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ST KITTS AND NEVIS
CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

Government program. Investment from $150 000. Citizenship for the whole family

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Processing time
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The breathtaking Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis has long been admired for its natural beauty, its status as one of the world’s hottest tourist destinations, and its close ties to the UK and EU. What is most interesting about the aesthetically stunning country, however, is that it offers investors the chance to obtain its citizenship through the St kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis passport is one of the most powerful in the world, not to mention the strongest one in the Organization of Eastern European States, and provides its holder visa-free access to a whopping 156 destinations worldwide including the UK, EU, Singapore, and many others.

We at Migronis, as experienced practitioners and seasoned experts in the field of St kitts and Nevis immigration, will cover the most important points you should know if you are considering obtaining a St Kitts economic citizenship, and will highlight why the magnificent St. Kitts and Nevis could prove an excellent option for you.

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Advantages of Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment

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Visa-free or visa on arrival access to 156 countries, including UK, Shengen, Brazil and Singapore

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No global income, dividends, wealth, and inheritance tax

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Possibility to get long-term visas to the USA and Canada

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You can remotely obtain a passport in just 45 days

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The largest selection of real estate for investment

Investments starting at $150,000

The benefits of getting a St. Kitts and Nevis passport are too many to include in one article, but we will give it a go and list the major allures of the program and the St. Kitts passport. Here are the top St kitts and Nevis citizenship benefits:

1. Global Mobility – The St. Kitts and Nevis passport grants its holder visa-free access to 156 destinations worldwide, the most prominent of which are the UK, EU, Hong Kong, Russia, and Singapore. Holders of the St. Kitts passport can also obtain a 10-year visa to the USA and Canada. The map below highlights the prowess of the St. Kitts passport.

2. A tax haven – Many investors worldwide choose St. Kitts and Nevis tax residency for their wealth. It makes absolute sense as the country’s tax regime is one of the best in the world, just take a look at the following tax rates in St. Kitts and Nevis:

  • Income tax: 0%
  • Wealth tax: 0%
  • Inheritance tax: 0%
  • Capital gains tax for assets in St. Kitts and Nevis sold after only 1 year of acquisition:0%

It is no wonder then many investors choose to buy St. Kitts citizenship not only to gain travel freedom but to free their finances of any taxation shackles.

3. The more the merrier – St. Kitts and Nevis allow you to add an outstanding range of family members to add to your application, as St. Kitts and Nevis government allows you to add:

  • Spouse
  • Dependent children below 30 years of age
  • Dependent siblings below 30 years of age
  • Dependent parents and grandparents of the main applicant and/or spouse aged 55 years or older

This means you can hypothetically add the entire family to one application and one investment, and all of them can enjoy the perks of becoming citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis.

4. Quick and Simple – The process of getting a passport is quick and simple and can be done in as little as 45 days without the need for physical immigration to Saint Kitts and Nevis or even travelling to the country! More on this is listed below in the article.

5. Affordable pricing – Obtaining a St. Kitts and Nevis passport requires you to invest an amount starting at US $150,000, we have provided an entire section in this article dedicated to explaining the investment options so you know exactly the St Kitts citizenship cost.

6. Let’s do some business – Being a commonwealth country St. Kitts and Nevis is perfectly positioned to act as a second base for your business, as its economic ties to the UK and EU are second to none.

7. A resolute “Plan B” – nothing is better than second citizenship when it comes to contingency planning. In the most difficult of times holding a St. Kitts second passport that can get you in and out of places quickly and efficiently is imperative for you and your family’s well-being. Take the coronavirus pandemic as a great example, with the global travel ban dual citizens had more options than those with one passport. Also, keep in mind that St. Kitts and Nevis only had 30 coronavirus cases throughout 2020.

8. A great second home – If you are looking for a retiring home, a new home, or just a change of scenery St. Kitts and Nevis is one of the best options in the world. As its pristine beaches, outstanding weather, low cost of living, English-speaking population, abundance of activities, and internationally renowned cuisine makes it a great place to call home.

The benefits of a Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment are too much to count, yet we wanted to highlight the main ones that our clients get the privilege to enjoy. But enough of the why, and let us go to the how.

Visa-free travel to 156 countries

The passport of Saint Kitts and Nevis allows you to freely visit the Schengen countries, Great Britain, Singapore, Hong Kong

Give freedom to those you care about

Passport of St Kitts and Nevis can also be obtained by:

  1. A spouse
  2. Children under 30 years old
  3. Children, regardless of age, having a mental or physical disability
  4. Parents of the main applicant and/or spouse 55 years and older
  5. The main applicant's siblings up to 30 years old

Also, citizenship can be inherited.

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The founder of Migronis

There are three main reasons why investors buy Saint Kitts and Nevis passports.

Firstly, this program is the oldest not only in the Caribbean but in the whole world. It appeared in 1984.

Secondly, many public figures announced they had received Saint Kitts and Nevis passports.

Thirdly, a lot of chain hotels have appeared on Saint Kitts and Nevis. These are world-famous global networks, and this fact gives rise to confidence.

Saint Kitts and Nevis is one of the most famous tax-havens. The country attracts crypto investors and entrepreneurs from all over the world.

Investment options for obtaining citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts investment citizenship is possible through two investment options which are:

  1. A contribution to the country’s Sustainable Growth Fund (SDF) starting at  US $150,000
  2. Purchasing real estate in the shape of property or shares in a 5-star resort for a minimum of US $200,000

Understanding which investment option is the best one for you is a crucial step in your journey to dual citizenship, so we will guide you through the basics.

St. Kitts and Nevis contribution option

Contributing to St. Kitts and Nevis’s SDF is a cost-effective option to qualify for St. Kitts citizenship. The premise is simple, through an outlay of US $150,000 investors are eligible for citizenship. This value increases as more family members are added to the application, as a family of four will incur a contribution of US $195,000, and any additional family member will require an additional US $10,000, while dependent siblings will require an additional amount of US $20,000.

The contribution option offers investors a direct, simple, and cost-effective route to St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship. This route is optimal for small family compositions or a single applicant.

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St. Kitts and Nevis real estate option

Real estate has always been a fan favorite of savvy investors, and the nation of St. Kitts & Nevis considered this preference and added a real estate option in the mold of St. Kitts real estate citizenship.

To qualify for St. Kitts citizenship through the real estate option you must purchase a property or share in a world-renowned brand 5-star resort on the island in the amount of US $200,000.

This option proves valuable for many reasons, the top three of which are:

  1. You also sell the real estate after 5 years, meaning you get your investment amount back!
  2. You can make a nifty ROI through renting your property, or better yet by having the resort generate income for you. Keep in mind, this is a country that derives 10.8% of its GDP from tourism and had 1.2 million tourists flock to its shores in 2019.
  3. This option is best for large families, as the real estate investment amount stays the same, only additional fees such as application fees, due diligence fees, and so on increase.

The government sets out a list of approved St Kitts real estate for sale that will qualify you for the program. There are plenty of options to choose from, some which come with a nifty ROI to boot.

To know which option is the most suitable for you check our free cost calculator here. You can play around with investment types, family members, and more!

  Donation to the Fund Investment in real estate
Minimum investment amount From $150,000 From $200,000
Return on investment No Yes, 2-5%
Holding period None, it's non-refundable contribution At least five years
Notes St. Kitts & Nevis now stand at number one among CBI programs in the world

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Special offer

Park Hyatt in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Park Hyatt is a top-tier luxury brand offering 5-star residential-style luxury. It is located on the beautiful Caribbean island Saint Kitts and Nevis.

This is the only completed project under the CBI programs in the Caribbean.

A purchase of hotel shares is available for resale only.

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The 5-star luxury resort has opened its doors in 2017. There are 126 hotel rooms and suites distinguished by their local style and world-class amenities, including a marina.

Comparison of Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs

Many countries in the Caribbean offer citizenship by investment. If you are not sure whether to choose Saint Kitts and Nevis CBI, compare all Caribbean citizenship programs here

St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship-by-investment requirements

The program requires no human factors such as certain experience, education, language proficiency, or otherwise. All the program requires is the following:

  1. You must be aged 18 years or older
  2. You must make an investment – You much make an investment in St. Kitts and Nevis’s economy through one of two routes:
    a) Contributing to the country’s Sustainable Growth Fund (SDF) through an investment starting at US $150,000
    b) Purchasing real estate in the form of actual property or shares in a global-brand 5-star resort for an amount of US $200,000
  3. You must have a clean criminal background
  4. You must apply through a registered agent

And that’s about it! This should cover the main requirements of a St. Kitts and Nevis passport application. Pretty simple isn’t it?

Keep in mind you do not need to have any sort of residency in St. Kitts and Nevis prior to applying, nor do you need to travel to the lush Caribbean nation, as it can all be done remotely. We do advise taking a family vacation there through, the country has some of the most amazing natural scenery in the world.

Key Stages in the Application Process

Simple and clear process

01
Step

CONTRACT SIGNING

Free preliminary background check (due diligence) of an applicant (1 day) and contract signing in one of our offices or remotely. At this stage, it will be sufficient to provide the passport copies of all family members who will be included in the citizenship application.
Result: background check report + signed contract.

02
Step

PREPARATION OF DOCUMENTS

We receive Police Certificates, fill out government forms, arrange notarization, translation, and apostilization of all the necessary documents, sending the package to the Citizenship by Investment Unit of St.Kitts and Nevis.
You submit the original documents and sign the forms and other documents that we prepare by ourselves.
Result: Confirmation of documents received by the government.

03
Step

CASE REVIEW

The Citizenship by Investment Unit carries out the case processing during the period from 3 to 5 months. Sometimes there are delays of up to 12 months, and additional documents may be requested. A visit to the island is not required.
Result: Approval in principle is issued.
Applicant’s actions: Pay the required amount of investment within a month after the approval is issued.

04
Step

RECEIVING PASSPORTS

After paying the investment and fees, our lawyer in Saint Kitts and Nevis receives a certificate of registration along with a new passport and sends it either to one of our offices or redirects it to you. The passport is valid for 10 years. A child’s passport is valid for 5 years. We will remind you to renew the passport 6 months prior to its expiration date.

Fees and costs

St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program is extremely popular for more than its quick processing time and simplicity, but for its reasonable costs as well.

The main cost in the program is the investment amount itself, be it the contribution option or the real estate option the bulk of payables will be the main investment amount. There are additional fees such as due diligence fees, application fees, and processing (government) fees which are added to the application.

Due diligence fees are set at US $7,500 for the main applicant and US $4,000 for any dependent aged 16 years or over. Application fees are set at US $250 per person included within the application.

In the contribution option, the investment amount starts at US $150,000 as mentioned earlier, and increases as more family members are included in the application. A family of four would incur an investment amount of US $195,000. Any further dependents would then incur an additional US $10,000, except in the case of adding siblings as that amount would go up to US $20,000.

The real estate investment requires an investment of US $200,000, this amount does not change with the addition of dependent family members, making this option a great one for larger families. What does differ is the government fees, as the government requires the following:

  1. Fee of US $35,000 for main applicant
  2. Fee of US $20,000 for spouse
  3. Fee of US $10,000 for each additional dependent

This should cover the main requirements of a St. Kitts and Nevis passport application.

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Replacement and restoration of a passport within 7-14 days in case of its loss/damage/expiration without your visit to the island.

Registration of a company and opening an account at a local bank. It’s required to visit Saint Kitts in order to open an account and obtain a driver's license.

We will help you to solve any problem. For example, we will tell all you need to know about tax planning for citizens of St Kitts and Nevis.

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    Information about St Kitts and Nevis citizenship program

    The St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program, established in 1984,  is the oldest citizenship by investment program in the world. Since its introduction, thousands of investors and their families have obtained a St. Kitts passport and the popularity of the program is still growing on the global stage.

    The program itself is simple and straightforward, as well as being reasonably priced. The premise is simple, the government of St. Kitts and Nevis has set out two investment options, which we will cover in more detail throughout this article, and investors choose one and are awarded a St. Kitts and Nevis passport and citizenship for them and their eligible family members.

    The process, in addition to being very simple and not requiring any travel or status as a resident in St. Kitts and Nevis, is swift as well. The entire timeline is about 3 months in total, meaning you can start the process at the end of winter and have your St. Kitts second citizenship come summer. The government also provides an accelerated process that enables you to get St. Kitts citizenship and passport in just 45-60 days.

    The program is quite simple as well, as the Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship requirements are extremely simple, for example, there is no age limit, language requirement, residency permit requirement, experience requirement, or education threshold you must meet to be eligible for St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship. You only need to have a clean background, make the investment, and submit an application.

    Due to the extreme popularity of the program, the government of St. Kitts and Nevis has created a specialized unit to handle the applications instead of referring them to the St. Kitts and Nevis immigration department. This unit has been dubbed the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) and handles all matters related to the St. Kitts citizenship by investment program.

    To give you a better idea of how the process works these are the main steps you will take to get your new St. Kitts and Nevis passport:

    1. Sign a contract with a licensed agent who will help you collect the required documentation
    2. Make the investment and submit the application
    3. Receive your passports and citizenship certificates

    Yes. It is that easy.

    St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship a safe and reliable option

    The magnificence of the country, elegance and simplicity of the St. Kitts citizenship by investment program, and endless benefits of the St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship are all reasons why investors worldwide have, and continue to, flock to the St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program.

    If you would like to know more about the program by getting an individual consultation from a seasoned St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship expert contact us today and begin your journey of becoming a global citizen.

     

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

    How to get citizenship in St. Kitts and Nevis?

    Getting the citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis through investment is quite simple, all you have to do is the following:
    1. Find a licensed agent and sign a contract
    2. Collect the required documentation
    3. Make the investment and submit the application
    4. Receive your passports and citizenship certificates

    Which documents confirming the origin of funds are required?

    Confirmation of employment and/or ownership of business is required. The following documents may be requested:
    - certificate of salary, dividends received;
    - certificate from the tax authorities;
    - documents on the sale of real estate or other assets;
    - an extract from the brokerage account on the sale of securities or income received;
    - sale or gift contract;
    - other documents confirming the acquisition of income.
    One or several documents can be provided, the checklist is agreed when preparing the case.

    Who can obtain citizenship together with an investor?

    A spouse;
    Children under 18 years of age who are not married and who are fully supported by the main applicant;
    Children from 18 to 30 years old, unmarried, in full-time attendance at a recognized institution of higher learning, and fully financed by the main applicant;
    Children who have a mental or physical disability, regardless of age;
    Parents of the main applicant and/or spouse over 55 years of age;
    Former spouse cannot obtain citizenship.

    Is citizenship inherited?

    Unlike other Caribbean citizens, they were born after their parents' reunification. For this purpose, no additional donation is required.

    How long does it take to get a first-time St. Kitts passport?

    The timeframe for st kitts and nevis citizenship by investment program is extremely short and takes about 3 months, you even have the option to pay for an accelerated process that takes between 45-60 days, making it one of the fastest citizenship by investment programs in the world!

    How long does it take to complete St Kitts citizenship by investment process?

    It only takes 3 months to complete the process, unless you opt to pay for the accelerated service which only takes 45-60 days of processing. This means the process has an average timeline of 2 months!

    How long is a St. Kitts & Nevis passport valid?

    St. Kitts and Nevis passports are issued for 5 years at a time and are renewable indefinitely. Meaning you and your family are forever citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis. One more thing to keep in mind is that just like issuing the passport for the first time, renewing it does not require traveling to St. Kitts and Nevis and can be done remotely!

    Is St Kitts and Nevis safe?

    St. Kitts and Nevis is extremely safe, as a touristic country the government always aims to keep crime levels very low. It is a safe and secure place to visit or reside in. This is part of what makes the St Kitts and Nevis immigration program so popular.

    How much does it cost to live in St Kitts?

    St. Kitts and Nevis has a below-average cost of living compared to English-speaking countries. The average salary in St. Kitts and Nevis is approximately US $ 30,000 per year, meaning you could live comfortably in the Caribbean nation with an income rivaling that amount.

    Is St Kitts citizenship worth it?

    Absolutely! If you're looking for enhanced travel mobility, the St. Kitts and Nevis passport gives you visa-free access to 156 destinations worldwide. The country is also considered a tax haven, the program itself is easy, affordable, and you can add your entire family!

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    We have prepared several inspiring real-life cases with stories of people who managed to obtain St Kitts and Nevis citizenship. This helps you to get an easy-to-understand overview of this program.

    Please study this information carefully, and it will help you make the right choice. We show how we work with each client and each task. Our cases are stories, revealing why our clients transparently and safely become residents and citizens of St. Kitts.

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