St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme started in 1984, is considered one of the oldest citizenship programmes in the Caribbean. Several other countries eventually adopted similar citizenship by investment programmes, requiring investors to contribute to the country’s economic growth.
There are two investment methods in the country for obtaining citizenship, and both require different amounts for investment.
- Donation in Sustainable Growth Fund: Invest in the sustainable growth fund of the country. You may obtain citizenship by donating US$150,000 to the country’s sustainable growth fund, also referred to as SGF. This donation is non-refundable. The donation amount increases to US$195,000 for a family of four persons.
- Real Estate Investment: Purchase real estate for at least USD 200,000 and sell it after seven years. Or buy real estate for USD 400,000, resalable after five years.
Benefits of St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment
Acquiring citizenship in St. Kitts and Nevis gives various benefits for you and your family. The programme does not require an interview or residency in the country, and the process is quick and accelerated. Your citizenship will allow:
- Citizenship-by-descent to future generations
- Visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 157 countries, including the Schengen Area, the UK, Hong Kong, Russia and Singapore
- Applications including spouse, children under 31, parents, grandparents aged 55 and over, and unmarried dependent siblings under 31 with no children
- Addition of dependants upon granting of citizenship
St. Kitts and Nevis have frequent flights to Europe and North America. The country is a member of the Commonwealth, assuring citizens the privileges in the UK and other Commonwealth countries.
Who can apply for St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment?
An individual must be at least 18 years old during application and have no criminal records. Parents can only apply if they are 55 years old or older, and dependents should be 30 years old or younger.
If an applicant had a rejected visa from one of St. Kitts and Nevis visa-free access countries, their citizenship application might also be rejected. You may only apply once your visa is approved.
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