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St. Kitts & Nevis Сitizenship by Investment Program

St. Kitts & Nevis is an exclusive Caribbean destination, with impressive natural beauty and a rich history of varied influences from different cultures. The islands offer sunshine almost year-round, and a diverse range of landscapes. Today, the main economic drivers are tourism, real estate and financial services. The Federation is a member of  the  United  Nations, the Organization of American States, the British Commonwealth, Caricom and many other international organizations.

 

HELVETICA responds to the inevitable adoption of crypto-currency transactions and, for the first time in the second-citizenship market, we make it possible to participate in St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship-by-Investment Program with cryptocurrency. HELVETICA converts your crypto holdings into a highly valuable personal asset for your future.

What is citizenship by investment?

Citizenship by investment is the process of obtaining a second citizenship in another country by investing in the economy of that country. Potentially life-saving in the event of problematic political and economic decisions in a single country, this type of insurance is priceless for investors and their families.

 

The Citizenship-by-Investment Program of St. Kitts & Nevis was originally established in 1984. The legal basis regarding Citizenship-by-Investment (CBI) is contained in Part II, Section 3 (5) of the Citizenship Act, 1984, and the Saint Christopher and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Regulations, 2011.

 

Crypto investors are beginning to show interest in second citizenship; for example, crypto-millionaires Roger Ver and Pavel Durov have obtained passports of Saint Kitts & Nevis.

Benefits of St. Kitts citizenship

  • Visa-free travel to over 130 countries, including the UK, the EU Schengen Area countries, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brazil and others
  • The applicant and all family members receive full citizenship and passports within 6 months
  • No personal visits are required to St. Kitts, no residence requirements
  • Dual Citizenship: no restrictions on dual citizenship in St. Kitts & Nevis.
  • Favourable income tax regime: no personal income tax, exemptions on worldwide income, inheritance and capital gains, tax holidays
  • Valid for life. Transferable to descendants

Other key advantages

  • St. Kitts citizens can get long-term visas to USA and Canada
  • St. Kitts & Nevis is a member of the Commonwealth, which entitles citizens to certain privileges in the UK and other Commonwealth countries
  • Established offshore legislation
  • Well-regulated financial services sector
  • St. Kitts & Nevis is an attractive location for owning a second home in the Caribbean, with good air links to Europe and North America
  • No knowledge of the language required

About taxation

There is no direct taxation in St. Kitts & Nevis. Even if citizens reside on the islands, they will not be subject to personal income tax, estate duty, inheritance or succession taxes, gift taxes or net worth tax.

 

In St. Kitts & Nevis, there is a corporate income tax of 35% of net profits but the country offers qualified companies a tax holiday on corporate profits for up to 15 years. Nevis does not levy tax on companies and foundations, as long as no business is transacted on the island. There is also an annual property tax in St. Kitts & Nevis which is minimal and calculated on the market value of the property. The current rate of VAT in St. Kitts & Nevis is 17%.

 

There is no law regulating cryptocurrency; however, St. Kitts & Nevis has initiated various efforts aimed at enabling a crypto-friendly environment.

Eligibility requirements

To qualify for citizenship in St. Kitts & Nevis, investors must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years of age and of sound health
  • Clean personal history, with no criminal record
  • Have a high personal net worth

Investment Options

Select one of the two investment options

Donation

Make a non-refundable contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) of an amount starting from $150,000 for a single applicant

Real Estate Investment

An investment of at least $200,000 in an approved real estate development. Such investment cannot be resold within a 5 or 7 year period

Both options allow for a dependent between 18 and 25 years to be included in the application of the main applicant if the dependent is a full-time student and is financially dependent on the main applicant.

SGF CONTRIBUTION

Applicants may qualify for citizenship through a contribution to the SGF.

  • Single applicant: a non-refundable contribution of $150,000 is required
  • Main applicant with up to three dependents (for example, a spouse and two children): a non-refundable contribution of $150,000 is required
  • Additional dependents, regardless of age: $10,000

Upon submission of an application, non-refundable due diligence and processing fees must also be paid. These fees amount to US$7,500 for the main applicant, and US$4,000 for each dependent of the main applicant who is over the age of 16 years.

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Applicants may qualify for citizenship through an investment in a pre-approved real estate project, which may include hotel shares, villas, and condominium units.

 

The minimum real estate investment required by law is $200,000 (resaleable after 7 years) or $400,000 (resaleable after 5 years) for each main applicant.

 

Upon submission of an application, non-refundable due diligence and processing fees must also be paid. These fees amount to $7,500 for the main applicant, and $4,000 for each dependent of the main applicant who is over the age of 16 years.

 

On approval in principle of an application made through a real estate investment, a Government fee applies, as follows:

  • Main applicant: $35,047
  • Spouse of the main applicant: $20,047
  • Any other qualified dependent of the main applicant, regardless of age: $10,047

In addition to these fees, real estate buyers should be aware of purchase costs (mainly compulsory insurance fund contributions and conveyance fees).

Property financials

1 bedroom 852 ft2 rental income $1,300/month

 

2 bedroom 1610 ft2 rental income $2,100/month

 

Approved and available real estate

Estimated Annual Fees & Income

Schedule of Fees

SGF Contribution

Real Estate Investment

  • All figures are indicative only and may change without notice. Not all costs are shown.
  • Passport fee per applicant is $355 in addition to the above
  • Government due diligence fees: $7,500 per applicant plus $4,000 per dependent over the age of 16

1Helvetica offers a VIP Service subject to the payment of a 50% surcharge on the standard Helvetica fee and, if applicable, the PEP Surcharge. Clients who choose the VIP Service Option will enjoy the following benefits: throughout the entire process within Helvetica, the Client’s file is specially marked and is always given priority over normal files. Priority in relation to other VIP Service files is given on the basis of the submission date. The Manager of Helvetica will personally oversee the file.

About Us

We are an independent company, formed around the issue of digital wealth conversion. Our prime function is to facilitate our clients in becoming world citizens, allowing them to forget about borders forever. We are pioneers of the campaign for St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship-by-Investment Program utilizing crypto-economic means.

 

We work exclusively in the field of immigration by investments and, therefore, we integrate our experience into your target. We work only with highly qualified professionals that are certified and government-approved agents of St. Kitts & Nevis residence and citizenship planning and investor programs. Only Government-approved real estate developers in Saint Kitts & Nevis are our partners.

Our approach

  • We provide our services only in cases where we can definitely help
  • We work only with citizenship & residency programs that are approved by the government
  • We oversee the process at each stage and work exclusively towards the result
  • The investment solution begins with trust. Trust begins with respect for your privacy and goes with a sensitive approach to each personal case.

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Disclaimer

No government accepts direct payments in cryptocurrency for CBI programs.

 

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