Dating back as far as 1984, the St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme is the oldest and longest-running official programme in the world. After more than 30 years in business, it has been branded as the ‘Platinum Standard’ for all other CBIs to follow. It is one of the most stable, trusted and successful programs of the industry.
Over the years, the government has made multiple efforts to create an attractive CBI proposition – from lowering the minimum contribution from USD 250,000 to USD 150,000, to most recently (2018), reducing the real estate investment by half the price. This was a mutually beneficial move: investors gain a powerful passport for a lower cost, and in return, St Kitts can invest more in the island’s economy and make a positive difference in the local lives.
WHY CHOOSE ST. KITTS & NEVIS
Officially known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, a dual-island nation in the West Indies, is the smallest country in the Caribbean Sea. With a breathtaking landscape of green hills, inactive volcanoes and white beaches, St. Kitts & Nevis is considered a more secluded Caribbean destination. Although tourism is still their main industry, the low density of resorts, compared to other islands, offers a more exclusive experience.
Benefits of the St. Kitts and Nevis CBI:
- quick and easy application process (3-4 months)
- visa-free or visa on arrival access to more than 150 countries
- inclusion of spouse, dependent children, parents, grandparents and siblings
- no residency requirement
- no restrictions on dual citizenship
- no tax on personal or worldwide income, inheritance or capital gains
To qualify, applicants need to fulfil ONE of the financial requirements below: