Citizenship of
St Kitts and Nevis

new opportunities for cosmopolitans to move around the world

from 150 000 $

subsidy to
state funds

3—6 months

registration

5—7 years

investment return
period

About the programme

St Kitts and Nevis’ Citizenship by Investment Programme is one of the most reputable in the world. It has been in place since 1984. Under its terms, citizenship can be obtained through an investment in a Sustainable Growth Fund or real estate.

The whole family, including parents, can join the programme. A passport can be obtained within 3 to 6 months, or through an accelerated procedure in 60 days. The process is done remotely and confidentially.

8 main benefits of the St Kitts and Nevis programme

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Low
investment cost

Under the programme, foreigners can invest from $150,000 and receive a St Kitts and Nevis passport.

Fast
processing time

Citizenship can be obtained in 3 to 6 months. There is an accelerated procedure in 60 days.

Visa-free entry
to 156 countries

With a St Kitts and Nevis passport, you can visit 156 countries around the world without a visa, including the Schengen states, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Citizens of St Kitts and Nevis can simply apply for a 10-year visa to the United States.

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Preferential
education

The investor’s children can receive education in the UK on preferential terms.

European bank
accounts

A St Kitts and Nevis passport make it easy to open accounts with European banks. This will allow you to take out loans, hold deposits and make quick currency transactions.

Tax
optimisation

There is a double taxation agreement between Russia and St Kitts and Nevis. An investor can choose the country under whose laws the taxes will be paid.

The taxation of St. Kitts and Nevis is beneficial to residents – income earned outside the country is not taxed. In St. Kitts and Nevis, there are no personal income taxes, VAT, wealth, inheritance or capital gains taxes.

The tax rates in St. Kitts and Nevis are:
on dividends – 15%,
on real estate – up to 0.3%,
stamp duty – from 6 to 10%.

Return on
investment

St Kitts and Nevis programme offer investors the opportunity to acquire an interest in high-end tourism infrastructure.

During ownership, the property can be rented out and generate an income of between 3% and 5% per annum. After 5 to 7 years the property can be sold at a profit.

Convenient
service

Remote and confidential processing through a licensed agent for St Kitts and Nevis citizenship programme.

The program is aimed at people who wish to travel 156 countries including the Schengen area, the UK, China, Hong Kong and Singapore as well as optimize their tax liabilities

Who gets St Kitts and Nevis citizenship

Investor

Spouse

Children under 30

financially dependent on the investor

Parents of the investor or spouse

from 55 years old

financially dependent on the investor

Siblings of the investor or spouse

up to 30 years old

Investment options for citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis

from $150,000

A non-reimbursable contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund. St Kitts and Nevis government fund is used for health, alternative energy, education, tourism and cultural activities in the country.

from $200,000

Investments in real estate from a list of government-approved projects. For 2 or more investors. Minimum tenure of the property is 7 years

from 400 000 $

Investments in real estate from a list of government-approved projects. For any number of applicants. Minimum tenure for 一 5 years.

In addition to the investment, state fees, administrative fees, Due Diligence and documentation services have to be paid. The total investment for citizenship depends on the composition and age of the family members.

Investments in the state fund of Saint Kitts and Nevis including fees

Investments in the Sustainable Growth Fund 150 000 $ — for investor
25 000 $ — for spouse
10 000 $ — for children and parents
20 000 $ 一 for siblings
Due Diligence check 7500 $ — for investor
4000 $ — for a spouse, children from 16 years old, parents, siblings from 16 years old
Passport fee 361 $ — for every person
Accelerated consideration 25 500 $ — for investor
20 500 $ —for a spouse, children from 16 years old, parents, siblings from 16 years old

Real estate investment

An investor can choose a property from a list approved by the national government. St Kitts offers investors to buy shares in high-end tourist infrastructure: apartments, hotels or residences. After 5-7 years, it is possible to sell the investment property profitably and get back the money invested.

The investor can make an additional profit by renting out the property. According to Global Property Guide, real estate in St Kitts and Nevis brings an investor returns from 2% to 5% per year. Property in the Caribbean is popular for holidays all year round. Demand for real estate fell during the pandemic but has picked up since the resumption of air travel. A management company takes care of the maintenance of the property.

Real estate investment in St Kitts and Nevis including fees

Min investment 200 000 $ — 2 or more investors invest in a facility for at least 5 years
400 000 $ — regardless of the number of applicants, for a minimum of 7 years
State fees 35 050 $ — for investor
20 050 $ — for spouse
10 050 $ — For the child, for the parent
40 000 $ 一 for siblings
Due Diligence 7500 $ — for investor
4000 $ — for a spouse, children from 16 years old, parents, siblings from 16 years old
Passport fee 361 $ for every person

Example of investment property in St Kitts and Nevis

A premium hotel complex

A premium hotel complex

A premium hotel complex

A premium hotel complex

A premium hotel complex

A premium hotel complex

A premium hotel complex
A premium hotel complex
A premium hotel complex
A premium hotel complex
A premium hotel complex

The hotel complex occupies an expansive area on St Kitts. The apartments and villas are surrounded by tropical gardens and enjoy panoramic views of Frigate Bay beach, mountains and the private lake to the north of the beach. There are bars and restaurants, a gym and swimming pools. An investor can buy a share in the project or buy the entire property.

from 200 000$

Price

2—3%

Profitability

7 years

Investment return period

furnished apartments living room, bedroom, bathroom, balcony
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The hotel is 9 km from the airport and 60 m from the ocean

Calculation of St Kitts and Nevis investment amount for the investor, spouse and 2 children aged 13 and 21

Costs Subsidy to the state fund Real estate
Investments 150 000 $ 200 000 $
Due diligence 15 500 $ 15 500 $
State fee 75 200 $
Passport fee 1444 $ 1444 $
Total 166 944 $ 292 144 $

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6 steps to obtain citizenship of Saint Kitts and Nevis

1

Choosing a
licensed agent

Only a law firm – a licensed agent of the programme – can apply for St. Kitts and Nevis investment citizenship.

The company, which has its own Compliance department, will confidentially check the applicant against international legal and business information databases.

2

Pre-check

The Due Diligence check is a key part of the programme. It determines whether St Kitts and Nevis will approve an investor’s citizenship application.

A certified Compliance Anti Money Laundering Officer will therefore review the investor’s documents and warn them of potential risks.

If issues arise during the screening process that may cause the investor’s application to be rejected, the licensed agent will offer other citizenship programs for the investment.

3

Entering into
an agreement

If the preliminary Due Diligence check is successful, you will need to enter into a cooperation agreement with a St Kitts and Nevis Licensed Agent Company to obtain citizenship.

4

Document
preparation

A company, a licensed agent of the programme, collects citizenship application documents, translated, apostilled and completes government forms.

5

Due diligence checks
by St Kitts and Nevis
authorities

The process begins when the citizenship documents are submitted and by law takes 3-6 months or 60 days under the accelerated procedure. Verification takes place remotely, and the investor will not need to be present.

6

Receiving citizenship
documents

St Kitts and Nevis passport and certificate of naturalisation can be collected at the office of the licensed agent or by courier delivery to the address indicated.

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Frequently asked questions

St Kitts and Nevis citizenship programme are one of the most affordable citizenship programmes in the world. Key benefits:

  1. Low cost of investment. Minimum investment threshold ― 150 000 $.
  2. Fast processing times. The department reviews the application, conducts verification and issues the passport to the investor within 3 to 6 months.
  3. Convenient service. Citizenship processing is done through a licensed agent. The procedure itself is remote and confidential.
  4. The possibility to add the family members
  5. A process honed to the smallest detail. The program has been operating for 37 years, the department works quickly and without delays.

The most important opportunity is freedom of movement around the world. As a citizen of St Kitts and Nevis, you can visit 156 countries without needing a visa. Visa-free travel is also available to the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and Schengen Agreement countries.

You will also be able to:

  1. It is quicker and easier to open accounts in European countries. For example, the verification procedure for citizens of Caribbean countries takes only 1-2 days. For Russian citizens, the period is longer.
  2. To obtain a tourist visa to the USA for a period of 10 years. In comparison, Russian citizens can obtain a visa for a maximum of 3 years.
  3. Register a business in St Kitts and Nevis and optimise taxes.
  4. Educate children in European schools and universities. St Kitts and Nevis is a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations, citizens have benefits for enrolment and education.
  5. Receive income from investments, if you choose the investment option - the purchase of the real estate. You can rent it out and get 3-5% income a year. After 5-7 years, the property can be sold.

The programme offers a choice of three investment options:

  1. From $150,000 - a contribution to the Sustainable Development Fund. The grant is one-time and non-refundable.
  2. From $200,000 - purchase of real estate if there are two or more investors. The property must be owned for at least 7 years.
  3. From 400 000 $ - purchase of the real estate. The number of applicants can be any. Period of ownership of the property - 7 years.

All properties that can be purchased under the programme are approved by the national government.

You acquire a share, apartment or cottage in a project that has been approved by the state government. The properties are hotels or holiday residences. They can be sold after 5-7 years.

The lowest cost is under the non-refundable contribution option. You have to pay $150,000 into the Sustainable Development Fund. This investment cannot be refunded. You will also have to pay for due diligence, state fees, administrative fees and documentation services.

Yes, if you choose to buy real estate. It can be sold in 5-7 years. The contribution to the state fund is not refundable.

The citizenship process can be divided into 6 main steps:

  1. Choosing a licensed agent.
  2. Preliminary check. We have our own Compliance department. We will confidentially check you against international databases before sending your documents to the department. This will help us reduce the risk of rejection under the programme to 1%.
  3. Signing an agreement with a licensed agent.
  4. Collection and preparation of documents for citizenship application.
  5. Due Diligence check by the programme department.
  6. Obtaining citizenship documents.

No, the processing is done remotely. We will get your documents ourselves and deliver them to you.

You can include your relatives in the application:

  • a legal spouse,
  • children under the age of 30,
  • parents over 55 who are financially dependent on you,
  • siblings under 30 years old.

Yes. But only if you do not meet the requirements or if you have given false information about yourself.

The programme requires an investor:

  • be over 18 years old,
  • have no criminal record,
  • prove the legality of the investment,
  • proof of income,
  • be in good health

Yes. There is a double taxation avoidance agreement between Russia and St. Kitts and Nevis. Therefore, you have the right to choose the country in which you want to pay your taxes.

Changing your tax residence minimises your burden and protects your assets. For example, there are no direct taxes on income, wealth, inheritance, capital gains or VAT. In Russia, on the other hand, the personal income tax is 13%.

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We will develop an individual solution, select the country and status, who will solve your problems, we will accompany the whole process.

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