St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Kitts

Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts in 1493, when it was populated with native tribes, but the Europeans did not colonize until the British arrived in 1623. Its strategic location and valuable sugar trade led to an advanced and luxurious development that was among the best in the Colonial Caribbean.

The peaceful calm of St. Kitts suggests nothing of the extraordinary history of the island. For centuries, St. Kitts occupied a critical position in the European struggle for the West Indies, combining exceptional wealth as sugar colonies with a vital strategic position as gateways to the Caribbean. As a result, the struggles and conflicts that marked their history are among the most decisive episodes in Caribbean history.

While development has been of the highest quality, it has fortunately remained in low quantity, so St. Kitts remains un-crowded and unspoiled, famous around the world for excellent preservation of the ecosystems. Nature lovers will want to take advantage of the various tours through lava formations, tropical forest areas, and seaside lagoons. Boating tours and scuba diving expeditions are also favorite activities. Plantation homes have been transformed into grand, intimate inns. Quaint shopping areas and beautiful Colonial architecture draw visitors to the tiny towns. If a quiet vacation in a luxurious and alluring corner of paradise is what you seek, you’ll find it on St. Kitts.

Click here to visit the official website of St.Kitts Tourism

Nevis

There’s something about this small, sombrero-shaped island that grabs you. The charm and tranquility takes you back to a time when things were simpler, when life was more peaceful, when stress was just a word, not a way of life.

This 36-square-mile island lies near the top of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, about 200 miles south of Puerto Rico, and just west of Antigua. This island jewel is approximately 7 miles long and 5 miles wide, with natural vegetation that is unparalleled.

Green and serene, Nevis is truly one of the remaining unspoilt places and proudly carries the name, “Queen of the Caribees.” From the top of the 3,232-foot Nevis Peak to the depths of the clear waters offshore, there is a world of flora and fauna to be explored. In the hills, the comical green vervet monkeys chatter and scamper; in the sea, the whales cruise by. Stroll around and see the architecture of eras gone by: churches, windmills, and refurbished Great Houses.

Its 10,000 residents are friendly and helpful, ready to make new friends and welcome back regular visitors. The genuine charm and hospitality radiate into the unspoken, “Welcome,” “Be my guest,” and “Do come again.”

Nevis is special, a place that will seduce you, and tug at your heart strings after you leave.

Like they say on Nevis: “You’re only a stranger here once.”

Click here to visit the official website of Nevis Tourism

Tax, Passport and Residency

The St. Kitts and Nevis Economic Citizenship programme permits purchases of property worth US$400,000.00 to apply for a St. Kitts and Nevis passport. Property owners who apply for citizenship are subject to a due diligence review by the Government, Those who choose not to apply for citizenship are permitted to sell their property subsequently with this entitlement.

The passport gives right of abode with no obligation to do so and permits visa-free travel to more than 90 countries.

St. Kitts has a favourable tax regime; the island has no income tax, capital gains tax, wealth tax or inheritance tax.

The Investment requirements may be satisfied in any of the following ways:

A substantial investment of at least $400,000.00 United States currency or its equivalent in Eastern Caribbean currency in an “approved investment project”

The registration fees applicable will be:

  1. US$400,000.00 or its equivalent in East Caribbean currency for head of household (male or female) or any other adult.
  2. US$15,000.00 or its equivalent in East Caribbean currency for either spouse.
  3. US$15,000.00 or its equivalent in East Caribbean currency for each child under 18 years.
  4. US$35,000.00 or its equivalent in Eastern Caribbean currency for each adult family member.

Once an item of real estate has been the basis of a successful economic citizenship application, that item of real estate shall cease to be an “approved investment” for any further application without prior approval of the Cabinet.