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.
- 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.
The St. Kitts program is ideal for investors needing a second passport for travel and ease of access to many countries.