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St. Kitts & Nevis - How To Get A Second Passport

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St. Kitts & Nevis - How To Get A Second Passport

If you are looking for the ultimate island living offering a second passport, look no further than St. Kitts and Nevis. In this article, we will talk about your ability to obtain citizenship by investment in St. Kitts and Nevis, where the islanders are some of the friendliest people ever and the natural beauty, warm waters, sunny skies, and white sandy beaches draw you in. Obtain citizenship here in St. Kitts and Nevis in order to travel without visas to 156 countries around the globe.

St. Kitts and Nevis is renowned for its picturesque beaches, making it an ideal vacation destination. The islands offer stunning natural landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and a warm tropical climate year-round. Visitors can indulge in various water sports, explore lush rainforests, and experience the tranquility of the Caribbean.

The country's culinary scene is diverse, featuring a fusion of flavors from African, European, and Caribbean cuisines. Local delicacies, such as saltfish, lobster, and goat water stew, showcase the vibrant and flavorful aspects of St. Kitts and Nevis' food culture. Exploring the local food scene is an essential part of experiencing the country's rich gastronomic heritage.

 

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis is a dual-island nation situated between the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea. This country is known for its cloud-shrouded mountains and beautiful beaches with great waves. What was once sugar plantations are now inns, luxury hotels, or atmospheric ruins. Saint Kitts is the larger of the two islands and is dominated by a dormant volcano, Mount Liamuiga, which is home to a crater lake, green vervet monkeys and hiking trails in the rainforest. In this article we are going to give you all the information you need to know about the benefits of having a passport in this wonderful country.

 

St. Kitts & Nevis (2)St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship program has an easy and efficiency of application process

St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship program has an easy and efficiency of application process

Why A St. Kitts and Nevis Passport

St. Kitts and Nevis have been crowned The Best Citizenship Investment Program In the World by Professional Wealth Management of the world’s 14 Citizenship By Investment programs. St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship program has secured the top place with perfect rankings in due diligence and integrity, ease and efficiency of application processing, and family-friendliness.

Apart from its passport services, St. Kitts and Nevis boasts a rich cultural heritage. The locals take pride in their traditions, music, and festivals, showcasing their unique identity and welcoming spirit.

Update: March 01, 2023

From now until June 30, 2023, St. Kitts & Nevis citizenship by investment program is giving a discount of $25,000 USD to any who applies within this time frame. Please contact us for more information on this discount and how to apply for it. We will happily assist you with your expat life in a country as grand and beautiful as St. Kitts & Nevis. But hurry, this is a limited-time offer the government has provided us, expats.

 

 

St. Kitts and Nevis Passport

Established in 1984, St. Kitts and Nevis (St. Christopher & Nevis) Citizenship by Investment Program is the oldest of its kind in the world. They offer citizenship to high-net-worth individuals and their families in a peaceful and prosperous part of the Caribbean, providing visa-free access to over 156 countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, Ireland, and the Schengen area of Europe.

Your passport is an official travel document issued by your government that identifies you as a citizen, certifies your nationality, and formally requests admittance and safe passage from foreign countries.  

Standard passports contain your full name, a photograph, place and date of birth, signature, and the passport's expiration date. They usually also come with visa-free benefits to some countries.

 

Who Invests in CBI Programs?

If you think CBI is only for the wealthy, it’s not. Anyone can apply if they meet the requirements of St. Kitts and Nevis government. You can apply if you are a business owner, an investor or a digital entrepreneur. It’s for anyone who understands the importance of protecting your and your family’s wealth.

 

St. Kitts & Nevis (3)St. Kitts & Nevis passport is valid for life and is transferable to your descendants

St. Kitts & Nevis passport is valid for life and is transferable to your descendants

The Benefits Of Having A Passport From St. Kitts and Nevis

There are several benefits to having a passport from St. Kitts and Nevis. First, you have visa-free travel to 156 countries, including the Schengen area of Europe, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and more. St. Kitts and Nevis Passport is ranked 32 and offers increased global mobility. 

Next, this passport is valid for life and is transferable to your descendants, which is truly amazing. And lastly, St. Kitts & Nevis does not impose any taxes on personal income, local or foreign, even if you live there full-time.

Other benefits include the fact that there is no physical presence required & no minimum stay required. 

In addition:

  • Dual citizenship recognized;
  • Your entire family members are eligible, including spouse, dependent children under 30 and dependent parents or grandparents over 55;
  • Speedy application processing time of 60 days for approval;
  • Quick and easy 4-month processing period;
  • And much more!

Here is a country list that is visa-free with St. Kitts & Nevis Passports:

Albania

Andorra

Anguilla

Antigua & Barbuda

Argentina

Aruba

Austria

Bahamas

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Bonaire & St. Eustatius

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Isles

Bulgaria

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Chile

Colombia

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Curaçao

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Estonia

eSwatini

Faroe Islands

Fiji

Finland

France

French Guiana

French Polynesia

French West indies

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Greenland

Grenada

Guatemala

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Kenya

Kiribati

Kosovo

Latvia

Lesotho

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malawi

Malaysia

Malta

Mauritius

Mayotte

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Montserrat

Netherlands

New Caledonia

Nicaragua

Niue

North Macedonia

Norway

Palestinian Territories

Panama

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Reunion

Romania

Russian Federation

Rwanda

San Marino

Senegal

Serbia

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

Spain

St. Lucia

St. Maarten

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Suriname

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Tanzania

Trinidad & Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turks and Caicos

Uganda

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican City

Venezuela

Zambia

Zimbabwe

What Happens In St. Kitts and Nevis When You Buy Your Citizenship?

We at Expat Money follow a strict due diligence process in full compliance with national legislation and international standards. 

The CBI helps to fund community-focused projects that drive economic growth for local people and investors. Their Platinum Standard guarantees increased mobility, sustainable investment opportunities and greater economic freedom for successful applicants.

 

Investment Options

There are three ways to obtain a second passport in St. Kitts and Nevis. Sustainable Growth Fund, Real Estate Investment, and the newest being Alternative Investment Option.

 

Sustainable Growth Fund 

The Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) is St. Kitts and Nevis's most secure and straightforward route to economic citizenship.

Families up to four will need an investment amount of $150,000 USD and be made directly to a government-held fund. The Sustainable Growth Fund represents the ongoing advancement of St Kitts and Nevis to realize its potential as a prospering small-island nation with an accelerating economy. Your investment will enhance your future and the future of St Kitts and Nevis.

 

The Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) is St. Kitts and Nevis's most secure and straightforward route to economic citizenship

The Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) is St. Kitts and Nevis's most secure and straightforward route to economic citizenship

Real Estate Investment

Real estate investment is a popular option for obtaining citizenship in St. Kitts and Nevis. The CBI allows individuals to invest in approved real estate projects, such as luxury resorts and residential developments. This not only offers a pathway to citizenship but also presents investment opportunities in a burgeoning real estate market.

There are 2 routes available for those looking to qualify for citizenship by investing in real estate. You can invest in a pre-approved real estate development or, for a limited time only, through the purchase of a qualifying private residential property, both of which we will assist you with.

  1. The minimum real estate investment required by law is $200,000 USD (resalable after 7 years) or $400,000 USD (resalable after 5 years).
  2. The sale of qualifying private homes under the CBI program will be allowed for a limited period of two years, starting November 1st, 2020 and ending November 1st, 2022. All homes having an appraised value of more than $400,000 USD and that meet the other criteria may qualify for sale under this option. As we are now starting 2023 this option is no longer available.

 

Alternative Investment Option

This is the newest form of investment under the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program. It facilitates investment in qualified infrastructural and other projects which are developed or will be developed by Private Enterprise Developers (PEDs) and Public Good Project Developers (PGPDs). 

There will be two categories:

  • A Public Good Project Developer (PGPD), where the State owns the asset at the end of an agreement. These projects are fully funded by the PGPD and locked in “upfront”. The minimum Unit of Investment will be $175,000 USD. All other fees will apply as per the real estate option;
  • A Private Enterprise Developer (PED), where the built or funded asset is privately owned. In this option, the minimum Unit of Investment will be $200,000 USD and standard real estate government fees will apply.

*Legal Fees and additional expenses are not included in these investment options

 

All text, seals and signatures of the original document must be translated

All text, seals and signatures of the original document must be translated

Requirement of Documents

The list of documents required for citizenship by investment in St. Kitts and Nevis is long and can be challenging to fill out. It is important to work with a professional that has a proven track record in applying for your citizenship. 

Our team here at Expat Money will help you to organize and apply for the documents that are required for the Citizenship by Investment Unit. We’ve found that if these documents are not done correctly, the process can take considerably longer than expected and in the end cost you more money than expected. Once we have fulfilled the requirements, there will then be several supporting documents needed to finalize the process.

These documents are to be submitted in English with an apostille stamp, which we will also assist you with.

 

TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTS

All documents must be in English. If the documents need to be translated, the translation must be done by a translator who is authorized to act professionally in this capacity. All text, seals and signatures of the original document must be translated.

 

CERTIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS

Where a document is required to be produced in support of the application for citizenship by investment, it must be certified and authenticated in accordance with the law of the jurisdiction from where the document originates.

 

St. Kitts and Nevis Passport is ranked 32 and offers increased global mobility

St. Kitts and Nevis Passport is ranked 32 and offers increased global mobility

APPLICATION PROCESS TIME

To obtain a second passport through St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment program, you will need approximately 3 - 4 months. When you and I chat, we will discuss the type of program you wish to invest in. I will assist you in obtaining the correct documents, and then we will submit your application to the Citizenship by Investment Unit. 

St Kitts passport application can also be accelerated for a fee through the Accelerated Application Process (AAP), which only takes 60 days.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ST. KITTS AND NEVIS CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

  • Submit a full application
  • Have a clean criminal record 
  • Be in good health 
  • Be a high-net-worth individual
  • Possess impeccable character
  • Be above 18 years old
  • Make a qualified investment

 

Your descendants will thank you for you having a second passport from St. Kitts and Nevis

Your descendants will thank you for you having a second passport from St. Kitts and Nevis

Conclusion

Having a second passport from St. Kitts and Nevis is a smart investment and will likely be the best investment you have made for yourself and your family. Your children and grandchildren will thank you for this.

As I see it, our world will not get calmer or better so it’s vitally important that we do something now to ensure our wealth is protected. It really is time to get a new passport. Please don’t wait. Here’s what can happen if you wait,  

  • The price can go up (it never comes down), 
  • they can dismantle the program (Cyprus did it), 
  • they can modify the requirements (Panama did it with their Friendly Nations Visa). 

This will not get better, so act now.

Day in and day out my phone doesn’t stop ringing with clients wanting a second passport to St. Kitts and Nevis. They have an amazing program and with our assistance here at Expat Money, you could possibly have your new passport in as little as 60 days with a fee, or 3 - 4 months going the normal route.

If you need more questions answered about St. Kitts & Nevis and How To Get A Second Passport and would like to work one-on-one with me, then read the important letter below. From there, you can fill in an application to become a Private Client.

 

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Mikkel Thorup

Written by Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup is the world’s most sought-after expat consultant. He focuses on helping high-net-worth private clients to legally mitigate tax liabilities, obtain a second residency and citizenship, and assemble a portfolio of foreign investments including international real estate, timber plantations, agricultural land and other hard-money tangible assets. Mikkel is the Founder and CEO at Expat Money®, a private consulting firm started in 2017. He hosts the popular weekly podcast, the Expat Money Show, and wrote the definitive #1-Best Selling book Expat Secrets - How To Pay Zero Taxes, Live Overseas And Make Giant Piles Of Money, and his second book: Expats Guide On Moving To Mexico.

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