St. Kitts and Nevis

Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Program

Program Overview

The St. Kitts & Nevis citizenship by investment was designed in 1984 making it the oldest citizenship by investment program in the CBI industry. The program was designed to attract foreign investors to help build the country’s infrastructure and to also support the citizens of the 2 islands. The Saint. Kitts & Nevis citizenship unit allows investors to apply for second citizenship under two investment schemes and grants citizenship within approximately 6-9 months with no requirements to relocate.

Program Details

Time To Citizenship
6-9 months
Visa Free Travel
156 countries
Passport Rank
26th In the world
Minimum Investment
$250,000 USD
No Residency Requirements
Citizenship Program Established in 1984

Country Overview

St. Kitts and Nevis is a dual island nation between the Atlantic and Caribbean Seas. The country is famous for its mountains and misty beaches and beautiful nature. Simply two miles apart, St Kitts and Nevis’s attractive islands tick many boxes for an enjoyable Caribbean holiday.
The country is rich with history influenced by the English and French colonies and its economy depended formally on its sugar cane plantations which have been transformed into 5-star resorts to help improve the tourism industry in the country. St. Kitts is one of the countries in the Caribbean that gained its independence in September 1983. St. Kitts is a member of the United Nations and British Commonwealth nations. Organizations of the American States, CARICOM, and many other organizations.
Capital
Basseterre
Population
53,199
Language
English/French Patois
Currency
East Caribbean Dollars (XCD)
Airport
Bradshaw International Airport
Government Type
Federal Parliamentary Democracy

Investment Options

To obtain the citizenship in St. Kitts & Nevis, you can take one of two paths; a government donation, starting from $250,000 USD, or investment in government-approved real estate.

Option 1:

Non-refundable Donation to the government Sustainable Island State Contribution (SISC)
• A contribution made to the Sustainable Island State Contribution (SISC).
• Donation amount is $250,000 USD.

Option 2:

Invest in an approved real estate

• This involves investing in a government-approved real estate asset class such as hotel shares, fractional ownership, land, or freehold property with title deed. Once the citizenship is approved, the investment fees and the government fees can then be paid.
• A minimum investment of $400,000 USD with a holding period of 5 years

Visa-Free Travel Countries

157 Countries

* Visa on arrival
**eTA

Americas

Argentina
Belize
Bermuda
Bolivia *
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Ecuador
El Salvador
French Guiana
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela

Europe

Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Türkiye *
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City

Asia

Bangladesh *
Cambodia *
Hong Kong (SAR China)
Laos *
Macao (SAR China) *
Malaysia
Maldives *
Nepal *
Pakistan **
Philippines
Singapore
South Korea **
Sri Lanka **
Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)
Timor-Leste *
Uzbekistan

Oceania

Cook Islands
Fiji
French Polynesia
Kiribati
Micronesia
New Caledonia
Niue
Palau Islands *
Samoa *
Solomon Islands *
Tonga *
Tuvalu *
Vanuatu

Africa

Angola
Botswana
Burundi *
Cape Verde Islands *
Comoro Islands *
Djibouti *
eSwatini
Guinea-Bissau *
Kenya
Lesotho
Madagascar *
Malawi
Mauritania *
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mozambique *
Reunion
Rwanda
Senegal
Seychelles *
Sierra Leone *
Somalia *
St. Helena *
Tanzania
The Gambia
Togo *
Tunisia
Zambia
Zimbabwe

E-visa

Pakistan
South Korea
Sri Lanka

Caribbean

Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
British Virgin Islands
Bahamas
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
French West Indies
Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Montserrat
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands

Middle East

Armenia *
Iran *
Israel
Jordan *
Lebanon *
Palestinian Territory
Saudi Arabia*
*The list of countries is subject to variations depending on each government’s policy and so is access to these countries.

Organizations

Member of the Organization of American States since 2010
Member of the United Nations since 1983
Member of World Trade Organization since 1996
Member of the British Commonwealth since 1983
Member of Caricom since 1974

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