ST KITTS & NEVIS CIU PROGRAMME

Why 

(Benefits)

Citizens of St Kitts and Nevis can take advantage of a range of benefits, including:

  • Citizenship for life and the ability to include family members in their application
  • Ability to pass citizenship to future generations
  • Right to live and work in St Kitts and Nevis
  • Opportunity to maintain dual citizenship if desired
  • Complete privacy about their citizenship
  • Visa-free travel to over 150 countries and territories, including the European Union’s Schengen region, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Singapore
  • Low tax regime, safeguarding citizens from adverse consequences deriving from worldwide income, inheritance, and gift tax
  • Fast processing time, transparent requirements, no interview, no previous business experience required, and no minimum level of English
  • No requirement to reside in St Kitts and Nevis before, during, or after the application
  • Ability to speed up the application process to 60 days via the Accelerated Application Process (AAP) at an additional cost of US$25,000 for the main applicant and US$20,000 for each dependant aged 16 or over (including due diligence fees).

What 

(Programme)

Established in 1984, the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme is the oldest economic citizenship programme in the world. Run by the Citizenship by Investment Unit, with 30 years of administrative experience and a commitment to transparency, it serves as an example to other countries with similar programmes.

The Programme allows qualified investors to obtain citizenship in exchange for either:

  1. A contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund;
  2. A contribution to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation;
  3. An investment in a pre-approved real estate project to be held for 5 years; or
  4. A joint investment with another applicant for citizenship in a pre-approved real estate project to be held for 7 years

How 

(Process &

Investment Options)

To qualify for citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis, applicants must be at least 18 years of age, of good character without a criminal record, and able and willing to make the required contribution or investment.

An applicant must choose between making a contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund, a contribution to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF), an investment in pre-approved real estate to be held for 5 years, or a joint investment in pre-approved real estate to be held for 7 years.

Option

#1

OPTION SUSTAINABLE GROWTH FUND (SGF) OPTION

The Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) was launched in 2018 to receive moneys to be used for the sustainable development of St Kitts and Nevis.

The minimum required contribution under this option is US$150,000 for a single applicant. Adding a spouse costs US$25,000, while adding any other dependant costs US$10,000 per dependant. Due diligence fees apply. Please see the chart for details.

Option

#2

SUGAR INDUSTRY DIVERSIFICATION FOUNDATION (SIDF) OPTION

The Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) is a charitable organisation that was established in 2006 that has the primary purpose of helping the country transition from a sugar-based economy to a diversified economy.

The minimum required contribution under this option starts at US$250,000 and varies in accordance with the number of dependants that accompany the main applicant in his or her application. Due diligence fees apply. Please see the chart for details.

Option

#3

5-Year Investment in Real Estate

Under this option, an applicant must purchase pre-approved real estate with a minimum value of US$400,000. The real estate must be held for 5 years. Government and due diligence fees apply. Please see the chart for details.

Option

#4

7-Year Investment in Real Estate

Under this option, an applicant must make a joint investment in pre-approved real estate with a second applicant for economic citizenship. The minimum value of the real estate must be US$400,000, and each applicant must invest at least US$200,000. The real estate must be held for 7 years. Government and due diligence fees apply. Please see the chart for details.

Projects

St Kitts and Nevis has approved a number of real estate developers of apartments, luxury villas, hotels, and condominiums. Below is a list of government-approved real estate projects:

COMPANYLOCATION
BEACH & GOLF RESIDENCE LTD.St Kitts
BEACON HEIGHTSSt Kitts
BEAUMONT PARKSt Kitts
BOTANICAL GARDENSNevis
BRIMSTONE VILLAGESt Kitts
BUSCH HILL GARDENSNevis
BUTLERS ESTATE RESORT RESIDENCESNevis
CALYPSO BAY St Kitts
CARINO HAMILTON ESTATENevis
CASTLE BAY VILLASNevis
CENTRAL PARK ESTATENevis
CHRISTOPHE HARBOURSt Kitts
CHRISTOPHE HARBOUR – RANGE DEVELOPMENT (PARK HYATT)St Kitts
CHRISTOPHE HARBOUR – WINDSWEPT RESIDENCE CLUBSt Kitts
CLAY VILLA CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENTSt Kitts
CLIFFDWELLERSNevis
CLIFTON GARDENSNevis
COAST TO COAST DEVELOPMENTSt Kitts
DOVE PROPERTIES LTDSt Kitts
FERN HILL VILLA DEVELOPMENTNevis
FISHERMAN’S CABANA LTDNevis
FORT ASHBY BEACH CLUBNevis
FOUR SEASONS RESORTS ESTATESNevis
GOLDEN RISE VILLAS AND SPANevis
GOLDEN ROCK COMMERCIAL PARKSt Kitts
GOLF VIEWSt Kitts
HALF MOON BAY VILLASSt Kitts
HAMILTON VILLAS AND SPANevis
HELDONS ESTATE HOTEL AND RESIDENCESSt Kitts
HERITAGE PLANTATIONSt Kitts
HERMITAGE HOTELNevis
HILLSBORO SUNSET SUITESSt Kitts
HORIZON VILLASt Kitts
HTRIP CANDY RESORTNevis
JONES ESTATE VILLASNevis
KINGFISHER CLUBNevis
KITTITIAN HILLSt Kitts
KITTOVATION LTDSt Kitts
KOI RESORT AND RESIDENCESSt Kitts
LEEWARD COVESt Kitts
LIVE NEVISNevis
LIVE NEVIS LIFE LTDNevis
MAJESTIC GARDENS CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENTSSt Kitts
MANOR BY THE SEASt Kitts
MARRIOTT RESIDENCESSt Kitts
MONTEBELLO RESIDENCESSt Kitts
MONTPELIER PLANTATION INNNevis
MOUNT NEVIS HOTELNevis
NELSONS SPRING BEACH VILLA AND SPANevis
NEVISIAN SUNSET CONDOMINIUMSNevis
OCEAN GROVESt Kitts
OCEAN TERRACE INN CONDOMINIUMSSt Kitts
OCEAN’S EDGESt Kitts
ORAY’S DEVELOPMENTSt Kitts
PARADISE PALMS LTDNevis
PELICAN BAY (EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON ST KITTS)St Kitts
PINNEY’S HOTEL DEVELOPMENT LTDNevis
PIRATES NESTSt Kitts
PORT ZANTESt Kitts
PRIME DEVELOPMENTS LTDSt Kitts
RENDEZVOUS HILLS LIMITEDSt Kitts
RIVERE HOUSE COTTAGES DEVELOPMENTNevis
ROYAL GATEWAY ESTATENevis
ROYAL GOLF ESTATESt Kitts
ROYAL ST KITTS HOTEL’S VACATION FOR LIFE CONDOMINIUMSt Kitts
SCOTCH BONNETSt Kitts
SEA LOFTSSt Kitts
SELSOLEILSt Kitts
SERENITY PALMS CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENTNevis
SILVER REEFSt Kitts
ST CHRISTOPHER CLUBSt Kitts
ST KITTS CASTLESt Kitts
STARBOARD HOUSESt Kitts
SUNDANCE RIDGESt Kitts
SUNRISE HILL VILLASSt Kitts
SUNSET HEIGHTS CONDOMINIUMSNevis
SV CONDOS LTD 2014St Kitts
TAMARIND COVE MARINA DEVELOPMENT LTDNevis
THE NORTH WING (ST KITTS MARRIOTT RESORT BEACH CASINO)St Kitts
THE OASIS AT NEVISNevis
TURQUOISE WATERFRONT CONDOMINIUMS DEVELOPMENTNevis
UNIVERSITY GARDENS CONDOMINIUMSNevis
VISTA VILLAS INCSt Kitts
ZENITH NEVIS ALPHA CONDOMINIUM Nevis