St. Kitts and Nevis
Citizenship by Investment

$250,000
$250,000
2-7 months
156

St. Kitts & Nevis is an island paradise with warm tropical climates, mild rainfall, and moderate temperatures. The country consists of two islands, forming the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere. St. Kitts, the larger one, is home to the capital city. Nevis lies two miles southeast through a shallow channel called “The Narrows.” 

St. Kitts & Nevis remained under British colonial rule until 1983, when the federation was established as an independent nation within the British Commonwealth. The islands are known for a number of lively festivals and celebrations, including Carnival (Dec. 18-Jan. 3 on St. Kitts) and Culturama on Nevis from late July to early August.

The St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program commenced in 1984, by virtue of the 1984 Citizenship Act, Part II Section 3 (5). The program is the oldest in the world and often experts refer to it as ‘platinum standard’.  The country has thrived and prospered due to the economic contributions through the program.

St. Kitts & Nevis is an island paradise with warm tropical climates, mild rainfall, and moderate temperatures. The country consists of two islands, forming the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere. St. Kitts, the larger one, is home to the capital city. Nevis lies two miles southeast through a shallow channel called “The Narrows.” 

St. Kitts & Nevis remained under British colonial rule until 1983, when the federation was established as an independent nation within the British Commonwealth. The islands are known for a number of lively festivals and celebrations, including Carnival (Dec. 18-Jan. 3 on St. Kitts) and Culturama on Nevis from late July to early August.

The St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program commenced in 1984, by virtue of the 1984 Citizenship Act, Part II Section 3 (5). The program is the oldest in the world and often experts refer to it as ‘platinum standard’.  The country has thrived and prospered due to the economic contributions through the program.

Quick Facts

Population

>45,000

Capital

Basseterre

Currency

East Caribbean
Dollars/US Dollars

Total Area

269km2

Visa Free Countries

156

Language

English

St Kitts and Nevis
Passport Benefits

Becoming a St Kitts and Nevis citizen will open new opportunities to the investor and transform their lives.

Change for Future Generations

Include your extended family, i.e. parents, grandparents, and children in your application. You will pass on the citizenship by descent to future generations.

Optimize Your Tax Savings

As a St Kitts and Nevis citizen, you do not have to pay tax on global income, inheritance, capital gains, or wages. The country does not require payments on dividends, interests, or royalties either.

Travel to the UK and Schengen Area Visa Free

Visa free or visa on arrival to 150+ countries across the world including the United Kingdom and Schengen Zone Countries.

Unlock Global Business Opportunities

The country offers the perfect location to establish an oversea business with a global presence. There are a number of tax payment reductions and companies do not need to worry about currency control restrictions for foreign trades.

10-year visitor visa to U.S.

As a citizen, you can easily apply for a 10-year B1/B2 visitor visa to the United States. Visa holders can spend up to 180 days per year in the US for healthcare, travel, or business meetings.

Maintain Flexibility

Saint Kitts and Nevis has no restrictions on holding a second passport. Therefore, applicants do not need to renounce their original citizenship.

Why Saint Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis’s longstanding history with its CBI program makes this one of the safest investments. Investors will be able to enjoy beautiful landscapes and pristine beaches as citizens. Families are particularly welcome in the country, making it a perfect second home.

Investment Options & Other Fees*

St Kitts and Nevis offers diverse investment options for its citizenship by investment program. The country made a number of changes to its investment options in February of 2023. Our advisors will gladly provide you with guidance to help you choose the right investment option for you and your family.

*Please note that the below prices are not inclusive of miscellaneous government fees and a legal management fee calculated on a case-by-case basis. Prices are subject to change based on government regulations. Please contact one of our advisors for a personalized quote.

Option 1

Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) $150,000+

Contributing to the SGF is the cheapest option to obtain a St Kitts and Nevis passport. The contribution is non-refundable. Until June 30, 2023 the required investment is reduced by $25,000 through a limited-time offer by the government. Additionally, the CIU will process applications in an accelerated way within 60 days instead of 90.

Single
Investor
Married
Couple
Family
of 3 or more

Fund Contribution (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$150,000

$175,000

$175,000
+$10,000 per dependent under 16 years old +$25,000 per spouse, child above 16 years old, sibling, or parent

Processing Fees (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$250

$500

$750

Due Diligence Fees (Payable on submission of application)

$7,500

$11,500

$7,500 for main applicant +$4,000 per family member over 16 years old

Option 2

Real Estate Investment $200,000+

For this option, an investor has two options. The first option involves purchasing a share of $200,000+ in a government-approved development. Here, the investor can enjoy an income of 2-5% per year through leasing the property. The investment must be held for 7 years. 

The second option requires a minimum investment of $400,000 in a private home. The property cannot be sold for 5 years or converted into a condominium or apartments.

Single
Investor
Married
Couple
Family
of 3 or more

Fund Contribution (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$200,000

$200,000

$200,000

State Fee (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$25,000

$40,000

$25,000
+$15,000 for spouse +$10,000 per dependent under 16 years old +$15,000 per dependent over 16 years old +$10,050 per parent +$40,050 per sibling under 25 years old

Processing Fees (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$5,000

$10,000

$5,000 per applicant over 17 years old $500 per applicant under 16 years old

Due Diligence Fees (Payable on submission of application)

$7,500

$11,500

$7,500 for main applicant +$4,000 per family member over 16 years old

Option 3

Public Benefit Investment $175,000+

Applicants can invest in various government-approved projects of public benefit.

Single
Investor
Married
Couple
Family
of 3 or more

Investment (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$175,000

$175,000

$175,000

State Fee (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$25,000

$40,000

$25,000
+$15,000 for spouse +$10,000 per dependent under 16 years old +$15,000 per dependent over 16 years old +$10,050 per parent +$40,050 per sibling under 25 years old

Due Diligence Fees (Payable on submission of application)

$7,500

$11,500

$7,500 for main applicant +$4,000 per family member over 16 years old

Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify to apply for a St Kitts and Nevis citizenship, applicants must have: 

  • Clean Criminal Record 
  • Valid Passport (with a minimum validity of six months) 
  • National Identity documents from Country of Birth or Country of Residence 
  • Birth Certificates 
  • Additional Documentation including CVs, Education, and Work History
  • Valid Proof of Address 

 

St Kitts and Nevis allows applicants to include their close family members as dependents on their Citizenship application. All family members receive their Citizenship Certificates and Passports together.

Eligible Dependents that you can include in an application are: 

  • A spouse of the main applicant
  • A child under the age of 18 of the main applicant or his or her spouse
  • The child of the main applicant or his or her spouse between 18 and 30 years who is in full time attendance at a recognised institution of higher learning after his/her 18th birthday and/or fully supported by the main applicant
  • Parents or grandparents of the main applicant or his/her spouse above the age of 55 years living with and fully supported by the main applicant or
  • A child of the main applicant or spouse of the main applicant who is above the age of 18 years and physically or mentally challenged
  • NOTE: Children and Siblings above the age of 30 cannot be included as dependents.

Restrictions: All Nationalities are eligible to apply for Citizenship in St Kitts and Nevis except Citizens of Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Afghanistan, Russia, and Belarus.

The Process

Free Consultation
(30-60 minutes)
Book a free consultation with one of our client advisors to discuss if investing in a St Kitts and Nevis passport suits your goals.
Vancis Capital’s Due
Diligence (1 day)
Prior to signing any paperwork, our due diligence team will evaluate your eligibility for the program, for which we will require a scanned copy of your passport’s bio page, and a filled KYC document. Our onboarding process will be completed in less than one working day, and If there are no issues, we will send you a client engagement letter.
Preparing your
Application (2-4 weeks)
Our experienced processing team will work with you to collect all the necessary documents for your application. All of our clients receive comprehensive service and support to obtain documents necessary. Our team will fill out and review all forms prior to your signature.
Government Due Diligence
(3 months or more)
Our team submits the completed application and documents to St. Kitts and Nevis’ CBIU after we receive your payment for the due diligence and legal management fees. The St Kitts and Nevis Government will then begin its due diligence checks on all adult applicants. The CBIU usually responds with its findings and approval in 120 - 180 working days (varies depending on volume of applications at the CBIU).
The Final Investment
(up to 90 days)
After our team receives the approval from the Government, we will request you to make the final payment towards your chosen investment or contribution option. This requirement usually has to be fulfilled within 90 days of receiving the approval.
Receive your Second
Citizenship (2-6 weeks)
Your new passport and citizenship certificate will reach our office approximately 30 days after the final payment. From there, you can either collect your passport in one of our offices or choose to have them couriered to your registered address.

Take charge of your future with our expert advisors

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you with your citizenship or residency by investment goals. One of our investment migration experts will contact you to discuss your case. With over 16 years of combined experience our team has helped hundreds of families achieve freedom.