Citizenship by Investment Program
The Citizenship-by-Investment Program of St Kitts and Nevis was established in 1984 and is the longest running established program in the world.
The purpose of this program is to attract investors of good character to make substantial contributions to the development of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis. These investors are given the opportunity to apply or citizenship and passport within the strict guidelines of the law and relevant regulations.
Essentially there are two options available to you to qualify you to apply for Citizenship. These two options are;
Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation
Acquisition of citizenship under the SIDF option requires a contribution to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation. The contribution is in the form of a one-time payment, and there are four different categories:
- Single applicant: US$ 250,000 investment required
- A. Single Applicant US $ 250,000.00
- B. Applicant with up to three dependants (i.e. spouse and two children below the age of 18): US$ 300,000 investment required
- C. Applicant with up to five dependants (i.e. one spouse and four children): US$ 350,000 investment required
- D. Applicant with six and more dependants: US$ 450,000 investment required
In each of these categories, the total amount includes all government and due diligence fees. The documentation required for an application is reasonable and the application procedure is straightforward. The average processing time under this option is 3 - 4 months. There is an additional government fee of US$ 50,000.00 for a dependent child over the age of 18 who is still in full time study.
When you acquire citizenship under the St Kitts and Nevis Investment Program you are becoming a citizen of the commonwealth giving you and your children privileges in the United Kingdom. Example: The ability to study without a student visa and after study be able to work for up to two years.
You are also able to hold dual citizenship with St Kitts and Nevis and the acquisition of your Citizenship is not reported to other countries.
Countries and territories that allow visa-free access and visa on arrival to holders of a passport from St.Kitts & Nevis:
Visa Free Access
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Cape Verde Islands
Korea, Republic of
Macao (SAR China)
St. Vincent and
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks & Caicos Islands
Visa on Arrival Access
Armenia (with up to 120 days visa)
Djibouti (with up to 30 days visa)
Egypt (Sharmalsheikh up to 15 days, other cities up to 30 days)
Important Note: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained herein is correct and up-to-date, Aries International cannot accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any errors or omissions. Up-to-date visa regulation should be checked each time before traveling