Saint Kitts & Nevis

Citizenship by Investment Program

Home to the world’s first formal citizenship by investment program, Saint Kitts & Nevis has been naturalizing qualified investors since 1984. It remains one of the world’s most popular CIPs, approving more than a thousand investors and their families each year. 

The application process typically takes 3-6 months, but a 45-day accelerated process is available for an additional fee.


Program at a glance

Program typeDirect citizenship program
Time to citizenship3-6 months
Time to citizenship3-6 months
Time to permanent residency3-6 months
Minimum investmentUS$250,000
Physical presence requirementNone
Application processing time3-6 months
Grants visa-free travel to157 destinations, including Schengen countries
Contribution types availableDonation, Property Investment

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