St. Kitts & Nevis : The Investment Options

The Real Estate Option

To qualify for citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis under the real-estate option of its Citizenship-by-Investment Program, the Government requires an investment in designated real estate with a value of at least US$ 400,000 for each main applicant. Two or more applicants may apply for citizenship by investment together by purchasing one piece of real estate provided that each main applicant contributes the minimum investment of US$ 400,000 towards the investment.

Besides this investment requirement, the following processing and due diligence fees are payable to the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis:

  US$ 7,500 due diligence and processing fees for the main applicant

  US$ 4,000 due diligence and processing fees for each dependent of the main applicant who is over the age of eighteen years

  On approval in principle of the application through a real estate investment

        US$ 50,000 for the main applicant

        US$ 25,000 for the spouse of the main applicant

        US$ 25,000 for each child of the main applicant under eighteen years of age

        US$ 50,000 for each qualified dependent of the main applicant above the age of eighteen years, other than his or her spouse

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 2 - 4% of the purchase price.
Only villas and condominium units from an approved developer will qualify for citizenship.

Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) option

To qualify for citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis under the SIDF Option, the Government requires a contribution to the St. Kitts and Nevis Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation. Under this option, the minimum Contributions to the SIDF to qualify persons to apply to Citizenship by Investment are as follows:-

  Single applicant US$ 250,000

  Applicant with up to three dependents (i.e. one spouse and two children below the age of 18) US$ 300,000

  Applicant with up to five dependents (i.e. one spouse and four children) US$ 350,000

  Applicant with up to seven dependents (i.e. one spouse and six children) US$ 450,000

  Additional contribution for each dependent above seven dependents US$ 50,000

The above amounts are inclusive of all Government fees payable for the main applicant and his or her dependents except the due diligence fees which are payable as follows:-

   US$ 7,500 due diligence and processing fees for the main applicant

  US$ 4,000 due diligence and processing fees for each dependent of the main applicant who is over the age of eighteen years

Benefits of St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship 

  Citizenship and passport within 6 months

  No need to reside in the country

  Dual Nationality Allowed

  Open to most nationalities

  Generous tax regime -no Wealth, Gift, Inheritance, Foreign Income or Capital Gains Tax

  Currency pegged to US Dollar

  Tax free trade with Canada

  Duty Free Trading in Caribbean

  Instant Travel to over 120 countries

   Incomparable lifestyle with a safe and stable environment

  International Education – Universities

  Reputable passport - easy to obtain visas when required


The Government reserves its rights to revoke the citizenship if the applicant has provided misleading information in the application or has a criminal record.