With its breathtaking natural beauty, warm skies and white sandy beaches, St. Kitts & Nevis is one of the most stunning spots in the Caribbean. With the country’s CIP program, investors have the opportunity to wake up there every morning in as little as a few months.
This beautiful two-island nation is blessed with tropical temperatures, clear blue waters and a bustling trade and tourism economy. It is well-connected by direct flights to and from Europe and the U.S., and offers residents and citizens sought-after advantages, such as dual citizenship and tax-free worldwide income. As one of the longest-established programs of its kind, the St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program offers applicants a host of unique benefits:
Saint Kitts and Nevis has no tax on overseas income or capital and a second citizenship may complement existing tax planning and wealth protection strategies. Citizens of St. Kitts & Nevis enjoy visa free travel to over 151 countries including the EU Schengen visa zone, the UK, Ireland and Switzerland.
Dependent children up to the age of 30 years old can be included along with dependent parents from the age of 55 years. No visit is required. Government, Professional and Due Diligence fees apply
The St. Kitts & Nevis (St. Christopher & Nevis) Citizenship by Investment Program was established in 1984 under the regulations of the 1984 Citizenship Act, Part II, Section 3 (5), which makes it the oldest citizenship by investment program in the world.
To qualify for citizenship in St. Kitts & Nevis, applicants must fulfill one of the investment requirements below in addition to the following criteria:
In April 2018, Saint Kitts & Nevis launched a new permanent investment fund to replace the temporary Hurricane Relief Fund set up to address the devastation caused by the 2017 hurricanes in the Caribbean. The new Sustainable Growth Fund is open for donations with the following thresholds:
In addition, the due diligence fees are as follows:
In both cases, investors are required to pay additional applicable taxes and fees.
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Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago
261 sq. km.
0-14: 20.61%, 15-24: 14.82%, 25-54: 44.85%, 55-64: 11.38%, 65+: 8.34%
Anglican, Other Protestant, Roman Catholic
Federal parliamentary democracy (National Assembly) under a constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm
East Caribbean dollars (XCD), tied to USD
1 USD = 2.7 XCD