St. Kitts & Nevis Requirements
Rules & Regulations
In obtaining this citizenship by virtue of the Economic Citizenship Programme, you must make an investment in the Federation. Such an investment means (a) the purchase of real estate in an approved project (b) contributions to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation; (c) any resource donated or expended which in the opinion of Cabinet, brings substantial benefits to the Federation. For the purposes of this document, focus will be on options (a) and (b) above.
1. Sugar Investment Diversification Foundation (SIDF)
The SIDF is designated a special approved project for the purposes of the
Economic Citizenship Programme. This is a charitable contribution/Investment
made by the applicant which is aimed at assisting the social and economic
problems arising from the closure of the sugar industry in the federation.
The prescribed minimum investment amounts in relation to the SIDF are as follows:
(a) Single applicant - US$250,000.00
(b) Applicant with up to three dependants - US$300,000.00 6
(c) Applicant with up to five dependants - US$350,000.00
(d) Applicant with up to seven dependants US$450,000.00
(e) Additional contribution for each dependant above seven dependents US$50,000.00
* Kindly note that: (i) the required investment amount indicated above includes all government fees payable for the main applicant and his or her dependents except for due diligence background checks and processing fees (please see requisite fee below under “COSTS”);
(ii) With the exception of the spouse of the main applicant, where a dependent is over 18 years of age and forms part of the application, the minimum investment shall be an additional fee of US$50,000.00 per dependent.
**Additionally, these fees are regulated by the Government and are subject to change at any time.
2. Real Estate
Should you choose to invest in a real estate project, the investment should be no less than US$ 400,000.00 and should be in an approved project. An approved project is a real estate development that has been approved by Cabinet as a qualified project for Citizenship by Investment. In that regard, please see the list below indicating the approved developments in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis that we are aware of. It may be useful to involve the assistance of a realtor to assist in finding a property that is suitable to you. If you so desire and upon your instructions we can make the necessary introductions to a realtor who can assist