ST. KITTS & NEVIS

ST. KITTS
& NEVIS

CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

  • Visa-free travel to 141 countries
  • Investment from US$ 150,000
  • Citizenship in 2–4 months
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Saint Kitts & Nevis established its citizenship by investment programme in 1984. It was the first citizenship-by investment programme to be created and is the longest-running programme.

Following submission of all pertinent documentation, applicants can acquire Kittitian citizenship within as little as 2 months under the Accelerated Application Process option. The process is the fastest in the industry and requires the applicant to pay an additional sum. The Kittitian passport offers visa-free access to 141 territories, such as the Schengen states, the UK, Russia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

The SKNCIP is similar to the Antigua and Barbuda CIP in terms of cost, quality and processing time. Following several reforms since its inception in 1984, the program is efficient and transparent, and well-suited to those seeking a great citizenship at a relatively low cost and without a long wait. Uniquely among Caribbean programs, the SKNCIP offers a fast-track process for an additional fee.

ST KITTS & NEVIS PROGRAM OVERVIEW

CONTRIBUTION
CONTRIBUTION

US$ 150,000
Sustainable Growth Fund

or
REAL ESTATE
REAL ESTATE

US$ 200,000
Property
purchase to be held 7 years

or
REAL ESTATE
REAL ESTATE

US$ 400,000
Property
purchase to be held 5 years

  • St Kitts & Nevis’s passport offers visa-free travel to the Schengen area, Russia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
  • Citizenship given by the programme is irrevocable, lifelong, and heritable.
  • Citizens enjoy unrestricted travel in all Schengen member countries for 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen area.
  • All citizens can access consular services from any other Commonwealth country worldwide.
  • Real estate investments are fully recoverable after a 5-year or 7-year holding period.
  • St Kitts & Nevis permits dual citizenship and naturalised citizens are not required to forfeit their previous nationalities.
  • Naturalised citizens are not required to be physically present in St Kitts & Nevis.
  • St Kitts & Nevis has a common law legal system and a stable political environment with a democratically elected government.

Month 1

  • Prepare and submit Citizenship-by-Investment application.
  • If purchasing property, it will need to be reserved through a sales and purchase agreement.
  • Application is processed and due diligence is carried out by the CIU. The process can be shortened to 60 days (45 days in some cases) under the Accelerated Application Process. Regular processing is estimated at 90 days.

Months 3–4

  • After review, the CIU issues an approval-in-principal.
  • Applicant is required to finalise his contribution or pre-approve the real estate purchase.
  • Applicant is issued a citizenship certificate and passport.
  • An investor should make the appropriate investment in real estate or make a donation.
  • Individuals must provide a police certificate from their country of citizenship and anywhere they have lived for more than 1 year in the past 10 years.
  • Individuals require a certificate by a medical practitioner, indicating they don’t suffer from any communicable disease. The HIV test should not be older than 3 months.
  • Individuals must provide bank statements for the last 12 months.

CONTACT AN EXPERT ADVISOR

To find out more about St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship-by-Investment program, one of our advisors is waiting to help you today. To prequalify your application for this program please complete the enquiry form to begin, or give us a call to answer any of your questions.




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