St. Kitts and Nevis - Citizenship By Investment Program - HRF Donation Option
1. The legal basis
The legal basis of citizenship is contained in Part II of Section 3(5) of the 1984 Citizenship Act, which allows the government to operate the citizenship by investment program and to grant citizenship to anyone who fulfills the requirements as resolved by the cabinet.
In September 2017, two Category 5 hurricanes (Irma and Maria) swept through the Caribbean Sea resulting in significant economic losses to St. Kitts and Nevis. The initial estimated loss is more than 140 million Euros. The Hurricane Relief Fund (HRF) was thereafter launched by the Citizenship by Investment Unit on 23rd September 2017. Subject to fulfilling of the other application requirements, an applicants will be able to obtain the citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis by donating as low as US$150,000 to the fund. This HRF option will be available up to 30th March 2018.
To qualify for the Citizenship by Investment Program, the applicant shall:
be at least 18 years old;
have no criminal records;
pass the due diligence check conducted by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis;
be healthy; and
complete the required investment.
3. Investment options
Applicants may qualify for citizenship through donation to the Hurricane Relief Fund:
Single applicant: US$150,000
- Applicant with up to three dependents: US$150,000
(1) Government Fees for parent dependent and child dependent aged 18 and over: USD 50,000 each
(2) Due Diligence Fee:
Children aged 16 years and above: USD4,000 each
Parents and Grandparents over the age of 55: USD4,000 each
(3) Application form fee: USD 250 each
(4) Fee for Certificate of Registration: USD 47 each
(5) Passport issue fee: USD 350 each
5. Advantages of St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship
a. Short processing time: passports can be issued 3-6 months after submission the application;
b. Minimum entry requirements: no language, education, funding and business experiences are required;
c. One application for migration of up to four generations: the applicant together with his/her spouse, their children and parents and grandparents can obtain citizenship and passports of St. Kitts and Nevis through one application;
d. No landing or residency requirements: the applicant and his/her dependents are not required to land or reside in St. Kitts and Nevis for obtaining the citizenship and passports of St. Kitts and Nevis;
e. Visa-free/ Visa on arrival in more than 150 countries and regions, including all EU Schengen Area countries including Switzerland, UK and Ireland.
f. Low tax regimes: there is no exchange controls, personal income tax, corporate income tax, value added tax or inheritance tax in St. Kitts and Nevis. Citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis are not required to pay tax on their income, interest, gifts, assets and inheritances obtained overseas;
g. Multiple citizenships allowed: dual and multiple citizenships are legally recognized in St. Kitts and Nevis.
h. As a Commonwealth citizen, the applicant can enjoy the special beneficial treatment in the UK. For example, the applicant’s children can attend the Youth Exchange program designed by the UK for Commonwealth citizens.
6. Our fee charges
Our fee charges will depend on the situation of the applicant, and the number of dependents involved.
Note: This document is for reference only, all terms are subject to written contract.