The Citizenship Program of St. Kitts & Nevis wasestablished in 1984 , which makes this the longestestablished citizenship-by-investment program, andis the perfect fit for high net worth investors of goodcharacter, who are willing to make a contributionto the development of the Federation. Once thecontribution has been made, the investor is given theopportunity to apply for a passport and citizenship.
There are two routes to St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship.Qualification criteria for St. Kitts and Nevis, includeseither an investment in real estate in the country, ora contribution to the Sugar Industry DiversificationFoundation charity.
Sugar Industry DiversicationFoundation (SIDF) Program
The SIDF route is optimal for those individuals andfamilies who may not wish to spend a lot of time inSt. Kitts and Nevis, and still wish to obtain citizenship.This can be done by contributing to the welfare of itscitizens.The government of St. Kitts and Nevis welcomes thosewho wish to help the country and it’s citizens. Aswith many Caribbean nations, sugar production was amainstay in the St Kitts and Nevis industry. The SIDFwas established to support the former sugar workers,conducting research into the development of industriesto replace the sugar industry, funding the developmentof these alternative industries and providing furthersupport to secure the sustainability of such industries.If you choose this route to citizenship, you will have tosatisfy the following criteria.
A minimum non refundable contributionof $200,000.00 USD to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation, which is a registered charity. An extra $50,000.00 for a spouse and 2 childrenunder the age of 18 An extra $100,000.00 for a spouse and 4 childrenunder the age of 18 An extra $200,000.00 for a spouse and 5+ childrenunder the age of 18 $35,000.00 USD for each additional adult child applicant 18-25 years old who is in full timeeducationPace Law Firm Fee of $30,000.00Due diligence fee of $3500.00 (financial assessment)Original Application Forms Package for eachapplicant $250.00Passports are $500.00 (3 Day Fast Track) or $200.00 (three week wait) There is a separateapplication for passports after the Certificate of Citizenship is issued.Passports are valid for a period of 10 years and thecost of renewal is $85.00
Real Estate Purchase Program
As the pictures and reputation confirm, St. Kitts andNevis is a beautiful place to live. Whether you wishto live in St Kitts and Nevis full time, wish to own avacation property to use on occasion, or purchase aproperty for rental income, doing so can also qualifyyou for citizenship, while allowing you to receive auseable and enjoyable asset for the investment youmake to the country.
Regulations regarding citizenship-by-investment are contained in Part II, Section 3 (5) of the Citizenship Act, 1984. The actual government policieswith regard to the Citizenship-by-Investment program (such as investment requirements etc.) are set by Government through Cabinet Decision.