Residence & Citizenship

St Kitts and Nevis

St Kitts & Nevis offers one of the oldest and most established Citizenship by Investment Programmes in the world.

Individuals can make a contribution to the economic growth of the island via 3 alternative investment routes, and in return, them and their families will be granted full citizenship and a second passport, offering visa free travel to over 100+ countries around the world.

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Citizenship by Investment

Please click on the link below to view the benefits of the St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment programme, the financial obligations and investment routes, and other criteria that might apply:

Programmes – Benefits & Criteria

St Kitts & Nevis

St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment

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St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment

The St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment programme enables individuals and their families to obtain a second passport and, if required,  residence in St Kitts & Nevis through three alternative investment routes and there is no requirement for the applicant to travel to the Federation as part of the process.

St Kitts & Nevis passport holders enjoy full Schengen privileges (free movement to 26 European countries), can travel to approximately 120 countries worldwide (either on a visa free basis or visa on entry basis) and do not require a visa to visit the United Kingdom.

A number of attractive tax advantages are available to individuals who choose to become resident in St Kitts & Nevis:

  • No income tax
  • No capital gains tax
  • No wealth or inheritance tax
  • No gift tax
  • No death duties
  • No estate tax
  • No taxes levied on assets or income originating from outside St Kitts & Nevis

Further benefits:

  • The age of a dependant parent has been reduced from 65 to 55. The upper age limit for young adult dependant children, has been extended from 25 to 30.
  • Siblings may be added to the application if he/she is the brother or sister of either the main applicant or his/her spouse, is unmarried and childless, 30 years old or younger, and dependent on the applicant for financial support.
  • Applications can be fast tracked via the accelerated application process (AAP). Applications, submitted with the correct documentation, will be approved within 60 days and may be approved within as little as 45 days.
  • Citizenship can be passed on to future generations by descent.


St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment

There are three options for applicants:

1. Real Estate

Applicants can make an investment in real estate via two routes:
1. Private Homes Sale Option –
Investment of a minimum US$400,000 per main applicant in a private single-family residential property designated as an approved private home. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of seven years.


2. Approved Development Option-

Investment of a minimum of a US$200,000 in St Kitts & Nevis. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of seven years.


2. Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF)

A single applicant can make a contribution of US$125,000 to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF). The contribution for a family of up to four will be US$195,000.

  • The addition of a sibling under the Sustainable Growth Fund, will be US$20,000.
  • For additional dependants (children or parents), the contribution requirement is US$10,000 per dependant.


3. Public Good Investment Option (PGIO)

From January 2023 onwards, the Alternative Investment Option (AIO) was replaced by the newly introduced Public Good Investment Option (PGIO), where the minimum investment per application is US$175,000 in an Approved Public Good Project, payable to an Approved Public Good Investor.

Only Approved Public Good Projects qualify for the PGIO. All developments previously designated as AIO Developments will lose such designation upon the coming into effect of the new CBI Regulations. Investors of such developments are required to apply to the Board of Governors of the CIU to be designated as Approved Public Good Investors, whereby they can apply to have their developments designated as Approved Public Good Projects.

St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment

It is not necessary for the applicant to have visited St Kitts & Nevis but the application must be made by a Registered Agent resident in St Kitts & Nevis, such as Dixcart.

Common law partners are accepted for sponsorship.

Standard due diligence items are required including:

  • medical certificate
  • police certificate
  • bank and personal references
  • employment history
  • education history
  • source of wealth

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St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship

The St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme is unique.

Not only does it offer an attractive Caribbean lifestyle for anyone seeking to relocate, it also offers the reassurance of a second passport (which in the last few years is becoming a popular motivation for a number of reasons – to offer insurance against political, economic or fiscal change, to make international travel easier, or to present new opportunities for the tax structuring of personal tax affairs).

A St Kitts & Nevis Passport offers this, and much more:

  • The option to pass on citizenship to future generations – a single applicant can include children up to a maximum age of 30 and parents with a minimum age of 55.
  • Receipt of the passport within 3 months from the date of application.
  • The option to fast track the application in order to receive the passport within 45 days.
  • Full Schengen privileges and travel to approximately 120 countries worldwide, either on a visa free, or visa on entry basis. A visa is not required to visit the UK.
  • The passport allows the holder to reside in other Caribbean Community countries (Caricom) if they wish to do so. There are 15 Caricom member states.

In addition, there is no personal income tax, no gift tax, no death duties, no estate tax, no inheritance tax and no capital gains tax on worldwide income imposed in St Kitts & Nevis.

Moving to St Kitts & Nevis

The Federation of St Kitts & Nevis is made up of two islands situated in the Caribbean Sea, approximately three hours by plane from Miami, four hours by plane from New York and eight hours by plane from London. There are direct flights from all of these cities and many local air connections to other Caribbean islands.

The two islands have a population of approximately 53,000 and English is the official language. Before St Kitts & Nevis gained status as an independent country in 1983, it was part of Britain for over 200 years, which is why so many British traditions still play an important role in the diverse culture today.

St Kitts & Nevis has a tropical climate with very little variation and is therefore warm and sunny throughout the year. The islands have a volcanic origin and are dominated by centrally located mountains and tropical rain forests, fringed by beautiful sandy beaches and palm trees.

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