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$), which is very stable and has an exchange rate of EC$ 2.67 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.

Useful Information:

Capital: Basseterre located on the larger island St. Kitts
Population: 42,000 people of predominantly African descent
Language: English
Religion: Christian, small communities of Rastafarian, Orthodox and other
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (pegged to the US Dollar XCD$2.67 =  US $1.00)
Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II
Head of Government: Prime Minister

 

ST KITTS INVESTMENT OPTIONS

ST KITTS – HURRICANE RELIEF FUND (HRF) INVESTMENT CONTRIBUTION

  • Applicants may qualify for citizenship through a contribution to the Hurricane Relief Fund (HRF).
  • Single applicant: a non-refundable contribution of $150,000 is required
  • Main applicant with up to three dependents (for example, main applicant, a spouse and two children): a non-refundable contribution of $150,000 Additional dependents, regardless of Age: US$25,000
  • Upon submission of an application, non-refundable due diligence and processing fees must be also paid. These fees amount to US$7,500 for the main applicant, and US$4,000 for each dependent of the main application who is over the age of 16 years.

Unmarried dependent children who are older than 18 but younger than 30 can also be included in the application. Similarly, dependent parents aged 55 or above may also be included.

The HRF option will be available for a six   months period ending on March 30th 2018.

 

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 dependent 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 dependent 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

 

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 dependent 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 & TIME FRAME

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:

An approval in principle letter is issued by the Citizenship Investment Unit 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 and we will courier this to you along with your citizenship certificate.

Time Frame: Approval in Principle is issued within 90 days

Passport:

120 days

Please note that these time frames are a guideline and that each individual case may vary.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: How long does citizenship of St Kitts & Nevis take?
A: We are currently processing our applications in 4-5 months

Q: Does St Kitts & Nevis have restricted nationalities?
A: Currently Iranians are restricted from applying for citizenship of St Kitts & Nevis

Q: What is the difference between the SIDF option or real estate?
A: The SIDF is a donation option and the funds are non-refundable, although the real estate option is more expensive you would have the property to sell after five years and maintain your citizenship

Q: Where can I travel to visa free with a St Kitts & Nevis passport?
A: Europe, United Kingdom and Canada but for a full list please click here to a list of the visa free countries

Q: Does the place of birth show on the St Kitts & Nevis passport?
A: No the passport will not show your place of birth.

Q: What are the benefits of St Kitts & Nevis citizenship?
A: Visa free travel to Europe, the UK and Canada,
No residency requirements
No income tax

Q: How long is a St Kitts & Nevis passport valid?
A: 10 years for adults and five years for children, Caribbean

Q: Does St Kitts & Nevis allow dual nationality?
A: Yes

Q: Does St Kitts & Nevis disclose who has applied for citizenship?
A: No, confidentiality is maintained

Q: Do I have to reside in St Kitts & Nevis to maintain citizenship?
A: There is no requirement to reside in St Kitts & Nevis

Q: Do I need to travel to St Kitts & Nevis?
A: No there is no need to travel to St Kitts & Nevis, our team will support you in submitting the paperwork and liaise with the Citizenship Invest Unit on your behalf

Q: What is the minimum investment required?
A: The SIDF donation option is the cheapest option and starts at $250,000 if you chose real estate the minimum is $400,000

Q: If I have a new baby after I receive my families citizenship for St Kitts & Nevis can I include the new baby?
A: Yes, new born children are eligible for citizenship by descent