St. Kitts & Nevis Benifits
St. Kitts Citizenship by Investment Program
CITIZENSHIP IN ST. KITTS & NEVIS - THE CITIZENSHIP-BY-INVESTMENT PROGRAM
Under the guidance of a progressive government, St. Kitts and Nevis is emerging to embrace a controlled and well-managed program of tourism-related development, and significant to the nation's economic expansion is its Citizenship-By-Investment Program. Today, the international demand for second citizenship is at an unprecedented level. The St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship-by-Investment Program (CIP) is the world's most competitive program in terms of value of travel document versus expected residency. Created in 1984, the St. Kitts & Nevis CIP is the longest established program of its kind in the world and requires a minimum property purchase of $ 400,000 in an approved development. Additional Government processing fees are due depending on the size of the family and upon application; buyers must undergo third-party security and medical checks before approval. Processing time to citizenship ranges from 3 to 6 months.
CITIZENSHIP IN ST. KITTS & NEVIS - PROGRAM BENEFITS
Once you receive your St. Kitts & Nevis citizenship, you and your family will enjoy many benefits:
Visa-free travel to approximately 140 countries including Canada, the U.K., Switzerland, the European Union countries including all 28 Schengen states and most other British Commonwealth countries
Flexible residency - no minimum requirement
Dual and lifetime citizenship for you and eligible family members
St. Kitts & Nevis has no wealth, income or inheritance tax
The property must be held for 5 years and thereafter can be sold to new citizenship applicants
Information on persons who acquire citizenship is kept completely confidential by the government and is not reported to your present country of citizenship
Potential preferential treatment in the U.K. For example, children may study in the U.K. visa-free and are permitted to work in the U.K. for 2 years thereafter without a permit
St. Kitts & Nevis passport is valid for 10 years and can be renewed thereafter.