A beautiful island in the West Indies, St Kitts and Nevis has a rich culture and one can easily see the Caribbean heritage while visiting this brilliant nation. Also called the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, this dual island nation has a low population of around sixty thousand but gets quite lot visitors every year. People are attracted to this country because of its spectacular beaches and brilliant topography. Moreover, the entire environment is quite fun loving and peaceful, which is why this place is loved by so many. The country also hosts a number of carnivals music festivals which is why it gets the attention of people from around the world.
Every year, hundreds of people apply for a citizenship of this country and with the correct documents and other necessary factors; they become proud citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
How to get citizenship in St Kitts and Nevis?
St Kitts and Nevis had introduced an Immigrant investor program with respect to the citizenship of applicants. These programs are mainly introduced so that the government can get some financial benefit from eventual citizens in return of granting them the status of being a St Kitts and Nevis citizen. Also called the Golden Visa or the St Kitts Citizenship by Investment program, these schemes can be seen in many countries around the world, although it is a fairly recent concept. Only the people who fulfil the criteria can receive the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship. The criteria include a better financial income, a stable job and the absence of any criminal record and so many. These programs are implemented with the main goal of improving the infrastructure of the place where the citizens are residing. While speaking of infrastructure, we mean about the architecture, welfare, and other such advancements which can be done using the investment received through this program.
If all these criteria are met, the person and their family become eligible for the citizenship of the country. After granting citizenship, the person may be able to receive his or her ST Kitts and Nevis passport. It is basically a Caricom or Caribbean Community passport, as St Kitts and Nevis is a part of the Caribbean islands. The citizenship program that is available in this country is one of the oldest programs of this kind. Since its inception in 1984, when St Kitts and Nevis started offering citizenship to foreign investors, the country has continued to provide people with citizenships as long as they have proven to be honourable and respectable members of the society and have contributed generously to the economy of the country. Today, the country also offers quick deliveries of passports to its citizens, which otherwise would have taken long time to come through. Passports in the country went under a change during 2015 and every citizen got their new passports with new features like their old names on the passports (if any changes were made) as well as their place of birth on the passport.