Saint Kitts and Nevis Country Profile

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Citizenship and Naturalization
Birthright citizenship (Jus Soli)
  • Birthright citizenship (Jus Soli)
    Unrestricted: Any child born in the country automatically becomes a citizen.
Naturalization - Standard Conditions
  • Minimum residency period
    15 years
  • Physical presence requirement
  • Language test
  • Need to renounce original citizenship?
  • Can minor children naturalize?
  • Can naturalized parents pass citizenship to a child born abroad?
  • Can you lose naturalization due to prolonged absence/ naturalization elsewhere?
Naturalization - Your Spouse is a Citizen
  • Living IN the country: Residency/marriage requirement
    0 years / 3 years
    Must be married for 3 years. No in-country residency requirements. (This does NOT apply to spouses of CBI citizens. They must go through a CBI route and pay money.)
  • Living ABROAD: Marriage requirement
    3 years
    Can reside abroad during 3 years of marriage.
  • Language test
  • Need to renounce original citizenship?
Naturalization - Other Beneficial Provisions
  • Your child is a citizen
    No provisions
  • Citizens of specific countries
    No provisions
"–": The provision has not been analysed.
Visas and Residencies
Visas and Residencies
For more details visit Cost of Living
  • Taxation Type
    No personal income tax
The country generally imposes no taxation on personal income, whether it was generated within its territory or abroad.
Schiff Sovereign's Take on Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis has one big thing going for it – it’s home to the longest-running Citizenship By Investment (CBI) program in the world, active since 1984.

While it is definitely not the cheapest CBI option in the Caribbean, it enjoys a stellar reputation. And a Saint Kitts passport is quite decent in terms of visa-free travel, too.

Several of our subscribers have become dual citizens by participating in the program. And we are happy to report that they became Kittittians cheaper than anyone else in the world, thanks to the deep CBI discounts we’ve negotiated for our Total Access members.

If you are considering Saint Kitts (or any other) CBI program, you will definitely do yourself a favor by joining Total Access. The discount you will receive will either match or exceed the price you’ll pay for the membership.

(See all applicable  CBI program prices and the available discounts in our interactive CBI calculator.)

Additionally, the name of the country suggests that besides Saint Kitts, there is also Nevis. 

The country is technically a federation between the two islands, and they enjoy a certain degree of freedom in establishing their own policies.

Over time, Nevis evolved into one a successful “offshore” jurisdiction with very solid asset protection laws.

Nevis LLCs and trusts are very popular vehicles in the asset protection sphere. We covered them in this SMC Alert.
Schiff Sovereign's Rolodex
Service Providers available in Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Asset protection (specialized LLCs, trusts, etc)
  • Corporate services (company formation, etc.)
  • Citizenship by Investment
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Saint Kitts and Nevis Overview
  • Region
    North and South America
  • Capital City
  • Largest City
  • Currency
    Eastern Caribbean dollar
  • Languages
  • Population
    54.1 thousand (197th)
  • Life Expectancy
    77.1 years (91st)
  • GDP (Nominal)
    $1.1 billion (191st)
  • GDP/Capita
    $20,621 (56th)
Useful Data
For more details visit Cost of Living
  • Cost of Living
    Inexpensive (3/7)
  • Climate
    Average (3/5)
  • Safety
    Average (4/7)
  • Pollution
    Average (3/5)
  • English Proficiency

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