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The founding father and platinum standard, the St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program transformed dual citizenship into a power that every entrepreneur, investor, and family can wield. Standing out as one of the best CIPs in the world, global citizens have been leveraging the offshore banking hub of St. Kitts and Nevis with domestic rights and protections for over 30 years, and thanks to Astons’ streamlined process, you can as well in only 3-6 months.

Launched in 1984, the St. Kitts & Nevis citizenship by investment program is the longest-running program on the planet. Tens of thousands of investors and families have leveraged the program to elevate themselves, their interests, and their bloodlines into the realm of Global Citizen – while adding the benefit of calling a luxury Caribbean paradise their second home.

St. Kitts and Nevis is one of the most sought-after programs providing an unparalleled Plan B strategy – especially for entrepreneurs, investors, and families from the US. Our seasoned team of licensed agents have successful helped hundreds of clients achieve global citizenship via the St. Kitts and Nevis CIP.

Astons’ team of seasoned and officially licensed agents have been involved with the St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship program from nearly day 1 and are optimally positioned to address any concern regarding the program, such as:

  • Where is St. Kitts and Nevis?
  • What is the first step in securing the St. Kitts and Nevis Plan B Strategy?
  • Does St. Kitts and Nevis permit traditional home ownership for their CIP?

Partnering with Astons means, you could obtain genuine global citizenship elevating your lifestyle in a Caribbean crown jewel in a matter of mere months.

Trust Astons – A better life awaits.

Program Benefits

Affordable second passport

Your alternative citizenship from just $250,000

Visa-free travel worldwide

Visa-free access to 157 countries

Entire family are eligible

Including spouse, children, and parents

Short investment period

7 years if you invest in property

Attractive tax regime

No tax on income, wealth or inheritance

No residence requirements

No physical residency required with an option to obtain a second passport remotely

Favourable business environment

The St. Kitts and Nevis currency is pegged to the US dollar

Investment required only after approval

Complete investments after receiving citizenship application approval

Valid for life

Transferable to descendants

Dual citizenship

St. Kitts & Nevis allows for dual citizenship


Information on investors who acquire citizenship is kept completely confidential
Program Requirements

The St. Kitts & Nevis citizenship by investment program is universally regarded as the platinum standard in the industry, not only due to being the first program but also due to the selective nature of the program:

  • Due Diligence: All applicants must provide a birth certificate, passport from their country of birth, a clean criminal background check [for applicants 16 and older], and establish legal ownership over their investment funds as well as proof the funds originate from legal sources.
  • Health: To prevent unnecessary burdens on the country’s health care system, applicants must establish they are of good health by providing a medical certificate as part of the application process​​​​.
  • Investment Tolerance: The main applicant will be required to provide employment records, bank statements, and/or business files to prove they have the funds to cover the total cost of the program, including the investment plus all the related fees .
  • Representation: The St. Kitts & Nevis government requests that you use a licensed agent (like Astons) throughout the process. You will also be required to show character references and professional letters of recommendation.
  • Mandated Interviews: All applications for citizenship involve an interview stage. All applicants are required to participate in interviews – but the interview can be done remotely. The interviews are a part of the due diligence layer as a means to verify that the applicants are good candidates for citizenship.
  • Investment Options: The minimum required cash investment for the St. Kitts and Nevis program is $250,000, but this also depends upon an investor’s chosen investment channel. For ESG-conscious investors, the $250,000 fund contribution is best. For investors seeking a real estate interest, the minimum investment begins at $400,000.
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    Visa-free travel to 157 countries worldwide

    Global visa-free travel without visa applications and restrictions. Enhance your travel mobility with a passport of St. Kitts and Nevis — get visa-free access worldwide. Go on a last-minute business trip or take your family on a spontaneous holiday in Europe.

    Which is right for me?
    Married Couple
    Family of 4
    Option 1 (Non-refundable contribution to government fund)
    Option 2 (Real estate purchase or rental for 5 years)
    Investment Options

    Citizenship by investment in St. Kitts is available through four options.

    To qualify for citizenship, you can either make a government donation of $250,000 or invest in real estate on the island starting from $400,000.

    Option 1 / $250,000 — Non-refundable donation to the government fund

    Contribution to the Sustainable Island State Contribution.

    The donation amount may vary based on the number of dependents included in the main applicant’s application.

    If you choose a contribution option, to qualify for citizenship as a single applicant you will be required to make a government donation of $250,000.

    • $350,000 – Family up to 4
    • $ 50,000 – each for additional minor dependent
    • $ 75,000 – each additional adult dependent

    Option 2 / $250,000 — Non-refundable donation into an Approved Public Benefit Project

    The cost of participation of a family of up to four people is $250,000 (not including state fees).

    Option 3 / $400,000 — Developer’s Real Estate

    $400,000 — Minimum investment into luxury hotel shares at program approved properties. Minimum investment period — 7 years.

    Option 4 / $400,000 — Approved Private Home

    St. Kitts and Nevis permits traditional private home ownership of approved properties, with the following minimum investment requirements:

    • Condominiums -$400,000
    • Single-family homes – $800,000

    St. Kitts Citizenship Acquisition process

    Astons’ focus is to provide a hassle-free and seamless service assisting you with the citizenship application.

    We will guide you through every step of the St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship acquisition process with due diligence and care, ensuring that your application is submitted correctly and followed up to application approval.

    2-4 weeks
    Preparation time

    Free Consultation with Astons' Experts

    Our citizenship advisers will evaluate your personal circumstances and assist you in selecting the investment options most suitable for you.

    Entire family can be included under one application:
    1. Main applicant
    — The applicant must have a clean criminal record* and a legitimate source of funds.
    2. Spouse
    3. Dependent parents over the age of 65
    4. Children, including dependent children up to the age of 25**

    *all applicants age 16 and older must present a clean criminal background to be eligible

    **no age restrictions for children who are mentally or physically challenged


    Prepare documents

    Experienced citizenship advisers will collect and check all the documents for compliance and ensure all requirements are met.

    8 weeks
    Processing time

    Submit your application

    Once all your original documents are collected and sent to us, citizenship specialists will review your file and prepare it for submission. The complete file will be submitted to the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis via an authorised local agent, as required by law.


    Processing of application

    Each application is vetted by the Government through a thorough due diligence background check, during which time submitted information is examined and verified.

    All applicants will be required to be interviewed – either online or in person.


    Receive your pre-approval

    Once the application is reviewed by the Government and the decision is made, the applicant will be issued a letter advising of the decision. This letter will be forwarded to you.

    4 weeks
    Compliance time

    Complete your investment

    Once your application has been approved, you will be required to complete your investment (non-refundable contribution or purchase price of the property).


    Acquire St. Kitts and Nevis Passport

    Upon completion of the investment your citizenship certificate will be issued, and your passport application submitted on your behalf. No visit to St. Kitts and Nevis is required, your passport will be couriered to your preferred address.

    St. Kitts & Nevis Real Estate

    Astons is your portal to owning your own part of one of the world’s most beautiful islands. 

    The St. Kitts and Nevis CIP provides two separate and distinct forms of property ownership through which to gain citizenship that will appeal to virtually every investor. 


    The Developer’s Real Estate option allows investors to buy shares [starting at $400,000] in luxury hotel developments. Luxury hotel shares require a 7-year hold. 


    The Approved Private Home option allows for traditional home ownership of condos [minimum investment of $400,000] or single-family homes [minimum investment of $800,000] around the island. 


    Astons maintains a portfolio of all of the CIP approved properties in St. Kitts and Nevis, and we can arrange viewings either online or in-person. 


    Astons is not only an immigration expert, we are also an international  broker of luxury homes, property management specialists, and relocation experts. Astons can assist you and your family with every step – from providing the best options to moving in and getting settled.

    Frequently Asked Questions
    What is life like in St Kitts and Nevis?

    St. Kitts and Nevis is a lifestyle as much as it is a Caribbean paradise. It’s an island federation for those who love the luxury of culture, food, and nature. Possessing a flavorful fusion of African, British, Carib, and French influences, its tropical climate, investment opportunities – particularly in real estate and tourism – and exceptional connections to Europe and North America make it a priority choice for dual citizenship and anyone’s Plan B strategy.

    What’s the minimum investment for the St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship program?
    Why the St. Kitts and Nevis Plan B?
    What countries does a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis have visa-free access to?
    Does St. Kitts and Nevis allow dual citizenship?
    What are the tax obligations in St. Kitts and Nevis?
    Do I need to visit St. Kitts and Nevis to complete the application?
    Are you a licensed agent for the St. Kitts and Nevis CIP?

    Why Our Clients Choose Us

    Trust Astons

    33 years of industry leadership and dominance - ASTONS is one of the original firms that molded the investment immigration industry. Founded in London in 1989, Astons has evolved into a family of global companies now headquartered in Dubai.

    Communicate on your terms

    Astons personally serves clients via our global footprint with offices in Istanbul (Turkey), Limassol (Cyprus), Dubai (UAE),Athens (Greece), Fort Lauderdale (USA) and Saint Julians (Malta). As well as, via text message, WhatsApp, Telegram, or email.

    Globally licensed firm

    ASTONS maintains licensed partnerships with the official govermental agencies operating the CBI and RBI programs. ASTONS operates in strict accordance with the laws and regulations of every country where we do business - cooperating with local regulators and government officials. Ensuring no risks for you, your reputation or brand, and your investment.

    Earned reputation

    ASTONS, on average, helps nearly 300 clients a year. With historical totals of:
    More than 9,000 clients
    A clientele from over 50%+ of the world’s nationalities
    $2.6 Billion+ USD in immigration and real estate investments

    100% success rate

    100% of clients who pass the Astons’ due diligence review have their applications approved. The Astons due diligence team of seasoned UK lawyers and industry experts advance our clients’ interests by maintaining direct and constant contact with government officials - leveraging our experience, expertise and methodology of the British law school to conclude the immigration process in our client’s benefit.

    Client focused Service

    ASTONS offers only the best the world of investment immigration and luxury real estate has to offer. We expertly select citizenship and residence programs that can deliver solutions to virtually any client. As well as premium real estate in 11 countries to appease the most discerning buyer or investor. Our experts find the most advantageous solutions to address every client’s wants, needs, and demands.

    Internationally relied upon experts

    ASTONS experts are regularly relied upon by global media outlets and publications to provide expert insights and comments for investment immigration; including: Bloomberg, The Times, CNN, The Telegraph, El Tiempo, El Pais, El Economista, MSN UK, SchengenVisainfo and many others.

    World leader in immigration services

    ASTONS didn’t create the world of immigration investment, we perfected it for the benefit of investors. Astons consistently ranks as a TOP-25 firm in the international immigration industry by Uglobal Immigration Magazine, Best European Citizenship Advisor 2018, and Best Full-Service Investment Immigration Firm 2019.


    Schedule A Free Consultation

    Connect with Astons via our website, email, WhatsApp, or Telegram, to schedule a consultation. Together we’ll find the perfect residency by investment program for you and your family. In the consultation, we will:

    • Define and understand your wants, needs, goals, and demands
    • Create a list of the best strategies and solutions for you
    • Discuss and explain the various investment options available

    Susanna Uzakova

    Citizenship, residence permit and real estate investment expert
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