In 1984, the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis established the world’s first Citizenship by Investment Programme. As the oldest and most established of its kind globally, the scheme offers citizenship to reputable individuals and their families through a robust and efficient due diligence process.
Citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis gain visa-free access to over 150 countries and territories, the highest among Caribbean countries with investment-migration schemes (Henley & Partners Passport Index). The scheme offers international mobility to international business centres located in the United Kingdom, the European Schengen Area, Russia, Asia, , Africa and Latin America. It also provides leisure opportunities and opens up new cultural and tourism experiences. See our full list of visa-free destinations.
The St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment programme is committed to delivering value and opportunities to investors and citizens alike in a responsible way, contributing to the social and economic success of the Federation. Applicants may apply to become a citizen by making a one-off contribution to our Sustainable Growth Fund or by investing in pre-approved real estate projects. Learn more about our investment options.
Building on our heritage and expertise as the longest running citizenship by investment programme in the world, we continue to work tirelessly to make our application process evermore streamlined, efficient and robust. We are the only CBI programme to blacklist agents that are deemed unfit to promote our citizenship, and we preserve our programme’s integrity through a limited pool of authorised agents. Read more about the different types of agents. By combining the most robust due diligence and verification protocols (including anti-terrorism and anti-money laundering checks) together with efficient processing systems, the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit can now finalise most applications within a 60-day period. Prospective applicants from most countries are able to apply for this special fast-track processing.
Benefits and Opportunities
Efficient and timely application process
Our two islands are rich in history, have a vibrant culture, and genuinely friendly people. The islands’ lush rainforests blanket mountainous slopes, which are a home to a wealth of indigenous flora and fauna. Our beaches deliver beauty and tranquillity, with their turquoise waters and golden sand. Explore our islands, and enjoy every moment.