St Kitts and Nevis

Country profile

St Kitts and Nevis is a federal state located in the Caribbean Sea. Early colonisation (Christopher Columbus named the island of St Kitts after his patron saint) resulted in the country being referred to as the ‘Mother Colony of the West Indies’. Today, the nation is highly focused on tourism and champions luxury resort development. St Kitts and Nevis also has a strong reputation for its international financial services, particularly with respect to the establishment of offshore LLCs. Strong fiscal responsibility and debt management have seen St Kitts and Nevis emerge as the first country in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union to bring its debt-to-GDP ratio under the international benchmark of 60 per cent.

  • Official name: Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis
  • National anthem: O Land of Beauty!
  • Location: Caribbean, Americas
  • Capital city: Basseterre
  • Official language: English
  • Independence: 19 September 1983, from the United Kingdom
  • Government type: Constitutional monarchy with a federal, parliamentary democracy
  • Head of State: Monarch represented by the Governor General
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister
  • Basis of legal system: English common law
  • Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar
  • Climate: Tropical
St Kitts

Programme Profile

The St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme

  • World’s most longstanding economic citizenship programme
  • Known as the ‘platinum standard’ of citizenship by investment
  • Two investment options:
    • A contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF), a permanent feature of the Programme that was established in March 2018
    • An investment in pre-authorised real estate, with two possible sub-options: an investment to be held for five years or a smaller, joint investment to be held for seven years. A US$35,000 real estate Government Fee is applicable for single applicants irrespective of the real estate branch they select.
  • Due Diligence Fees, minor Processing Fees, and Certificate of Registration Fees apply under all options
  • Applications are processed by the Citizenship by Investment Unit
  • Approvals or denials are normally issued within three months, but a VIP Accelerated Application Process (AAP), available at a premium fee, allows applicants to receive citizenship within 60 days of submitting an application
  • No interview, language, education, or business requirement
  • No obligatory travel or residence
  • Robust due diligence, with new upcoming processes focusing on fingerprinting and biometrics