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 $250,000 to the Sustainable Island State Contribution (SISC) or a minimum real estate investment of US$400,000. In addition, related government application fees, agency costs and due diligence fees apply.

* St Kitts significantly increased their investment levels on 27th July, 2023. The previous SGF or LTO are no longer investment options for St Kitts citizenship.

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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 diversify their interests. Successful applicants will be granted St Kitts citizenship and  a certificate of naturalisation. 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.

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From $400,000+ Real Estate

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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 Requirements

Family members can be included in the application for St Kitts citizenship. The main investor can include:

  • Spouse
  • Dependent Children
  • Dependent Parents over 65 years

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
  • Submit various documentation, including financial documents, employment/ business documents, ID, proof of address
  • Attend a virtual interview

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 language test required.

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Good Character
Clean Criminal Record
No Visa Refusals

Include Full Family
Dependent Parents 65y +
Dependent Children

No Minimum Stay
No Language Test
No further fees

Applicants ID
Proof of Funds
Birth / Marriage Certificates
Financial Records

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 Island State Contribution Fund (SISC). The minimum investment required is currently $250,000 for a single applicant, $300,000 for couples, or $350,000 for a family of up to four people. 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 $400,000 (resalable after 7 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. Some options offer the potential for an annual return and the real estate can be sold after a mandatory holding period, allowing you to release your capital without affecting your citizenship status.

How Long Does It take to Get Citizenship by Investment in St Kitts?

The government aim to process all applications within a maximum of six months of submission to the 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.

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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 as an International Marketing Agent to promote the St. Kitts Citizenship by Investment programme.

How to Obtain St Kitts Citizenship by Investment


Book your free consultation with La Vida’s team of experts to discuss and decide which programme and investment route is best suited to you and your family. Our experienced consultants will provide you with a personalised quotation which will cover all applicable fees. They will advise and guide you through the entire process in detail.


For your peace of mind, before you commit, La Vida will run a pre-application background check to ensure your application is likely to be successful. Once this has been completed and you are happy to proceed, you can formally initiate the process by signing our Client Facilitator agreement and paying the pre-application deposit.


La Vida’s in-house processing team will work closely with you to prepare your application. Once your file has been fully compiled our team will submit your application to Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (St Kitts CIU). Government fees will be required at this stage. From this point applications take an average of 5-6 months to be processed.


Following the St Kitts Citizenship Unit’s comprehensive due diligence checks and analysis of your application, an approval letter from the government will be issued and you will then be required to make the final payment. St Kitts passports usually take around one month from granting of the citizenship.

Benefits of St Kitts Citizenship by Investment Programme

Once investors have successfully been granted their Saint Kitts and Nevis Certificate of Registration they can enjoy the full benefits of a St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship which include:

  • Security of a Plan B Citizenship and Passport
  • Diversify your assets outside of your current region
  • Live, Work and Study in St Kitts and other CARICOM nations
  • Tax-free incentives for residency

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.


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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 150 countries worldwide.

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