St. Kitts & Nevis’ Citizenship-by-Investment Programme Overview

By purchasing a property worth a minimum of $200,000 (USD), individuals can become eligible for the highly desired St. Kitts & Nevis citizenship.

Investors can then proceed with selling the property after 7 years. Alternatively, individuals can also purchase a property worth $400,000 (USD) and sell it after 5 years of ownership.

Citizens of St. Kitts & Nevis enjoy visa free entry or visa on arrival to over 150 nations worldwide, including the Schengen Zone.


A minimum investment of $200,000 (USD) in real estate located in St. Kitts & Nevis is required.

Ease of Travel

St. Kitts & Nevis citizens can travel without a visa or receive one on arrival in 157 countries, including the Schengen Zone.

Fast Procedure

The application processing time lasts only 3 to 6  months.

Key Features

  • Dual citizenship is permitted.
  • Visa-free or visa on arrival to 157 countries.
  • Attractive, strategically located place to live in and conduct regional business, or as a second home for regular holidays.
  • The right to live in St. Kitts & Nevis.
  • A spouse, financially dependent, unmarried siblings with no children, children under the age of 31 years of age, and parents over the age of 55 can all be added to the initial applicant’s submitted document.


Financial Criteria

  • Purchase property in St.Kitts & Nevis worth a minimum of $200,000 (USD).
  • Government processing fees of $35,050 (USD) for the initial applicant.
  • To include a spouse, individuals must pay an additional processing fee of $20,047 (USD).
  • To include a dependant, individuals must pay an additional processing fee of $10,047 (USD).
  • Due diligence fees of $7,500 (USD) for the initial applicant and $4,000 (USD) for every dependent over the age of 16.
  • Passport and bank fees of $1,050 (USD) – for a single applicant.
  • Additional costs depend on the property purchased.

Personal Criteria

  • Minimum age 18 years.
  • Clean criminal record.

Step-by-Step Application Procedure

Due Diligence Process

Sign an agreement with a real estate developer to purchase your purchase, complete government documents and provide any necessary supporting documents.

Application Processing

Your application will be reviewed by the Citizenship-by-Investment Unit (CIU).

Your Passport Is Issued

Pay any government fees and donations to receive your new passport.

About St. Kitts & Nevis


St. Kitts & Nevis is a federation that consists of the two eponymous, largely mountainous, tropical islands of volcanic origin.

Population and Language

St. Kitts & Nevis has a population of 52,834. The official language is English.


A grand total of 1.9 million tourists visited the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis in 2019, more than 3 times its permanent population.


Education in the federation is compulsory for 12 years and can be received through state-run, private or church schools.

Health Care

St. Kitts & Nevis citizens who are under the age of 18 or over the age of 82 do not have to pay for any  healthcare they receive.

St. Kitts & Nevis Factsheet

Continent: North America

Population: 52,834

Government: Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Capital: Basseterre

Language: English

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar

Total Area: 261 km²

Time Zone: Eastern Caribbean (UTC-04:00)

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