Citizenship by Investment
The Citizenship-by-Investment Unit (CIU) is the Government Authority that handles all matters concerning Citizenship-by-Investment in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
The Citizenship-by-Investment Program was established in 1984, making it the longest established program of this kind in the world. It has distinguished itself from many other similar programs by rigidly enforced investment requirements and meticulous due diligence procedures. » Read More
Foreign persons wishing to own land in St Kitts can do so by:
Freehold: The average price of Government land is US$1.50/sq. ft. (Commercial), and US$1.11/sq. ft. (Residential).
Lease: Land at the Industrial Site can be leased from the Development Bank of St. Kitts & Nevis at US$444.00/acre annually.
Long-term-Lease: The tenure period is 35years and rent is reviewed every five years.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
St. Kitts experienced consistent growth in inflows of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the periods prior to COVID-19, spurred by the Citizenship by Investment Programme.
Notwithstanding the economic fallout of COVID-19, the prospect for continued growth in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) remains optimistic, post the global pandemic. The strong growth in the inflows of FDI is dominated by investment in high-end real estate; condominiums, villas and hotels. Currently, there are in excess of US$100 million dollars in new projects in the investment pipeline that are expected to become operational in the near-term.
Please read more of the St. Kitts Investment Insider, the quarterly newsletter of the St. Kitts Investment Promotion Agency (SKIPA), here:
The Golden Book of St. Kitts is a comprehensive guide for investors, which can be found in the link below:
Additional information about investment opportunities is available on our website, www.investstkitts.kn