With its breathtaking natural beauty, warm skies and white sandy beaches, St. Kitts & Nevis is one of the most stunning spots in the Caribbean. With the country’s CIP program, investors have the opportunity to wake 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:
The 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 oldest citizenship by investment program in the world.
To qualify for citizenship in St. Kitts & Nevis, applicants must fulfill one of the investment requirements below in addition to the following criteria:
In April 2018, Saint Kitts & Nevis launched a new permanent investment fund to replace the temporary Hurricane Relief Fund set up to address the devastation caused by the 2017 hurricanes in the Caribbean. The new Sustainable Growth Fund is open for donations with the following thresholds:
In addition, due diligence fees are as follows:
A. Five-year hold period
Applicants may purchase government-approved property valued at a minimum of US$400,000, or purchase shares valued at the same minimum amount in a real estate development. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of five years.
B. Seven-year hold period
Applicants can make an investment of US$200,000 in a government-approved luxury resort. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of seven years.
In both cases, investors are required to pay additional applicable taxes and fees.
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The Alternative Investment Option (AIO) is the third available option under the Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program. The AIO is designed to provide the Government with the means of achieving its capital investment goals through pre-qualified infrastructure projects.
An investment of US$175,000 qualifies a single applicant and up to 3 members of the same family for a Saint Kitts & Nevis citizenship. Each additional dependent will require an investment of US$10,000, and US$20,000 for each sibling of the main applicant.
Additional application, processing, and due diligence fees apply as per the real estate option.
Updated yearly, the Arton Index is an overall assessment and comparative benchmark of the country and its investment program.
Population Growth: 0.75%
GDP (per capita)
GDP (purchasing power parity)
1.427 billion USD
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: 20.61%, 15-24: 14.82%, 25-54: 44.85%, 55-64: 11.38%, 65+: 8.34%
Anglican, Other Protestant, Roman Catholic
Federal parliamentary democracy (National Assembly) under a constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm
East Caribbean dollars (XCD), tied to USD
1 USD = 2.7 XCD