ST KITTS & NEVIS CIU PROGRAMME

Why 

(Benefits)

Citizens of St Kitts and Nevis can take advantage of a range of benefits, including:

  • Citizenship for life and the ability to include family members in your application
  • Ability to pass citizenship to future generations by descent.
  • Right to live and work in St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Opportunity to maintain dual citizenship if desired
  • Complete privacy about your citizenship, ensuring that your citizenship status is not reported to third parties
  • Visa-free travel to over 130 countries and territories, including the European Union, the Schengen region, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore
  • Low tax regime, safeguarding citizens from adverse consequences of things such worldwide income, inheritance and gift tax
  • Fast processing time, transparent requirements, no interview, no previous business experience required and no minimum level of English
  • No requirement to reside in St. Kitts and Nevis before, during or after the application

What 

(Programme)

Established in 1984, the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme is the oldest economic citizenship programme in the world. Run by the Citizenship by Investment Unit, with 30 years of administrative experience and a commitment to transparency, it serves as an example to other countries with similar programmes.

The programme allows qualified investors to obtain citizenship in exchange for either a contribution to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation or a recoverable investment in a pre-approved real estate project.

How 

(Process &

Investment Options)

To qualify for St Kitts and Nevis citizenship, applicants must be at least 18 years of age, of good character without criminal records, and able and willing to make the required contribution or investment.

An applicant must either make a contribution into the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) or make an investment in designated Real Estate.

Option

#1

SUGAR INDUSTRY DIVERSIFICATION FOUNDATION (SIDF) OPTION

The Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) is a charitable organisation that was established in 2006 that has the primary purpose of helping the country transition from a sugar-based economy to a diversified economy.

The minimum required contribution under this option starts at $250,000, and varies in accordance with the number of dependants that the main applicant submits along with his or her application. Due diligence fees apply. Please see the chart for details.

Option

#2

Investment in Real Estate

Under this option, an applicant must purchase pre-approved real estate with a minimum value of $400,000. The real estate must be held for 5 years.

Projects

St Kitts and Nevis works with many government approved real estate developers of apartments, luxury villas, hotels and condominiums. Below is a list of government approved real estate projects:

COMPANY LOCATION
BEACH & GOLF RESIDENCE LTD. St Kitts
BEACON HEIGHTS St Kitts
BEAUMONT PARK St Kitts
BOTANICAL GARDENS Nevis
BRIMSTONE VILLAGE St Kitts
BUSCH HILL GARDENS Nevis
BUTLERS ESTATE RESORT RESIDENCES Nevis
CALYPSO BAY  St Kitts
CARINO HAMILTON ESTATE Nevis
CASTLE BAY VILLAS Nevis
CENTRAL PARK ESTATE Nevis
CHRISTOPHE HARBOUR St Kitts
CHRISTOPHE HARBOUR – RANGE DEVELOPMENT (PARK HYATT) St Kitts
CHRISTOPHE HARBOUR – WINDSWEPT RESIDENCE CLUB St Kitts
CLAY VILLA CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENT St Kitts
CLIFFDWELLERS Nevis
CLIFTON GARDENS Nevis
COAST TO COAST DEVELOPMENT St Kitts
DOVE PROPERTIES LTD St Kitts
FERN HILL VILLA DEVELOPMENT Nevis
FISHERMAN’S CABANA LTD Nevis
FORT ASHBY BEACH CLUB Nevis
FOUR SEASONS RESORTS ESTATES Nevis
GOLDEN RISE VILLAS AND SPA Nevis
GOLDEN ROCK COMMERCIAL PARK St Kitts
GOLF VIEW St Kitts
HALF MOON BAY VILLAS St Kitts
HAMILTON VILLAS AND SPA Nevis
HELDONS ESTATE HOTEL AND RESIDENCES St Kitts
HERITAGE PLANTATION St Kitts
HERMITAGE HOTEL Nevis
HILLSBORO SUNSET SUITES St Kitts
HORIZON VILLA St Kitts
HTRIP CANDY RESORT Nevis
JONES ESTATE VILLAS Nevis
KINGFISHER CLUB Nevis
KITTITIAN HILL St Kitts
KITTOVATION LTD St Kitts
KOI RESORT AND RESIDENCES St Kitts
LEEWARD COVE St Kitts
LIVE NEVIS Nevis
LIVE NEVIS LIFE LTD Nevis
MAJESTIC GARDENS CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENTS St Kitts
MANOR BY THE SEA St Kitts
MARRIOTT RESIDENCES St Kitts
MONTEBELLO RESIDENCES St Kitts
MONTPELIER PLANTATION INN Nevis
MOUNT NEVIS HOTEL Nevis
NELSONS SPRING BEACH VILLA AND SPA Nevis
NEVISIAN SUNSET CONDOMINIUMS Nevis
OCEAN GROVE St Kitts
OCEAN TERRACE INN CONDOMINIUMS St Kitts
OCEAN’S EDGE St Kitts
ORAY’S DEVELOPMENT St Kitts
PARADISE PALMS LTD Nevis
PELICAN BAY (EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON ST KITTS) St Kitts
PINNEY’S HOTEL DEVELOPMENT LTD Nevis
PIRATES NEST St Kitts
PORT ZANTE St Kitts
PRIME DEVELOPMENTS LTD St Kitts
RENDEZVOUS HILLS LIMITED St Kitts
RIVERE HOUSE COTTAGES DEVELOPMENT Nevis
ROYAL GATEWAY ESTATE Nevis
ROYAL GOLF ESTATE St Kitts
ROYAL ST KITTS HOTEL’S VACATION FOR LIFE CONDOMINIUM St Kitts
SCOTCH BONNET St Kitts
SEA LOFTS St Kitts
SELSOLEIL St Kitts
SERENITY PALMS CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENT Nevis
SILVER REEF St Kitts
ST CHRISTOPHER CLUB St Kitts
ST KITTS CASTLE St Kitts
STARBOARD HOUSE St Kitts
SUNDANCE RIDGE St Kitts
SUNRISE HILL VILLAS St Kitts
SUNSET HEIGHTS CONDOMINIUMS Nevis
SV CONDOS LTD 2014 St Kitts
TAMARIND COVE MARINA DEVELOPMENT LTD Nevis
THE NORTH WING (ST KITTS MARRIOTT RESORT BEACH CASINO) St Kitts
THE OASIS AT NEVIS Nevis
TURQUOISE WATERFRONT CONDOMINIUMS DEVELOPMENT Nevis
UNIVERSITY GARDENS CONDOMINIUMS Nevis
VISTA VILLAS INC St Kitts
ZENITH NEVIS ALPHA CONDOMINIUM  Nevis