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Citizenship by Investment - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are you licensed to market the program?
    We are fully licensed Agent/Service Provider.
  • Where can I travel to on my St. Kitts & Nevis passport without obtaining a visa in advance?
    Please see the interactive map of visa free countries here.
  • Who is eligible to apply for citizenship?
    As an applicant for citizenship, you must be at least 18 years of age, of good character, without a criminal record, and able and willing to make the required investment. You must engage an Authorised Agent such as Johnson & Associates, who will assist you in preparing the required forms and supporting documents.
  • Can I submit the application to the citizenship by investment unit myself?
    No. You must submit your application through an Authorised Agent.
  • How long does the application take?
    From submission of the application to an approval in principle, applicants are generally expected to wait three months. However, under the Limited Time Offer, approval can be within 60 days.
  • Can I pay with crypto currency?
    The government does not permit the use of Bitcoin or other form of crypto currencies as a means of payment for their Citizenship-by-Investment program. You are however able to evidence crypto wallet showing an amount equivalent to the investment amount as, evidence of proof of funds.
  • Do I have to attend an interview?
    No, you don’t have to attend a mandatory interview. However an interview may be required at the discretion of the Government.
  • Which nationalities are NOT accepted for St. Kitts-Nevis passport?
    In July 2013, St Kitts and Nevis suspended all Iranian nationals and all Afghani nationals, with immediate effect, from participation in the Programme "regardless of their countries of residence." The same happened for North Korean nationals in June 2017. Moreover, citizens of Iraq, Nigeria, and Yemen are not eligible for Accelerated Application Process – an optional feature that expedites processing to 60 days or less. There are also more restrictions when it comes to the transfer of funds to the bank in St Kitts and Nevis. Effective March 2022, St. Kitts-Nevis has implemented a pause on citizenship application files from all applicants from Russia and Belarus Irrespective of whether or not they are on the sanctioned list.
  • Do I have to travel to st. Kitts & Nevis?
    No, you don’t have to travel to St. Kitts & Nevis as part of the application process. However, we always encourage you to visit our beautiful country and take advantage of the leisure and business opportunities.
  • Does citizenship extend to my family?
    Yes, subject to the fulfilment of certain requirements, citizenship can be extended to your spouse, dependent children, dependent parents and grandparents. Fees vary according to the number of family members you include in your application for citizenship.
  • Can my application be sponsored?
    No, our current Regulations no longer allows for this.
  • Will I be liable to any taxes in St. Kitts & Nevis?
    There is no wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income, or capital gains tax in St. Kitts & Nevis. There is also no personal income tax. However, corporate income tax does apply to persons who conduct business here. There is also 17% Value Added Tax applicable on certain goods and services.
  • For how many years is a St. Kitts & Nevis passport valid?
    St. Kitts & Nevis passports are generally valid for up to 10 years. Passports for children under 16 years old are issued for 5 years. We offer a fully remote renewal services at the appropriate time. You do not need to visit.
  • Is the application process confidential?
    The application process itself is confidential, except where necessary checks are carried out by authorised due diligence agencies and international partners. Your Government is never informed of your application.
  • Does St. Kitts & Nevis recognise dual citizenship?
    Yes, the laws of St. Kitts & Nevis recognise and allow dual citizenship and you are not required to renounce your other citizenships. You are not required to reside in St. Kitts & Nevis to keep your citizenship status.
  • Can I submit my application in any language?
    You must submit your application in English. Certified translation of all foreign language documents must be presented.
  • Who qualifies as a dependant?
    (a) a spouse of the main applicant; (b) a child aged under eighteen years old; (c) a child aged between eighteen and twenty five (25) years of age who is in full time attendance at a recognised institution of higher learning and fully supported by the main applicant; (d) parents or grandparents of the main applicant aged sixty-five years or older living with and fully supported by the main applicant; (e) parents or grandparents of the spouse of the main applicant aged fifty- five years (55) or older living with and fully supported by the main applicant; (f) a child aged eighteen years or older and physically or mentally challenged; or (g) a brother or sister of the main applicant or his or her spouse, who is— (i) unmarried; (ii) childless; (iii) twenty-five years of age or younger; and (iv) is dependent on the main applicant or his or her spouse for financial support
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