Citizenship and Passport in St Kitts & Nevis
The St. Kitts and Nevis passport is currently the most popular citizenship by investment program (CIP) in the world.
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. Hurricane Relief Fund – USD $150,000 to Hurricane Relief Fund (HRF)(Limited offer closes March 31, 2018)
2. SIDF Contribution – US$ 250,000 to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) for single person + payment of processing fees. For accompanying family members (see below).
3. Real Estate Investment – Purchase a property in St Kitts & Nevis with a value of at least US$ 400,000 plus payment of various registration and other fees.
1. SIDF Government Donation
All the above options include Government fees ($50,000).
In case of unmarried dependent children who are older than 18 but younger than 25, they can also be included in the same application provided an additional fee of US$ 50,000 is paid to the Government.
2. Real Estate Fees
Government requires $400,000 real estate investment in approved projects.
On top of the above investment, the following fees are payable to the Government.
Further, real estate purchase costs must also be paid such as compulsory insurance fund contribution and conveyance fees of approximately 4–5% of the purchase price of the real estate.
Only villas and condominium units from an Government approved real estate developers will qualify for citizenship.
|3. Other fees
This applies for both SIDF and real estate.
Due diligence fee: $7500 per person +
Fast Track Option – Accelerated Application Process (AAP) within 60 days subjected to additional fee $25,000 for main applicant and $20,000 for dependent.
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. Visa required to travel to Canada and USA.