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Citizenship by Investment

In 1984, the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis established the world’s first Citizenship by Investment Programme. As the oldest and most established of its kind globally, the scheme offers citizenship to reputable individuals and their families through a robust and efficient due diligence process.

Citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis gain visa-free access to over 150 countries and territories, the highest among Caribbean countries with investment-migration schemes (Henley & Partners Passport Index). The scheme offers international mobility to international business centres located in the United Kingdom, the European Schengen Area, Russia, Asia, Africa and Latin America. It also provides leisure opportunities and opens up new cultural and tourism experiences.

Advantages

Investment Options

Option 1 - CONTRIBUTION: Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF)

Through the SGF, an applicant’s contribution is made directly to a government-held fund, with the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) being able to check receipt immediately and speed up the application process. 
Option 2 - CONTRIBUTION: Alternative Investment Option (AIO)

The Alternative Investment Option (AIO) is the newest form of investment under the Citizenship by Investment Programme. It facilitates investment in qualified infrastructural and other projects which are developed or will be developed by Private Enterprise Developers (PEDs) and Public Good Project Developers (PGPDs).

Single applicant

Donation:

$175,000

Background check fee:

$7,500

Married couple

Donation:

$175,000

Background check fee:

$11,500

Family of 4
spouse, children, parents of main applicant & parents of spouse

Donation:

$175,000 

 

Background check fee:

$7,500 for the main applicant

+ $4,000 per family member over 16 years old

Family of 5 +

Donation:

$175,000

+ $10,000 for additional dependent

+ $20,000 for a sibling

Background check fee:

$7,500 for the main applicant

+ $4,000 per family member over 16 years old

Option 3 - REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

There are two routes available for applicants seeking to qualify for citizenship by investing in real estate: by investing in a pre-approved real estate development or, for a limited time only, through the purchase of qualifying private residential property.
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENTS
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.
PRIVATE HOME SALES
The sale of qualifying private homes under the Citizenship by Investment Programme will be allowed for a limited period of two years, starting November 1st 2020 and ending November 1st 2022. All homes having an appraised value of more than USD 400,000 and that meet the other criteria may qualify for sale under this option.

Single applicant

Government fee:

$35,050

Background check fee:

$7,500

Married couple

Government fee:

$55,100

Background check fee:

$11,500

Family of 4
spouse, children, parents of main applicant & parents of spouse

Government Fee:

$35,050 for the main applicant

+ $20,050 for a spouse

+ $10,050 per child or parent

+ $40,000 for a sibling

 

Background check fee:

$7,500 for the main applicant

+ $4,000 per family member over 16 years old

Family of 5 +

Government Fee:

$35,050 for the main applicant

+ $20,050 for a spouse

+ $10,050 per child or parent starting with the fifth family member

+ $40,000 for a sibling

Background check fee:

$7,500 for the main applicant

+ $4,000 per family member over 16 years old

TRAVEL & EXPLORE

Citizens of St. Kitts & Nevis enjoy visa free travel to over 156 countries including the EU Schengen visa zone, the UK, Ireland and Switzerland.

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Bermuda

British Virgin Islands

Cayman Islands

Cuba

Dominica

Dominican Republic

French West Indies

Greenland

Grenada

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

Jamaica

Montserrat

Nicaragua

Sint Maarten

St Lucia

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

Turks and Caicos Islands

Albania

Andorra

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Faroe Islands

Finland

France

Germany

Gibraltar

Great Britain

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Kosovo

Latvia

Lithuania

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

North Macedonia

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

156+ VISA FREE DESTINATIONS

Argentina

Aruba

Bolivia

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Curacao

Ecuador

French Guiana

Guyana

Peru

Suriname

Uruguay

Venezuela

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Russian Federation

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Ukraine

Vatican

Botswana

Cape Verde

Comoros

Egypt

Gambia

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Lesotho

Madagascar

Malawi

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mozambique

Reunion

Rwanda

Saint Helena

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

Tanzania

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Cook Islands

Fiji

French Polynesia

Kiribati

Micronesia

New Caledonia

Niue

Palau

Samoa

Solomon Islands

Tonga

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

Armenia

Bangladesh

Cambodia

East Timor

Georgia

Hong Kong

Indonesia

Iran

Israel

Jordan

Laos

Lebanon

Macau

Malaysia

Maldives

Nepal

Pakistan

Palestinian Territory

Philippines

Singapore

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Taiwan

Turkey

Uzbekistan

Single applicant

Donation:

$150,000

Background check fee:

$7,500

Married couple

Donation:

$175,000

Background check fee:

$11,500

Family of 4
excluding siblings

Donation:

$195,000 

 

Background check fee:

$7,500 for the main applicant

+ $4,000 per family member over 16 years old