ST. KITTS & NEVIS

About St. Kitts and Nevis

The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, also known in its Constitution as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, is a small two-island nation in the Caribbean Basin. The capital city of Basseterre and the Government headquarters are located on the bigger island of St. Kitts. The smaller island of Nevis lies about 2 miles (3 km) southeast of St. Kitts.  The combined area is about 100 square miles (260 sq. km).

These were some of the first Caribbean islands to be settled on by the Europeans and home to French and UK colonies, following their discovery by Columbus.  In 1983, St. Kitts and Nevis was granted independence from the United Kingdom. The Government is represented by a parliamentary democracy and federal constitutional monarchy. Queen Elizabeth II is the Head of State, represented by a Governor General, and the Prime Minister is the head of the Government.

Often referred to as "Two Islands, One Paradise", St. Kitts and Nevis is exactly the kind of lush tropical paradise one associates with the Caribbean  -  hot sun, beautiful beaches, warm sea, spectacular scenery, a mellow culture and friendly atmosphere.  It has a population of about 42,000 people of predominantly of African descent, with about 15,000 living in Basseterre.  English is the official language and the Judiciary system is based on English Common Law. The predominant religion is the Christian faith, with smaller communities of Rastafarian, Orthodox and others. The currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD or EC$), which is very stable and has an exchange rate of EC$ 2.7 for US $1.00.

St. Kitts and Nevis is a member of the British Commonwealth, United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Eastern Caribbean Regional Security System (RSS), and CARICOM. The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is also headquartered in St. Kitts.

Legal Basis For St.Kitts Citizenship

The program was established in 1984 and is based on the Chapter VIII (Sections 90-95) of the Constitution, and Section 3 (5) of the Citizenship Act, 1984 (No. 1 of 1984), stipulated any person can apply for naturalization and may be eligible for citizenship on payment of prescribed fees, if the Cabinet is satisfied that such person has invested substantially in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Applicants with a criminal record will not be considered.

St Kitts Citizenship by Investment Options

A. SUGAR INDUSTRY DIVERSIFICATION FUND (SIDF) - DONATION OPTION

  • Single Applicant: USD 250,000
  • Applicant with up to three family members USD 300,000
  • Applicant with up to five family members USD 350,000
  • Applicant with up to seven family members USD 450,000
  • Each dependant over seven family member USD 50,000
In the case of unmarried dependant children who are older than 18 but younger than 25, they can also be included in the same application provided an additional fee of USD 50,000 is paid to the Government

Due Diligence Fees
  • Single Applicant USD 7,500
  • Each additional dependant over 16 years USD 4,000
Passport Fees
  • USD 350 per person
Application forms
  • USD 250 per person


B. REAL ESTATE OPTION

INVESTMENT INTO REAL ESTATE: USD 400,000 PLUS
Government Fees
  • Main Applicant: USD 50,000
  • Main Applicant and Spouse USD 75,000
  • Each additional dependant under the age of 18 USD 25,000
  • Each dependant over the age of 18 but below 25 years USD 50,000
Due Diligence Fees
  • Single Applicant USD 7,500
  • Each additional dependant over 16 years USD 4,000
Certificate of Registration
  • USD 47 per person
Passport Fees
  • USD 350 per person
Application forms
  • USD 250 per person

Process & Timeframe

Step 1

Upon instructing us to proceed and in receipt of our professional fees and the Governments due diligence fees, we will liaise with you to prepare your supporting application documents for submitting to the Citizenship Investment Unit in St Kitts

Step 2

If you have chosen the real estate option, you will pay 10% deposit to the developer

Step 3

After due diligence by the Government an approval in principle letter is issued by the Citizenship Investment Unit (CIU) in St Kitts

Step 4

The balance of the real estate investment is due or the SIDF option and citizenship fees to the St Kitts Government escrow account

Step 5

The Citizenship certificate is issued

Step 6

The St Kitts & Nevis passport is issued

Time Frame:

Approval in Principle is issued within 90 days Passport in 120 days

Please note these time frames are a guideline as each individual case can vary.

Documents Requirement for St.Kitts Citizenship

Form C1

Provides background information on the client

Form C2

Notarized Photograph and Signature Certificate and Birth Certificate

Form C3

Medical Certificate including original results of HIV test (no older than 3 months)

  • Certified copy of a current passport
  • Certified copy of your current national identity cards
  • 6 original passport-sized photos of oneself taken within the past 6 months. Police Certificate “certificate of no criminal record” from every country of residence within the past ten years.
  • Certified copy of military records (if applicable)
  • Certified copy of proof of name change (if applicable)
  • One original and recent utility bill or bank statement showing full name and address
  • Original bank reference letter issued by an internationally recognized bank, not older than 6 months.
  • 2 notarized copies of Birth Certificate for each applicant
  • 2 certified copies of marriage certificate
  • Professional reference from an attorney or accountant, no older than 6 months
  • Certified copy of divorce document(s) (if applicable)
  • Business owners should submit a certified copy of their Business License and share Register
  • Notarized source of funds declaration 4 Affidavit of support and notarized school transcripts for all children ages 18-25 who are included in the application
  • Affidavit of support for all parents and grandparents included in the application
  • For the Real Estate option a signed Purchases and Sales Agreement must be included
  • Due Diligence – USD$7,500 MAIN APPLICANT AND USD$4,000 DEPENDANTS (16 YEARS AND OVER)

Visa Free Countries

(Visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries)

AMERICAS

Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Bolivia
Brazil
Cayman Islands
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica
Dom. Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
French Guiana
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Montserrat
Nicaragua
Panama
Peru
St. Eustatius & Saba
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Isl.
Venezuela
Virgin Isl. (British)

AFRICA

Botswana
Cape Verde
Comoros
Djibouti
Egypt
Gambia
Guinea-Bissau
Jordan
Kenya
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mayotte
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Reunion
Seychelles
Somalia
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

EUROPE

Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland (Rep.)
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Macedonia (FYROM)
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom

ASIA

Armenia
Bangladesh
Cambodia
Hong Kong (SAR China)
Iran
Israel
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Nepal
Philippines
Singapore
South Korea

OCEANIA

Cook Island
Fiji
French Polynesia
Kiribati
Micronesia
Nauru
New Caledonia
Niue
Palau
Samoa
Solomon Isl.
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

*please note that according to UK policy, you can stay for up to 6months a year
 

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