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Saint Kitts and Nevis

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About Saint Kitts and Nevis

The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, commonly known as St. Kitts and Nevis, is a sovereign nation comprised of two islands, the larger of which, St. Kitts, hosts the small capital Basseterre. The islands achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1983 and the country maintains Elizabeth II as queen and head of state. As such, St. Kitts and Nevis is member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the United Nations, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), and the Organization of American States (OAS).

Located in the Eastern Caribbean approximately three hours south of Miami by air, and bordered to the east and northeast by Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis is known for its mountains, tropical rainforest, beaches, and year- round sunny climate, all of which have made St. Kitts and Nevis a popular destination with tourists and investors alike and helped the country to maintain interest in the oldest and most successful citizenship-by-investment program in the world.

Continent

North America

Region

Eastern Caribbean

St. Kitts Capital

Basseterre

Nevis Capital

Charlestown

Population

52,441 (2019)

Total Area

Saint Kitts,168km² / Nevis, 93km²

Languages

English (official)

Passport Rank

25th (2020)

GDP

$1.05 Billion (2019)

Currency

East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

Legal Basis

The Citizenship Program of St. Kitts and Nevis is based on Chapter 8
(Sections 90-95) of the Constitution, Section 3 (5) of obtaining citizenship from through investment.

It states that anyone can apply for naturalization and it is possible that

Be eligible for citizenship after paying the prescribed fees, if The Cabinet is satisfied and convinced that this person has actually invested in

St. Kitts and Nevis. Applicants for St. Citizenship will not be approved

Keats if they have criminal records.

Benefits

  • Visa-Free travel to more than 150 COUNTRIES (including the U.K. and the countries of the Schengen zone)
  • Residency is not required
  • CITIZENSHIP PROCESSING TIME: 60 DAYS (approximately)
  • PASSPORT VALIDITY: 10 years
  • No tax on income, capital gains, gifts, wealth and inheritance
  • Citizenship for life for primary applicant and family which can be inherited by descent
  • Safe living and working environment for your family and for your business

Investment Options

There are two ways to obtain citizenship in ST. KITTS and NEVIS:

1. Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) (Non-Refundable)
Contribution to SGF
Single applicant
$150,000
Family of 4 dependent
$195,000
Additional dependent each
$10,000
Additional siblings under age 30
$20,000
Limited Offer
Contribution to EDF
Family of 4 dependent
$150,000
Due Diligence
Main applicant
$7,500
Spouse
$4,000
Each dependent age 16 or above
$4,000
2. Real Estate Investment
To qualify for citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis under the Real Estate Option of the Citizenship by Investment Program, an applicant must purchase authorized real estate with the minimum value of
May be resold after 5 years
$ 400,000
May be resold after 7 years
$ 200,000
Additional Government Fees
Main applicant
$35,050
Spouse
$25,050
Each additional dependent
$10,050
Additional siblings under age 30
$40,000
Due Diligence
Main applicant
$7,500
Spouse
$4,000
Each dependent age 16 or above
$4,000

Citizenship Process

Step 1

World Gate will prescreen your passport copy for government pre-approval to ensure fast processing.

Step 2

Down payment of the professional fees will be required to open your application.

Step 3

World Gate will provide assistance and advice in regard to the collection of the required documents.

Step 4

Once you submit your application the due diligence fees will be required.

Step 5

Due diligence report is issued to the government, who will then make a decision. Once your application is accepted you will be expected to pay the balance of your investment.

Step 6

A certificate of naturalization will be issued in your name. The passport will be issued one week later.

Visa-Free Countries

* Visa on arrival
** Electronic visa
– The above list includes territories
– The list of countries is subject to change in accordance with each government’s policy

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