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St. Kitts and Nevis


Investor Visas for Saint Kitts and Nevis


About Saint Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts & Nevis are located in the northern part of the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean, 19 degrees north of the equator, separated by a channel two miles wide. St. Kitts is 23 miles long and 5 miles across at it’s widest, encompassing an area of 68 square miles.

St Kitts was recently named one of the world’s top 20 islands to live on by ISLANDS MAGAZINE.


Key Benefits of Residency in Saint Kitts and Nevis :-

Saint Kitts and Nevis is an island economy with a large sized role played by the tourism sector.  As the government steers away from the traditional sugar based industries, investors can find many areas to invest and prosper in.   The opportunities in sectors such as tourism, export-oriented manufacturing and offshore banking are abundant.

Furthermore, citizenship of Saint Kitts and Nevis entitles the holder to travel without the need for a visitor permit to many countries including the European Union, United Kingdom and Canada.

Unlike some other destinations, St. Kitts does not have any residency requirement; which is advantageous to those having reasons to travel frequently.

For those desirous of retaining their original citizenship, St. Kitts offers the choice of having dual citizenship.

Processing times of applications for citizenship are currently averaging 3 months.  This would probably make this program one of the fastest processing times around the globe.



Obtaining Citizenship of Saint Kitts and Nevis through the Investor Visa route

The "Citizenship by Investment" Programme of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, is provided for in the Citizenship Act 1984.

This program's key purpose is to attract investors of good character, who will make a substantial contribution to St. Kitts & Nevis.  Investment funds generated by this program contribute to the development of the nation.  Additionally the Constitution allows applicants to invest in St. Kitts & Nevis and receive citizenship without a residency requirement.

Investment in premier real estate opportunities of elegant ocean view villas, can also qualify you for this program.  Investment options start at US$350,000.



Summary  - Benefits of St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship


  • St Kitts Citizenship for life, for applicant and all eligible family members
  • The applicant is not required to reside in St. Kitts
  • Dual-citizenship is permitted without the requirement to notify the applicant’s home country
  • Passports are issued to successful applicants and any eligible dependants
  • Visa-free travel to a number of countries
  • Full-residency status
  • Tax-free status on foreign income, capital gains, gift, wealth and inheritance tax



Next Steps

To know more, get queries answered or to get started with your application, send your email to


Images of St. Kitts  - Let the pictures speak a 1000 words !

Saint Kitts and Nevis - Southeast tip

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