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Europe and Middle East, Office 002Pythagorou 1 Engomi \ CY-2408 Nicosia

Head Office +(357)2200 7722

SAINT KITTS & NEVIS

 

ABOUT SAINT KITTS & NEVIS

St. Kitts & Nevis has been independent country since 1983 and forms part of the Lesser Antilles, which is a group of islands located 2,000 km to the southeast of Miami. The Federation comprises two islands Nevis and St. Kitts and the truly appropriate slogan of the local tourism authority is: “Two islands - one paradise”.
The country's reputation is untouched, St Kitts & Nevis is part of the Commonwealth; the Head of State is the Queen of England and is a well-functioning democracy based on the British parliamentary system.

Conveniently positioned for business people, the official and business language is English. The Federation is a member of the United Nations (UN), the British Commonwealth, of the Organization of American States (OAS), CARICOM and various other international organizations.

The nation of St. Kitts & Nevis has been independent since 1983 and is officially known in the constitution as Saint Christopher and Nevis. As well as a tourist destination, St. Kitts, the larger of the two islands, has emerged as an international financial center and is home to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange, two important pillars of the regions Financial Sector.

St. Kitts & Nevis is one of the most tranquil locations in the Caribbean, with unspoiled tropical forests, lush organic farmland and wide open beaches. The islands possess a stunning variety of activities and attractions, which include cycling, diving, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, sailing, snorkeling, sport fishing, and taking a scenic railway which connects the island’s former sugar plantations. Other attractions include the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO World heritage site dubbed the “Gibraltar of the Caribbean,” which gives visitors an awe-inspiring view of the Caribbean Sea. There is also the Alexander Hamilton Museum in Nevis, which highlights the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the first Secretary of the United States Treasury.

ISLAND FACTS

Population

Location

The nation of St. Kitts & Nevis is located in the Eastern Caribbean, just east of the Virgin Islands. It is roughly 1,200 miles from Miami, 1,600 miles from New York, 4,000 miles from London and about 45 minutes by plane from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
Language

Language

English is the official language.
Currency

Currency

The Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD$) is pegged to the US Dollar at US$1.00 XCD = XCD$2.70.
Climate

Climate

Average year-round air temperature of 84°F / 28°C, with water at surrounding beaches a few degrees cooler

Culture

St. Kitts plays host to concerts, festivals, and performances year-round.

Held each June, the St. Kitts Music Festival features live performances of everyone from Grammy-winning artists to the island’s own musicians playing reggae, calypso, R&B and more.

Distinctions

In 2012, St. Kitts & Nevis was ranked #3 on the list of “10 Best Islands in the World” by US News & World Report.

It outranked other Caribbean destinations such as Cayman Islands, St. Maarten and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Area: 261 km2.

Capital City: Basseterre.

Population: 55,000 People.

Official Language: English.

Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD).

Key Economic Sectors: Tourism, Agriculture.

Government Type: Parliamentary democracy under federal constitutional monarchy.

Geografia

Geography

The larger of the two islands, St. Kitts is 68 square miles and home to the capital, Basseterre. The sister island Nevis lies to the south and has a land area of 36 square miles. The current population approximately is 51,000.
Kapital

Government

St. Kitts & Nevis is a parliamentary democracy and an independent state within the British commonwealth. The Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II, who is locally represented by a Governor General. US bills are accepted by most stores and businesses and change is given in E.C. currency.
Raspolojenie

Accessibility

Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International airport is easily accessed by direct flights from London, Miami, New York, as well as other major airports. Visa-free travel to over 130 countries.
Kapital

Economy

No taxes on worldwide income. Tourism, agriculture and light manufacturing. A number of major international banks operate in St. Kitts & Nevis.

CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

The Citizenship-by-Investment Program was established in 1984 and is the oldest and most respected of any program of its type worldwide. The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis utilizes this program to attract investors of good character to make a substantial contribution to the development of the Federation. These investors are then given the opportunity to apply for citizenship within the guidelines of the program.

Legislation Governing Citizenship by Investment

Citizenship of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis is governed by the Constitution. In 1984 pursuant to Section 92 (1) (h) of the Constitution, Parliament prescribed the manner in which foreigners would be able to make application to be registered as citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Key concept of the program: applicants are free to choose from 3 investment options. The options are as follows:

  1. Donation to a Sustainable Growth Fund.
  2. Investment in real estate.

Option 1. Contribution to Sustainable Growth Fund

A contribution is required to the governmental SGF, established as an independently audited public company.

Single Applicant: a non-refundable contribution of US$ 150,000.

The family of 4: a non-refundable contribution of US$ 195,000

Each additional eligible dependent, regardless of age US$ 10,000.

Eligible dependents include all dependent children up to 30 years old and parents over 55 years old.

Option 2. Real estate investment

An investment to be made to the designated real estate with a value of at least US$ 200,000 (resealable after 7 years) or US$ 400,000 (resealable after 5 years). Only villas and condominium units from the approved developer qualify for the citizenship.

Government Processing Fee (in the Real Estate Investment option):

Principal Applicant $ 35,047
Spouse $ 20,047
Dependent child under 18 years old $ 10,047
Dependent person over 18 years old $ 10,047

Due Diligence Fee (for all options):

Principal Applicant $ 7,500
Spouse $ 4,000
Dependent person over 16 years old $ 4,000
Passport fee $ 355 each
Governmental forms $ 250 each

Please contact Multitravel for professional fees and a personalized quote based on the number and ages of dependents included in your application.

How to Apply

REQUIREMENTS

The Applicant Must:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Provide details and evidence of the proposed qualifying investment.
  3. Pass a diligence background check along with their qualifying dependents over the age of 18.
  4. Provide full and frank disclosure on all matters pertaining to the application.
  5. Pay the requisite non-refundable processing, due diligence and administrative fees upon application.
  6. Add newborn children after being granted economic citizenship (special conditions).

The Applicant may be disqualified if he:

  1. Has been convicted of a criminal offense except for a minor traffic offense.
  2. Has been declared bankrupt by a court.
  3. Has been declared, by a court or qualified health practitioner to be mentally incapacitated.
  4. Provides false information.
  5. Is the subject of a criminal investigation.
  6. Is considered to be a potential National Security risk.
  7. Is involved in any activity likely to cause disrepute to St Kitts & Nevis.
  8. Has been denied a visa to a country with which St Kitts & Nevis has visa-free travel and has not subsequently obtained a visa to that country.
Documents

Primary applicants can also include:

Husbend and Wife

Spouse

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Children under 18 years old.

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Dependents between the ages of 18 to 30 years old, if this dependent is a full-time student attending a recognized college or university and financially dependent on the main applicant.

Parents

Parents and grandparents of the main applicant over the age of 55 years old, can also be included in the application once they are living with and financially dependent on the main applicant.

Child

Newborn children can obtain citizenship following the certain requirements.

List of documents required

A. APPLICATION PACKAGE FORMS

Documents
  1. Application Form of the Applicant (Form C1): To be completed by all applicants. For children under 16 years of age, both parents must sign.
  2. Signature Certificate Form of the Applicant (Form C2): To be completed by all applicants. The same principle as C1 applies to children under 16 years of age.
  3. Photographs (6) taken within last 6 months.
  4. Medical Certificate (Form C3) with results of HIV test of the Applicant.
  5. Passport Forms.

A.1 SGF OPTION (Sustainable Growth Fund):

  1. Investment Confirmation (C4 form).
  2. Confirmation of deposit of all funds to the escrow account.

A.2 REAL ESTATE OPTION:

  1. Copy of Duly Executed Real Estate Contract / Purchase and Sales Agreement.
  2. Copy of Duly Executed Escrow Agreement.
  3. Deed of Conveyance / Certificate of Title (if closing completed).
  4. Confirmation of deposit of all funds to the escrow account.

B. APPLICANT’S DOCUMENTS

  1. Certified copies of the passports of all the applicants showing the name, citizenship/nationality, date of birth, date and place of expiry, photo. If the individual has more than 1 passport, include certified copy showing the same information.
  2. Certified copy of current National ID Card.
  3. Original passport-size photos of the applicant taken within the past six months.
  4. Certified copy of Birth Certificate of the Applicant / Original excerpt of Full Birth Record.
  5. Original Police Certificate from Country of Citizenship and from any country where the applicant has lived for more than a year during the past 10 years. Must be less than 6 months old at the time of submission.
  6. Certified copy of Military Record (if applicable).
  7. Certified copy of Proof of Name Change (if applicable).
  8. One Original Bank Reference Letter issued by an internationally recognized bank, not older than 6 months.
  9. One Original Professional Reference from an attorney, notary public, chartered accountant or another professional of similar standing. Not older than 6 months.
  10. Original evidence of Residential Address (e.g. certified copy of a recent utility bill, or bank statement showing full name and address or written confirmation from a bank, attorney, chartered accountant or notary public).
  11. Certified copy or original excerpt of Marriage Certificate (if applicable).
  12. Certified copy or original excerpt of Certificate of Divorce (if applicable).
  13. Bank Statements of the past 12 months.
  14. Any additional documents required in support of answers given or statements made in Application.
  15. Source of funds.

NOTE:

The list is not exhaustive and other documents may have to be provided by the applicants, depending on their particular situation. These documents may include company incorporation and good standing documents, ownership or title documents in support of explanations, or any other type of document in support of the applicant’s statements made on the application forms.

C. OTHER DOCUMENTS

  1. Professional Services Agreement to be executed by the client and Multitravel.
  2. Power of Attorney granted by the Investor in favor of Multitravel (wording provided by Multitravel).

 STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURES

The process of obtaining citizenship of St. Kitts & Nevis though investment in the HRF/SIDF

  1. The investor signs the service agreement, then fills in all application forms and pays professional fees, government and due diligence fees in full.
  2. The application is submitted to the Citizenship investment Unit (CIU) with proof of funds transferred.
  3. The due diligence process starts and usually takes 90 days.
  4. Once due diligence checks are completed – approval from the CIU is received.
  5. Within 90 days of approval, the investor pays the full contribution by crediting the government-designated Escrow Account.
  6. The office of Prime Minister issues the Certificate of Naturalization. A local agent submits it together with the passport application to St Kitts & Nevis Passport Office.
  7. The documents (passport and certificate of naturalization) are issued and sent to the investor via a reputable courier service.
Documents

Same procedures are applicable to real estate option amending step 1 with:

  1. The investor enters into Real Estate Purchase/Sale Agreement with the approved real estate development and the Multitravel agreement.
  2. The investor transfers the deposit into developer’s account to reserve the property and pays in full all government and due diligence fees.

Benefits of Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship

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  • Oldest and most respectful economic citizenship program in the world.
  • 3-6 months to complete.
  • No need to visit or reside in the country to apply.
  • Fast-track processing of 2 months available (extra cost).
  • 136 countries visa-free or on arrival including key business hubs such as the UK, EU Schengen member states, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.
  • Spouse, dependent children up to 30 years old and parents above 55 years old can be included in the same application.
  • Member of the British Commonwealth and United Nations.
  • English-speaking population and a legal system based on English Common Law.
  • No personal tax.
  • No tax on global income for non-residents.
  • Well connected with direct flights from the UK and the USA.
  • Highly respected higher educational facilities accredited to US medical and hospital associations including the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Citizenship can be passed on to children born after gaining citizenship by registering them free, making the program very popular with young couples thinking of starting a family.
  • Dual citizenship allowed.
  • St Kitts and Nevis give you a passport to freedom while allowing you to enjoy your life in your current country of residence.
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    VISA-FREE (Or Visa on Arrival) countries list (136 countries)

    Albania Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda
    Armenia Aruba Austria
    Bahamas Bangladesh Barbados
    Belgium Belize Bermuda
    Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana
    Brazil Bulgaria Cambodia
    Cape Verde Cayman Islands Chile
    Colombia Comoros Cook Islands
    Costa Rica Croatia Cuba
    Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic
    Denmark Djibouti Dominica
    Dominican Republic Egypt El Salvador
    Estonia Fiji Finland
    France French Guiana French Polynesia
    French West Indies Gambia Germany Gibraltar
    Greece Grenada Guatemala
    Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti
    Honduras Hong Kong (SAR China) Hungary
    Iceland Indonesia Iran
    Ireland (Republic of) Italy Jamaica
    Jordan Kenya Kiribati
    Korea (Republic of, South) Kosovo (Republic of) Lao People’s Democratic Republic
    Latvia Lebanon Lesotho
    Lithuania Luxembourg Macao (SAR China)
    Macedonia (FYROM) Madagascar Malawi Malaysia
    Maldives Malta Mauritania
    Mauritius Mayotte Micronesia (the Federated States of)
    Montenegro Montserrat Mozambique
    Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia
    Nicaragua Niue Norway
    Palau Panama Peru
    Philippines Poland Portugal
    Réunion Romania Samoa
    Senegal Seychelles Singapore
    Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands
    Spain Sri Lanka St. Helena
    St. Lucia St. Maarten St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    Suriname Sweden Switzerland
    Tanzania Timor-Leste Togo
    Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia
    Turkey Turks and Caicos Islands Uganda
    Ukraine United Kingdom Vanuatu
    Venezuela Virgin Islands Ecuador
    Israel Tuvalu Argentina

     

    SAINT KITTS EMBASSIES & HIGH COMMISSIONS

    1. Belgium - Brussels.
    2. Canada - Ottawa.
    3. Cuba - Havana.
    4. Jamaica - Kingston.
    5. Taiwan - Taipei.
    6. The United Kingdom - London.
    7. United States - Washington, D.C.

    SAINT KITTS CONSULATES

    1. Antigua and Barbuda - St. John's, Consulate.
    2. Belize - Belize City, Consulate.
    3. Brazil - Sao Paulo, Consulate.
    4. Canada - Toronto, Consulate General.
    5. Canada - Victoria, BC, Consulate General.
    6. Dominican Republic - Santo Domingo, Consulate.
    7. France - Paris, Consulate.
    8. Germany - Hamburg, Consulate.
    9. Morocco - Casablanca, Consulate.
    10. Switzerland - Geneva, Consulate.
    11. Turkey - Istanbul, Consulate.
    12. United Arab Emirates - Dubai, Consulate General.
    13. United States - Los Angeles, Consulate General.
    14. United States - New York, Consulate General.
    15. United States - Philadelphia, Consulate.
    16. US Virgin Islands - Charlotte Amalie, Consulate.