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Investment Options

There are two options to consider when applying for citizenship through the Citizenship by Investment Program of St. Kitts and Nevis.

The least expensive option (US$), Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF), requires;

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

Main Applicant with up to three dependents: a non-refundable contribution of $195,000

Additional dependents, regardless of age: $10,000

The due diligence fee for the main applicant is $7,500 and $4,000 for each dependent who is over the age of 16 years.


However, if you are considering becoming a permanent resident of St. Kitts and Nevis, The Real Estate Investment Option would be a better choice. 

The requirements are;

Purchase real estate in a pre-approved project which may include, condominium units, villas or hotel shares. The minimum investment required for the main applicant is $200,000. This investment would typically be a hotel share and only resalable after 7 years. The minimum for villas or condominium units is $400,000 which is resalable after 5 years.

Once approval in principal is granted, the applicable government fees are as follows;

Main Applicant: $35,000

Spouse of Main Applicant: $20,050

Any Other Qualified Dependent of Main Applicant Regardless of Age: $10,050



Gaining citizenship through investing in a country’s financial future is a viable and legal manner with which to address challenges, allowing professionals, global entrepreneurs, investors and their families an abundance of newfound freedoms.


Personal Freedom
  • Instant and irrevocable citizenship*
  • Citizenship and passport in 3 months
  • No need to reside in the country
  • Dual Nationality Allowed
  • Open to all nationalities
Family Security
  • Wife, children and parents obtain citizenship
  • Relaxing lifestyle with safe environment
  • Named one of the world’s best island to live
  • Full residency status

Business Opportunities
  • Generous tax regime passport
  • Currency pegged to US Dollar
  • Tax free trade with Canada
  • Duty Free trading in Caribbean
  • Instant travel to over 125 countries
Visa Free Travel Countries
  • Wife, children and parents obtain citizenship
  • Relaxing lifestyle with safe environment
  • Named one of the world’s best island to live
  • Full residency status



  1. Any person who is
    • at least eighteen years of age;
    • has made an investment; and
    • who meets the application requirements may apply as a main applicant to become a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis.
  2. A person who has been denied a visa to a country with which St. Kitts and Nevis has visa-free travel and who has not subsequently obtained a visa to the country that issued the denial shall not be eligible to apply for Citizenship by Investment in St. Kitts and Nevis.
  3. Applications shall be made on the prescribed forms and accompanied by original documentation or certified copies of original documents.
  4. Applications shall be submitted to the Unit only by an authorized person on the payment of a prescribed fee.
  5. Applications forms shall be available only from the Unit upon request by the main applicant or by an authorized person on the payment of a prescribed fee.
  6. An application form shall be completed in English and any document submitted with the application shall be in English, or, if the original language of the document is not in English, the document shall be accompanied by an authenticated translation.
  7. The main applicant shall, with the exception of his or her spouse, provide a sworn affidavit of support for each dependent over eighteen years old.
  8. Each application form must be completed personally by the main applicant or the authorized person and the following conditions shall be applicable.
    • For a child who is below the age of eighteen, both parents must sign the forms on behalf of the child as the child’s legal guardians;
    • In case where one parent has sole custody of a child or another person has legal guardianship of a child, the appropriate legal documentation shall be provided to demonstrate that sole custody or guardianship was awarded by a court of law or other relevant authority.
  9. With the exception of a police certificate, which may be submitted subsequently at a later date before the application is approved, applications shall only be accepted and processed if all forms are properly completed, dated and signed, and if accompanied by all required documents and fees.
  10. Every application that is submitted shall be examined by the Unit and if deemed necessary, an applicant may be requested to attend an interview, which may be conducted in St. Kitts and Nevis or at any diplomatic or consular post of St. Kitts and Nevis.
  11. An applicant who is sixteen (16) years and over shall undergo due diligence background checks before any decision is made in relation to his or her application.
  12. All background due diligence checks shall be commissioned by the Unit, which shall mandate on or several independent professional firms to conduct these checks according to requirements set by the Unit.
  13. An applicant between the age of eighteen (18) and twenty-five (25) years, who is applying as a dependent of a main applicant, shall submit official transcripts from a recognized Institution of Learning or a letter from the competent authority confirming the applicant’s enrolment at the Institution of Learning.
  14. Where a notary public certifies a document to be a true copy of the original that document must be authenticated by
    • An Apostille in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legislation for Foreign Public Documents, in the case of countries that are parties to that Convention;
    • Proof of the expiry date of the commission for that jurisdiction in the case of certification made by notaries public in the United States of America, Canada, and in countries which are not party to the Hague Apostille Convention.

NB. Dependent parents must be a minimum of 65 years old to be included in the family application.


Specific Requirements for Real Estate Investment

  1. Where a person executes a binding Purchase and Sale Agreement for real estate with the developer of an Approved Project, an application may be submitted on his or her behalf through an authorized person.
  2. The full purchase price of the real estate shall be in keeping with the Minimum Investment amount and Government fees.
  3. Within three (3) months of the submission of an application for Citizenship by Investment through the purchase of real estate, the Unit shall notify the authorized person on behalf of the main applicant, that the application has been;
    • Approved in principle;
    • Denied; or
    • Delayed for cause and still being processed.
  4. No later than six (6) months after the date of a notification of approval in principle pursuant to the sub-regulation 3), the main applicant shall be required to show that
    • Full and unencumbered title to the relevant property has been transferred to him or her, directly or indirectly through a local company, foundation or other approved entity; and
    • That all prescribed government fees have been paid before the grant of Citizenship by Investment can occur.
  5. Beneficial ownership through a company, shall be permissible only if such company,
    • Has issued all of its authorized shares to the main applicant;
    • Is established and maintained under the laws of St. Kitts and Nevis;
    • Is not exempt of offshore entity;
    • Submits through the main applicant irrefutable evidence as to its beneficial ownership, which evidence shall be certified by the Registrar of Companies.
  6. Real estate that has been purchased that qualifies an applicant for citizenship under the Citizenship by Investment program at the minimum amount of $200,000 shall not be resold for a period of at least seven (7) years after the granting of citizenship and at the amount of $400,000+ shall not be resold for a period of at least five (5) years after the granting of citizenship.
    • Subject to sub-regulation 6., where real estate has already been the subject of a Citizenship by investment application, that real estate shall not be eligible for use in a subsequent Citizenship by Investment application before January 2017; and
  7. An application for Citizenship by Investment shall be considered only after;
    • An Approved Project in respect of construction of real estate has commenced; and
    • All monies have been placed in an irrevocable escrow account with an authorized person, a registered trust company or with any entity whose business is the provision of trust or custodial services, provided that the holders of such escrow accounts shall comply with guidelines published by the Unit.


General Procedure

  1. Complete (original) application forms
  2. Submit application forms (prescribed original form) together with various supporting documents relating to identity (passport, birth certificate), civil status, criminal record, financial resources and health, affidavit of support, bankers reference, character reference, resume, photographs and letter of authorization (for lawyer to act on applicants behalf).
  3. These supporting documents must be in English or translated in English and any photocopies of documents must be notarized and properly certified.
  4. The fully executed Purchase and Sale Agreement should be submitted along with the application forms.
  5. The Government will then undertake due diligence (background checks on you and all members of the family over the age of 16 years seeking citizenship).
  6. Provided that everything is in order, approval is granted and you then take steps to be registered as a citizen.


Minimum Investment and Fees

  1. GOVERNMENT FEES: Commencing on the 1st day of January 2012, the following fees shall be payable to the Unit on application for Citizenship by Investment.
    • US$7,500.00 for due diligence background checks and processing fees for the main applicant;
    • US$4,000.00 for due diligence background checks and processing fees for each dependent of main applicant who is over the age of sixteen years;
    • On approval in principle of an application through a real estate investment.
      • US$35,000.00 for the main applicant;
      • US$20,050.00 for the spouse of main applicant;
      • US$10,000.00 for any qualified dependent of the main applicant
  2. The minimum real estate investment required on the basis of an investment in real estate is US$200,000.00 (genrally for hotel shares) and $400,000 for villas and condominium units. Two or more applicants may apply for citizenship by investment together by purchasing one piece of real estate, provided that each main applicant contributes the minimum investment of US$400,000.00 towards the investment.
  3. APPLICATION AND PROCESSING FEE - US$250.00 for each applicant.
    Additionally, each citizenship certificate of registration is US$47.00 and the cost for each passport is US$350.00.
  4. LEGAL FEES – Legal fees vary depending on the solictor.                  
    Legal Fees Included for Real Estate Transaction are;
    • Purchase and Sale Agreement 
    • Memorandum of Transfer



The above is for information only and does not form part of a contract or guarantee. All applications must be processed by an approved agent in St Kitts or Nevis and we are able to provide a list of those firms able to provide this service. The list of approved projects in the Citizenship by Investment program offers many different types of properties including villas, condominiums, luxury Resort communities, beach front apartments and land for construction.

Contact us for further details:
Office: +1 869 469 1120
Wayne Tyson: +1 869 662 1120

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Buying real estate on St Kitts or Nevis may be an astute investment, a lifestyle choice, or the culmination of a lifelong dream. Whatever your motivation, Nevis Style Realty will find the perfect property for you. In addition to our purchasing and listing services, our real estate expertise ensure that all legal aspects of buying, selling or renting homes are covered. Furthermore, we offer property management, holiday rentals, and car rental services with our sister company, Nevis Auto Rental Ltd.

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