St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment

Citizenship with visa-free travel to over 100 countries

St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship By Investment


St Kitts and Nevis is a two Island nation located in the West Indies. The country is a Commonwealth realm, and a member of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM). St Kitts and Nevis has historically relied on its sugar cane industry to sustain its population, however since the 1970s, the country has witnesses a shift towards a more service based economy, which in turn accounts for 74.2% of the total economy.

The St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme offers visa free travel to more than 130 countries, including the European Schengen area. Such benefits are available to both the applicant as well as dependents – making the Programme an attractive option to investors and entrepreneurs wishing to obtain easy access to the European Union, both for business as well as for personal purposes.






Country Highlights

CAPITAL CITY: Basseterre LANGUAGE: English
TIME ZONE: Eastern Caribbean Time Zone (UTC -04.00) NEAREST COUNTRIES: Guadeloupe 85.9 km. Montserrat 93.2km
TOTAL AREA: 261 sq. km POPULATION: 52,329
CURRENCY: East Caribbean Dollars (XCD)                           VISA FREE TRAVEL More than 130 countries incl. EU Member States


Legal Basis

The St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme commenced in 1984, by virtue of the 1984 Citizenship Act, Part II Section 3 (5).

The Programme requires applicants to make an economic contribution to the country in exchange for St Kitts citizenship.


Benefits

  • Fast process 4 months;
  • No physical presence required;
  • No tax on worldwide income;
  • All the family included;
  • Dual citizenship permitted;


Eligibility

  • Main applicant: minimum 18 years of age;
  • Clean police conduct;
  • Excellent health record;
  • to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF). However, the government has temporarily suspended the SIDF option and substituted it with a new Hurricane Relief Fund which will be effective till March 2018:
    • A contribution to the Hurricane Relief Fund amounting to US$ 150,000 which includes the main applicant, spouse and 2 dependents. The contribution for each additional dependent is US$25,000 regardless of age.
    • Applicants may alternative invest in Government approved real estate developments with a value of at least US$ 400,000. Such developments include residential properties on either Island, such as luxury villas and condominium units. This investment may be resold after five years


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Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Managing Partner

+356 22056411

Mr Kenneth Camilleri

Senior Partner

+356 22056414

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