St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship


St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship


Citizenship by Investment

The St. Kitts and Nevis passport is currently the most popular citizenship by investment program (CIP) in the world.

  • Visa free travel to European Schengen area including UK, Europe, Switzerland, Singapore along with other 120 countries
  • No residence requirements before or after passport.
  • No interviews, no business experience, no english tests.
  • No income or wealth tax.
  • Citizenship for family members (spouse and children)
  • Lifetime citizenship with one time investment
  • No restrictions on Dual citizenship.
  • Discrete and confidential application process.
  • Choice of $400,000 Real Estate investment.
  • Pass citizenship to descendents and family.
  • No personal visit required.
  • Visa free travel to EU schengen, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Singapore etc.
  • Passport issued with 3-6 months.
  • Business incentives for investment.
  • Maintain dual citizenship with other nations.
  • Right to take up residence in CARICOM member countries at any time and for any length of time.

Citizenship Investments

The regulations regarding citizenship-by-investment in St. Kitts and Nevis are contained in Part II, Section 3 (5) of the Citizenship Act, 1984.

1. Sustainable Island Fund Contribution – US$ 250,000 for single person + payment of processing fees.  For accompanying family members (see below).


2. Real Estate Investment – Purchase a  property in St Kitts & Nevis with a value of at least US$ 400,000 held for 7 years, plus payment of various registration and other fees.

1. Sustainable Island fund

Contributions start from US$250,000 for one applicant only and increase as a spouse or dependants are added. All contributions are payable to the Federal Consolidated Fund.

  • Main applicant only: US$250,000
  • Main applicant and a spouse: US$300,000
  • Main applicant and one dependant: US$300,000
  • Main applicant, a spouse and one or two dependants; US$350,000
  • Main applicant and two or three dependants: US$350,000
  • Each additional dependant under 18: US$50,000
  • Each additional dependant aged 18 or over: US$75,000

The following due diligence fees apply to all CBI applications:

  • Main applicant: US$10,000
  • Each dependant aged 16 or over: US$7,500

Each main applicant is required to attend an interview conducted by an independent professional firm commissioned by the CIU or by officials of the Unit either virtually, in person in St Kitts and Nevis or in person at such other location approved by the Board of Governors of the CIU. Dependants aged 16 or over may if deemed necessary also be required to attend an interview.


 2. Real Estate

The minimum amount for investing in the Developer’s Real Estate Option is now US$400,000. The property must be held for a period of seven years and can be re-sold, once, to another purchaser who wants to apply for Citizenship by Investment.

An Approved Private Home, which can be a condominium or single-family dwelling, qualifies to be sold as a Citizenship by Investment option if a minimum investment of US$400,000 is paid to the condominium owner or US$800,000 is paid to the single-family dwelling owner, by the main applicant. Again, the private home must be held for a period of seven years and cannot be sold to another purchaser who wants to apply for Citizenship by Investment unless the Federal Cabinet is satisfied that substantial further investment was injected into the real estate by way of further construction, renovation or otherwise.

3. Other fees

This applies for both SIDF and real estate.

Agency fee: TBD
Passport fee: $350 per person
Bank fee: $1000
Application fee: $250

Passport holders of St Kitts and Nevis can visit these countries without visa. Stays in Schengen countries maximum 90 days in 180 day period combined in all countries. Stays in UK maximum 6 months for tourism, business trip or visiting friends.

A Visa required to travel to Canada and USA. (Canada ETA eligible)