The Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis is a former British colony in the eastern Caribbean. Two scenic islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, are members of the Commonwealth and have policy of not charging residents income tax.
The citizenship program for foreign investors was established here in 1984 and this makes it the oldest existing citizenship-by-investment program in the world. Nowadays it’s the number 1 provider of second passports in the world.
Local government requires foreign investors to make a contribution:
- At least USD 400,000 in one of the designated real-estate developments or
- A contribution ranging from USD 250,000 to USD 400,000+ (depending on the number of family members who apply for citizenship) to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF)
Most of the real estate investment opportunities available on the islands are hotels and luxury resorts, as the government of Saint Kitts & Nevis is promoting the islands as the luxury travel destination.
Physical residency is not required and the average processing time for obtaining passport is 3 months, but may be longer in case of real estate investment.
Saint Kitts & Nevis passport holders enjoy visa free travel to over 130 countries, including the Schengen Area, the UK, Russia, South Korea and Singapore.
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