Feb 17, 2020

Citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis: your best investment

The decision to obtain a second passport of St Kitts and Nevis may turn out the best decision that you have ever made. You can become a full citizen of this Caribbean country either by making a donation in the state fund or by investing into real estate that is located on the islands. Whichever option you choose, some huge benefits are guaranteed.

The immigration schemes that allow acquiring citizenship of the Caribbean basin countries are growing in popularity. One of the reasons for that is the combination of affordable prices and the comparative rapidness of the process.

A great number of people use the advantages that St Kitts and Nevis citizenship program offers. It is the oldest such program in the world and it allows acquiring citizenship in the fastest way. Even though the program was first launched back in 1984, it is updated regularly thus becoming more attractive year after year.

St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment: how can you obtain a second passport of the country?

We would like to stress that St Kitts and Nevis authorities conduct meticulous due diligence checks of all candidates for citizenship. The main requirements to the applicant are the following ones: legality of the sources of income, clean criminal record, and origin of a non-sanctioned country. Please follow this link to find more information about the cost and the procedure of acquiring St Kitts and Nevis citizenship.

If you are able to confirm that you are a suitable candidate for St Kitts and Nevis citizenship, you can use two alternative routes that the Government of the country offers both of them leading to citizenship acquisition:

  • You can donate US$ 150,000 to the national Sustainable Growth Fund. This is going to be a one-off non-returnable donation that will buy you citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis.
  • You can also purchase real estate in the country that is worth not less than US$ 200,000. You are entitled to sell the property back after seven years of ownership while retaining St Kitts and Nevis citizenship. If you invest US$ 400,000 or more into real property, you can sell it back after five years. Only Government-approved development projects participate in the citizenship-by-investment program.

St Kitts and Nevis offers citizenship not only to the main applicant but to his or her family members as well. You can include in the application for St Kitts and Nevis citizenship your spouse, you children up to thirty years of age and you parents above fifty-five years of age. The cost of acquiring citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis increases with the increase in the number of people how are applying. It does not double nor triple, however.

Prospective citizens of St Kitts and Nevis are also to cover the administrative and legal costs associated with the processing of the application. These include the costs of the due diligence procedures. Besides, you will have to pay for the services of an immigration agency. This cost cannot be possibly avoided as the St Kitts and Nevis legislation requires that you apply for citizenship via an immigration agent.

The process of obtaining citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis

The first and probably the most important step in the process is finding a reliable immigration agent. Offshore Pro Group has been helping its clients become citizens of St Kitts and Nevis for many years now and we know the agencies that you can trust.

When you have selected the immigration agency, you have to submit all the required documents to its personnel. The agents will conduct preliminary checks of the applicant for his or her suitability as well as that of his or her dependents that are included in the application. The agents will examine the application documents and assess the risks. If they are satisfied, the service agreement has to be signed. 

After that, the agents will assist the applicant and his or her dependents in collecting, translating, and notarizing all the necessary papers. They will also instruct the applicant on how to properly fill out the application forms. When the complete package of application documents is collected, the application for St Kitts and Nevis citizenship will be filed with the country authorities. The applicant’s personal presence is not necessary at the moment of application documents submission.

Normally, the application processing takes around three months. When the Government approves your application for citizenship, the immigration agent will collect all the passports for the whole applicant family and pass them on to you. You will not even have to visit the islands in order to be handed the passports as the agency can deliver them wherever you are. At the same time, the islands of St Kitts and Nevis are fantastic vacation spots and you will certainly love a visit there if you want to combine having a perfect holiday and collecting your new passport.

The passports of St Kitts and Nevis issued to adult people are valid for ten years and those issued to children are valid for five years. After these terms expire, you will be issued new passports. This procedure will involve no administrative hassle at all but a small passport renewal fee will be required.  

If you wish, you can accelerate the process of St Kitts and Nevis passport acquisition by paying an additional fee. This will let you obtain the passport within forty-five to sixty days, which will make it the fastest citizenship acquisition procedure in the world.

Why do foreigners want to acquire a second passport of St Kitts and Nevis in exchange for investment?

The cost of acquiring St Kitts and Nevis citizenship is quite affordable especially if compared to the cost of becoming a citizen of a European country. However, this is not the only reason why many foreign nationals seek to obtain a second passport of St Kitts and Nevis.

First of all, the islands are a wonderful place where you can live or go on holidays. The exotic beaches, the tropical nature, the local culture and architecture attract a vast number of tourists to St Kitts and Nevis every year. At the same time, you do not have to live on the islands nor even visit them in order to remain a citizen of St Kitts and Nevis. When you hold the passport of this country, you can make use of the following advantages:  

  • Visa-free access to nearly 150 world countries including the Schengen ones;
  • Long-term visas to the USA and Canada;
  • Convenient platform for international business;
  • Access to banking services in the world financial centers;
  • Anonymity of application for citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis in exchange for investment;
  • Opportunity to study in the best universities of the world free of charge;
  • As St Kitts and Nevis is a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations, visa-free access to Great Britain is also available even now when the Brexit procedure is over and the country has disjoined the European Union.

St Kitts and Nevis also opens new opportunities for fiscal planning, which should be interesting for businesspeople. First and foremost, the country has a very beneficial taxation system. For example, its tax residents do not have to pay any income tax at all. Neither does St Kitts and Nevis levy any inheritance nor dividend nor wealth taxes. The second important factor is the high level of personal information confidentiality that is found in St Kitts and Nevis. The country does not share its residents’ financial information with any third parties.

Thus, St Kitts and Nevis is a wonderful Caribbean country that can open vast opportunities to you. When you have a St Kitts and Nevis passport, you can make use of all the advantages that the local people are entitled to. Besides, citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis is a perfect ‘plan B’ in case something goes terribly wrong in your present country of residence.

We will be happy to put you through to a highly reliable immigration agent who will provide all the assistance necessary to obtain St Kitts and Nevis citizenship in exchange for a donation or an investment into real estate. Please send your questions and your requests to [email protected] and we will promptly reply to you.