St. Kitts & Nevis

The St. Kitts & Nevis passport is considered among the most important passports in the world, achieving a ranking as high as 22th. The country has successfully granted citizens visa-free access to over 160 countries, including key destinations like the European Union, the UK Hong Kong, Singapore and more.

Moreover, citizenship by investment in St. Kitts & Nevis is considered to be one of the highest-rated options for obtaining a second nationality. It is founded on statutory principles, ensuring that once citizenship is granted, it cannot be revoked despite changes in governmental executives or policies. Applicants are required to contribute to economic investment in the country, and in return, applicants and their families will receive lifelong, fully valid nationality that can be passed down through generations.

Country Highlights

Capital

Basseterre

Population

47,606 (2021)

Language

English (official), St. Kitts Creole

Currency

East Caribbean dollars (XCD)

Exchange Rate

1 USD = 2.7 XCD

Government Type

Parliamentary democracy (Parliament) under a constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm

Global Ranking

22th

Time to Citizenship

9-10 Months

Minimum Investment

US$ 250,000

Type of Investment

Donation or real estate

Visa-free Countries

El Salvador

Lesotho

Estonia

Liechtenstein

Saint Lucia

Ethiopia

Samoa

Lithuania

Fiji

Luxembourg

San Marino

Finland

Macau

Seychelles

France

Macedonia

Singapore

Gabon

Madagascar

Slovakia

Gambia

Malawi

Slovenia

Georgia

Malaysia

Solomon Islands

Germany

Maldives

Somalia

Greece

Malta

South Africa

Grenada

Mauritania

South Korea

Guatemala

Micronesia

Mauritius

Spain

Guinea-Bissau

Sri Lanka

Guyana

Moldova

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Haiti

Monaco

Swaziland

Honduras

Montenegro

Sweden

Hong Kong

Mozambique

Switzerland

Cape Verde

Hungary

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nepal

Suriname

Chile

Iceland

Netherlands

Tanzania

Colombia

India

Nicaragua

East Timor

Comoros

Indonesia

Norway

Togo

Costa Rica

Iran

Palau

Trinidad and Tobago

Croatia

Ireland

Palestinian Territories

Tunisia

Cuba

Italy

Panama

Turkey

Cyprus

Jamaica

Peru

Tuvalu

Czech Republic

Jordan

Philippines

Uganda

Denmark

Kenya

Poland

Ukraine

Djibouti

Kiribati

Portugal

Vanuatu

Dominica

Kosovo

Qatar

Vatican City

Aldo

Laos

Romania

Venezuela

Ecuador

Latvia

Rwanda

Zambia

Egypt

Lebanon

Ivory Coast

Zimbabwe

Benefits

  • Global Ranking: The St. Kitts & Nevis passport is the 22th most powerful passport in the world.
  • Tax Advantages: No taxes are levied on gifts, inheritance, or personal income.
  • Tax Planning: Access efficient and effective international tax planning and expert wealth management assistance.
  • Passport: Acquire the esteemed St. Kitts & Nevis Passport.
  • International Mobility: Enjoy visa-free travel to over 161 countries worldwide, including the UK and the European Union, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Citizens of St. Kitts & Nevis can also obtain Canadian and American visas easily upon arrival.
  • Residency Flexibility: Exercise the freedom to reside in St. Kitts & Nevis for any length of time.
  • Dual Citizenship: This means you can obtain your St. Kitts & Nevis passport and still hold onto your original citizenship.
  • No Residency Requirement: Citizenship is granted without the need for residency, as is required by several countries across the globe.
  • Speedy Process: Benefit from an efficient application and approval process spanning an average of 9 to 10 months. 

Required Documentation/Paperwork

  • Birth certificate
  • Personal identification card
  • Residence card, if applicable
  • Personal photos measuring 5×5 cm
  • Valid passport
  • Electricity bill for the last 3 months
  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce certificate
  • Reference letter from a lawyer
  • Reference letter from the bank
  • Bank account statement for the last 12 months from the bank
  • Educational certificate for the latest degree/certificate obtained
  • Non-criminal certificate

Eligibility Criteria

Main applicant requirements

  • 18+ years of age
  • Good health
  • No criminal record
  • Successfully pass due diligence checks
  • Receive approval by the government
  • Confirmed investment sources
  • Interview required
  • All applicants should not have been refused entry to the Schengen or UK regions in their previous visa applications. In case of a rejection, applicants must reapply and receive approval before applying for any Caribbean programs.

Eligible dependents requirements

  • Spouse of the main applicant
  • Adult children (biological or adopted) under 30 years of age
  • Parents above 55 years of age

*Parents and children older than 18 must be dependent on the main applicant.

Steps

  • Step 1: Take advantage of the free consultation with AZUR CBI.
  • Step 2: Prepare the necessary paperwork and documents required to obtain the nationality.
  • Step 3: AZUR CBI will certify, translate, and attest the required documents and complete the application
  • Step 4: AZUR CBI will send the documents and application to the designated legal consultant in St. Kitts & Nevis.
  • Step 5: The designated legal consultant will submit your application to the Citizenship by Investment Unit in St. Kitts & Nevis.
  • Step 6: Submit your application form and pay the required security inquiry fees; if opting for the real estate option, it’s essential to reserve your desired property. Please note that the real estate investment can be refunded in case of a rejection.
  • Step 7: The government will issue the necessary inquiry report and will accordingly make a final decision.
  • Step 8: Once your application is accepted, you will be required to make the donation payment, or if choosing the real estate option, then you must pay the balance of the purchase process.
  • Step 9: Receive your nationality certificate and passport upon approval.

Costs

Individuals seeking Citizenship and a Passport from St. Kitts & Nevis through the Citizenship Program have the option to invest either in the Sugar Industry Development Fund (SIDF) with a minimum investment of US $250,000 or in an approved real estate project with a minimum investment of US $400,000.

Investment

The non-refundable donation required is as follows:

Cost

  • Single Applicant: US$ 250,000
  • Family main applicant with wife: US$ 300,000.
  • Buying a Property: To qualify for the citizenship of St. Kitts & Nevis through a real estate option, investment in real estate is required at a minimum value of US$ 400,000, in addition to other government fees.

 

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