Country at a glance
Leafy mountain tops pierce the clouds in the two-island nation of St Kitts and Nevis. The imposing Mount Liamuiga, a dormant volcano, forms the base of St Kitts, the larger islands, which is also home to a crater lake and tropical rainforest.
Continent: Americas (Caribbean)
Official language(s): English
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Form of government: Parliamentary Democracy
Member of: CARICOM, OECS
Independent since: 1983
Programs at a glance
The Saint Kitts and Nevis CIP was the first of its kind and has welcomed thousands of investors to naturalize since it first launched more than three decades ago and the program has become the government’s largest single source of revenue.
Inaugural year: 1984
Visa-free travel to: 139 countries and territories
Grants right of settlement in: St Kitts and Nevis and 14 other CARICOM member states
Time to citizenship: 2-3 months
Investment type(s): Cash contribution/real estate
Minimum investment (not including fees): US$150,000
Investment recoverability: Investments in real estate are fully recoverable
Application-related fees: Starting at US$7,500 for a single applicant
Residence requirements: None
Kittitian passport holders have visa-free travel to 139 countries and territories, including the Schengen countries, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. By virtue of its CARICOM membership, St Kitts and Nevis also provides its citizens with the right to settle permanently in 14 other Caribbean nations. The country imposes no income, capital gains, inheritance or wealth taxes.
To qualify for the St Kitts and Nevis CIP, applicants must make one of the following investments:
Due diligence and processing fees amount to US$7,500 for the main applicant and US$4,000 for each dependent above the age of 16.
Further government fees of US$50,047 for the main applicant, US$25,047 for a spouse, US$25,047 for minor dependents and US$50,047 for adult dependents apply when investors choose the real estate option.
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