The dual citizenship program of Saint Kitts and Nevis, also known as the St Kitts citizenship by investment program was established in 1984, and is the oldest economic citizenship program of its kind. The second passport program is open to individuals of good character who satisfy the due diligence requirements of the program and make a qualifying investment or donation.

Key Facts

  • Official government programme enshrined in law by the Saint Christopher and Nevis Citizenship Act 1984.
  • Dual citizenship permitted: no requirement for applicants to relinquish home country citizenship status.
  • Confidentiality is expressly preserved by law.
  • Investment property can be re-sold after 5 years to recoup all or part of the initial investment. Rental yield available in the interim period.
  • St. Kitts and Nevis citizens may visit the Schengen countries without a visa for a period of three months within any six month period following the date of first entry into any EU country.
  • As a member of the British Commonwealth, travel to approximately 130 countries in the world, including Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK and Europe for business or pleasure, visa free.
  • Full citizenship with passport is granted to the applicant and family, and is irrevocable for life.
  • Citizenship grants the unconditional and unrestricted right to live, work and travel in and out of St. Kitts and Nevis.
  • No requirement to permanently reside in St. Kitts and Nevis.
  • Access to international banking institutions, strong asset protection laws and well regulated financial services.
  • Stable democratic government and legal system based on English common law.

What Our Experts Say

The lush, green tropical island of St. Kitts and Nevis is an up and coming tourist destination in the Caribbean and is the provider of the second citizenship programme longest in existence. Similar in terms of cost and benefits to the new Antigua and Barbuda programme, the St Kitts citizenship by investment programme is a credible and desirable alternative in a stunning location with excellent facilities, a wide range of investment options and a fast and streamlined application process.

This programme will suit those seeking citizenship and a second passport in 3 months. An uncomplicated and comparatively affordable option with no onerous tax obligations. For those choosing the investment option, there is a good rental market and/or the opportunity to utilise the real estate for vacations in one of the world’s most desirable locations.