LOCATION: Eastern Caribbean Sea



CURRENCY: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

CAPITAL: Basseterre

NEAREST AIRPORT: Basseterre and Nevis

MAJOR  INDUSTRIES: Tourism, Real Estate, Financial Services

St. Kitts and Nevis, a two island nation is as exclusive Caribbean destination having natural beauty, tropical temperatures, clear blue waters having a rich history with varied influences from different cultures. The twin islands offer almost year round sunshine and a diverse range of landscapes. The main economic drivers are tourism, real estate, and financial services.
The Citizenship-by-Investment Program of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis was established in 1984, making it the longest established program of this kind in the world.



There are several Investment Options to obtain St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship:


The Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) is the newest investment channel under St Kitts and Nevis’ CBI Programme, introduced by Prime Minister Timothy Harris himself in March, 2018. It is the most secure and straightforward route to second citizenship in St Kitts and Nevis.

Benefits of SGF:

  • The SGF offers the most straightforward route to citizenship.
  • It’s a discrete channel where your privacy is ensured.
  • Your second citizenship is for life, meaning that it can be passed down to future generations.
  • No mandatory travel or language requirements.
  • Increased global mobility with visa-free and visa-on-arrival access to over 150 countries.
  • You will gain citizenship of a country with a low tax regime including no income, inheritance or gift tax.​

To obtain citizenship in St Kitts and Nevis, an applicant must make a contribution to the SGF. Family members including spouse, children, parents and grandparents can be included in the application.

  • Single applicant: a non-refundable contribution of USD 150,000 is required.
  • Main applicant with up to three dependents (a spouse and two children): a non-refundable contribution of USD 195,000 is required. 
  • Additional dependents, regardless of age: USD 10,000.

In addition, a non-refundable due diligence and processing fees of USD 7,500 for the main applicant and USD 4,000 for each dependent of the main applicant who is over the age of 16 years.


Applicants may qualify for citizenship through an investment in a pre-approved real estate project, including hotel shares, villas, and condominium units. The minimum real estate investment required by law is USD 200,000 (resalable after 7 years) or USD 400,000 (resalable after 5 years) for each main applicant.

In Addition to this non-refundable due diligence and processing fees is also paid. These fees amount to USD 7,500 for the main applicant, and USD 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: USD 35,050
  • Spouse of the main applicant: USD 20,050
  • Any other qualified dependent of the main applicant regardless of age: USD 10,050

Key Benefits of St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program:

  • No residence requirements.
  • Citizenship-by-descent is available to future generations.
  • Dual citizenship is allowed by the nation.
  • There is no minimum stay required.
  • Visa free travel for over 150 countries including all EU countries, Switzerland, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • Free to live and work in St. Kitts as a citizen.
  • Tax free- no income, inheritance or wealth tax.
  • No requirement to travel to St. Kitts & Nevis during the application process.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Hold no Criminal Record
  • Proof of High Personal Net Worth
  • Police Clearing Certificate
  • Provide no false information
  • Has not been denied a visa to a country with which St. Kitts and Nevis has visa-free travel agreements.
  • A medical Certificate for good health

Application Processing Time: Approximately 4 months. There is also “The Accelerated Application Process (AAP)” that enables to get the citizenship in 60 days.
No minimum stay requirement.

1. Please note, all information provided here should not be considered legal advice.
2. The text is intended as a source of basic information. It is regularly updated. No liability can be accepted for the accuracy or completeness of its contents.