The Citizenship Program of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) was established in 1984 and requires applicants to make an economic contribution to the country. In exchange, they and their families are granted full citizenship.
To qualify for citizenship, the applicant must select one of the two options:
A. An investment of at least US$400,000 in one of the approved real-estate developments ("qualifying properties") in addition to paying government and due diligence fees, other fees etc.
On top of that US$400,000 amount there should be the following applicable fees on top:
- US$7,500 due diligence/processing fees for main applicant
- US$4,000 due diligence/processing fees for each dependent applicant over 16 years
- US$50,000 for main applicant
- US$25,000 for spouse
- US$25,000 for each child under 18 years
- US$50,000 for dependents over 18 years - other than the spouse
B. A non-refundable contribution (donation) to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF) which is a public charity, starting from US$250,000 (for a single applicant). Should the applicant select option "B" then the contribution is in the form of an one-time payment, as follows:
US$250,000 for Single Applicant
US$300,000 Applicant with up to 3 dependents
US$350,000 Applicant with up to 5 dependents
US$540,000 Applicant with up to 7 dependents
US$540,000 plus US$50,000 for each dependent above seven
Due Diligence background checks and application processing fees
US$7,500 for main applicant
US$4,000 for each dependent who is 16 or older
US$250 for each set of citizenship application forms
Dependents other than the spouse who are 18 or older US$50,000 for each such dependent.