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St Kitts Citizenship by Investment Program

  • The St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment program stands as the oldest, most trusted and successful program of its kind.
  • Introduced in 1984, it has allowed individuals and families from all over the world to gain legal citizenship to one of the Caribbean’s most idyllic locations, along with visa-free entry to an additional 154 countries.
  • The ability to pass on the applicant’s citizenship to future generations.
  • Citizenship for life, with the right to live and work in the country.
  • Visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel to over 150 countries and territories, including Hong Kong, the UK and Singapore.
  • A fair tax regime, with no worldwide income, inheritance and gift tax.

Investment Options

1. Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) Contribution

Applicants may qualify for citizenship through a contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF).

  • Single applicant: a non-refundable contribution of US$150,000 is required
  • Main applicant with up to three dependents (for example, a spouse and two children): a non-refundable contribution of US$195,000 is required
  • Additional dependents, regardless of Age: US$10,000

Upon submission of an application, non-refundable due diligence and processing fees must be also paid. These fees amount to US$7,500 for the main applicant, and US$4,000 for each dependent of the main application who is over the age of 16 years.

2. Real Estate Investment

Applicants may qualify for citizenship through an investment in a pre-approved real estate project, which may include hotel shares, villas, and condominium units. The minimum real estate investment required by law is US$200,000 (resalable after 7 years) or US$400,000 (resalable after 5 years) for each main applicant.

Upon submission of an application, non-refundable due diligence and processing fees must also be paid. These fees amount to US$7,500 for the main applicant, and US$4,000 for each dependent of the main applicant who is over the age of 16 years.

On approval in principle of an application made through a real estate investment, a Government fee applies, as follows:

  • Main applicant: US$35,050
  • Spouse of the main applicant: US$20,050
  • Any other qualified dependent of the main applicant regardless of age: US$10,050

In addition to these fees, real estate buyers should be aware of purchase costs (mainly compulsory insurance fund contributions and conveyance fees).


Stage I: Decide the Investment options

STAGE II: Choose an authorized agent

  • An authorized agent is only one who have been officially licensed by the Citizenship by Investment Unit to act on behalf of the main applicant in relation to a citizenship by investment application.
  • The Saint Kitts Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) will not accept direct submissions.

STAGE III: Prepare documents

  • Gather the forms and documentation that your agent deems relevant to your application.

STAGE IV: Submit application to CBIU

  • When all of your forms have been completed, and all documentation collected, your authorized agent will submit your application to the CBIU and liaise with them on your behalf.

STAGE V: Payment and certification

  • If your application is approved in principle, the CBIU’s letter will also instruct you to make your contribution payment for the investment.
  • Upon receiving proof of payment, the CBIU will then issue your certificate of registration, which stands as evidence of your citizenship and can be used by yourself or your authorized agent to apply for your Saint Kitts passport.

Saint Kitts Overview

  • Saint Kitts, also known more formally as Saint Christopher Island, is an island in the West Indies. The west side of the island borders the Caribbean Sea, and the eastern coast faces the Atlantic Ocean. Saint Kitts and the neighboring island of Nevis constitute one country: the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Saint Kitts and Nevis are separated by a shallow 3-kilometre (2 mi) channel known as “The Narrows”.
  • France and England fought to reign over Saint Lucia for nearly 200 years. While British customs and traditions prevail, there is a decidedly French influence that permeates this paradise‑in the local accent and refined cuisine. But it’s the love of romance that is most remarkable. It’s found in the fiery passions of its ancient volcano, the serene abundance of its rainforest and the rhapsodic charm of Marigot Bay. Even the twin peaks of Les Pitons, the island’s iconic landmark, pair off as beautifully as two people in love.
  • The cultivation of sugarcane—once a nationalized industry and the mainstay of the Saint Kitts and Nevis economy—ceased in 2005 following a decline in overseas markets. It was replaced by tourism as the most-important economic sector. Crops now cultivated include vegetables and fruits, chiefly coconuts.
  • Capital city: Basseterre
  • Languages: English
  • Visa free countries: 154
  • Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar
  • Total area: 261 km²
  • Population: 53,184 (2019)
  • Neighbor countries: Antigua & Barbuda
  • Time zone: UTC-04:00