St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship

Apply for St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship with Fidesco Trust Corporation

St. Kitts and Nevis Economic Citizenship Programme (Citizenship-by-Investment)

Fidesco Trust Corporation is authorised, since 1997, under the Financial Services (Regulations) Order of the Federation of Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis to carry on unrestricted trust business and citizenship registration services.

Foreign individuals may obtain citizenship under sub-section (5) of Section 3 of the Saint Christopher and Nevis Citizenship Act, 1984 (No.1 of 1984), of the Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis (“Federation”) which stipulates that a person is entitled, upon making application to the Minister in the prescribed manner and upon payment of any fee that may be prescribed, to be registered as a citizen of the Federation without any rights of voting save under and in accordance with the provisions of any law governing the qualification of voters, if Cabinet is satisfied that such person has invested substantially in the Federation.

The investment requirement of the Government of the Federation (“Government”) may be satisfied in any of the following ways:

Real-Estate Option
Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) Option

The above is given for general information purposes only since Government may change minimum investment requirements and fees at any time.

The term “dependent” means,

    • a spouse of the main applicant;
    • a child under 18 years old of the main applicant or his or her spouse;
    • the child of the main applicant or his or her spouse between 18 and 25 years who is in full time attendance at a recognised institution of higher learning after his or her 18th birthday and fully supported by the main applicant;
    • parents or grandparents of the main applicant or his or her spouse above the age of 65 years living with and fully supported by the main applicant;
    • a child of the main applicant or his or her spouse who is above the age of 18 and physically or mentally challenged.

A person who,

    • has provided false information in his or her Citizenship application forms;
    • has a criminal record;
    • is the subject of a criminal investigation;
    • is a potential national security risk to St. Kitts and Nevis or to any other country;
    • is involved in any activity likely to cause disrepute to St. Kitts and Nevis;
    • has been denied an entry visa by a country with whom citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis have visa free entry; or
    • is a national of Iran or Afghanistan,

will not be approved for Citizenship.

Furthermore, funds used for Citizenship may not originate from Iran.

Every citizenship application must be made on the prescribed form (Application for Registration as a Citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis) which must be submitted together with various documents relating to the applicant’s identity, civil status, criminal record, financial resources, and health. All documents must be in English or translated into English, and all photocopies of any document submitted must be notarised and properly certified.

Government must within three months of the submission of an application for Citizenship by Investment notify us on behalf of the main applicant, that the application has been approved in principle, denied, or delayed for cause and still being processed. The time frame to obtain Citizenship largely depends on how many background checks Government will have to complete on each applicant who is 16 years or older and in which countries such checks will need to be performed.

For more information, please read the Saint Christopher and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Regulations (S.R.O. 52 of 2011).

Benefits of St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship: Visa Free Travel