St Kitts & Nevis’ passport and citizenship by investment program is the oldest in the world. Since 1984, foreign investors, along with their immediate family members, have been able to gain citizenship and a second passport by contributing a minimum of $125,000 into the country’s Sustainable Growth Fund or purchasing real estate.
The beautiful, verdant two-island state of St Kitts and Nevis is located in the eastern Caribbean, to the west of Antigua and the south of Anguilla. Formerly a British colony, St Kitts and Nevis gained its independence in 1983 but has chosen to maintain links with its colonial past by keeping Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.
Tourism is the nation’s economic mainstay, attracting more than 600,000 visitors every year. The government offers an accelerated application process which reduces the processing period to 60 days or less, making St Kitts the fastest program in the Caribbean.