St. Kitts Citizenship

Saint Kitts Citizenship Program

We are promoters of the economic citizenship program offered by the St. Kitts & Nevis federation. As a promoter, we are qualified, licensed agents staffed with experienced lawyers who prepare and supervise your application for St Kitts economic citizenship. The program is often informally recognized as the St Kitts Citizenship by Investment or Saint Kitts Citizenship Program.

St Kitts and Nevis citizenship program began in 1984 and has set precedence for other economic citizenship programs elsewhere. Through the St Kitts citizenship program successful applicants can legally become citizens of St Kitts and Nevis. There are two options which will qualify applicants for Nevis and St Kitts economic citizenship and a St. Kitts and Nevis passport:

  • The Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF)
  • Citizenship-by-Investment Real Estate option

Main applicants to the St Kitts Citizenship by investment program must be over the age of twenty one (21). Under the available options for Saint Kitts citizenship program, applicants and their dependents are eligible for St Kitts and Nevis citizenship and St. Kitts and Nevis passports. Dependents are defined as spouse and children.

St Kitts Economic Citizenship Application Options

St Kitts Citizenship through Real Estate Investment: For a minimum investment of US$400,000 into a real estate project in St Kitts or Nevis (plus additional fees) you can qualify for St Kitts citizenship and acquire a St. Kitts passport. The government of St Kitts has designated real estate projects for the St Kitts citizenship-by-investment program and making an investment into one of these projects can qualify you for St Kitts economic citizenship. In this option, a spouse and children can be included in the application process. The real estate investment in the St Kitts economic citizenship program cannot be resold before a period of five (5) years; subsequent buyers of property bought under this economic citizenship program do not qualify for St Kitts citizenship.

Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation: This option for St Kitts and Nevis citizenship is also known as the St Kitts citizenship by donation option. Contributions made in this option of St Kitts citizenship are used for funding new industries/sectors which will provide employment for redundant sugar industry workers who were displaced after the sugar industry was discontinued in St Kitts and Nevis. This option has four different categories with different contribution values:

  1. Single applicant — US$250,000
  2. Applicant with up to three dependents (children below 18) — US$300,000
  3. Applicant with up to five dependents — US$350,000
  4. Applicant with up to six dependents — US$450,000

Dependents are considered to be spouse and children below eighteen. Children who are above eighteen but have not reached the age of 25 maybe included in St Kitts citizenship application providing that these children are single and still dependent on parents.

St Kitts Citizenship by Investment Additional Fees

Under the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) option the contribution value includes all government fees.

Due diligence fees are charged separately and paid to the government of St. Kitts and Nevis. Due diligence fees are:

  • US$7,500 for the main applicant
  • US$4,000 for each dependent over the age of sixteen (16)

Agent and processing fees for each applicant must be paid separately to us (agent).

Saint Kitts Citizenship Program Real Estate Option Fees

  • Application/registration fees — these fees must be paid for everyone included on the application; main applicant-US$50,000, spouse US$25,000, children US$25,000 and any other adult over eighteen (18) US$50,000.
  • Legal fees for sale of property — Additional purchase cost taxes for real estate property, which are based on the purchased price. Purchase tax, property insurance, government fees.
  • Due diligence fees — US$7,500 for the main applicant and US$4,000 fee for dependent over sixteen (16).
  • Agent fees — this is the processing fee paid to the agent — includes professional and legal fees that cover the agents’ fees, application for citizenship and passports, courier delivery and other administrative expenses.

St Kitts And Nevis Citizenship Benefits

  • Successful applicants to either of the St Kitts Citizenship programs (the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by donation and St Kitts citizenship by investment program) will be able to apply for a St Kitts passport. With your St Kitts and Nevis passport travel just got easier as this passport can be used for visa free travel to many countries.
  • Visa free travel to the Schengen states and Caribbean countries and a long list of other countries.
  • St Kitts allows dual citizenship so there is no obligation to renounce your old citizenship status
  • You are not obligated to reside in St Kitts & Nevis
  • Greater investment opportunities.
  • Save on taxes — income generated outside of the federation is not taxable

St Kitts Passport

Once you have received St Kitts citizenship status you are eligible to apply for a St Kitts passport. We will put in the application for you. The fees for passport application are included in our agent’s fees. The entire process for St. Kitts passports will take two weeks or less. The requirements for St Kitts passport application are as follows:

  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Two passport sized photos
  • Birth certificates
  • Complete passport application forms

St Kitts citizenship program does not require that you the applicant travel to St Kitts although the government reserves the right to ask an applicant to attend an interview in the country. We will handle your St Kitts passport application for you. Your St Kitts passport will be couriered to you as soon as it is ready for pick up from the authorities.

A St Kitts & Nevis passport issued to an adult must be renewed after 10 years. Passport issued to children below six years is renewable after five years.

St Kitts Citizenship by Investment — Agent Services

We at CCP are licensed/authorized agents in St Kitts to carry out and represent clients for St Kitts citizenship program. We will assist you in choosing the best St Kitts citizenship option. If you should choose the St Kitts citizenship through the real estate option, and cannot travel to the island to handpick the property yourself, we will provide you with the details of the property developer, while we act as the intermediary on your behalf. A full portfolio of available properties will be supplied by the property developer. We provide you with all the necessary forms and a full list of Saint Kitts citizenship program requirements to complete the application. We will assist you with putting the necessary documents together for St Kitts citizenship. Once you have obtained St Kitts citizenship, we will begin the St Kitts passport application.