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St. Kitts and Nevis

Citizenship by Investment

About the Program.

The St Kitts and Nevis citizenship-by-investment program has been in operation since 1984, allowing foreign investors to acquire citizenship under certain conditions. This makes it the oldest existing citizenship-by-investment program and one of the most reputable. Applicants obtain an irrevocable St Kitts and Nevis passport without having to reside in the country or renounce their current nationality.

Processing time
Average 4 months and accelerated application process 45 to 60 days
Visa free travel
156 countries, including Schengen countries, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong
Investment type
Donation to Sustainable Growth Fund or Real Estate Investment in a Government Approved Project
Family dependents
Spouse, children under 31yrs old and parents of main applicant or spouse over 55 years old
Passport validity
For persons above 16 years of age it will be valid for 10 years, for children under 16 it is valid for five years

COUNTRY INFO

St. Kitts and Nevis, also known in the country’s constitution as Saint Christopher and Nevis, has been independent since 1983 and forms part of the Lesser Antilles, which is a group of islands located 2,000 km to the southeast of Miami. The Federation

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comprises two islands, Nevis and St. Kitts, and the truly appropriate slogan of the local tourism authority is: “Two islands, one paradise” The Federation is a member of the United Nations (UN), the British Commonwealth, of the Organization of American States (OAS), CARICOM and various other international organizations. The headquarters of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is located St. Kitts and maintains the stability of the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (ECD), the national currency of most Eastern Caribbean countries, which is tied to the USA dollar. The head of state is the Queen of England, as St. Kitts and Nevis is a well-functioning democracy based on the British parliamentary system and H.E Minister Timothy Harris is the current Prime Minister.

CAPITAL

Basseterre

POPULATION

52,329

LANGUAGE

English/French Patois

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Federal parliamentary democracy

CURRENCY

East Caribbean dollars (XCD), tied to USD

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 2.7 XCD

COSTS

To be eligible for the citizenship of St Kitts & Nevis under its Citizenship by Investment Program, there are two options to choose from.

DUE DILIGENCE & BACKGROUND CHECKS

Compulsory background checks are payable to the Government who appoints a preferred due diligence agency. These agencies use various international and local sources such as Interpol, World-Check and other Government agencies. Adeniyi Associates professional fees, official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other disbursements are the only other costs associated. A detailed quotation with no hidden costs is provided for the specific case.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

For each case, Adeniyi Associates assigns a Document Collection Specialist. The firm provides a customized service that streamlines the application process while requiring the bare minimum from clients. Our job is to make the document collection process as simple as possible for the client, and when required, we obtain the documents without their involvement. Please keep in mind that Adeniyi Associates will draw up a personalized checklist for your application.

TIMELINE

The estimated time to receive citizenship approval depends on the due diligence processing time and the specific case.

BENEFITS

Visa-free travel

Visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel to over 150 countries and territories including Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia, the Schengen area, and the United Kingdom.

Guaranteed by law

The program is based on the law & is guaranteed by the government since 1984.

Smooth process

Designed to be a smooth and straightforward process with a timeframe of 6 months to your new citizenship.

Tax relief

St. Kitts and Nevis imposes minimal taxation, with an exception of no taxation on wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income, or capital gains.

Less residency required

No residency requirements, you are entitled to apply instantly, and no interview, education or management experience required.

Dual Citizenship

There is no need to renounce your current citizenship(s), and your home authorities are not notified of your new citizenship.

Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application or add them after you have obtained your citizenship for an additional fee. A qualified family member can be a child not older than 18 years, a child up to 30 years old that is currently enrolled in an educational institution, a spouse, and parents above the age of 55.
The St. Kitts & Nevis Government does not require you to pass any interviews, language tests or have previous work experience to be able to apply for this program.
You are not required to visit St. Kitts & Nevis before obtaining your citizenship, you are, however, welcome to visit and explore the country.
Yes, the passport of St. Kitts & Nevis is a biometric passport, also known as an ePassport.
The new biometric passport of St. Kitts & Nevis has 32 pages with each page containing watermarks depicting national images.

List of Visa-Free Countries

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados Belgium, Belize, Benin Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde Chile, Colombia, Comoros Costa Rica, Croatia Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic Denmark and territories, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon Gambia, Georgia.

Germany, Greece, Grenada Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India Indonesia, Iran, Ireland Israel, Italy, Jamaica Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia Maldives, Malta, Mauritania Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique Nepal, Netherlands.

Nicaragua, Norway, Palau, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Crown dependencies Uruguay, Vanuatu Vatican City, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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