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In 1984, the Government of the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis created a Citizenship by Investment Program to attract investors of good character.  These investors would make a substantial contribution to St. Kitts & Nevis, thereby channeling capital into national development.  The Citizenship by Investment Program allows applicants to become citizens of the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis, without a residency requirement.  Once Citizenship is granted, passports may be easily obtained. Please note, that the program is currently closed for Iranian citizen.

Benefits of the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship:

  • Citizenship is in a British Commonwealth country
  • Citizenship is for life and not revocable
  • There is no residency requirement under the Citizenship by Investment Program
  • St. Kitts & Nevis recognizes dual citizenship, and does not require people to renounce their current citizenship
  • St. Kitts & Nevis passport-holders enjoy visa-free travel to many countries worldwide (including Canada, Britain, the European Union, and Hong Kong)
  • Having a second citizenship may allow children to avoid military service in their home country
  • Off-shore bank accounts, investments, and companies give unique opportunities for business and tax planning.

To qualify under the Citizenship by Investment Program, the following criteria must be met:

  • The principal applicant must be at least 18 years old
  • Applicants must make a one-time investment in St. Kitts & Nevis:
  • – either an investment in a Government-approved real estate project; or
  • – a contribution to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation
  • To qualify as dependents, children must be under age 25 and unmarried (if aged 18-25, children must be able to prove full-time studies and dependence on their parents)
  • Applicants must pass a Due Diligence examination, and have no criminal record
  • Applicants must complete a medical examination