Saint Kitts to Refund Applicants From Sanctioned Countries

Correction: A previous version of this article had indicated the Saint Kitts & Nevis CIU had been struggling to pay its service providers due to a sharp fall in revenue. This statement was based on what we have since learned was a fabricated report.

Weeks after IMI became the first news outlet to call attention to Saint Kitts & Nevis’ withholding of funds from applicants who were approved but not awarded citizenship, the CIU confirms it has now initiated a refunding process for the affected applicants.

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Prime Minister Terrance Drew confirmed, during a press conference yesterday, that the CIU has begun the process of refunding applicants from sanctioned countries who had initially received approvals but were later told they would not, after all, obtain citizenship.

One local service provider representing several affected Russian clients today confirmed to IMI that the CIU had contacted him to begin the refund process.

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