LONDON, England – Under normal circumstances it would take several months for St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programme to process an application. Right now, the fast-track option called the Accelerated Application Process (AAP) coupled with the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF), becomes the fastest route to second citizenship in the world – within 60 days.
St Kitts and Nevis was the first in the world to launch a CBI programme in 1984. The special legislative programme allows carefully vetted investors to obtain second citizenship upon submitting all relevant documents, passed the due diligence checks, contribute to the Sustainable Growth Fund, and fast-track the Accelerated Application Process through an authorised agent.
The Sustainable Growth Fund investments start at US$150,000 for single applicants; US$175,000 for the main applicant and their spouse; US$195,000 for a family of four; and an extra US$10,000 for each additional dependant.
The Accelerated Application Process can be added separately for US$25,000 for the main applicant and US$500 for dependants aged 16 or under.
CBI investors’ contribution drives socio-economic initiatives across the islands, helping their adoptive country prosper and benefit them and their families in the long run. In return, investors are granted citizenship for life, which can be passed down to future generations. They become economic citizens of St Kitts and Nevis and gain the same rights as natives, apart from the right to vote.
Successful applicants become nationals and foster global mobility, safety and security, economic growth and the rule of law. St Kitts and Nevis citizens can visit nearly 160 destinations without a pre-departure visa, with more countries added regularly, which is also in the world’s top 30 countries for rule of law.
“Our due diligence processes remain robust and unwavering, a view that is supported by the near-perfect ranking that was published in the Financial Times CBI Index,” prime minister Harris said in his 2020 budget address. “Our Platinum Brand is considered the most attractive and that is demonstrated by the confidence of our clients and agents.”