Overseas property investment is an excellent option for investors seeking dual benefits:
- Lucrative investment assets in a high-demand property sector.
- Travel freedom and protection with a family second passport.
In our latest case study, we'll explore one such scenario.
Our US client and an established crypto investor was looking for alternative opportunities to provide a 'plan B' second citizenship for his family while expanding his investment portfolio in a new area.
One of the compelling advantages of this type of citizenship by investment is that it includes all family members. Each enjoys a second passport and the international mobility afforded.
This applicant had a family of six and required a solution to preserve their interests and ability to relocate to one of the most beautiful island nations in the world in the event of future political, economic, or healthcare disasters.
Following an initial consultation with the Astons immigration experts, we recommended St. Kitts & Nevis as meeting every requirement:
- Fast passport application processing, taking two to three months in total.
- Visa-free travel access to 152 countries globally, including the UK and EU.
- High-value real estate investments in reputable brand name properties.
- Remote processing, with no requirement to travel in-person to apply.
Along with the attractive investment returns and citizenship rights, St. Kitts & Nevis is a unique dual-island destination.
With beautiful five* hotel resorts, tranquil rainforests, the pristine Caribbean Sea and miles upon miles of elegant beaches, the islands offer a superb quality of living for passport holders who may wish to relocate in the future.
Managing the St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship Application Process
Aston's client sought a seamless second citizenship solution without any travel demands yet offering optimal efficiencies to ensure their application was completed smoothly.
Our teams managed every aspect of the process, from collating information and paperwork, recommending appealing investment options, and ensuring every step of the application was fully compliant with citizenship requirements.
We identified an outstanding investment option at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts, a prestigious brand name and respected tourist resort with exceptional returns and stability.
There are several options to securing a St. Kitts & Nevis second passport:
- $150,000 non-refundable donation to the Sustainable Growth Fund, supporting the government in developing local infrastructure and services.
- Options to increase the donation value to incorporate additional family members (for families with over four members) at a donation of $10,000 per applicant.
- Joint investment in real estate from $200,000 with another applicant, providing co-ownership of a property asset for at least seven years.
- A single property investment of $400,000, entitling the investor and their family to citizenship with the asset retained for five years.
The real estate opportunity identified was available for a $220,000 joint investment, meeting our client's budget requirements and enabling them to proceed with a whole family second citizenship application.
Astons received approval from our client to proceed and managed the real estate investment agreement to get the process underway.
Once we had remitted the deposit through secure international payment processes, the team could submit the citizenship application.
Fast Track St. Kitts & Nevis Second Citizenship
Second citizenship is one of the most secure options for families seeking protection from future pandemics or other instabilities that may create a need to relocate.
St. Kitts & Nevis is an idyllic island nation with competitive investment programmes inviting established investors.
Benefits of a second passport include visa-free international travel and the ability to visit destinations in the EU without any requirement for a visa or the added time delays.
It is crucial to work with a government authorised agency before looking at citizenship by real estate investment. These programmes are tightly controlled to ensure every element of the application process is subject to rigorous checks.
For example, you can invest in many villas, resorts, hotels and properties in St. Kitts & Nevis. Still, you must ensure your investment is made in a real estate property with full government approval.
The property must then be held for a mandatory period, depending on the citizenship application type and nature of property ownership.
Astons is delighted to provide bespoke support for clients around the globe looking for enticing investment opportunities and citizenship rights to protect their families from future upheaval.
With offices in central hubs such as Istanbul, Dubai, London and Cascais, we deliver tailored property investment advice, with access to investments not available on the open market.
Our consultants offer multilingual support, professional efficiency, and assistance throughout your citizenship application, from identifying destinations, providing private property viewings, and completing the requisite documentation.
Please contact Astons' London office at +44 (0) 207 292 2977 or email the team at [email protected] for more details about the St. Kitts & Nevis citizenship programme or to discover other advantageous second passport opportunities.