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  • ST. KITTS & NEVIS
  • Citizenship by Investment

ST. KITTS & NEVIS

St. Kitts & Nevis with a size of 261 Km. and with the population of approximately 55 thousand people is the smallest country in western hemisphere. The country with its capital and the largest city Basseterre is located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The official language of St. Kitts & Nevis is English as the country is a part of British Commonwealth realm. St. Kitts & Nevis were one of the first Caribbean countries, which were settled by European population. It was a home for the French and British colonies in the Caribbean.

The citizenship by investment program is the oldest program in St. Kitts & Nevis. The program is operating since 1984. This program was established to attract foreign investors and their families. This long running program is a message of the Government to the potential investors to take part in the economic growth of the country. St. Kitts & Nevis citizenship is an excellent choice for those investors who are willing to have a second passport and enjoy the opportunity to travel visa free in more than 100 countries (Including European Union, Caribbean, Canada, Hong Kong and Switzerland). It has to be mentioned here, that St. Kitts & Nevis passport is very much respected, as it has been relatively few passports issued throughout those years.

The application procedure is very easy, as it does not require investor to visit the country, to have a previous business experience, to have a minimum language requirement. The procedure for obtaining the citizenship is between 6-10 months. The passport is valid for 10 years with the right to renew. One of the biggest benefits of St. Kitts & Nevis citizenship is that there is no wealth, inheritance, gift or income tax payment obligation.

The St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Program is the oldest and most reputable citizenship by investment program in the world. Since its inception in 1984, the program has been attracting people from around the world to invest in the country’s economy in exchange for an irrevocable passport and citizenship and operates on the following constitutional, legislative and regulatory foundations:

  • Citizenship of Saint Christopher and Nevis is governed by Chapter VIII (Sections 90-95) of the Constitution of Saint Christopher and Nevis.
  • In 1984, pursuant to Section 92 (1) (h) of the Constitution, Parliament prescribed those other persons who would be entitled, upon making application, to be registered as citizens. Accordingly, Section 3 (5) of the Saint Christopher and Nevis Citizenship Act, 1984 (No. 1 of 1984) makes the following provisions:

“Subject to subsections (8) and (9) of this section, a person is entitled, upon making application under this subsection to the Minister in the prescribed manner and upon payment of any fee that may be prescribed, to be registered as a citizen of St. Christopher and Nevis without any rights of voting save ST. KITTS AND NEVIS – CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT 2 of 3 under and in accordance with the provisions of any law governing the qualification of voters, if the Cabinet is satisfied that such person has invested substantially in St. Christopher and Nevis.”

  • The Government determines, by Cabinet Decisions, which projects and which amounts of investment shall qualify as a “substantial investment” and thus lead to eligibility under the Citizenship-by-Investment Program
  • Reasons to choose St. Kitts & Nevis?

    • The applicant can apply without actually visiting the country
    • Lifetime citizenship
    • No wealth or income tax
    • No restriction on dual citizenship
    • Safe country for the investor and for the his/her family
    • No mandatory residency in the country
    • Visa free to EU Schengen countries, including UK, Ireland and Switzerland
    • No need for previous business experience
    • No mandatory language tests
    • 6-8 months processing time
  • Costs

    Hurricane Relief Fund
    Single applicant: a non-refundable contribution of US$150,000 is required
    Main applicant with up to three dependents (for example, main applicant, a spouse and two children): a non-refundable contribution of US$150,000 is required
    Additional dependents, regardless of Age: US$25,000

    Upon submission of an application, non-refundable due diligence and processing fees must be also paid. These fees amount to US$7,500 for the main applicant, and US$4,000 for each dependent of the main application who is over the age of 16 years.

    The HRF option will be available for a six (6) months period ending on March 30th 2018.

    Sugar industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF)
    A. For a single applicant, or a family of 4 or less
    Contribution US$300,000
    B. Applicant and spouse with 2 dependents
    Contribution US$300,000
    C. Applicant and spouse with 2 dependents plus additional dependents
    Contribution US$300,000
    Additional dependents (regardless of age) US$25,000
    Real Estate

    Applicants may qualify for citizenship through an investment in a pre-approved real estate project, which may include hotel shares, villas, and condominium units. The minimum real estate investment required by law is US$400,000 for each main applicant.

    Upon submission of an application, non-refundable due diligence and processing fees must also be paid. These fees amount to US$7,500 for the main applicant, and US$4,000 for each dependent of the main applicant who is over the age of 16 years.

    On approval in principle of an application made through a real estate investment, a Government fee applies, as follows:

    Main applicant: US$50,047
    Spouse of the main applicant: US$25,047
    Dependent child of the main applicant under 18 years of age: US$25,047
    Dependent child of the main applicant above the age of 18 years or dependent parent aged 55 and above: US$50,047

    In addition to these fees, real estate buyers should be aware of purchase costs (mainly compulsory insurance fund contributions and conveyance fees).

    Due Diligence:
    Main applicant US$7,500
    Spouse US$4,000
    Dependents over 16 years of age US$4,000
    Other Applicable fees:
    Passport Application fee per applicant US$1,000
    Application forms US$250
  • Visa Free

    Visa-Free/Visa-on-arrival: Albania, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gambia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niue, Norway, Palau, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Réunion, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French part), Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Wallis and Futuna, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Electronic Authorization: Bahrain, Gabon, Georgia, India, Sri Lanka

    Visa required prior to arrival: Afghanistan, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Congo Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Ghana, Guam, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Macau, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, U.S. Virgin Islands, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

    Entry denied: Libya

Capital

Basseterre

Location

Located in the continent of the Caribbean, Saint Kitts And Nevis does not share land borders with any countries.

Language

English

Currency

East Caribbean dollar(XCD)

Government

Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Area

261 km2

Population

54,961

Time Zone

(UTC-4)

70.4
VISA FREE

0.0
ECONOMIC STRENGTH

53.4
HOUSING

112.4
COST OF LIVING

29.6
DOING BUSINESS

66.3
SAFETY & SECURITY

40.0
EDUCATION

52.9
HEALTHCARE

62.2
ENVIRONMENT

65.4
GROWTH RATE

  • MOBILITY: The number of countries you can travel visa-free.
  • ECONOMIC STRENGTH : How strong country’s economic is.
  • HOUSING: Prices of housing and real estate.
  • COST OF LIVING: How cheap goods and services are.
  • BUSINESS: Easiness of doing business.
  • SAFETY & SECURITY: Crime rates in the country.
  • EDUCATION: Primary and secondary education level.
  • HEALTHCARE: Healthcare system development.
  • ENVIRONMENT: Quality of country’s environment.
  • GROWTH RATE: How fast economic is growing.

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ST. KITTS & NEVIS

Kennylin House, New Street
Basseterre, St. Kitts KN.


P.O.BOX
440

Tel
+(1869) 465 2878

Fax
+(1869) 465 6077

Email
skn@bayatgroup.com


 

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Roberts Building 60 Nevis Street,
St. John’s, Antigua.


P.O.BOX
1301

Tel
+(1268) 462 0076

Fax
+(1268) 462 3077

Email
atg@bayatgroup.com


 

MONTREAL (CANADA)

3418 Stanley Street #R1
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1R8.

Tel
+(514) 845-0232

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+(514) 845-0203

Email
mtl@bayatgroup.com


 

NEW YORK (USA)

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NY 10601, United States.

Tel
+1 914-793-2626

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PARIS (FRANCE)

91 , Rue de l' Université
75007 France.


Tel
+335 385 93 00

Fax
+334 551 0119

Mob
+336 801 7808

Email
paris@bayatgroup.com


 

DUBAI (U.A.E)

Suite 2302, Al Moosa Tower II, Trade
Centre area, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, U.A.E.


P.O.BOX
32422

Tel
+(9714) 355 4646

Mob
+(97150) 624 4646

Fax
+(9714) 355 2357

Email
dxb@bayatgroup.com


 

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Level 17, The Offices World trade Center Central Market, Al Markaziya, Abu Dhabi, UAE.


P.O.BOX
3876

Tel
+971 2 654 4086

Mob
+971 52 450 5922

Email
aud@bayatgroup.com


 

KUWAIT

Sahab Tower, level 18 Salhia,
Kuwait city, Kuwait.

 

Tel
2227 3887


 

ROSEAU (DOMINICA)

14 Great Marlborough, Roseau,
Commonwealth of Dominica.

Tel
+1 (767) 612 8290

Mob
+(1 767) 277 8399

Email
dom@bayatgroup.com


 

BEIRUT (LEBANON)

Suite 2029, Louis Vuitton Building
Allenby St. Beirut Souks Area,
Beirut, Lebanon

 

Tel
+(961) 1 957561

Email
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JEDDAH (KSA)

Level 26 King’s Road Tower, King’s Road, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

P.O.BOX
Box 40469, Jeddah 21499

Tel
+966 (12) 229 3248


 

GEORGIA

Freedom Square 4a,
Tbilisi, Georgia.

Tel
+(995) 3 22 424252

Email
tbs@bayatgroup.com


 

KUALA LUMPUR (MALAYSIA)

Menara Standard Chartered,
Unit 35-3
.

Tel
+60 (32) 110 9000

Email
kul@bayatgroup.com