St Kitts and Nevis if they wish to, but this is not a pre-requisite of the programme. There is also no interview or language test required.
How Much Does St Kitts Citizenship by Investment Programme Cost?
St Kitts Citizenship by Donation
The lowest cost route to gain St Kitts Citizenship is via a donation to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF). The minimum investment required is currently $125,000 for a single applicant, $150,000 for couples, or $170,000 for a family of up to four people. These figures are currently discounted as part of a Limited Time Offer which is set to expire in June 2023. Additional due diligence and processing fees are also applicable and will vary depending on the applicant’s age and the size of their family.
St Kitts Citizenship by Real Estate Investment
Applicants can also gain citizenship in Saint Kitts and Nevis by investing in government-approved real estate developments, such as hotel resorts and touristic properties, by investing a minimum of $200,000 (resalable after 7 years) or $400,000 (resalable after 5 years) for each main applicant. La Vida offers a selection of established projects, including exclusive five-star resorts which are managed by globally recognised hotel brands and built by the Caribbean’s most reputable developers. Most options offer a profitable return and the real estate can be sold after a mandatory holding period, allowing you to release your capital without affecting your citizenship status.
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How Long Does It take to Get Citizenship by Investment in St Kitts?
Typically, an application for the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Investment programme takes between 3-4 months to be processed from the date the applicant’s file is submitted to St Kitts Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU). On average it takes most applicants between 2-6 weeks prior to this to gather all their documentation. La Vida’s in-house processing team will assist applicants with this entire process and the application can be filed remotely, no need to travel.
Important Note: Since 1 January 2017 only certain international agents are authorised to promote the St Kitts program. La Vida is approved by the CIU and St Kitts government to promote the St. Kitts Citizenship by Investment programme.
Benefits of St Kitts Citizenship by Investment Programme
Once investors have successfully been granted Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship, they will be issued with a Saint Kitts and Nevis passport. St Kitts passport holders benefit from visa-free access to 165 countries and territories worldwide according to La Vida’s Unique Passport Investment Report. This represents over a third of the world’s GDP and includes access to the EU Schengen zone, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and more.
Read more in our St Kitt’s Passport Investment Report.
- Security of a Plan B Passport
- Visa-Free Travel to 165 countries and territories worldwide
- Diversify your assets outside of your current region
- Live, Work and Study in St Kitts and other CARICOM nations
- Tax-free incentives for residency
Advantages of Adding a St Kitts and Nevis Passport
Key to investing for a second citizenship and passport is understanding exactly how your existing passport combines to provide visa free access worldwide. Not only measuring the number of visa free destinations but giving weight to the importance and popularity of those destinations. Only La Vida provides such comprehensive analysis for the St Kitts and Nevis Passport and for passports through other citizenship investment programmes by using sophisticated measures developed for business and leisure travel. Contact us and speak to one of our advisors for your free report tailored to your existing citizenship and passport.
Buying Real Estate St Kitts
There is a selection of government-approved real estate projects available in St Kitts that qualify for citizenship through real estate investment. La Vida focuses on the most established projects that are either already completed or construction is well underway. Speak with our advisors to establish the best option for you.
How Can La Vida Help You?
Only certain international agents are authorised to promote the St Kitts programme although many operate as sub agents. La Vida is approved by the St Kitts and Nevis government to promote the St Kitts Citizenship by Investment programme directly as we are for the other four Caribbean countries offering citizenship through investment. La Vida is one of the world’s leading investment migration companies and has extensive global reach with our expert team having helped clients in over 120 countries worldwide. Contact Us Today