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Saint Kitts & Nevis

Citizenship By Investment

    BECOME A GLOBAL CITIZEN





    Saint Kitts and Nevis introduced the first ever citizenship by investment program in 1984 in order to attract foreign investment in the country.

    Saint Kitts and Nevis, formally known as Saint Christopher and Nevis, is a dual island nation situated in the Caribbean. Known for its magnificent beaches and mountainous nature, the Island has been attracting countless nature and travel enthusiasts over the years.

    After years of success, the island currently operates the most reputable and trustworthy economic citizenship program globally. Known for its quick processing time, strict due diligence process, and countless benefits, investors consider Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program as a primary option when looking to invest in a second passport.

    Saint Kitts and Nevis Passport

    Saint Kitts and Nevis Passport is a Commonwealth passport that allows visa free travel to over 155 destinations including Schengen countries, United Kingdom, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Moreover, Saint Kitts Passport allows you to access world-class education and health services as well as international business opportunities.

    Other benefits of Saint Kitts Passport include attractive tax environment with no tax on worldwide income and inheritance. This is particularly beneficial for individuals looking to open offshore bank accounts and companies.

    Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program offers two investment schemes; making a onetime, nonrefundable contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund, or investing in a government approved real estate property in Saint Kitts that you should hold for a certain number of years before reselling it.

    Typically, you will receive Saint Kitts and Nevis Passport within 4 to 6 months of your application date. Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship is a lifetime citizenship that is passed on to future generations. 

    In order to get Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship, you won’t need to denounce your current nationality and won’t need to fulfill any physical residency or language requirement.

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    CAPITAL

    CAPITAL

    Basseterre

    LANGUAGE

    LANGUAGE

    English

    TOTAL AREA

    TOTAL AREA

    261 km2

    POPULATION

    POPULATION

    54,961

    GOVERNMENT

    GOVERNMENT

    Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy

    CURRENCY

    CURRENCY

    Eastern Caribbean Dollar

    INVESTMENT SCHEME

    The Applicant makes a one-time non-refundable contribution to the Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis Sustainable Growth Fund. The contribution will depend on the size of family as follows (Updated on 3rd of July, 2020):

     

    Family Structure (SGF) Contribution Amount Due Diligence (DD) and Applicant and Registration Fees (A&R)

    $150,000 Due Diligence: $7,500
    Application and Registration Fees: $750

    $150,000

    Due Diligence Main applicant: $7,500
    Due Diligence spouse: $4,000
    Application and Registration Fees: $750 / applicant

    $150,000*

    *$10,000 / 
    additional
    dependent
    regardless of age

    Due Diligence Main applicant: $7,500
    Due Diligence spouse: $4,000
    Dependent above 16 years: $4,000
    Dependent parent above the age of 55: $4,000
    Application and Registration Fees: $750 / applicant

    Benefits of Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship


    • Saint Kitts Passport obtained within 4 to 6 months.
    • Second Citizenship in a Commonwealth country.
    • Dual citizenship is permitted; no need to denounce other citizenship when obtaining your Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship.
    • Saint Kitts passport allows visa free travel to 155+ countries including Schengen countries, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.
    • No physical residence requirements in Saint Kitts during or after the citizenship application procedure.
    • No education requirements, interviews or tests.
    • No tax on worldwide income.
    • Applicant and his family enjoy full citizenship for life, which can be passed on to future generations by descent.
    • Return on investment: the real estate option allows investors to collect income from their property.

    QUALIFICATIONS


     

    • The applicant must hold a valid passport.
    • The applicant must not hold criminal record.
    • The applicant must complete a medical examination.
    • The applicant must provide documents supporting the source and the origin of the declared funds for investment.
    • The applicant must make the appropriate investment.
    • Dependents now include children up to the age of 30 who have a dependency relationship (financial or otherwise) to the parents.
    • Parents or grandparents of the principal applicant or spouse may qualify as dependents if they are above 55 years of age, living with the principal applicant, and can prove financial dependency on the principal applicant.

     

    LEGAL BASIS


    St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program was established in 1984, making it one of oldest and most reliable programs of its kind worldwide. The Federation is a member of the United Nations (UN), the British Commonwealth, of the Organization of American States (OAS), CARICOM and other international organizations. With a growing number of visa free travel countries growing yearly, St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship-by-investment is one of the best economic citizenship programs. The regulations regarding citizenship-by-investment in St. Kitts & Nevis are contained in the Saint Christopher and Nevis Citizenship By Investment Regulations in Part II, Section 3 (5) of the Citizenship Act, 1984. These provisions allow the government to operate a program under which citizenship is granted to persons who qualify under criteria set by cabinet decision.

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    Timeline and Procedure

    The Saint Kitts and Nevis passport can be obtained in 4 to 6 months. Investors can opt for the fast track option and obtain the citizenship within 60 days.

    Month 1
    Step 1
    Bluemina performs a preliminary background check. Once cleared, file preparation begins and required documents are collected. Advisory, governments and due diligence fees are paid.
    Month 1-2
    Step 2
    St kitts passport application starts and file is submitted.
    Month 4 -6
    Step 3
    Issuance of “Approved in Principal” letter by the CIU (Government’s Citizenship-by-Investment Unit).
    Step 4
    Investment is made in selected option.
    Step 5
    Naturalization certificate is issued.
    Month 6
    Step 6
    Submission of passport application and issuance of St Kitts and Nevis passports.
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