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ST. KITTS & NEVIS – CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT & DONATION

With its breathtaking natural beauty, warm skies and white sandy beaches, St. Kitts & Nevis is one of the most stunning spots in the Caribbean and you could be waking up there every morning in as little as a few months.

WHY CHOOSE ST. KITTS & NEVIS?

This beautiful two-island nation is blessed with tropical temperatures, clear blue waters and a bustling trade and tourism economy. It is well connected by direct flights to and from Europe and the U.S., and offers residents and citizens sought-after advantages such as dual citizenship and tax-free worldwide income. As one of the longest-established programs of its kind, the St. Kitts & Nevis.

Citizenship-by- Investment Program offers applicants a host of unique benefits including:

Fast processing within four months;

Inclusion of dependent children under 25 years, and dependent parents or grandparents over 65

  • No physical residency requirements
  • No requirement to travel to St. Kitts & Nevis during the application process
  • No interview, education or management experience required
  • Visa-free travel to more than 100 countries including Schengen member states, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, and others
  • No tax on worldwide income
  • St. Kitts & Nevis recognizes dual citizenship, so you can still benefit from your current citizenship.

Why Choose World Migration?

Our association with the top Immigration attorney in St. Kitts gives the applicant the fastest processing time than any other provider. Our attorneys in the Caribbean area are from the Citizenship by Investment team. So an applicant can be rest assured that there will not be any delays or compromises St. Kitts & Nevis (St. Christopher & Nevis) Citizenship-by- Investment Program was established in 1984 under the regulations of the 1984 Citizenship Act, Part II, Section 3 (5), which makes it the longest established Citizenship-by- Investment Program in the world. The Program offers many benefits in exchange of several requirements that applicants must meet. To qualify for citizenship in St. Kitts & Nevis, applicants need to fulfill one of the investment requirements outlined in the “Investment Options” section, in addition to the following criteria:

  •  Be of outstanding character;
  •  Hold no criminal record;
  •  Have excellent health;
  •  Have a high personal net worth;
  •  Make an investment in a government-approved real estate development, or make a monetary
  • contribution to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

1. Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) contribution

The following contribution requirements must be met:

  • US$250,000  Single applicant;
  • US$300,000  Family with up to 3 dependents (spouse + 2 children under 18 years);
  • US$350,000  Family with up to 5 dependents (spouse + 4 children under 18 years);
  • US$450,000  Family with up to 7 dependents (spouse + 6 children under 18 years);
  • US$50,000  Additional per person above 7 dependents;
  • US$75,000  Dependents over 18 years old;
  • US$4,000  Due diligence for each dependent over 16 years.

2. Real estate investment

The property purchase must equal a minimum of US$400,000 invested in government-approved shares in a real estate development. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of 5 years; investors may also be required to pay additional taxes and fees.

On approval in principle of an application under the real estate investment option the

following fees are payable to the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis:

  • US$ 50,047  for the main applicant.
  • US$ 25,047  for the spouse of the main applicant.
  • US$ 25,047  for each child of the main applicant under the age of 18.
  • US$ 50,047  for each qualified dependent of the main applicant above the age of 18 other than spouse.
  • Children over 18 years but below 25 must be in a full time learning institution and fully supported by parents.

Additionally, to these fees, real-estate buyers should be aware that there are also purchase costs (mainly compulsory insurance fund contribution and conveyance fees) of approximately 4 – 5% of Only villas and condominium units from an approved developer will qualify for citizenship.

PROCESS OVERVIEW

In coordination with our attorneys in St. Kitts, World Migration will collect all the required documents from the applicant and submit the same to our attorneys in St. Kitts. After a brief review and should all documents comply to the requirements, the application in submitted to the relevant department. A background check is done on all the applicants included in the application. Upon clearing the background check, the applicant is then asked to transfer the relevant donation amount to the government of St. Kitts. Following this, the applicant will sign an oath of allegiance to the St. Kitts and the passport is issues thereafter.

All the above said process will be done at World Migration.
St. Kitts & Nevis has been independent since 1983 and forms part of Lesser Antilles a group of islands located 2,000 km to the southeast of Miami. The Federation comprises two islands Nevis and St Kitts and the truly appropriate slogan of the local tourism authority is: Two islands – one paradise.

The country’s reputation is untouched, St Kitts & Nevis is part of the Commonwealth; the Head of State is the Queen of England and is a well-functioning democracy based on the British parliamentary system.

Conveniently positioned for business people, the official and business language is English. The Federation is a member of the United Nations (UN), the British Commonwealth, of the Organization of American States (OAS), Caricom and various other international organizations.

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank has its headquarters on St. Kitts. It maintains the stability of the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$), the national currency of most Eastern Caribbean countries, which is pegged to the US dollar

Citizenship by Investment Program

The Citizenship Investment Program of St. Kitts and Nevis was established in 1984 and is the oldest and most respectable program of this kind in the world and the only one to provide you with such an international passport in only 4 months while most others take 5 years. The St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship program is based on the statute which means the granted citizenship may not be revoked no matter of changes in the governmental executives or policy. Regulations regarding citizenship-by-investment are contained in Part II, Section 3 (5) of the Citizenship Act, 1984.The St Kitts and Nevis passport is valid for 10 years and once it expires it can be renewed at any St Kitts and Nevis Consulate.

Visa Free Travel Countries

The Citizenship by Investment Program of St. Kitts and Nevis established in 1994 is the oldest and most respectable program of this kind in the world. Its passport has more and more countries added to its visa free travel list every year. In 2009, St. Kitts and Nevis signed a treaty with the European Union and now passport holders can travel freely throughout Europe to all 27 Schengen Countries.

The government of St Kitts & Nevis has a fresh and international outlook; it has opened up the doors to its Citizenship program to all nationalities without exception.

Plus 21 visa on arrival countries with St Kitts & Nevis Passport

Andorra
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Austria
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Bermuda
Botswana
Bulgaria
Canada
Cayman Islands
Chile
Colombia
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican
El Salvador
Faroe
Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French
Polynesia
Georgia
Germany

Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Grenadines
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, Republic of Kosovo
Latvia
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Monaco
Montserrat
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles

Nicaragua
Niue
Norway
Palau
Palestinian territory
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Samoa (Western)
San Marino
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solmon
Spain
St Lucia
St Vincent
Surinam
Sweden
Switzerland
Tanzania
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Kingdom
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Virgin Islands (British)
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Visa on arrival

Armenia
Belarus
Belarus
Bolivia
Djibouti
Egypt
Gambia
Jordan
Laos
Lebanon
Macau
Madagascar
Nauro
Nepal
Palau island
Sierraleon
Solomon island
Timor Leste
Togo
Tonga
Turkey
Turk menestan