Residency and Citizenship

There are several popular destination countries that offer various Permanent Residency programs through investment or business creation, providing clearly defined path to their Citizenship. Depending from the country the residency may be obtained within 6 to 24+ months, while eligibility for citizenship usually comes after few years of residency.

But there are countries, although only a few, that offer a legal path to their citizenship and internationally recognized passport directly through investment or contribution, without any prior or future residency requirements, all in the matter of few months.

St. Kitts & Nevis

In 1984, the Government of the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis created a Citizenship by Investment Program to attract investors of good character. These investors would make a substantial contribution to St. Kitts & Nevis, thereby channeling capital into national development. The Citizenship by Investment Program allows applicants to become citizens of the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis, without any residency requirement. Once Citizenship is granted, passports may be easily obtained. The following criteria must be met to qualify for this program:

• the principal applicant must be at least 18 years old,

• applicants must make a one-time investment in St. Kitts & Nevis:

    - either an investment of US$400,000 in a Government-approved real estate project plus fees;

    - or a US$250,000 (additional US$50,000 for up to 3 dependants) contribution plus fees to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation.
• to qualify as dependents, children must be under age 25 and unmarried (if aged 18-25, children must be able to prove full-time studies and dependence on their parents); or be parents (or grandparents) of the applicant, must be 65 or older, live with the applicant and be financially dependent on applicant,

• applicants must pass a Due Diligence examination, and have no criminal record,

• applicants must complete a medical examination.

St. Kitts & Nevis' Citizenship by Investment program is one of the oldest and most respected program of it's kind. The Citizenship and passport of St. Kitts & Nevis may be obtained in few months and offer great benefits:

    • Citizenship is in a British Commonwealth country and the member of CARICOM,
    • Citizenship is for life and not revocable,
    • There is no residency requirement under the Citizenship by Investment Program,
    • Right to live in other member countries of CARICOM,
    • St. Kitts & Nevis recognizes dual citizenship, and does not require people to renounce their current citizenship,
    • St. Kitts & Nevis passport-holders enjoy visa-free travel to more than 125 countries, including European Union, Canada, Hong Kong and many more (ask us for full list of visa-free countries),
    • Having a second citizenship may allow children to avoid military service in their home country,
    • Offshore bank accounts, investments, and companies give unique opportunities for business and tax planning.

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Citizens of the Commonwealth of Dominica or the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis also enjoy visa free entrance to the countries that are members of Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Both citizenship options usually attract people who would like to live and work or retire in the Caribbean. The OECS is based on the principles of the European Union. The OECS members are - St. Lucia, Dominica, Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St.Vincent & the Grenadines and Grenada. They have the same currency - Eastern Caribbean Dollar, viewed as the most stable currency in the Caribbean region. Work permits are not required if you are a citizen of any of these countries and wish to work in any of these islands. Identity cards can be used in place of passports when traveling between these states. Some of these countries are also offshore tax havens.



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