CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAMME

Established in 1984, the St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme is the oldest and the most respected economic citizenship programme of its kind. Individuals may become eligible for citizenship of St. Kitts & Nevis by making a qualifying investment. The programme allows dual citizenship and is strictly governed by state laws and regulations.

Citizenship of St. Kitts & Nevis may be obtained in two ways: by making an investment in a designated real estate project or a donation to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF).

Citizenship of St. Kitts through an investment in Real Estate

This option requires an investment in a designated project approved by the St. Kitts government. In addition, a number of associated government fees are required.

The overall cost for a family of 4 is detailed below*:

Item   Cost
Cost of Share   US$ 430,000
Main applicant’s government fee   USD $50,000
Spouse’s government fee   USD $25,000
2 Children’s government fees   USD $50,000
(USD $25,000 for each child)
Share registration government fee   US$ 21,500
Due Diligence   USD $19,500
(USD $7,500 for main + USD $4,000 x 3 for dependents*)
Total Cost for family of 4   US$ 596,000
*The cost of legal fees will vary depending on investor's location and the number of dependents to be agreed bilaterally between an investor and the lawyer.
*Dependents below the age of 16 years are not required to pay due diligence fees.
*This information is subject to change at any time by the Government of St. Kitts & Nevis.
 

To maintain citizenship, investors are required to hold their qualifying investment for a minimum of 5 years.

Thereafter, the share may be sold to a subsequent investor, who may also apply for and benefit from citizenship, utilizing the same investment instrument. This benefit ensures a viable secondary market.

Moreover, even after realising their investment, the original investor will be entitled to retain his/her citizenship of St. Kitts & Nevis.

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