HomeSt Kitts and Nevis Citizenship By Investment Program - Lincoln Global Partners

In 1984, St Kitts & Nevis launched the worlds very first Citizenship By Investment Program. With this innovation St Kitts & Nevis gave birth to a new industry that is now worth $25 Billion per year.

As the daddies of the Citizenship By Investment industry, Saint Kitts & Nevis have built a robust process over the years and continually improve their offering as new competitors enter the market. St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship to this day remains one of the most attractive and valuable assets on the market.

Providing Visa-Free travel to 157 countries and jurisdictions including the United Kingdom, European Schengen Area, Russia, Singapore and Hong Kong the St. Kitts & Nevis Passport leads the pack in terms of visa-free travel access in the Caribbean Citizenship By Investment scene.

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St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship
Key Benefits

Visa Free Travel to 157 countries
On paper St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship offers the strongest passport of all Caribbean Citizenship By Investment Programs with visa-free travel to 152 countries including The UK, Schengen, Singapore, Russia and Hong Kong.
Citizenship can be passed down by descent
Citizenship can be passed down by descent to future children
No Physical residency requirements
There are no physical residency requirements imposed on new citizens and their families.
Tax Benefits
St Kitts and Nevis imposes no personal income tax, gift tax, inheritance tax, or net worth tax.
Special Relationship with the U.K
As citizens of a commonwealth country St. Kitts and Nevis Citizens have certain privileges in the U.K.
Optional Fast-track Application Process
St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship applications usually take from 3-6 months. However under the accelerated process citizenship can be acquired in just 45-60 days.
A Safe & Attractive Location for a Second Home
Saint Kitts and Nevis are two of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean and wonderful places for island retreats.
UK Educational Opportunities as a Commonwealth Citizen
Commonwealth citizens are eligible to apply for Master's and PHD Degree scholarships.
Attractive Real Estate Investment Opportunities
Under the real estate option investors can diversify their portfolio by investing in Caribbean property and enjoying solid returns.
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St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship

Investment Option 1 Government Donation

In order to qualify for St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship via the government donation route applicants must make a non-refundable contribution to the Sustainable Island State Contribution (SISC) of the following amounts:

Main applicant only: US$250,000
Main applicant and a spouse: US$300,000
Main applicant and one dependent: US$300,000
Main applicant, a spouse and one or two dependents; US$350,000
Main applicant and two or three dependents: US$350,000
Each additional dependent under 18: US$50,000
Each additional dependent aged 18 or over: US$75,000

The most recent changes to this contribution option went into effect in August 2023
What other fees and costs are associated with the Citizenship By Investment application?

Due diligence fee: $10,000 for main applicant and $7500 for each dependent over 16
Lawyer/Agent fee:  Typically around $6,000 per application depending on the number of family members
Passport fee: $350 per person
Additional: Courier charges, Bank transfer, Translation, Notary etc  $1,000

Who can be included on ones application as a dependent?

Dependents can be added under the following criteria:

  • Main applicant’s spouse
  • Children of the main applicant and/or their spouse under the age of 18
  • Children of the main applicant and/or their spouse between 18 and 30 years if they are enrolled full time at a recognized higher education institution; and/or fully supported by the main applicant
  • Main applicant or spouse’s parents and grandparents over the age of 55 who live with and are fully supported by the main applicant
  • A child of the main applicant or spouse of the main applicant who is above the age of 18 years and physically or mentally challenged.

Dependents can now be added anytime after the main applicant obtains St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship. They will pay the required additional fees at the time of adding dependent(s). 

What other requirements are there to qualify for the Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship By Investment Program?

Applicants are subject to stringent due diligence checks and must prove the source of income for their investment. To apply they must be at least 18 years of age, have a clean criminal record and have faced no visa-rejections from any countries that Saint Kitts & Nevis citizens have visa-free travel from.

and be able to prove

  • over 18 years old
  • without a criminal record
  • not under sanction
  • with legal income
  • no visa refusal
  • has passed a due diligence check
What is the Sustainable Growth Fund?

The Sustainable Island State Contribution fund has recently replaced the Sustainable Growth Fund. This fund will be directed towards advancing St. Kitts and Nevis into a sustainable island with a thriving quality of life, based on the following 7 pillars:

  1. Increasing local food production;
  2. Transitioning to Green Energy; 
  3. Diversifying the economy;
  4. Attracting and supporting sustainable industries; 
  5. Evolving the Creative Economy; 
  6. Recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic; and 
  7. Expanding social protection and safety nets to protect the most vulnerable.
What are the advantages of the donation option?

The donation route via the SISC fund is the quickest and most straightforward route to a second passport in Saint Kitts & Nevis. The contribution is made directly to the government fund and the Citizenship By Investment Unit can process applications efficiently.

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Investment Option 2
Government-Approved Real Estate Investments from $200,000 USD

Investors can qualify for St Kitts and Nevis citizenship via the real estate option with an investment into government approved real estate project by purchasing qualifying hotel shares, villas and condominium units.

The minimum investment requirement is $200,000 USD for investments that can be resold after 7 years or $400,000 for investments that can be sold after a period of 5 years.

The following fees must accompany ones application:

Due Diligence Fees:
Main Applicant - $7,500 USD
Dependent over the age of 16 - $4,000 USD

Government fees
Main applicant: $35,050 USD
Spouse: $20,050 USD
Sibling: $40,000 USD per person
Other Dependents: $10,050 USD per person
Are there any additional fees?

Application Fees: $250 per person

Passport Fees: $350 per person

Real Estate Investments are also subject to:

  • Compulsory Insurance Funds
  • Conveyance fees/ Share registration costs
What else is required to apply for citizenship by investment in St. Kitts & Nevis?

Applications are subject to stringent due diligence checks. Applicants must have a clean criminal record, be at least 18 years of age and have never been rejected from a visas in any of the countries that St. Kitts & Nevis has agreements with.

What are the advantages of the real estate option?

Investors who choose the real estate option own a physical asset to the value of their investment, earn annual returns and in some can own a second home on a beautiful Caribbean Island.

Is it possible to finance my investment?

Yes, there are some developers who can part finance ones investment.

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Process to St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship

St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship can be acquired within 3-6 months or in the case of the fast-track option just 60 days!

STEP 1Initial Consultation

During an initial consultation will Lincoln Partners we will discuss your case and evaluate your investment options.

STEP 2Select Your Investment Route

Applicants must decide whether to choose the donation or the real estate investment route. In the case of the real estate investment the applicant must decide on the selection of government approved real estate projects presented to them by LGP.

STEP 3Prepare Documentation

Gather all the required documentation and file your application for submission to the Governments Citizenship By Investment Unit.

STEP 4Pay Due Diligence Fees & Submit your application to the CBI Unit in Saint Kitts & Nevis

Processing of application (3-6 months)

STEP 5Receive pre-approval and Complete investment

Upon receiving pre-approval applicants must proceed with their donation/investment.

STEP 7Receive your Saint Kitts & Nevis Passport by courier

Congratulations on becoming a citizen of Saint Kitts & Nevis!

Asked Questions

Checkout our FAQ's or reach out to us directly via the contact form at the bottom of the page with further questions.
How do Siblings prove dependency on the main applicant?

In order for siblings to be included on ones account they must prove financial dependency on the main applicant. They can do this by submitting an affidavit which is submitted by the main applicant.

Can my application be done remotely?

Investors in the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship By Investment program have the option to submit their application remotely.

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History of Saint Kitts & Nevis

Saint Kitts & Nevis is a country composed of two adjacent islands located in the Caribbean Sea. Forming part of the Lesser Antilles island chain, Saint Kitts & Nevis is famous for its pristine tropical beaches, lush rainforests and welcoming inhabitants. With a rich colonial history and a colourful annual carnival, the tiny Caribbean nation is a popular tourist destination.

Saint Kitts & Nevis has one of the most well established offshore banking industries in the Caribbean. With zero global income, inheritance, wealth and gifts tax Saint Kitts & Nevis has long been a haven for high-net worth individuals look to protect their wealth.

The country offers some of the most attractive real estate investment opportunities in the
Caribbean for both those interested in acquiring a second home in paradise and those interested in making a return on their investment.
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