Background of the program

The Citizenship-by-Investment Program of St. Kitts-Nevis was established in 1984. The Government of St. Kitts-Nevis utilizes this program to attract investors of good character to contribute towards the development of the Country. These investors are given the opportunity to apply for citizenship and passport within the strict guidelines of the relevant laws and regulations.

In accordance with current regulations, to qualify for citizenship of St. Kitts-Nevis under its Citizenship by Investment Program, the Government requires either an investment in designated real estate with a value of at least US$ 400,000 plus payment of various registration and other fees (the Real-Estate Option), or a contribution to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (a public charity) to the amount of between US$ 250,000 and US$ 450,000, depending on the number of dependants included in the application (the SIDF Contribution Option).