Investment Visa Overview

Saint Kitts and Nevis Residency & Citizenship options

The St. Kitts & Nevis passport is globally recognised and provides visa-free travel to 155 countries, including the UK, Schengen countries, Hong Kong and Singapore. Real estate investors have the option to purchase pre-approved real estate projects or they may develop their own project subject to government approval. Real estate investments must be held for a minimum five years before citizenship is granted. Other benefits of St Kitts citizenship include: no personal income tax, no gift tax, no capital gains tax, no inheritance tax and no wealth tax; visa-free travel to over 155 countries; dual citizenship permitted; lifelong citizenship for you and your family with heirship rights; right to live, work and study in St. Kitts & Nevis; Permits bank accounts in St. Kitts & Nevis.

Program 1
  • Name
    CBI - Real Estate
  • Description

    St. Kitts' Citizenship by Investment Program is one of the oldest and most reputable programs in the world. The St. Kitts program provides three avenues to citizenship: a St. Kitts & Nevis passport via real estate investment, donation to St. Kitts' Sugar Industry Transformation Foundation, or investment through St. Kitts' Economic Diversification Fund. All options require government approval.

  • Requirements

    Applicants can qualify for citizenship by investing in a pre-approved real estate project, such as hotel shares, villas, or condominium units. The minimum real estate investment needed by legislation for each principal applicant is $400,000 (maintaining the property for 5 years) or $200,000 (not selling before 7 years).

  • Validity
    Passport - renewable. Real estate: 5 years (400k) or 7 years (200k)
  • Investment Type
    Real Estate
  • Avg. Processing Time
    2-3 months
  • Investment Amount
    200,000-400,000 USD
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    $25,000
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    No requirements
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Program 2
  • Name
    CBI - SGF
  • Description

    The donation option is generally the quicker and simpler of the two options, and it has a lower minimum investment amount. To be eligible for citizenship through the donation option, applicants must make a non-refundable donation of at least $150,000 to the St. Kitts & Nevis National Economic Fund.

  • Requirements

    A non-refundable contribution of $150,000 USD is required for a single applicant. Principal applicant with up to three dependents (such as principal applicant, spouse, and two children): a non-refundable contribution of $150,000 is required. $10,000 for additional dependents, regardless of age

  • Validity
    Passport - renewable
  • Investment Type
    Donation
  • Processing Time
    2-3 months
  • Investment Amount
    150,000 USD
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    $20,000
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    No requirements
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Official Government Website
Investment Types
Passport Overview

St. Kitts and Nevis has the world's oldest Citizenship by Investment program. Applicants can get citizenship and a passport in St. Kitts and Nevis in four months after completing a due diligence process and making the requisite financial contributions to the government." According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Saint Lucian passport is presently ranked 33rd. It allows people to travel to 145 countries without needing a visa. As a result, it has a good overall mobility score and is a desirable passport. Visa-free travel and visas on arrival are available to holders of Saint Lucian passports in countries such as Singapore, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Israel, and the whole European Union. This enables for practically quick travel to some of the world's most popular destinations. Visas are required for roughly 84 places for holders of Saint Lucian passports. Thailand, the United States, and Australia are among the nations that require a visa.

Passport Rank

26

Visa Free Countries

157

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    Yes
  • Visa Free Destinations
    126
  • Visa on Arrival
    29
  • Visa Online
    2
  • Visa Required
    18
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, UK
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    42%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    35%
Passport Ranking Factors

Saint Kitts and Nevis Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Saint Kitts and Nevis passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) is added to the number of countries Saint Kitts and Nevis passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) (eTA). There are now 126 visa-free countries for Saint Kitts and Nevis passports, 29 visa-on-arrival countries for Saint Kitts and Nevis passports, and two eTA destinations. Passport holders from Saint Kitts and Nevis can visit a total of 157 countries, either without a visa, with a visa on arrival, or with an eTA. As a result, the passport of Saint Kitts and Nevis is ranked number 26 in the world. Apart from the visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 72 other countries where Saint Kitts and Nevis passport holders will require a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries). The passport of Saint Kitts and Nevis is highly sought after due to its high ranking and the numerous visa-free countries to which its citizens have access. Citizenship in Saint Kitts and Nevis can be obtained through descent, marriage, or the Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program. The Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment program, which was established in 1984, aids the country's economic growth by allowing foreigners to acquire and obtain citizenship in as little as 4 to 6 months through one of the following avenues: Citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis are entitled to a number of benefits, including: Contact Guide Consultants via the following methods for personalized information on how to apply for citizenship in Saint Kitts and Nevis:

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    No
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