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St Kitts vs St Lucia – Citizenship by Investment

St Kitts and St Lucia are outstanding citizenship by investment programs in the Caribbean. Here’s how to compare the important differences between these two programs, so that you will know where to invest.

All in all, here is a quick summary

  • St Lucia is much cheaper compared to St Kitts with donation options when it comes to single applicants.
  • St Kitts donation might be cheaper for families compare to St Lucia due to the limited time discount offered to families.
  • If you are looking for a full recoverable investment, St Lucia Covid bond option is the way to go.
CBI St Kitts and Nevis St Lucia
Donation Investment USD 150,000
Single Applicant: $109,500
USD 100,000
Real Estate Minimum USD 200,000 USD 300,000
Government Bonds Not Available USD 250,000 (refundable after 5 years)
Processing times 60 days 56 days
Personal visit fully exempt fully exempt
Due Diligence Fee Main Applicant: $75000 / Child above 16: $5000 Main Applicant: $75000 / Child above 16: $4000
Passport validity 10 years 5 years
Physical residence None None
Passport power (visa free) 154 destinations 146 destinations
Voting rights No Yes
Family friendly Yes (siblings accepted) Yes (siblings accepted)
Citizenship to Family Generations 3rd generation only 3rd generation only
Oaths Not required Required
Application difficulty Medium Medium
Covid discounts Family of 4 pay $150k (instead of $195k)  50% discount to Bond sum $250k (instead of $500k). Prices cut for families
Restricted countries Iran, Sudan, North Korea, Somalia Iran
Personal income tax 0% Residents only (upto 30%)
Tax on Wealth, Inheritance, Capital Gains 0% 0%
Tax Treaties Caricom, Monaco, Switzerland, United Kingdom Caricom, Switzerland
FATCA (inforce) April 28, 2016 September 1, 2016
Commonwealth Yes Yes
Cryptocurrencies Not accepted Not accepted

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