The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, more commonly known as St. Kitts and Nevis, is a beautiful island country in the Caribbean. It’s the smallest nation-state in the Americas, yet its size is definitely not a reflection of all that it offers.
This dual-island nation is exactly what you’d envision of an exotic paradise; it’s home to dense tropical rainforests, lush foliage, vervet monkeys, pristine aquamarine waters, white sand beaches, abundant sunshine, and two majestic, dormant volcanoes. In addition to its lavish natural beauty, it has a rich Caribbean culture and heritage.
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis offers several avenues for investors to secure a full citizenship for themselves and their families through economic contributions. There are currently 2 options available: investing in approved real estate developments, or making a non-refundable donation to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF). We’ve provided more details on each of these below.
These government-designated real estate projects provide investment opportunities in upscale hotel shares, villas, and condominiums.
The primary real estate development option requires an investment of at least US$400,000 per
Two or more applicants can apply for citizenship by investment together by jointly purchasing a real estate property, provided that each applicant contributes at least US$400,000.00 toward the investment.
In addition to the investment, the following processing and due diligence fees are required by the government of Saint Kitts and Nevis:
Due Diligence Fees:
Please note that the applicant is also required to pay legal fees for the purchase, registration, and the tax on the property.
This option provides an easy exit strategy - the real estate can be resold 5 years after purchase and the subsequent property buyer can then also apply for citizenship, provided they meet all of the requirements.
A second real-estate option has recently been added in order to attract more investment to luxury resort developments.
This real estate development option allows a joint investment of at least US$400,000, split between two investors at a contribution of US $200,000 each, plus government fees.
This investment can only be resold after 7 years.
Unmarried dependent children who are older than 18 but younger than 30, as well as dependent parents older than 55 can be included in the application as dependents.
The Sustainable Growth Fund is a new fund that has been created to advance sustainable sectors such as healthcare, education, alternative energy, heritage, infrastructure, tourism and culture, climate change and resilience, and the promotion of indigenous entrepreneurship. The purpose is to benefit every citizen and resident of the St. Kitts and Nevis through its affiliated programs.
The SGF requires a non-refundable contribution that meets the following financial criteria:
*Eligible means parents age 55 and over who are unemployed and living with main applicant and children age 0-30 full time enrolled at a recognized institution of higher learning.
Due Diligence Fees:
In addition to the financial requirements, there are several other qualifications and conditions that must be met in order to apply:
NB: *There are several countries whose citizens are presently restricted from applying to Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment program. These include citizens of Iran, Afghanistan, and North Korea.
The application process for the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Program is thorough in its due diligence checks, yet quick and efficient. One of the fastest ways to secure a second passport in the Caribbean, the application processing time is currently 3-5 months regardless of which investment option you choose.
The first step of the application process for Saint Kitts and Nevis Economic Citizenship is completing application forms C1, C2, C3, and C4. Each person applying must purchase one set of application forms from the government. Each set of forms costs US$250.00. We can provide you with these forms upon request.
You must send us the original, completed forms along with their required supporting documents for compliance verification. The application fees associated with the program can be paid prior to starting the application process. Please note that the professional fees are non-refundable.
All of the government fees associated with the SIDF and SGF options must be wired directly to the Government Escrow account via one of the banks listed on form C4. A copy of the wire receipts should then be emailed to High Net Worth Immigration (HNWI).
Upon your application getting approved, there is a $350* passport fee for each new Saint Kitts and Nevis passport that is issued.
The AAP fast-tracks applications to a 60-day processing period. As a bonus, this program also includes the application and processing for the St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis passport.
AAP Process Fees (including Due Diligence Fees)
In addition to the processing fees, an additional fee of US$500.00 per person will be applicable for the processing of the St. Kitts and Nevis passport for any dependents under the age of 16 years.
Applicants from the following countries are not eligible for the AAP:
The Citizenship-by-Investment Unit (CIU) is the Government Authority which handles all matters concerning Citizenship by Investment in the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Applications for citizenship cannot be directly submitted to the Citizenship-by-Investment Unit, they can only be handled by an authorized local service provider or local lawyers.
The Real Estate Investment option requires an additional set of documents:
Additional documents required from the main applicant:
* Any documents not in English must be accompanied with a legal translation.
Most documents can be certified as true copies from the embassy/consulate of the issuing country, or by a Notary Public. All reference letters should be on a letterhead and stamped. All stamps should be in English.
Becoming a citizen of Saint Kitts and Nevis opens a whole new world of benefits and opportunities, both for your business and lifestyle alike. Its minimal application requirements and maximum benefits provide all sorts of freedom when it comes to mobility, wealth management, investment development, and business expansion. With all of these assets, it’s no surprise that the Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment program is one of the most highly-sought after in the world.
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As evidenced by all of the benefits above, there are many reasons why the Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment program is considered one of the most successful programs of its kind. When it comes to expanding your mobility, freedom and business opportunities, a second citizenship in Saint Kitts and Nevis truly opens up a beautiful paradise for work, leisure, and wealth management.
If you are interested in learning more about this investment opportunity, please contact us today for your free initial consultation.