St.Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment

St Kitts Citizenship Program

Dr. Antoine Saliba Haig | 04 Jan 2023

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St.Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme was established in 1984 and requires an applicant of at least 18 years of age to make an economic contribution to the country. This makes it the oldest citizenship by investment program in the world. The St.Kitts & Nevis passport is very well regarded, as only relatively few passports have been issued under this program. As a result, St.Kitts & Nevis passport holders enjoy a passport with an excellent reputation and very good visa-free travel.

St.Kitts & Nevis, also known in the country’s constitution as Saint Christopher and Nevis, has been independent since 1983 and forms part of the group of islands known as the Lesser Antilles, located some 2,000km to the southeast of Miami. The Federation comprises two islands: Nevis with an area of some 93.2 km2 and St.Kitts with 168.4 km2. St.Kitts, the larger of the two islands is roughly oval in shape except for a long, narrow peninsula to the southeast while Nevis is a circular shaped island surrounded by coral reefs. The official and business language is English. St.Kitts and Nevis has a pleasant climate, particularly during the cooler months from December to March. Humidity is relatively low, and constant northeast trade winds keep the islands cool.

The Government of St.Kitts & Nevis has introduced extensive legislation to attract financial services business to the island. The Federation offers good opportunities for investors, the workforce is well educated, English speaking and friendly. In addition, there are no income or capital gains taxes and no inheritance or gift taxes in St.Kitts & Nevis.

Legal Basis for St.Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment 

St.Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme was introduced in 1984 by virtue of Part II Section 3(5) of the St.Kitts & Nevis Citizenship Act. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be of good character and good health. 

Eligibility for St.Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment 

  • A contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund amounting to USD 125,000 for a single applicant, USD 150,000 for a main applicant and a spouse, USD 10,000 for the addition of a dependent under the age of 18, and USD 25,000 for the addition of a dependent over the age of 18.
  • Applicants may alternatively invest in real estate developments with a value of at least US$ 200,000-400,000. Such developments include residential properties on either Island, such as luxury villas and condominium units. This investment may be resold after five years or seven years.

Benefits of St.Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment 

The Benefits of St.Kitts & Nevis Citizenship include:

  • Fast processing between 4-6 months
  • Family members can be included in the application
  • Dual Citizenship allowed
  • Citizenship is obtained for life
  • Full residence status and the right to live in St.Kitts & Nevis
  • No requirement to reside in St.Kitts
  • Visa free travel to over 135 countries inc EU Member States, UK & Russia

Taxation of New Citizens

  • No tax on worldwide income
  • No wealth tax
  • No inheritance tax

Our Citizenship Services

We are able to advise you on the requirements and tax and legal implications of the St.Kitts & Nevis citizenship by investment programme and indicate expected time frames based on the specific circumstances and nature of your application.

Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment new amendments 2023:  click here

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Key Contacts

Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker

Advocate, Tax Consultant, Licenced Agent, Malta

+356 22056422

Dr Antoine Saliba Haig

Advocate, Malta

+356 22056446

Claudia Cilia Buhagiar

Senior Private Client Advisor  

+356 22056124

Julia Tirazona


+356 2205 6409

Pauline Gouder

Residency & Citizenship Manager

+356 22056105

Roberta Anastasi

Senior Private Clients Advisor

+356 22056105

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