ST. KITTS & NEVIS

Citizenship by Investment Program

Minimum Investment by Donation

USD 150,000

Minimum Investment In Real Estate

USD 200,000

Time to Citizenship

4-6 months

Visa - Free Access

160 countries

Costs of St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship

The three qualifying investment options for the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program are:

1) Donation – Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF)

Donation to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF option)

Single Applicant:

USD 150,000

Dependent children & parents*:

USD 10,000

An applicant with up to 3 dependents:

USD 195,000

Sibling of the main applicant or spouse**:

USD 20,000

*Dependent parents aged 55 and above; dependent children not older than 30 years of age
**Dependent siblings not older than 30

2) Real Estate Investment

Investment in real estate through one of the Government approved real estate asset classes: freehold property with title deed; hotel shares; fractional ownership or land.

The minimum investment value to qualify yourself and your family for the real estate option is USD 400,000. This property can be sold after five years. In case the next buyer is interested in securing citizenship, it is required for them to pay the same USD 400,000 to you for the property. Another option is to purchase real estate valued at USD 200,000 plus government fees. However, it will only be possible for you to resale this property after seven years under the same conditions.

Although this signifies a transparent resale market and a level of capital guarantee, the process will incur some legal costs associated with the real estate purchase. Depending on the property type, this can range between 1 – 5% of the property value. It is also possible for you to re-finance, rent out and receive utility bills from some asset classes.

Minimum Investment
(must be held for a minimum of 5 years):

USD 400,000

Minimum Investment
(must be held for a minimum of 7 years):

USD 200,000

Main applicant:

USD 35,000

Spouse of the main applicant:

USD 20,000

Main applicant:

USD 35,000

Government Fees: The government fees that must be paid in addition to the real estate purchase:

Dependent children & parents*:

USD 10,000

Sibling of the main applicant or spouse**:

USD 40,000

*Dependent children not older than 30 and dependent parents aged 55 and above.
**Dependent siblings not older than 30.

3) Alternative Investment Option

The third form of investment under the Citizenship by Investment Program of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Alternative Investment Option (AIO) requires the applicant to invest in projects that meet the requirements set by the Government, but are not on the Government infrastructure list. The two investment categories are:

a) A Public Good Project Developer (PGPD), in which the State will own the asset at the end of the agreement. These projects are fully funded by the PGPD and locked in “upfront.”

Minimum Investment:

USD 175,000

b) A Private Enterprise Developer (PED), in which the funded asset or building is privately owned.

Minimum Investment:

USD 200,000

Background Checks & Due Diligence

The Applicant must pay due diligence, and background check fees to a government-preferred due diligence agency. This agency is responsible for screening applicants using World-Check, Interpol and other Government agencies. 

Main applicant:

USD 7,500

Spouse:

USD 4,000

Dependents over 16 years:

USD 4,000

Other costs

The only other costs associated are the professional fees of Passport Legacy, official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other disbursements. Rest assured that a full-itemised quotation with no hidden costs will be provided to our clients.