About the Programme
St Kitts and Nevis’ Citizenship by Investment Programme is one of the most reputable in the world. It has been in place since 1984. Under its terms, citizenship can be obtained through an investment in a Sustainable Growth Fund or real estate.
The whole family, including parents, can join the programme. A passport can be obtained within 3 to 6 months, or through an accelerated procedure in 60 days. The process is done remotely and confidentially.
Benefits of the St Kitts and Nevis Programme
1. Low investment cost
Under the programme, foreigners can invest from $150,000 and receive a St Kitts and Nevis passport.
2. Fast processing time
Citizenship can be obtained in 3 to 6 months. There is an accelerated procedure in 60 days.
3. Visa-free entry to 156 countries
With a St Kitts and Nevis passport, you can visit 156 countries around the world without a visa, including the Schengen states, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.
4. Preferential education
The investor’s children can receive education in the UK on preferential terms.
5. Tax optimisation
There is a double taxation agreement between Russia and St Kitts and Nevis. An investor can choose the country under whose laws the taxes will be paid.
The taxation of St. Kitts and Nevis is beneficial to residents – income earned outside the country is not taxed. In St. Kitts and Nevis, there are no personal income taxes, VAT, wealth, inheritance or capital gains taxes.
Investment options for St Kitts and Nevis citizenship
1. Sustainable Growth Fund
The Minimum Investment amount is USD $150,000. A non-reimbursable contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund. St Kitts and Nevis government fund is used for health, alternative energy, education, tourism and cultural activities in the country.
2. Real Estate Investment
² The Minimum Investment amount is USD $200,000. Investments in real estate from a list of government-approved projects. Minimum tenure of the property is 7 years
² The Minimum Investment amount is USD $400,000. Investments in real estate from a list of government-approved projects. Minimum tenure of the Property is 5 years
In addition to the investment, state fees, administrative fees, Due Diligence and documentation services have to be paid. The total investment for citizenship depends on the composition and age of the family members.
Steps to obtain citizenship of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Step 1: Pre-Checking
The Due Diligence check is a key part of the programme. It determines whether St Kitts and Nevis will approve an investor’s citizenship application.
A certified Compliance Anti Money Laundering Officer will therefore review the investor’s documents and warn them of potential risks.
If issues arise during the screening process that may cause the investor’s application to be rejected, the licensed agent will offer other citizenship programs for the investment.
Step 2: Entering into an agreement
If the preliminary Due Diligence check is successful, you will need to enter into a cooperation agreement with a St Kitts and Nevis Licensed Agent Company to obtain citizenship.
Step 3: Document Preparation
A company, a licensed agent of the programme, collects citizenship application documents, translated, apostilled and completes government forms.
Step 4: Due Diligence Checks by St Kitts and Nevis Authorities
The process begins when the citizenship documents are submitted and by law takes 3-6 months or 60 days under the accelerated procedure. Verification takes place remotely, and the investor will not need to be present.
Step 5: Receiving Citizenship Documents
St Kitts and Nevis passport and certificate of naturalisation can be collected by courier delivery to the address indicated.