St. Kitts & Nevis

About

The St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program was first established in 1984, making this second passport program the oldest of its kind in the world. With its breathtaking beauty, white sandy beaches, and brilliant blue skies, this two-island nation offers dual citizenship to wealthy foreign investors seeking family security, and visa free travel. With warm tropical weather and the crystal blue waters of Caribbean, this twinian island attracts foreign nationals to make a contribution to the development of the country.

Benefits

Benefits of St. Kitts & Nevis citizenship includes:

  • Fast track processing in 3 – 4 months.
  • No physical residency requirements
  • There is no interview, no requirement of managerial experience or minimum education requirements.
  • No tax on worldwide income.
  • Visa-free travel to over 132 countries. This includes Europe’s Schengen Zone, Singapore, Hong Kong, UK, and many others.
  • St Kitts allows for dual Citizenship.
  • Irrevocable citizenship for you and your family for generations to come.

Costs/Investment

The investment options for obtaining citizenship status in St. Kitts & Nevis are as follows:

1. Hurricane Relief Fund – Limited Time Offer

$150,000 for a single applicant and up to a family of 4 (main applicant, spouse and 2 dependents
An additional contribution of $25,000 is required for every additional dependent.

2. Donation (Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF))

Single applicant US $250,000
Main applicant with up to three dependents US $300,000
Additional dependents, regardless of age US $25,000

3. Real Estate

The property purchase must equal a minimum of US$ 400,000 invested in government-approved real estate development. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of 5 years.

APPLICANT COST INVESTMENT

The Government Fees for the Real Estate option area

Main applicant US $50,000
Spouse US $25,000
Dependent under 18 years US $25,000
Dependent child above 18 years US $50,000
Dependent parent aged 55 and above US $50,000

Due Diligence Fees

Main Applicant US $7,500
Spouse US $4,000
Dependents above 16 years US $4,000

Procedure

The following table breaks down the application process into eight basic steps.

1
STEP 1

Times Immigration shall pre-screen your passport copy for Government pre-approval to ensure fast processing.

2
STEP 2

Times Immigration will provide assistance and advise with regards to the collection of the documents required in the checklist.

3
STEP 3

Advisory and due diligence fees are due at this step.

4
STEP 4

Citizenship file is then submitted to the Government of St. Kitts & Nevis

5
STEP 5

Governments Citizenship by Investment unit issues “Approved in Principal” letter

6
STEP 6

Investment made in selected option. Payment of Government fees, if applicable

7
STEP 7

Certificate of Naturalisation is issued.

8
STEP 8

The passport is issued 1 week later.

VISA FREE COUNTRIES (Visa-free and visa-on-arrival-countries)

AMERICAS

Antigua & Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Columbia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Nicaragua
Panama
Peru
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad & Tobago
Venezuela

AFRICA

Botswana
Cape Verde
Comoros
Djibouti
Egypt
Gabon
Gambia
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Senegal

Seychelles
Somalia
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

EUROPE

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Cyprus
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Macedonia
Malta
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain

Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City

ASIA

Bahrain
Bangladesh
Cambodia
Iran
Israel
Jordan
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Nepal
Philippines
Singapore
Sri Lanka
South Korea

OCEANIA

Fiji
Indonesia
Kiribati
Micronesia
Palau
Solomon Islands
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

LOCATION

Caribbean. The islands are approximately 1,200 miles southeast of Miami, Florida

CAPITAL

Basseterre

TOTAL AREA

168 sq. km.

LANGUAGE

English (official), St. Kitts Creole

RELIGIONS

Anglican & Protestant

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Parliamentary democracy and Commonwealth realm

CURRENCY

East Caribbean dollars (XCD), tied to USD

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = XCD 2.70 ( March 2017)

MAIN INDUSTRIES

Tourism, sugar

MAIN EXPORTS

Passenger and Cargo ships, Broadcasting equipment, low voltage protection equipment

MAIN AIRPORT

Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (RLB)

CLIMATE

Hot and tropical climate throughout the year. H

DRIVES ON THE

Left

CALLING CODE

+1 869

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