St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship

The St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program is the oldest in the world: it was launched in 1984. Since then, more than 20,000 applicants have received passports. 

Investors contribute $150,000 to the state fund or buy real estate for at least $175,000. Some real estate investments can be returned in 57 years.


Investment amount

2-6 months

Obtaining period

5-7 years

Investment return


Citizenship is passed down to the next generations

Benefits of St. Kitts & Nevis citizenship program through Investment

Visa-free travel to the UK and the Schengen countries


St Kitts and Nevis citizens can travel visa-free to 157 countries around the world, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain, Ireland and the Schengen states. A St Kitts and Nevis passport gives broader travel opportunities than any other Caribbean passport.

Long-term US visas


St Kitts and Nevis citizens can get a 10-year B-1/B-2 visa to the USA. It allows the holder to travel around the country, visit friends and family, participate in business meetings and get medical treatment in American clinics.


International business


Citizens have the right to register a company in St Kitts and Nevis. It helps investors in working with their foreign partners. For example, payments can be made without worrying about foreign exchange control regulations. The beneficial owner’s data is not entered in the commercial register when registering a company.



Tax optimisation


St Kitts and Nevis tax residents do not pay taxes on dividends, interest or royalties. There is no tax on wages, capital gains or inheritance in the country.

Terms of investment

Option 1

is the minimum investment in a share of a social or infrastructure real estate project in St Kitts and Nevis.

Option 2

go for a share or a whole property in a government-approved real estate project. The projects include five-star hotels and resorts, apartments, villas, and yacht berths.

The property can be sold in 7 years if it has been bought for $200,000 or in 5 years if it has cost more than $400,000. The investor also earns an income of 2 to 5% per annum from leasing the property.

Option 3

is the minimum price of a villa not included in the list of government-approved projects. If the investor buys the second or third type of property, an additional government fee of at least $35,050 is charged.

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