St. Kitts and Nevis – Citizenship by Investment
The St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program, also known as Economic Citizenship, was established in 1984, making it the longest established program of this kind in the world. Foreign nationals can obtain St. Kitts and Nevis Economic Citizenship through the purchase of real estate on an approved development or investment in a pre-approved real estate project on either St Kitts or Nevis.
Real Estate Investment
There are two routes available for applicants seeking to qualify for citizenship by investing in real estate: by investing in a pre-approved real estate development or, for a limited time only, through the purchase of qualifying private residential property.
Real Estate Developments
Applicants may qualify for citizenship through an investment in a pre-approved real estate project, which may include hotel shares, villas, and condominium units. The minimum real estate investment required by law is US$200,000 (resalable after 7 years) or US$400,000 (resalable after 5 years) for each main applicant.
We offer a wide range of properties for sale on St Kitts and Nevis which meet the Citizenship by Investment requirements, including both new developments and private homes for sale. Your choices range from:
- Luxury Villas
- Beachfront Condominiums
- Land for sale
- Marina Slips
- Fractional ownership programs
- New Resort Developments
- Commercial Developments
Requirements – to qualify for citizenship under the real estate option, the government requires applicants to make an investment in designated, officially approved real estate with a value of at least US$ 400,000 plus the payment of government fees and other fees and taxes. As the application procedure under this option involves the purchase of real estate, this can lengthen the processing time depending on the chosen property. Real estate can be re-sold 5 years after the purchase and may not qualify the next buyer for citizenship. A list of approved real-estate developments is published under Approved Real Estate
For more information regarding the application process, please visit the official website of the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit.
How to Proceed
Applications for Citizenship cannot be lodged directly at the Citizenship -by-Investment Unit, instead it can only be handled by registered Authorised Persons.
- Choose among our vetted and licensed agents across the globe to begin your application
- Complete the necessary application forms. Applications may be conducted safely online; physical presence is not required
- Applications undergo robust due diligence provided by independent third parties
- Once due diligence is completed, invest in the country through the real estate option of purchase or investment.
- Become a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis and obtain your new passport
Becoming a citizen of St Kitts and Nevis brings many benefits for you and your family including visa free travel to all 27 Schengen countries, in addition to most countries of the British Commonwealth. The islands offer a generous tax regime, including no wealth, gift, inheritance or capital gains tax, and no personal income tax.
Make it your home away from home by investing in the “Citizenship By Investment” and second passport program.