St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis, also known in its constitution as Saint Christopher and Nevis has been independent since 1983 and forms part of the group of islands known as the Lesser Antilles, located about 2000 km to the southeast of Miami, USA. The country borrowed its name from the famous Christopher Columbus.

The Federation comprises two islands: St. Kitts with 168.4 km (23 miles long and 5 miles across at its widest, encompassing an area of 68 square miles) and Nevis, the smaller island with an area of some 93.2 km² (approximately 7 miles in diameter, covering a total of 36 square miles) lies to the south. St. Kitts and Nevis is a well-functioning democracy based on the British Parliamentary system; the Head of State is the Queen of England.

The country enjoys stable diplomatic relations with other countries and is member of the United Nations (UN) and its various organizations, the Organization of the Americas (OAS), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the British Commonwealth, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Eastern Caribbean Economic Union.

The financial services industry of St. Kitts and Nevis is being developed on the foundations set by new legislation passed for the registration of Companies, Foundations, Trusts, International Insurance and Trust Service Providers. It is expected that St. Kitts and Nevis will eventually take its place as a center for Offshore Services which will contribute significantly to the local economy in the future.

View the detailed leaflet for St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment.

Application Process

Investment Requirements

To acquire the Citizenship of St. Kitts & Nevis, an applicant can either contribute/donate to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) or Purchase a real estate from the list of Government Approved projects.

Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF)

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has announced a new second citizenship investment fund –  the Sustainable Growth Fund – as a successor to the Hurricane Relief Fund.

The new Sustainable Growth Fund will require a contribution of US$150,000, inclusive of government fees for a single applicant. Investment for a spouse will be US$25,000 and each dependent irrespective of age will be US$10,000. Due diligence fees remain unchanged.

Contribution amounts calculation:

Single Applicant: US$150,000

Main Applicant + Spouse: $150,000 + $25,000 = $175,000

Main Applicant + Spouse + 2 dependents:
$150,000 + $25,000  + $10,000 + $10,000= $195,000

Every additional dependent: $10,000

DUE DILIGENCE FEES (required for both Real Estate and Government Fund options)

  • Main Applicant: US$ 7,500.
  • Spouse: US$ 4,000.
  • Dependent aged 16 years and above: US$ 4,000.
  • Passport issue Fee: US$400 per Person
  • Legal fees: Varies on every application. To be discussed.

 

 Procedure

Agreement and Application Requirements
Upon initial fees payment, Carib International shall provide the client with the relevant forms and guidance on the gathering of the required documentations. An agreement between the Client and our firm is to be signed accordingly.

Application Process
Carib International must receive the forms and all the requisite documentations along with the signed Agreement. The client is requested to wire the required payment to the designated Escrow Account in order to proceed with the processing of the application.

Approval of Application and Payment
The client will be notified as soon as his application has been approved by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis. The client is then requested to wire the contribution amount to the designated SGF Escrow Account of the Government.

Issuance of Certificate of Registration and Passport
Once the application is granted approval and payment is completed, the Certificate of Registration is applied and issued. The Passport is then processed expeditiously and is issued after 4 to 5 working days. The original Certificates of Registration and Passports will be handed to the client upon receipt thereof.

 

Property Option

The citizenship program of St. Kitts and Nevis requires making an economic contribution to the country. In exchange, the applicants and their families are granted full citizenship.

The minimum Property investment required on the basis of an investment in Property is US$200,000 for each main applicant. Two or more applicants may apply for citizenship by investment together by purchasing one piece of Property, provided that each main applicant contributes the minimum investment of US$200,000 towards the investment.

In addition to the real estate investment, the following Government Fees are payable:

  • Single Applicant: US$ 35,000.
  • Main Applicant + Spouse: US$20,000.
  • Qualified Dependent: US$ 10,000 each.

Property that has been purchased that qualifies an applicant for citizenship under the Citizenship by Investment programme shall not be resold for a period of at least seven (7) years after the granting of citizenship.

An application for citizenship by investment shall be considered only after an Approved Project in respect of construction of Property has commenced.

The due diligence background check takes 90 days only.

St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit Circulars.

Below is the list of documents required for completion of the application. Our paralegal team will assist applicants along with providing all the necessary Government applications required.

Required Documents
1) QUESTIONNAIRE* 13) IDENTITY CARD COPY
2) CLIENT AGREEMENT(A1)* 14) TWO BIRTH CERTIFICATE COPIES
3) LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY/s(A2)* 15) POLICE CERTIFICATE/s
4) CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION FORM(C1)* 16) TWO MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE COPIES
5) PASSPORT APPLICATION FORM(P1)* 17) DIVORCE CERTIFICATE
6) PHOTOGRAPH/SIGNATURE FORM(C2)* 18) MILITARY RECORDS
7) SIX(6) PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOGRAPHS 19) TWO PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE LETTERS
8) MEDICAL CERTIFICATE FORM(C3)* 20) BANK REFERENCE LETTER
9) HIV (AIDS) TEST RESULTS 21) EVIDENCE OF RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
10) INVESTMENT CONFIRMATION FORM(C4)*/ SALE & PURCHASE AGREEMENT 22) OTHER DOCUMENTS OF SUPPORT (EMPLOYMENT, COMPANY, PROPERTY, etc.)
11) PASSPORT COPY 23) DEGREE CERTIFICATE
12) BANK STATEMENTS (LAST 12 MONTHS) 24) PAYMENTS
*All documents with a star sign will be provided by us once initial payment is received.

For Application Guide to Citizenship Application, please click here.

Benefits of St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship

  • Donation Contribution of US$150,000 for Single application and US$195,000 for Family of up to 4 members.
  • Citizenship for all family members including financially dependent children up to age of 30. Financially dependent parents of the main applicant and the spouse, that meets the age requirement of 55 years old, can also be included.
  • No minimum stay requirement. No Language requirement. Submission done through lawyers with no requirement to visit.
  • Processing duration of 3 – 4 months. Possible to expediate with Accelerated Application Process (AAP) for completion within 45 – 60 days.
  • Ability to travel visa-free to more than 152 countries including Schengen states, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.
Visa Free Countries for St. Kitts and Nevis Nationals*

* Visa on arrival ** eTA

EUROPE
San Marino Gambia Argentina
Albania Serbia Guinea-Bissau * Aruba
Andorra Slovakia Kenya Bahamas
Austria Slovenia Lesotho Barbados
Belgium Spain Madagascar * Belize
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sweden Malawi Bermuda
Bulgaria Switzerland Mauritania * Bolivia *
Croatia Ukraine Mauritius Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
Cyprus United Kingdom Mayotte Brazil
Czech Republic Vatican City Mozambique * British Virgin Islands
Denmark
ASIA
Reunion Cayman Islands
Estonia Armenia * Rwanda Chile
Faroe Islands Bangladesh Senegal Colombia
Finland Cambodia * Seychelles * Costa Rica
France Hong Kong (SAR China) Somalia * Cuba
Germany Indonesia St. Helena * Curacao
Gibraltar Iran * Tanzania Dominica
Greece Israel Togo * Dominican Republic
Greenland Jordan * Tunisia Ecuador
Hungary Laos * Uganda * El Salvador
Iceland Lebanon * Zambia French Guiana
Ireland Macao (SAR China) * Zimbabwe French West Indies
Italy Malaysia
OCEANIA
Grenada
Kosovo Maldives * Cook Islands Guatemala
Latvia Nepal * Fiji Guyana
Liechtenstein Pakistan ** French Polynesia Haiti
Lithuania Palestinian Territory Kiribati Honduras
Luxembourg Philippines Micronesia Jamaica
Malta Singapore New Caledonia Montserrat
Moldova South Korea Niue Nicaragua
Monaco Sri Lanka ** Palau Islands * Panama
Montenegro Taiwan Samoa * Peru
Netherlands Timor-Leste * Solomon Islands * St. Lucia
North Macedonia Turkey Tonga * St. Maarten
Norway
AFRICA
Tuvalu * St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Poland Botswana Vanuatu Suriname
Portugal Cape Verde Islands *
AMERICA
Trinidad and Tobago
Romania Comoros Islands * Anguilla Turks and Caicos Islands
Russian Federation Egypt * Antigua and Barbuda Uruguay
Venezuela

*Visa-free travel to the countries listed above are subject to change. It is strongly advisable that the relevant Government authorities and agencies are contacted prior to travel arrangements made. For updated information, check KNOW BEFORE YOU GO.

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