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Citizenship - Saint Kitts & Nevis - FAQs

1. Who do I contact to become an economic citizen?

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

2. Can two or more applicants apply for citizenship by investment together?

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.

3. How long does the application process take?

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

4. What is a Police Certificate?

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

5. Is the application form available online?

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.

6. Who is required to produce a police certificate?

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

7. Who is an authorized person?

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

8. Can I submit my application in a language other than English?

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

9. Is there a minimum age requirement for an applicant?

The minimum age requirement for the main applicant is 18 years of age. Permitted dependents may be of any age.

10. Can I contact Citizenship by Investment Unit directly?

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

11. Who are permitted dependents?

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 thirty years who is in full time attendance at a recognized institution of higher learning after his/her eighteen birthday and/or fully supported by the main applicant Parents or grandparents of the main applicant or his spouse above the age of fifty-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.

12. What is the maximum amount of dependents allowed by a main applicant?

There is no numerical limit on the number of permitted dependents

13. What are the requirements of becoming a Citizen by investment?

The main applicant: Must be at least eighteen years of age. Must have made an investment in the prescribed amount. Must meet other application requirements.

14. Can my family be included with my application?

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

15. Does the Programme recognize same sex marriage?

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

16. What is the minimum investment required if the real estate option is pursued?

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

17. Do I have to travel to St Kitts and Nevis?

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.

18. Can an applicant remit fees directly to the Unit?

All applicants are required to pay processing, due diligence and Government fees through their chosen authorised person. Wire transfers to the Unit are only applicable for approved applicants for the remittance of Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation Contributions.

19. Is residing in St. Kitts and Nevis required in order to apply for citizenship?

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

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