CaribbeanPolicy Updates

St Kitts & Nevis Lowers CBI Contribution Price to Align With Caribbean Competitors


The St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) has issued a memo announcing changes to its Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) with immediate effect.

Michael M. Martin, CEO of the St Kitts & Nevis CIU, outlined the revised CBI option investment thresholds and post-approval fees.

Matin also informed agents that “all applicants under the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program should be promptly notified of the updates outlined hereinabove.”

The new regulations include a reduced minimum investment threshold for the Sustainable Island State Contribution (SISC) option. This announcement follows sweeping price changes announced by other Caribbean CBI jurisdictions in recent weeks.

St Kitts & Nevis previously changed its pricing structure in July 2023 to align with reported EU demands, marking these new regulations as the second considerable update to its CIP pricing in under a year.

The memo outlined the investment amounts under the CIP:

Sustainable Island State Contribution (SISC)

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The CIU has introduced a significant reduction in the minimum contribution amount for the SISC option:

  • US$250,000 for a single applicant or a family of up to four persons (compared to US$350,000 previously)
  • US$25,000 for each additional dependant under 18 years of age
  • US$50,000 for each additional dependant aged 18 or older

This reduction brings St Kitts and Nevis’ contribution threshold closer to the US$200,000 price point recently adopted by the other Caribbean CBI jurisdictions of Dominica, Grenada, and St Lucia, in line with the pan-Caribbean CIP MoA. Antigua & Barbuda has proposed similar new prices but has not implemented any changes as it requested a 30-day postponement.

Real Estate and Public Benefit Options

The Developer’s Real Estate Investment, Private Real Estate Investment, and Public Benefit options maintain their existing minimum investment thresholds:

  • Developer’s Real Estate Investment: US$400,000
  • Private Real Estate Investment:
    • US$400,000 for a condominium unit or a share in an approved real estate development
    • US$800,000 for a single-family private dwelling home

  • Public Benefit Option: US$250,000

All real estate investments are resalable after a holding period of seven years.

Fees

The memo also details post-approval CBI application fees for the real estate and Public Benefit investment options:

  • US$25,000 for the main applicant (waived for the Public Benefit Option)
  • US$15,000 for the spouse of the main applicant
  • US$10,000 for each dependant under 18
  • US$15,000 for each dependant aged 18 years or older

Due diligence fees, application processing fees, and certificate of registration fees remain unchanged:

  • Due Diligence Fees:
    • US$10,000 for the main applicant
    • US$7,500 for the spouse and each dependant aged 16 years or over

  • Application Processing Fee: US$250 per applicant
  • Certificate of Registration Fee: US$50 per applicant

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Ahmad Abbas is Director of Content Services at Investment Migration Insider and an 8-year veteran of the investment migration industry.

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