St Kitts and Nevis remains one of the strongest and powerful passports from the Caribbean. The St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program (SKNCIP) remains one of the oldest in the world running since 1984.
So how to get St Kitts and Nevis passport in 45 days through citizenship by investment?
Our answer is a YES for clients who are interested in St Kitts passport on urgent basis. It is possible through Accelerated Application Process (AAP).
This special scheme is not known to many clients and many passport agents dont tell you.
St Kitts is the only CBI country in the world that offers fast track processing of citizenship by investment applications for a fee.
The Accelerated Application Process (AAP) was approved by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis in October 2016 allows applications with the Citizenship by Investment Program a fast track expedited treatment from three agencies, the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), Due Diligence Providers and the St. Kitts and Nevis Passport Office.
Please note there will be no special treatment given to applicants in vetting and security checks.
All you have to do is pay $25,000 additional fee to Government, applications are approved within 45 days, . Please allow additional one week for passports.
There is an additional bonus perk, the $7500 due diligence fee you have to pay is already included in the $25,000 fee (waived). You infact pay less for fast track accelerated processing.
This means for a single applicant you should expect
SGF Donation: $150,000
AAP fee: $25,000 (main applicant) / Dependent above 16: $20,000
Processing fee: $250
Passport fee: $500 / person
For example for single applicants, the total fee comes around $150,000 plus $25,250 equals $175,250. Dont forget there is also agent fee many service providers will charge you which will range from $15,000 (single) to families ($20,000).
It is important for you to know, you only pay the Government SGF donation after receiving the approval letter. You dont have to pay the entire sum at the start, start the process with just initial retainer fee plus AAP fee,
It is possible you apply under AAP only as main applicant and other family members can be put in normal application processing route.
Lastly, you should know there are 3 countries currently been restricted from applying under AAP. This includes nigerian nationals.
This is because of the delay in receiving due diligence reports from the third party service providers in these countries.
The St Kitts and Nevis (SKN) passport is a very good passport when it comes to traveling to over 140 countries visa free. These countries include United Kingdom, EU schengen states, Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong.
Another distinct perk available for St Kitts passport holders do not require visa to enter Turkey, Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, South Korea, Israel, Malaysia etc.
As of 2020, St Kitts passport has visa free access to 142 countries in the world and these countries include United Kingdom, Europe’s Schengen Area, Russia, Singapore, Turkey etc.
St Kitts has no personal income taxes
Are there any other passport programs that offer fast track processing?
There is another passport program, we know of that has the fastest processing time, similar to St Kitts in 45 days is Vanuatu DSP passport program. Probably Vanuatu may be little cheaper. Please use our CBI price calculator to compare the prices
Please feel free to contact us for initial consultation or free quote.