Overview Overview



In 1984, the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis created a Citizenship by Investment Program (CBI) to attract investors. These investors make a financial contribution to the St. Kitts and Nevis government, by channelling capital into the economy. This program allows applicants to become citizens and passport holders of St. Kitts and Nevis.


  1. Citizenship is for life and not revocable.
  2. No residency requirement.
  3. Payment after approval.
  4. Allows dual citizenship.
  5. Second citizenship can allow children to avoid military service in their home country.
  6. Visa-free travel to many countries (including the United Kingdom, the European Union, and Hong Kong).
  7. No tax.
Qualifications Qualifications


To qualify under the Citizenship by Investment Program, the following criteria must be met:

  1. The principal applicant must be over 18 years of age.
  2. To qualify as dependents, children must be unmarried and under age 18, or under age 30 and full-time students (financially dependent on the applicant).  Dependent siblings must be age 30 or younger, unmarried, childless, and financially dependent on the principal applicant.  Dependent parents and grandparents over age 55 may apply.
  3. Applicants must make a one-time payment to the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, OR invest min. USD $200,000 in real estate, OR invest min. USD $175,000 in the Alternative Investment Option.
  4. Applicants must pass a Due Diligence examination, and have no criminal record.
  5. Applicants must complete a medical examination.


For more information about the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, please click here.

To view or download a comparison of citizenship and passport programs, please click here.

Process Process


Prepare application       

Submit application

1 month

Government processing

Receive pre-approval

2 months

Payment of investment

 1 month
Visa Free Travel Visa Free Travel

Visa Free Travel

Note: Visas for Canada and the United States may be easily obtained upon application.