Q & A

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Where is St. Kitts & Nevis?

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St Kitts & Nevis is a twin-island country in the West Indies. It is an independent country functioning as a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy.


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What is the capital of St. Kitts & Nevis?

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Basseterre


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What is the official language of St. Kitts & Nevis?

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English


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What is the legal system followed in St. Kitts & Nevis?

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“English Common Law” system


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What is the currency of St. Kitts & Nevis?

A

Eastern Caribbean Dollar (ECD) which is pegged to the US Dollar at 2.70 since 1976.


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Which are the “priority sectors” identified by the St. Kitts & Nevis government?

A

Tourism, agriculture, financial services, information technology, renewable energy, international education, light manufacturing and ship registry.


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What is the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme?

A

It is a program whereby eligible applicants and their family members can acquire St Kitts and Nevis Citizenshipby making a specified quantum of investment in approved categories.


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Who can apply for the Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Program?

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Main Applicant above the age of 18 years
Spouse
Dependent children upto the age of 30 years
Dependent parents/grandparents over the age of 55 years


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Are there citizens of any country who cannot apply?

A

Yes. Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea


Q
Am I required to have any education, business experience or English language proficiency to be eligible for Saint Kitts Citizenship?

A

No


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Can I apply for Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship on my own?

A

No. You can ONLY apply through authorized government appointed agents in St. Kitts & Nevis.


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Does St. Kitts & Nevis allow dual citizenship?

A

Yes


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Does St. Kitts & Nevis have any residency requirements?

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No. You need not reside in St. Kitts & Nevis upon acquiring citizenship.


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What is the time-frame to process an application?

A

4-6 months.


Q
What are the investment options for acquiring St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship?

A

Three options:

  • Donation to SGF
  • Contribution to SDIF
  • Investment in government approved real estate.


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Does St. Kitts & Nevis tax foreign income?

A

No. St. Kitts & Nevis levies no tax on worldwide income, wealth, gift, inheritance & capital income.


Q
How many countries can I travel visa-free on acquiring a St. Kitts and Nevis Passport?

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154 countries, which include all EU & Schengen countries, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea & Taiwan.


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Is any due diligence carried out on the main applicant & dependants?

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Yes. Due Diligence is carried out by both us at Migratesmart & the government of St. Kitts & Nevis. The period of due diligence would normally depend on the circumstances of each client.


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Our partnerships with highly reputed & leading global law firms, in all countries that we operate in or provide services for, enables us to provide end-to-end solutions & services to our clients. We can take care of every aspect of your migration process & ensure you derive maximum benefit from our expert knowledge & advice.