St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by investment Programme

St. Kitts & Nevis, a dual-island Caribbean destination, boasts stunning beaches, tropical landscapes, and a diverse culture with African, British, Carib, and French influences. Established in 1984, St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme stands as one of the oldest and most prestigious programmes of its kind globally.

Minimum Investment by Donation
USD 250,000

Minimum Investment In Real Estate
USD 400,000

Time to Citizenship
4-6 months

Visa - free Access
160 countries

About St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Kitts & Nevis is a stunning twin-island nation located in the eastern Caribbean Sea that is renowned for its pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and stunning coral reefs. The country is made up of two islands: St. Kitts, the larger of the two, and Nevis, which is smaller but no less enchanting. St. Kitts & Nevis has a rich cultural heritage, with a fusion of African, European, and indigenous cultures, reflected in the country’s music, cuisine, and festivals.

As a member of various international organizations, including the United Nations and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), a St. Kitts & Nevis passport offers numerous benefits, including visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to over 160 countries. The economy of St. Kitts & Nevis is driven primarily by tourism and agriculture, with the former accounting for over 60% of the country’s GDP. The country’s focus on sustainable tourism has earned it a reputation as a premier eco-tourism destination, with visitors drawn to the country’s stunning natural beauty and warm hospitality.

  • The capital of the country is Basseterre
  • The currency is Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$)
  • Current population: 53,192

St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment

To obtain citizenship in St. Kitts & Nevis, applicants can either make a minimum donation of USD 250,000 to the Sustainable Island State Contribution (SISC), make a qualifying contribution to in an Approved Public Benefit Project or invest a minimum of USD 400,000 in an approved real estate project.

BENEFITS of St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment

Visa-free travel

St. Kitts & Nevis’ passport allows visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel to 160 countries, including Hong Kong, the Schengen Area, and the United Kingdom.

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St. Kitts & Nevis citizens are allowed dual citizenship.

Tax planning

St. Kitts & Nevis has no taxes on income, wealth, inheritance, capital gains, or foreign income tax.

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The programme offers full citizenship in 4-6 months.

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Programme Requirements:

To qualify for economic citizenship by investment, applicants may choose from one of the following options:

Application process

The application process is straightforward, and it may take up to 6 months between initiating the process and receiving the citizenship documents. The application process can be divided into the following stages:


Assessment & Onboarding

  • Consult with Passport Legacy’s client advisors. 
  • Passport Legacy’s due diligence check is conducted.


Application Submission

  • Client is onboarded and retainer fees are paid.
  • Documents are prepared and an application for St. Kitts & Nevis is submitted.


Document & Application Processing

  • Application is processed.
  • Government pre-approval is received.
  • Investment requirements are fulfilled. 


Approval & Passport Handover

  • Application is approved. 
  • Passport of St. Kitts & Nevis is issued in 4-6 months.
  • Passport is handed over to client by Passport Legacy’s advisors.

Real Estate

Discover everything you need to know about purchasing premium real estate in St. Kitts & Nevis.

Please see our government-approved listings that qualify you for the St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship By Investment Programme.

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Minimum Real Estate Investment:

USD 400,000

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ROI or Rental Income Opportunity:

Approximately between 2-5%

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Ownership Type:

Title Deed or Share Certificate

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Minimum Real Estate Holding Period:

7 years

Legal Basis

The program, which began in 1984, has long enticed people from all around the world to invest in the country's economy in exchange for an irrevocable passport and citizenship, operating on the following constitutional, legislative, and regulatory foundations:

1. Chapter VIII (Sections 90-95) of the Constitution of Saint Christopher and Nevis governs the citizenship of Saint Christopher and Nevis.

2. Pursuant to Section 92 (1) (h) of the Constitution, the Parliament, in 1984, prescribed that entitled persons will be registered as citizens upon submitting their application. The following provisions have accordingly been made under Section 3 (5) of the Saint Christopher and Nevis Citizenship Act, 1984 (No. 1 of 1984).

frequently asked questions

The standard citizenship costs apply for any child between the age of 0-30. An additional charge of USD 10,000 in government fees will have to be paid, in addition to an Application Fee, a Passport Fee and Government Due Diligence Fees for every child dependent that is over 30 years old.

St. Kitts & Nevis passport is valid for ten years. After this period, the passport may be renewed. At Passport Legacy, we are ready to provide any support needed to ensure that passports are renewed in the shortest time possible.

St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment (CBI) is the oldest program in the industry. It has been active since 1984 and is regarded as one of the most stable CBI programs in the world. Passport holders of St. Kitts & Nevis can travel the world visa-free to as many as 160 countries, the highest visa-free entries for a Caribbean passport. The passport also allows dual citizenship and can be passed down between generations.

No, unlike in Europe, there are no residential requirements to acquire a St Kitts and Nevis passport.  The applicant can directly qualify for citizenship if the applicant passes the due diligence checks and provides the necessary documents.

St. Kitts & Nevis application takes approximately 4-6 months to process. The government also offers a fast-track option for an additional USD 25,000.00. This fast-track process allows investors’ applications to be approved within 2 months.

The Government of St. Kitts & Nevis does not accept direct applications. You can only apply through a government-approved agency such as Passport Legacy. Please contact us and book a private and complimentary consultation in one of our global offices worldwide. Contact us today at [email protected] or click the link here to leave us your contact details and one of our highly-experienced client advisors will get in touch with you.

No. The application form for citizenship by investment can only be obtained through and submitted to the Citizenship by Investment Unit by an authorised person or representative.

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