St. Kitts & Nevis сitizenship
The St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme is one of the oldest and most reputable in the world, established in 1984, a year after the country gained independence. Its goal is to attract foreign investments in order to boost and develop local economy. In exchange for economic contributions into governmental funds or investment in real estate, wealthy foreigners are offered full citizenship without the requirement of previous residence.
The regulations for this programme stating all the criteria and requirements are part of the Citizenship Act 1984.
- 3-6 months to receive the passport after the investment is made.
- Passport in 1.5 months through Accelerated Application Process.
- Citizenship for all family members for life.
- Automatic citizenship for descendants.
- Dual citizenship is allowed.
- St. Kitts & Nevis passport is not reported to other countries.
- No residency or visit requirements.
- No interview or personal visit requirements.
- Low tax regime: no wealth, gift, foreign income or capital gains tax.
- No tax on rent income.
- Visa free travel to over 130 countries including Schengen states, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.
- Using second passport to register companies and assets.
An applicant must invest in one of the three options below in order to apply for citizenship:
Investment in Real Estate
To qualify for citizenship under the real estate option, the Government requires a minimum of $200,000 or $400,000 investment in one of the approved real estate projects plus payment of applicable taxes, various registration and other fees. The real estate can only be sold, and investment recovered, after 7 or 5 years of getting citizenship correspondingly.
Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF)
Applicants may qualify for citizenship through a one-off non-refundable contribution of at least $150,000 to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) plus payment of applicable fees. The SGF was set up by the St. Kitts and Nevis Government to attract direct investment in the infrastructure of St. Kitts & Nevis and boost local economy.
Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF)
Applicants may apply for a St. Kitts and Nevis passport through a contribution to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) of not less than $250,000 plus payment of applicable fees. The SIDF was established as a public charity in 2006 to assist the government to transition from sugar as the main industry to a more diversified economy by researching and funding the development of alternative industries.
All applications and documents must be submitted to the Citizenship by Investment Unit through authorised persons registered with the CBI Unit. And it is at the discretion of the Government to grant, delay or deny citizenship.
Working from our London office and our partner office on the islands, we can guarantee that all your documents are duly prepared, all forms are filled in correctly and submitted in due time. Besides, we ensure constant communication with the Citizenship by Investment Unit which guarantees that the whole process of application and granting of citizenship runs without delays and unnecessary hassle.
When preparing your application, we make sure that every required document is obtained, translated, notarised and legalised. We know all the pitfalls and potential problems we might have when working on your case, and this helps to minimise costs and time spent.
We handle all the documents and paperwork with confidentiality and care, so our clients can rely on and trust us with their personal matters.