Background Information

St. Kitts and Nevis are part of the Lesser Antilles cluster of islands found where the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean meet. The islands were the first of the Caribbean islands to have been inhabited by Europeans. Up to 1983 St. Kitts and Nevis were under the UK rule. A three-kilometer channel named the Narrows separates the two islands. The islands are both part of the British Commonwealth. The economic citizenship was first introduced to St. Kitts and Nevis back in 1984, whereby applicants were required to make an economic investment. In return, the applicants and their family members are granted both a St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship and passport.

The islands are home to about 51,135 people of whom the majorities are African, Chinese, Creole and European. The most dominant language is English. The islands use the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (USD $1.00 = 2.70 EC$), as all the other Caribbean islands.

The island’s tropical climate, breathtaking beaches and safe environment make it a paradise to live and work.

St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme

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  • Applicants are able to add their family members on their applications.
  • Once the applicant obtains the citizenship, it is valid for life.
  • Citizenship can be passed down to future generations.
  • By using a St. Kitts and Nevis passport, passport holders and family members can travel visa-free to about 130 countries across the world.
  • Kitts and Nevis passports allow you and your family to travel across 130 countries and territories worldwide without the need of a visa.
  • Individuals are subject to low tax rates such as world income tax and inheritance and gift tax.
  • An individual may keep a dual citizenship is he/she chooses to.
  • Kitts and Nevis are reputed as business havens.
  • The process is time-efficient.
  • Minimum level of English is not needed.
  • The applicant is not required to be interviewed.
  • The applicant is not required to have any prior business experience.
  • The applicant is not required to reside in St. Kitts and Nevis before, during or after the application process.
  • The applicant can legally change his/her name if they choose to do so.
  • The applicant does not need to reject his/her present citizenship(s).
  • Kitts and Nevis do not inform the applicants’ domestic authorities about their new citizenship.
  • Applicants make investments after the citizenship is approved.
  • The program is in accordance to St. Kitts and Nevis legislation.

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