When choosing to become a citizen of another country, the citizenship requirements are essential knowledge and potentially a deciding factor. For St Kitts and Nevis citizenship, the requirements depend on the route you choose to obtain citizenship as well as if you’re listing anyone else on the application.
To better understand the requirements for St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship application, we’ll first discuss the advantages extended to people who become citizens before describing the essential information necessary to apply successfully.
Benefits of Citizenship in St. Kitts
One of the reasons St. Kitts citizenship is so appealing to people is the many benefits a person receives from holding citizen status:
- Visa-free travel to over 140 countries, including the United Kingdom, Schengen countries, Singapore, and many more.
- Citizenship for life for the applicant making the investment and their family, as well as their descendants.
- Efficient taxation allows the investor to grow their wealth through the investment.
- Dual citizenship is allowed
- No minimum stay is required for citizenship.
These benefits of citizenship in St. Kitts are why it is one of the most coveted passports to possess and why their Citizenship by Investment programme is a popular option for investors seeking visa-free travel and recoverable investments.
To gain the advantages of citizenship in St. Kitts and their passport, there are several requirements an applicant must meet no matter the route they wish to take. There are two ways someone can move through the Citizenship by Investment process:
- Real Estate Investment
- Non-refundable donation to a government fund
In either case, whether you apply for economic citizenship via the real estate route or make a non-refundable donation to the fund, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Be over 18 years of age
- Have a clean criminal record/undergo a background check
- Have outstanding character and have sufficient funds as demonstrated via bank statements and supporting documents
- Be financially capable of making the investment and paying applicable fees
To learn more about the requirements and costs for each step of the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment programme, we strongly encourage you to read here: (link to St. Kitts CBI page)
St Kitts Citizenship Processing
Another question people ask regarding becoming a citizen of St. Kitts and comparing it with other economic citizenship programmes in the Caribbean is about the period of time it takes to receive a passport? The timeline for getting your St. Kitts and Nevis passport, as well as your citizenship finalized, depends on preparing your documents. Once you’re sure all the proper documentation is prepared and that you have the funds to successfully apply, the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) will have control over the due diligence timeline in conjunction with the development company you’re investing in.
The CIU will go over the documents and ensure all the information provided is accurate, meeting their standards for citizenship approval. Once they’ve finished examining the information and, assuming the real estate development company has handled their side of the process efficiently, the final remaining balance is paid and you’ll receive your citizenship, and St. Kitts passport.
In total, the citizenship process takes between three or four months to complete unless the applicant has paid an extra fee for the Accelerated Application Process, which subtracts 30 to 60 days from the processing time.
St Kitts Citizenship by Investment Programme
The requirements for St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship are straightforward and simple to meet, making the programme one of the most popular Citizenships by Investment programmes in the Caribbean. The key to having an easy and simple citizenship process is aligning with a real estate development company with experience working with St. Kitts and Nevis government, and a successful track record with their project developments.
We at Range Developments have extensive experience guiding investors through the standards and required documentation necessary to successfully apply for citizenship in St. Kitts. As the leading CBI developer in the Caribbean, we have a strong and productive relationship with the St. Kitts government, as well as having already built a successful luxury hotel for potential citizens to consider investing in.
Align yourself with an expert CBI guide and our approved agents to ensure a successful citizenship process. If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to speak with one of our CBI representatives by using the button below.