Citizenship-by-Investment in St. Kitts & Nevis
Citizenship-by-Investment in St. Kitts & Nevis
This beautiful two-island nation is blessed with tropical temperatures, clear blue waters and a bustling trade and tourism economy. It is well connected by direct flights to and from Europe and the U.S., and offers residents and citizens sought-after advantages such as dual citizenship and tax-free worldwide income.
St. Kitts & Nevis has been independent since 1983 and forms part of Lesser Antilles a group of islands located 2,000 km to the southeast of Miami. The Federation comprises two islands Nevis and St Kitts and the truly appropriate slogan of the local tourism authority is: Two islands - one paradise.
The country's reputation is untouched, St Kitts & Nevis is part of the Commonwealth; the Head of State is the Queen of England and is a well-functioning democracy based on the British parliamentary system.
Conveniently positioned for business people, the official and business language is English. The Federation is a member of the United Nations (UN), the British Commonwealth, of the Organization of American States (OAS), Caricom and various other international organizations.
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank has its headquarters on St. Kitts. It maintains the stability of the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$), the national currency of most Eastern Caribbean countries, which is pegged to the US dollar.
Capital City Basseterre
Total Area ....107 mi2
GDP ....US$ 1.087 Billion
Independence from UK ....1983
St. Kitts & Nevis (St. Christopher & Nevis) Citizenship-by-Investment Program was established in 1984 under the regulations of the 1984 Citizenship Act, Part II, Section 3 (5), which makes it the longest established Citizenship-by-Investment Program in the world.
The Program offers many benefits in exchange of several requirements that applicants must meet. To qualify for citizenship in St. Kitts & Nevis, applicants need to fulfill one of the investment requirements outlined in the “Investment Options” section, in addition to the following criteria:
The following contribution requirements must be met:
US$ 150,000 - single applicant
US$ 175,000 - main applicant + spouse
US$ 10,000 - per each additional dependent except spouse
The property purchase must equal a minimum of US$400,000 invested in government-approved shares in a real estate development. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of 5 years; investors may also be required to pay additional taxes and fees.
Due Diligence Fees
Government fees for Real Estate Investment option only:
If you are looking for luxury living in St. Kitts then Christophe Harbour is for you. It is a mega development with a 300 acre marina and planned Tom Fazio designed 18 hole golf course located on the south peninsula of St. Kitts. Christophe Harbour is the epitome of luxury living surrounded by the tropical landscape of St. Kitts. The service and amenities are the finest in the Caribbean.
Located on the Southeast Peninsula of St. Kitts island, the huge territory of Christophe Harbour is replete with turquoise lagoons, sandy beaches and picturesque vegetate hills with dizzying views to Nevis Island.
Absorbing the authentic Kittitian heritage and Caribbean lifestyle, Christophe Harbour is bringing to perfection natural beauty of the landscape by creating the unique surrounding composed of a super-yacht marina, fine dining restaurants and beach clubs, a designer’s golf course and, of course, outstanding real estate opportunities.
A hideaway nestled in a cozy niche at Sandy Bank Bay, The Windswept villas enjoy exquisite views of the harbour, Atlantic Ocean, and Caribbean sunsets.
Nine newly developed, turnkey villas are available for equity share purchase. Each private, 4-bedroom residence has been designed for maximum enjoyment of harbour, ocean, and beach views and offers spacious indoor and outdoor living areas ideal for the island lifestyle. The Windswept villas are only short walk from The Pavilion beach club, a chic gathering place featuring exceptional dining with natural-edged pools, changing facilities with waterfall showers, and beachside cabana bar.
Featuring a collection of stylish, intimate and Caribbean-inspired turnkey villas, Ocean Grove is Christophe Harbour’s newest luxury neighbourhood.
Delivering ease of ownership and stylish comfort, Ocean Grove offers a collection of 47 turnkey villas tucked into the seductive backdrop of Sandy Bank Bay. Each whole ownership villa has 2 ensuite bedrooms, generous outdoor living space, and a choice of furnishing options. A central location provides effortless access to resort amenities including tennis, hiking trails, marina village, and The Pavilion beach club.
The Four Seasons Nevis is world Renowned. It is a private world of unmatched luxury. The Four Seasons Resort Estates offers a variety of lovely real estate offerings that has the amenities and service of this great hotel.
Stretched from the golden beach to the top of the hill, the Four Seasons Resort Estates offers a unique opportunity to choose the best environment for your personal world.
Ultimate villas and beach houses are complemented by various services of the resort. Here you have everything for an unforgettable holiday full of colorful emotions and new experience! Enjoy watersports and diving in the Caribbean sea, try the Robert Trent Jones II championship golf course, experience the care of SPA professionals and be delighted with fine dining in one of the lovely restaurants accompanied by live music and stunning Caribbean sunsets.
Fill your life with everything that makes you happy. You can do it here, in Nevis’ hidden gem – the Four Seasons Resort & Residence.
With its unspoiled beauty and relaxed atmosphere, Pinney’s Beach is the perfect location to create your Caribbean home away from home.
The Villas at Pinney’s Beach are a selection of chic, architect-designed homes beside the most beautiful beach on Nevis. These spacious three- and four-bedroom villas each have their own private pool and landscaped gardens. Move right-in to a fully-furnished villa with spectacular views of Nevis peak.
Set between the green lawns and water features of the golf course and the south border of the Resort, the Villas at Pinney’s Beach are just steps from the Caribbean Sea.
You can choose from one-tenth or one-quarter ownership shares in three- or four-bedroom freestanding villas. Combining Caribbean touches and a Mediterranean courtyard layout with contemporary flair, the architecture is designed to encourage indoor-outdoor living and provide spectacular views without sacrificing privacy.
We all feel the demands of life pull us in many directions. We all yearn for that rare moment when we can finally escape to that much earned vacation. We all wish we could get away more often and that it could last much longer. And that’s just it…because we all live for vacation, we simply thought…why not Vacation for Life? Well, the Royal St. Kitts Hotel1 has now made that a possibility, offering condominium units at its tropical, 18-acre resort property through its Vacation for Life Condominium Program. The Vacation for Life Program is also a St. Kitts-Nevis Government-Approved Investment Opportunity for Economic Citizenship. Under the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis’ long-established Citizenship by Investment Program, investors of good character are eligible for St. Kitts-Nevis citizenship when they invest at least $400,000 USD on real estate sold by a government-approved developer.
Islands Magazine lists St. Kitts as one of the best 20 islands to live on and characterizes the island as “one of those increasingly rare isles that hasn’t been overrun by mega development” (July/August 2007). That’s exactly why we like it and why we believe you will too. Experience authentic Kittitian life: stroll through the capital city of Basseterre, hike the rainforest, take an unforgettable ride with the St. Kitts Scenic Railway, rejuvenate on a catamaran cruise to Nevis, or just “lime” on one of St. Kitts’ many beautiful beaches. There’s no shortage of things to do here and no requirement to do anything in particular!
The Royal St. Kitts Hotel was the first major hotel to open its doors in St. Kitts in 1983, and has been welcoming tourists and locals for over 29 years now. The 18-acre resort property3 is located on a private lake, directly across from North Frigate Bay Beach, and offers an array of amenities.
When you purchase a Vacation for Life unit with us, you will receive registered legal title to one of our resort’s condominium units. Since you hold title to your condominium unit in perpetuity, you are free to transfer your unit through re-sale4, gift or by will. If you apply and qualify for Economic Citizenship, please note that you are required to hold your investment for a period of at least 5 years.
In a destination that is increasingly becoming known as the high-end unspoiled Caribbean alternative to many of the overdeveloped tourist traps, the Royal St. Kitts Hotel is offering a Vacation for Life to the tranquil Caribbean at an affordable price, with prices starting at $400,000 USD for a condominium unit.
If you decide that you can’t use your unit in a particular year, simply deposit your unit in our Hotel’s Rental Program and we’ll rent it out on your behalf. You can choose whether you wish to enter the unit into the Monthly Rental Program or the Hotel Guest Rental Program.
With an experienced Hotel Management to support you, you can enjoy all of the benefits of owning a condominium unit, with none of the worries of maintenance, security, or upkeep. Just leave it all to us! Monthly condominium maintenance fees start at $560 USD per month and cover all maintenance, utilities, and insurance costs.
If you apply and qualify for Economic Citizenship to St. Kitts and Nevis, not only will you own real estate in a tropical paradise, but you will also hold citizenship to one of the most beautiful islands out there. St. Kitts and Nevis have much to offer and the Economic Citizenship Program provides you with unique benefits, including:
Full citizenship for life. If the applicant passes the requisite due diligence checks, citizenship is awarded for life.
Right to dual citizenship. There is no need to abandon existing citizenship or to notify your home country.
Visa free travel. A St. Kitts – Nevis passport allows you visa free travel to over a 120 countries, including Canada and United Kingdom for a 6-month period.
Favourable tax policies. As a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis, you can enjoy tax free status on all income, capital gains, gifts, wealth and inheritance.
Full residency status. You will obtain the right to reside in St. Kitts and Nevis, and some CARICOM member countries.
Valid passports. A valid passport is issued to a successful applicant and other eligible family members.
Certain preferential treatment afforded to Commonwealth citizens in the United Kingdom.
Wonderful climate and scenery. St. Kitts and Nevis is well known for its beautiful climate and serene landscape.