St. Kitts & Nevis Lowers CBI Contribution to Stay Competitive

Published: 11 July 2024

The St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) has announced key changes to its Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP), effective immediately. Michael M. Martin, CEO of the CIU, detailed the revised investment thresholds and post-approval fees, urging agents to inform applicants promptly.

Program Highlights

Sustainable Island State Contribution (SISC):

  • Minimum Investment: $250,000 USD for single applicants or families of up to four
  • Additional Dependents (under 18): $25,000 USD
  • Additional Dependents (18 or older): $50,000 USD

Real Estate and Public Benefit Route:

  • Developer’s Real Estate Investment: $400,000 USD
  • Private Real Estate Investment: $400,000 USD for condos or shares in approved developments
  • Private Real Estate Investment (private homes): $800,000 USD
  • Public Benefit Option: $250,000 USD

Please note that real estate investments are resalable after a holding period of 7 years.


  • Post-approval fees include:
    • $25,000 USD for main applicants (waived for Public Benefit Option),
    • $15,000 USD for spouses,
    • $10,000 USD for dependents under 18,
    • $15,000 USD for dependents 18 or older
  • Due Diligence Fees:
    • $10,000 USD for main applicants,
    • $7,500 USD for spouses and dependents 16 or older
  • Application Processing Fees: $250 USD per applicant
  • Certificate of Registration Fees: $50 USD per applicant

These updates aim to keep St. Kitts & Nevis competitive with other Caribbean CBI programs, such as those in Dominica, Grenada and Saint Lucia, which have recently adjusted their investment thresholds to around $200,000 USD. Antigua & Barbuda has proposed similar changes but has postponed implementation.

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Recent Price Increases in Caribbean CBI Programs

In recent weeks, many Caribbean countries have increased the minimum investment thresholds for their Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programs. Dominica, Grenada and Saint Lucia have all raised their contribution requirements above $200,000 USD for single applicants. This change is part of a coordinated effort under the Caribbean CIP Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to standardize investment thresholds and ensure they remain competitive. Antigua & Barbuda will also increase their prices but have delayed their increase.

These price adjustments reflect the Caribbean nations’ response to growing demand and the need to maintain the integrity of their CBI programs.


The minimum investment for Antigua & Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment programs will increase to $235,000 USD by the end of July. Take advantage of this limited window to apply at the current minimum investment price of $130,000 USD before the increase is effective.


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