Frequently Asked Questions

When applying to be a citizen of St Kitts and Nevis by way of investment, the main applicant must contact an authorised person.

An authorised person means a person license by the Financial Services Regulatory Commission to conduct corporate or trust services in St Kitts and Nevis, who has paid the authorised person’s fee and is authorized to act on behalf of the main applicant in relation to a citizenship by investment application.

Click here for an alphabetised list of authorised persons.

No. The CIU does not endorse any authorised person.

All pertinent information will be provided by your chosen authorized person.  

The main applicant:

  1. Must be at least eighteen years of age.
  2. Must have made an investment in the prescribed amount.
  3. Must meet other application requirements.

Yes. All permitted dependents can be included in your application for economic citizenship.

The laws of St Kitts and Nevis define “spouse” as the partner of the opposite sex by marriage.

Travel to St Kitts and Nevis is not generally required. However, as part of the processing of the applications, individual applicants may be requested to attend an interview.

No. Residing in St Kitts and Nevis is not required when applying for citizenship using the Citizenship by Investment Option.

The application process may take as little as 90 days but may be delayed for cause. Applicants will be kept appraised of the status of their applications through their authorised person.

No. The application form for citizenship by investment can only be obtained through and submitted to the Citizen by Investment Unit by an authorised person.

The minimum age requirement for the main applicant is 18 years of age. Permitted dependents as defined by the St Christopher  and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Regulations may be under 18 year and also 18 to 25 years of age. Parents or grandparents over the age of 65 living and fully supported by the main applicant.

Permitted dependent means:

  • A spouse of the main applicant
  • A child under eighteen (18) years old of the main applicant or his or her spouse
  • The child of the main applicant or his or her spouse between eighteen and twenty-five years who is in full time attendance at a recognized institution of higher learning after his/her eighteen birthday and fully supported by the main applicant
  • Parents or grandparents of the main applicant or his spouse above the age of sixty-five years living with and fully supported by the main applicant
  • A child of the main applicant or spouse of the main applicant who is above the age of eighteen years and physically or mentally challenged.

There is no numerical limit on the number of permitted dependents.

All monies will be refunded with the exception of due diligence fees and processing fees.

All applicants and permitted dependents are required to pay due diligence and processing fees.

 The minimum real estate investment required is US$400,000.00 for each main applicant.

Yes. Two or more applicants may apply for citizenship together by purchasing one piece of real estate, provided each main applicant contributes the minimum investment of US$400,000.00.

A police certificate refers to a statement from a national law enforcement authority on the status of a person’s criminal record. It is also referred to as “certificate of no criminal record or “police clearance record”.

Each main applicant and all permitted dependents 16 years and older are required to produce a police certificate.

No. Applications that are not in English are not prescribed or accepted by the Citizenship by investment Unit.

The unit engages only with authorised persons. You can contact an authorised person with regards to questions pertaining to your application.