The Real Estate Option

To qualify for citizenship of St. Kitts-Nevis under the real-estate option, the Government requires an investment in designated real estate with a value of at least US$ 400,000 for each main applicant. Real estate in the form of villas and condominium units from an approved developer qualify for citizenship. Real estate buyers should note that there are also purchase costs for legal and conveyance fees of approximately 2 - 4% of the real estate purchase price.

In addition to this investment, the following processing and due diligence fees are payable to the Government of St. Kitts-Nevis:

Due diligence fees are payable to the Government of St. Kitts-Nevis on filing the application

  • US$ 7,500 due diligence fees for the main applicant
  • US$ 4,000 due diligence fees for each dependent of the main applicant who is sixteen year of age and above.

Processing fees are payable to the Government of St. Kitts-Nevis on approval in principle of the application through a real estate investment

  • US$ 50,000 for the main applicant
  • US$ 25,000 for the spouse of the main applicant
  • US$ 25,000 for each child of the main applicant under eighteen years of age
  • US$ 50,000 for each qualified dependent of the main applicant above the age of eighteen but under twenty-five years, other than his or her spouse.
  • US$50,000 for each qualified dependent of the main applicant above the age of sixty-five.

Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) option

To qualify for citizenship of St. Kitts-Nevis under the SIDF option, the Government requires a contribution to the St. Kitts-Nevis Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation, a public charity. Under this option, there are four different categories:

  1. Single applicant: a non-refundable contribution of US$ 250,000 is required. 
  2. Applicant with up to three dependents (i.e. one spouse and two children below the age of 18): a non-refundable contribution of US$ 300,000 is required.
  3. Applicant with up to five dependents (i.e. one spouse and four children below the age of 18): a non-refundable contribution of US$ 350,000 is required.
  4. Applicant with up to seven dependents: a non-refundable contribution of US$ 450,000 is required.
  5. Additional contribution for each dependent above seven dependents: a non-refundable contribution of US$ 50,000 is required.

The above amounts are inclusive of all Government fees payable for the main applicant and his or her dependents except the due diligence fees which are payable as follows:-

  1. US$ 7,500 due diligence fee for the main applicant.
  2. US$ 4,000 due diligence fee for each dependent of the main applicant who is sixteen years of age and above.

Due diligence fees are payable on filing the application and the SIDF contribution is payable on approval in principle of the application.

With the exception of the spouse of the main applicant, where dependents over eighteen years form part of the Application, the minimum investment shall be an additional fee of US$50,000 per dependent which shall be paid to the Government. Also, in case of unmarried dependent children who are older than 18 but younger than 25, they can also be included in the same application provided an additional fee of US$ 50,000 is paid to the Government.