St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment

St. Kitts Citizenship by Investment, through the Citizenship-by-Investment Program of the Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis was established in 1984, making it the longest running and one of the most reputable programs of its kind in the world.

Through this Program, the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is able to attract high net worth investors of good character to invest in the Federation. In exchange for full citizenship, investors may either purchase approved real estate in St. Kitts and Nevis or make a donation to the development of the country.

The real estate investment route is the only option which enables investors to recover funds used to acquire citizenship. Investors have the option to rent their property through an experienced management company, earn monthly rental income, and sell the property once the five year mandatory holding period has expired.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply for citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis through the Citizenship-by-Investment Program. Applicants can include dependent family members such as children up to the age of 25 and parents over the age of 65. Applicants must be of good character and have no criminal record and provide a clean police report along with other supporting documents.

Once an applicant’s application for citizenship is approved in principal (approximately 90-180 days from the date of submission of documents to the Government), and the requisite investment is made, the applicant, along with their included family members will become lifetime citizens of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and be granted passports within the strict guidelines of the law and relevant regulations. Citizenship investment St. Kitts, a perfect solution for an imperfect world.

There is no physical residency requirement associated with St. Kitts Citizenship by Investment. Applicants have the choice to either live in St. Kitts and Nevis or to live outside of the Federation.

  • NEW* Each main applicant is required to attend an interview conducted by an independent professional firm commissioned by the CIU or by officials of the Unit either virtually, in person in St Kitts and Nevis or in person at such other location approved by the Board of Governors of the CIU.
Citizenship Benefits

St. Kitts & Nevis citizenship benefits are a gateway to a whole new world. Acquiring a citizenship from the Federation gives you and your family the freedom to travel visa-free and conduct business in more than 145 countries worldwide.

A St. Kitts & Nevis passport provides you, the investor, and your applicable dependent family members up to the age of 25, as well as parents over 65 years of age, with the advantages of Lifetime Citizenship.

St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship Benefits include:

  • Fast – A fast track solution to citizenship in months
  • Flexible – No residency requirement; dual citizenships are permitted; dependents are eligible for citizenship too
  • Secure – A peaceful, democratic and politically stable country
  • Permanent – Citizenship can be passed on to future generations
  • Tax Advantages – No personal income tax, no capital gains tax or inheritance tax
  • Practical – Visa-free travel to more than 145 countries worldwide, including United Kingdom and European Schengen States. View the list of St Kitts & Nevis Visa-Free countries.
  • Profitable – Real estate offers income and capital gains opportunities
  • Convenient – Direct airline access to many regions of the world
  • Welcoming – Delightful year-round climate and warm friendly people

The investment requirements of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis can be fulfilled in one of two ways:

  • Investing in the Sustainable Island State Contribution (SISC) or
  • An Approved Real Estate Investment

See below for a quick summary of the fees and costs of each option. Please note, there are other fees associated with the citizenship application process. These include the citizenship application fee, official citizenship application form, citizenship certificate and passport fees.

* Professional Fees
Citizenship Application fees are extra and will vary depending on the number of dependents included in your application. Please contact CSL for a personalized estimate of what your total Citizenship-by-Investment fees may entail.

Imposition of Due Diligence Fees by St. Kitts & Nevis National Bank:

As of March 15, 2019 the National Bank has implemented an obligatory due-diligence on all incoming wires in favor of Citizenship by Investment Program. The following due-diligence fees are now added to all transfers for each CIP application:

• $200 Main applicant
• $100 Each dependant 16+ years
• $50 Each child 10 – 15 years
• $0 Each child 1 – 9 years
Sustainable Island State Contribution (USD)
Real Estate (USD)
Government Due Diligence Fees
(Fees are non-refundable and are due upon submission of application to the Citizenship-by-Investment Unit)
• $10,000 Principal applicant
• $7,500 Spouse
• $7,500 Dependent 16+
• $10,000 Principal applicant
• $7,500 Spouse
• $7,500 Dependent 16+
Minimum Investment
(Investment is due upon official approval in principle from the Citizenship-by-Investment Unit)
• $250,000 single applicant
• $350,000 family of up to four (4) members
• $50,000 per person for addition qualifying dependent under 18
• $75,000 per person for addition qualifying dependent over 18
Full Ownership: $400,000 investment qualifies 1 principle applicant with dependents. Resaleable after 7 years.


Government Application Fees
(Fees are due upon approval in principle)
All Government Fees are included in the above costs. In addition to the real estate investment paid to the Developer, the following Government Fees are Applicable:
• $25,000 principal applicant
• $15,000 spouse
• $10,000 per each qualifying dependent under 18
• $15,000 per each qualifying dependent over 18

Citizenship St. Kitts & Nevis – Other Requirements
Primary applicant must be 18 years of age or older to apply for Citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis through the Citizenship-by-Investment Program.

The Citizenship-by-Investment Unit will not consider an applicant if:

  • Applicant has been denied a visa to a country with which St. Kitts and Nevis has visa-free travel and who has not subsequently obtained a visa to the country that issued the denial
  • Applicant has a criminal record
  • Applicant is subject to criminal investigation
  • Applicant is a potential national security risk to St. Kitts and Nevis or any other Country
  • Applicant is involved in any activity likely to cause disrepute to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis

Citizenship St. Kitts & Nevis – Eligible Dependents
Primary applicants can also include:

  • spouse;
  • children under 18;
  • dependent children between the ages of 18 to 25, if this dependent is a full-time student attending a recognized college or university and financially dependent on the main applicant;
  • parents of the main applicant (or his/her spouse) over the age of 65, can also be included in the application once they are living with and financially dependent on the main applicant;

Applying for St. Kitts & Nevis citizenship through Corporate Solutions Ltd. (CSL), allows an individual or family to full access to our citizenship experts and the leading team in the Citizenship-by-Investment industry. We are officially authorized by the government of St. Kitts and Nevis to manage Citizenship-by-Investment applications on behalf of our clients. This is our core business, we do not use intermediaries, and collectively we have over 30 years of experience at guiding clients through this complex process. We follow a careful six-step process, beginning with a signed written agreement for your protection that ensures your Citizenship-by-Investment application will be handled in a confidential, professional, and timely manner.

Based on our experience, the process of applying for St. Kitts & Nevis citizenship can take approximately three to six months. CSL will provide you with all the necessary assistance and service you require through every stage of the process and beyond.

Your first step: Contact CSL for a complimentary consultation to determine your eligibility for Citizenship-by-Investment. We will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and explain how we can make the process as simple and efficient as possible for you.