NIENKE HEUTINK-POTTER, SENIOR CONSULTANT
St Kitts & Nevis, the original Caribbean citizenship by investment program now in its 36th year, continues to offer a very attractive second citizenship package to international high net worth individuals and families.
The government has seen a consistent increase in applications for the Sustainable Growth Fund and has decided to prolong the 25% discount introduced last year as a result of the Covid pandemic. Their desire to attract as many wealthy international citizens to the country as possible is stronger than ever.
One of the main attractions of St Kitts & Nevis apart from its visa-free travel privileges is its fast application processing. It is currently the most efficient program in the Caribbean in our experience and this was also reported by Professional Wealth Management, a London Financial Times magazine recently in their analysis of the citizenship by investment programs.
Add to that St Kitts & Nevis’ appeal as a second home country filled with island charm and beauty that sets it apart from other more beach-focused destinations, and the opportunity is quite compelling.
How do I know if I can qualify?
In order to make an application to the St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program, applicants must have a clean bill of health, no prior criminal history and a clean bill of wealth too. Although a minimum net worth is not specified per se, you must be able to show clearly that you can afford your second citizenship and that all of your income has been legitimately earned. Financial diligence is paramount when applying for citizenship in addition to proving you are, and always have been, a good citizen in your current home country. Third party diligence on your application is carried out by a U.S. firm that specializes in diligence for governments around the world.
Who can I include in my application?
You can include a spouse, children up to 31 years, parents over 55 years, unmarried siblings under 31 with no children and after you become a citizen you can also add future spouses, children and grandchildren.
How do I begin the process and get a bespoke quote for myself and my family?
If you’d like to speak to us, please either send us a webchat (click the icon bottom right of this page), email or book in for a video consultation easily in our partner calendar. We find video conferencing to be the most efficient use of your time to ascertain the best program for you and your family. We encourage you to take advantage of it since your first consultation is free of charge.