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Where is St. Kitts and Nevis?
St Kitts and Nevis is a beautiful small two island nation in the Caribbean located some 2,000 km to the southeast of Miami. The country is well connected by flights from US, Europe.
What is the currency of St. Kitts and Nevis?
The currency of St. Kitts and Nevis is Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD). Roughly 10 USD will buy you 27 Eastern Caribbean dollars.
What is the time frame to process the application?
The application process time after receiving the complete application forms and documents (as well as paying the funds) is currently 4-6 months – regardless if a client chooses the SIDF option or the real-estate program.
What is main difference between SIDF and Real Estate option?
SIDF is a public charity and the investment amount is donated to the sugar industry foundation (charity). It is non-refundable by the Govt.
The real estate investment is a recoverable investment, because you can sell it after 5 years. As of new rules from 2012, the next buyer will qualify for citizenship.
We highly recommend real-estate program, because having a “second home” in St. Kitts is a very good reason for getting a St. Kitts citizenship and passport. This would help even you are questioned at border controls.
As you can see, the real estate option is expensive but the real estate option is a recoverable investment however, you can only sell your property after 5 years. It will not qualify the next buyer for citizenship.
Both real estate and SIDF takes the same approval time.
Are there any fee for children aged over 18 years of age to be included in the Citizenship
Yes. Children who are aged between 18 – 25 years pay additional USD 50,000 Government fees.
Are there any restrictions on who can apply?
We do not accept clients from Iran, Afghanistan irrespective of where they live.
Please keep in mind that only a few citizenships will be granted under this citizenship-by-investment program by the Government.
Obtaining a Second citizenship or passport by “legal” means are involves a lot of formalities nowadays and Governments are making sure that such programs are only available for wealthy or high net worth investors who are capable to making a substantial contribution to economy of the country and who are able to support themselves financially.
What are the benefits of St. Kits and Nevis Passport?
Visa free travel to many countries including all EU countries, Switzerland, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland.
Are there any residency requirements to acquire passport?
No, there is no residency requirement unlike Europe. You can directly qualify for citizenship.
Are there any taxes?
St. Kitts & Nevis has no personal income tax, no wealth tax, and no inheritance taxes.
How long is the validity of passport?
The passport issued carries 10 year validity and after that it can be renewed.
I have two children of 16 years of age and 18 years of age? Will the due diligence to be
Yes, due diligence will be carried out for children with 16 years or above. Further children above 18 years of age, need to provide evidence of college enrollment.
How do I start and how do I apply?
First you need to tell us how many people including family members and children, would be applying for the citizenship program. Initially we ask our clients a non-refundable deposit of $2500 and we will release the application forms and we will assist you with the remaining process.
Do I have to live in St. Kitts and Nevis after acquiring citizenship?
No. You are not required to live in St. Kitts and Nevis but as a citizen you have every right to live and work in St. Kitts, whenever you want.
Is a personal visit required in St. Kitts to acquire passport?
No, not required as most of the work is taken care by us. But, if you prefer you can come to St. Kitts and get to know more on the investments here like real estate etc.
Is dual citizenship allowed?
The St Kitts & Nevis government has no restrictions on “dual citizenship” and does not report citizenship information to other countries. While, most countries prohibit dual citizenship, it depends on where you live and sometimes as per laws of your home country, you may need to give up one citizenship to acquire other.
Can two or more persons buy real estate and apply for citizenship together?
Yes, it is possible, but provided each has contributed $400,000 for real estate.
What is your refund policy, should the citizenship application be denied?
Yes, refunds are possible minus application and other service charges, should your application be denied by the government. Your investment amount is kept in a safe escrow account, until you get the citizenship approval from the Govt. We draft clear agreements on applicable fees and refund policy with our clients.
We are expecting a new baby and is it possible the new born baby get citizenship?
If husband and wife are both citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis, then the new born baby will automatically inherit the citizenship.
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