St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship are available to anyone who can provide the necessary documentation through descent, birth in St. Kitts and Nevis, or by naturalization.
It is not required for one to be born in St. Kitts & Nevis to be considered eligible for citizenship. Anyone born before 1983 automatically had st. kitts & nevis citizenship. Children born after 1983 to Kittitian or Nevisian parents are also granted citizenship, provided one of the parents is a citizen at the time of the child’s birth.
There are other ways to obtain St. Kitts and st.kitts & nevis investment program. If you have been married to a Kittitian or Nevisian citizen for at least five years, you can apply for citizenship. You are also eligible for citizenship if you have purchased real estate worth a minimum of US$400,000 or have made a minimum investment of US$3 million in an approved enterprise.
You can also become a citizen by naturalization, which means that you must be living in St. Kitts and Nevis for five years, be of good character, pass a test (English language and knowledge of the country’s history), have an income or own property in the country.
Anyone born to two St. Kitts & Nevis citizen parents automatically has citizenship, even if the child is born outside of the Federation.
There are a few other ways to obtain citizenship, but the most common way is by descent or naturalization. If you have any questions about citizenship, please contact the Citizenship by Investment Unit.
The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) is a government agency responsible for processing and granting St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship applications.