St. Kitts & Nevis Passport Program – R E Properties Caribbean

St. Kitts & Nevis - Passport Program Citizenship by Investment

The St. Kitts Passport Program is the longest standing economic citizenship program of its kind established in 1984. Our St. Kitts Passport Program is one of the most well respected investment programs and is a very unique opportunity to obtain a second citizenship. Through the St. Kitts Passport Program, you can regain your freedom of travel with over 180+ Visa-Free countries, enjoy full residency status with having the right to work in St. Kitts & Nevis and benefit from the Tax Free Status on foreign income, capital gains, gifts, wealth and inheritance. There are two investment avenues available in our St. Kitts Passport Program. The first is the St. Kitts Real Estate program which offers investors a St. Kitts Passport included in their purchase. The second St. Kitts Passport Program option is a one time government donation which grants you and your family the St. Kitts Passport and citizenship. Please read through the information below on our exciting St. Kitts Passport Program and be sure to inquire to pre-qualify.

Why Choose St. Kitts & Nevis?

The St. Kitts and Nevis Passport comes in for high praise as it is now ranked number one in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Ranked # 1 in OECS by Hanley & Partners, Ranked #2 in Caricom and Ranked #27 by Arton Capital’s World Passport Index.

Visa Free Travel

 

St. Kitts & Nevis Nationals can enjoy Visa-Free Travel to over 100 Countries including Germany, Sweden, UK, Switzerland, Bahamas, France, Hong Kong, and many more.

Fees and Costs

SUGAR INDUSTRY DIVERSIFICATION FOUNDATION (SIDF) CONTRIBUTION

Applicants may qualify for citizenship through a contribution to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF). The SIDF is a public charity tasked with diversifying St Kitts and Nevis’ economy.

  • Single applicant: a non-refundable contribution of US$250,000 is required
  • Main applicant with up to three dependents (for example, a spouse and two children): a non-refundable contribution of US$300,000 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.

Unmarried dependent children who are older than 18 but younger than 30 can also be included in the application. Similarly, dependent parents aged 55 or above may also be included.

The SIDF option is the most straightforward means of obtaining citizenship in St Kitts and Nevis.

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

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).

60 DAY ACCELERATED PROCESS

 

The Accelerated Application Process (AAP) approved by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis in October 2016 allows applications with the Citizenship by Investment Program to be accelerated to a 60 day processing period.

Interested persons applying utilizing the AAP will still be required to meet all mandatory criteria and submit the necessary supporting documents to apply for citizenship by investment.

Applications will be given an accelerated treatment from the Citizenship by Investment Unit, Due Diligence Providers and the St. Kitts and Nevis Passport Office. As a bonus this process also includes the application and processing of the St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis passport.

Applying using the AAP can see an application completed within 60 days with some applications completed in as early as 45 days.

AAP Process Fees (inclusive of Due Diligence Fees)

  • Main Applicant: US$25,000.00
  • Dependent above 16 years: US$20,000.00

In addition to the US$25,000.00 and US$20,000.00 AAP processing fees, an additional fee of US$500.00 per person will be applicable for the processing of the St. Kitts and Nevis Passport for any dependents under the age of 16 years.

Request a Free Quotation Today

 

Complete the requisition form below to receive a free evaluation on the complete cost.

Minimum Investment;

Hurricane Relief Program – $150,000 + Fees (Ends March 30, 2018)

SIDF Dontation – $250,000 + Fees

Real Estate Investment – $400,000 + Fees

Processing Time; 3-6 months

We work directly with experienced law firms, real estate developers, officially appointed and authorized by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis to represent and promote the Citizenship-by-Investment program.

FAQ

Where is St.Kitts and Nevis?

St.Kitts & Nevis is located approximately 1,200 miles away from Miami, Florida and is easily accessible via the international Airport.

What is this Citizenship-by-Investment program ?

The Citizenship by Investment Program was established in 1984 and is the oldest and one of the most respected citizenship by investment programs worldwide. This unique citizenship opportunity allows investors to regain their freedom.

What is the minimum investment needed?

Currently there is a limited time offer within a Hurricane Relief Fund which requires an investment of $150,000. This opportunity expires March 30, 2018.

The SIDF is a public charity tasked with diversifying St Kitts and Nevis’ economy.

  • Single applicant: a non-refundable contribution of US$250,000 is required
  • Main applicant with up to three dependents (for example, a spouse and two children): a non-refundable contribution of US$300,000 is required

The minimum real estate investment required by law is US$400,000 for each main applicant.

What is the time frame to process the application?

The turn around time from approval is typically 90 days. We take pride in offering one of the fastest turn around time.

What is main difference between SIDF and Real Estate option?

SIDF is a public charity and the investment amount is donated to the sugar industry foundation (charity). is non refundable by the Govt.

The real estate investment is a recoverable investment, because you can sell it after 5 years.

Are there additional fees for my children over the age of 18 years old to be included in the Citizenship application?

Applicants children who are aged between 18 – 25 years can pay additional USD 50,000 Government fees.

Are there any restrictions on who can apply?

At present the CUI does not accept applications from Iran or Afghanistan.

What are the benefits of St. Kits and Nevis Passport?

  1. Citizenship for life, for applicant and all eligible family members.
  2. Dual Citizenship is permitted, without the requirement for the applicant to reside in St. Kitts/Nevis.
  3. Passports will be issued to the applicant and all eligible family members, and are easily renewed.
  4. Visa-Free Travel to numerous countries including :- Austria, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and most British commonwealth countries.
  5. Full Residency Status and the right to work in St. Kitts/Nevis.
  6. Tax Free Status on foreign income, capital gains, gift, wealth and inheritance tax.

Are there any taxes?

St. Kitts & Nevis has no personal income tax, no wealth tax, and no inheritance taxes.

How long is the validity of passport?

The passport issued carries 10 year validity and after that it can be renewed.

Could my citizenship application be refused?

If applicant has a criminal record, a tainted reputation or unable to pass the due diligence clearance, the Government may reject the citizenship application.

Please note that granting citizenship is at the sole discretion of the St.Kitts and Nevis Government.

What documents are needed?

1. Police clearance certificate. You have to obtain, “certificate of no criminal record” in all the countries you have lived in the past 10 years. If you are in US, you will need to obtain police clearance from county and FBI.

Please note that, police certificates must be less than six months old at the time you lodge your citizenship application.

2. Two Original birth certificates per person.

3. Documents which are not in English, must be officially translated.

4. Medical certificate with HIV clearance (not older than 3 months)

5. Certified copy of Marriage certificate.

6.  Two Reference letters from Bankers, Lawyers, Chartered Accountant (not older than 3 months).

How do i start and how do i apply?

The first step is our eligibility process to ensure you quality before any payment is made. Once pre-qualified we will request a $2,500 fee to begin the initial work on the application forms and collection of supporting documents.

Do I have to live in  St. Kitts and Nevis after acquiring citizenship?

No, there are no requirements to spend any time in St. Kitts & Nevis.

Do I need to visit St.Kitts to obtain my Passport?

No, everything can be done electronically and via currier.

Is Dual Citizenship Allowed?

Yes, St.Kitts & Nevis has no restrictions on holding dual citizenships.

If I my application is not approved, what is the refund policy?

Should your application be denied, you will receive in full the government requirement fee. This refund will not include the legal or administration costs associated with your application.