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St. Kitts & Nevis сitizenship

Imperial & Legal will help you get a second passport of Saint Kitts and Nevis within the shortest time and at a minimum cost.

We have a team working in London and on the islands that will assist you during the whole process, from selecting a real estate for investment, collecting documents and filling in all required applications to obtaining a passport.

We guarantee quality, reliability, professionalism and complete confidentiality.

The St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program was established in 1984 by Queen Elizabeth II, head of state, to offer citizenship to foreigners through a donation or investment in real estate.

In April 2018 St. Kitts & Nevis renovated its Investment Programs which made them more modern and attractive.

Investment options

An applicant must invest in one of the two options below in order to apply for citizenship:

  • Donation in the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF)
  • Investment in real estate

Benefits

  • 3-6 months to receive the passport after the investment is made.
  • Citizenship for all family members.
  • Passport in 1.5 months due to the Accelerated Application Process.
  • No residency or visit requirements.
  • No interview or personal visit requirements.
  • Limited taxation: no wealth, gift, foreign income or capital gains tax
  • Automatic citizenship for descendants.
  • Visa free travel to over 130 countries including Schengen states, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Using second passport to register companies and assets.

General Requirements

  • Main applicant should be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicants over 16 must pass Due Diligence Process.
  • Applicant should have no previous criminal record and be of good character.
  • Main applicant must provide references from the bank.

Eligibility of Dependents

  • Unmarried dependent children who are older than 18 (but younger than 30 in case of a contribution to the SGF), if they are full-time students and financially reliant on the main applicant.
  • Dependent parents or grandparents aged 55 or above living with and fully supported by the main applicant.

Real Estate Investment 

To qualify for citizenship under the real estate option, the Government requires a minimum of $200,000 or $400,000 investment in approved real estate project plus payment of various registration and other fees.

The real estate can only be sold, and investment recovered, after 7 or 5 years of getting citizenship correspondingly.

Investment and fees

Required Investment Due Diligence Government Fees
Main Applicant $200,000, or

$400,000

$7,500 $35,047
Spouse $0 +$4,000 +$20,047
Each dependant $0 $0 (under 16)

+$4,000 (over 16)

+$10,047

irrespective of age

 

Accelerated Application Process

60 day Accelerated Application Process (AAP) option available, subjected to $25,000 per main applicant and $20,000 per dependent over 16, and includes passport application and processing. Additional $500 is charged for each dependent under 16 for passport application and processing. Some applications are processed within 45 days under AAP. Government fees and other charges are not included in the above.

Donation in the Sustainable Growth Fund

Applicants may qualify for citizenship through a one-off non-refundable contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund(SGF). The SGF that was set up by the St Kitts and Nevis’ government to attract direct investment in the infrastructure of St Kitts & Nevis.

Investment and fees

Required Investment Due Diligence
Main Applicant $150,000 $7,500
Spouse +$25,000 $4,000 for each dependent over 16
Each dependent irrespective of age +$10,000

 Accelerated Application Process

60 day Accelerated Application Process (AAP) option available, subjected to $25,000 per main applicant and $20,000 per dependent over 16, and includes passport application and processing. Additional $500 is charged for each dependent under 16 for passport application and processing. Some applications are processed within 45 days under AAP. Government fees and other charges are not included in the above.

Personal taxation

St. Kitts & Nevis has no wealth, gift, foreign income or capital gains tax.

However, if you buy assets located on St. Kitts & Nevis and sell them within one year of purchase, then you are subject to 20% capital gains tax.

Real estate taxation

Real estate owners on St. Kitts & Nevis must pay property tax of 0.2% p.a. of its market value.

Rent income is not taxable.

No capital gains tax on the profit when you sell or dispose of property.

Extra costs 

Mandatory fees when you but real estate:

  • Average of 0.2% of the purchase amount into the Land Titles Assurance Fund.
  • Around 2.5% legal fees for certification of documents.
  • Around $300 for a land plot plan.
  • 12% stamp duty of the contract value.
  • 10% of the land value when bought by foreigners.

Please refer to our brochure for more details on the St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program brochure.

To discuss your requirements, please contact our specialists or call us on +44 (0)203 490 41 21.

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