An island country of eternal spring and ultra-modern digital economy is Saint Kitts and Nevis. Since 1983, this country has attracted wealthy people worldwide with the help of local citizenship-by-investment programs. And the demand for Saint Kitts citizenship is growing every year due to seven reasons:
- Obtaining a passport is very simple: you can apply for citizenship in 3-4 months and record 45 days at extra charges. The requirements for the investor are minimal, there are no restrictions on knowledge of the language or residence, and the package of documents is small compared to other countries.
- There is a real tax haven on the island: no income tax, as well as property, wealth, donations, inheritance, and dividends taxation.
- This passport allows traveling without visas: citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis can fly, travel or swim to more than 150 countries in all corners of the world (including the European Union) without a visa or receiving a permit upon arrival. The travel to Canada and the United States is not so simple — there is no visa-free regime with these countries, but they allow you to apply for long-term ten-year visas for the St. Kitts passport.
- Saint Kitts is ideal for doing business: the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and has long-standing, close economic relations with the European Union and the United Kingdom. At the same time, the country offers one of the best offshore banking in the world, along with absolute confidentiality of all fiscal information.
- Citizenship can be obtained for the whole family: an investor can apply for passports for up to seven people at once, including:
- brothers and sisters.
- The island is known for a very comfortable and cozy life: St. Kitts has a surprisingly low crime rate, a mild tropical climate, intact nature, wild beaches, breathtaking landscapes, and at the same time, modern infrastructure with all amenities. Simultaneously, Saint Kitts is actively developing the digital sphere — for example, the Federation recently joined the money turnover of DCash, the new international Caribbean digital currency.
- Saint Kitts is a country with a severe and solid reputation: an international reputation is crucial for the Federation. Therefore all investment program applicants are carefully chosen and verified. The myths about the black business haven remain only myths and have never been confirmed.
Find out more information, advantages, and tips on how to get the passport of the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis in the detailed citizenship-by-investment guide.
How much does a Saint Kitts passport cost?
The investment program offers two options to obtain a Federation passport:
- Charitable contribution: $150,000 of investments are measured out for the sugar industry development. At the same time, until December 31, 2021, Saint Kitts offers a family discount: passports for four people cost the same as one — $150,000.
- Investment in real estate: the minimum amount is $200,000. You can choose one of the resort properties that the government has approved of St. Kitts. The purchased property or share in the resort can be resold profitably after five years of retention.
How to become a citizen of Saint Kitts and Nevis
The passport of the Saint Kitts Federation can be obtained in five simple steps:
- Collect all the necessary documents and pay the fees for the security clearance of the investor and application processing.
- Send the collected documents: scans to the St. Kitts Migration Department website, and duplicate the originals by mail.
- Wait until the application and documents are considered.
- Obtain approval from the program department and transfer the investment.
- Obtain a certificate of naturalization and a passport of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Please note! You cannot perform the entire procedure on your own. According to the Federation’s law, only a licensed migration agent has a right to carry out the process, for example, Migronis. This international company has several advantages: for example, you do not have to deal with the translation and apostille of the documents, fill out questionnaires, and solve minor problems during the registration — the agency’s experts take care of all such issues.