With its breathtaking natural beauty, warm skies and white sandy beaches, St. Kitts & Nevis is one of the most stunning spots in the Caribbean… and you could be waking up there every morning in as little as a few months.
This beautiful two-island nation is blessed with tropical temperatures, clear blue waters and a bustling trade and tourism economy. It is well connected by direct flights to and from Europe and the U.S., and offers residents and citizens sought-after advantages such as dual citizenship and tax-free worldwide income. As one of the longest-established programs of its kind, the St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship-by-Investment Program offers applicants a host of unique benefits including:
St. Kitts & Nevis (St. Christopher & Nevis) Citizenship-by-Investment Program was established in 1984 under the regulations of the 1984 Citizenship Act, Part II, Section 3 (5), which makes it the longest established Citizenship-by-Investment Program in the world.
The Program offers many benefits in exchange of several requirements that applicants must meet. To qualify for citizenship in St. Kitts & Nevis, applicants need to fulfill one of the investment requirements outlined in the “Investment Options” section, in addition to the following criteria:
The following contribution requirements must be met:
The property purchase must equal a minimum of US$400,000 invested in government-approved shares in a real estate development. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of 5 years; investors may also be required to pay additional taxes and fees.
The Premier Cottage Suites, offered by Arton Capital, are an exclusive selection of 4-bedroom suites located within the Kittitian Hill Resort. Each shareholder will be entitled to income from the rental pool as well as other exclusive benefits including:
The Redeemable Preferred Share Offer (RPSO), is an exclusive product with Arton and is commonly referred to as the Buy Back Option. The offer allows applicants to purchase a share within a specially appointed Cottage Suites within the development for a purchase price of US$400,000. The applicant is renouncing any income or dividends from the company, in exchange for the guaranteed option to re-sell the property back to the developer after 5 years. After the 5 year “must hold” period, the purchaser will have the option to:
The alternative for investors is this feature of variety of luxury villas and suites, each with an ocean view. Investors can choose between purchasing on a fractional interest basis and purchasing a unit as a whole. There are many advantages for investors who opt for this alternative, among which:
For persons above 16 years of age it will be valid for 10 years for children below 16 years it is valid for 5 years.
Closing takes place when approval in principle is granted and the certificate of citizenship/passport is issued. This should take no longer than 3 to 4 months, but we estimate up to 6 months. At that time we issue Certificate of Title for the property. The Certificate of Occupancy will be granted when the keys are handed over.
No, the document checklist is as per what is required for an application to be deemed complete and therefore accepted by the St. Kitts & Nevis authorities.
Updated yearly, the Arton Index is an overall assessment and comparative benchmark of the country and its investment program.
Population Growth: 0.78%
GDP (per capita)
GDP (purchasing power parity)
952 million USD (2013)
Visa free countries
Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago
261 sq. km
0-14: 21.4%, 15-24: 15.4%, 25-54: 45.1%, 55-64: 10.2%, 65+: 7.8%
Anglican, Other Protestant, Roman Catholic
Parliamentary democracy and Commonwealth realm
East Caribbean dollars (XCD), tied to USD
1 USD = XCD 2.70 (2014)