How to Move to St Kitts & Nevis – The 7th Heaven Properties Guide
With a high level of political and economic uncertainty rocking countries around the world and severe public health concerns due to the global outbreak of Covid-19, large numbers of people are looking for a safe and secure destination to retreat to. Many are looking at the Caribbean as an oasis of calm in a world of stress and strife. One destination which is long been seen as a sanctuary is the twin-island nation of St Kitts & Nevis. So, for readers considering relocating to the Caribbean, we put together this guide which outlines how you could move to St Kitts & Nevis, covering everything from why and how to move through to the best places to live on the islands.
Relocating – Is St Kitts & Nevis a Good Place to Live?
Can I Move to St Kitts & Nevis?
Citizenship by Investment
Finding a Place to Live in St Kitts & Nevis – Where are the Best Places to Buy Property?
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Offering an alluring combination of beautiful beaches, a dramatic mountainous backdrop, high quality real estate ranging from beachfront condos to hillside villas and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, St Kitts & Nevis is a great place to live.
With its golf courses, super yacht marina and a wide selection of restaurants, bars and hotels, the larger island of St Kitts is the livelier of the two islands with plenty to keep the entire family entertained.
The smaller sister island of Nevis is perfect for those looking for a tranquil destination to get away from it all. Renowned for its quiet beaches, charming historical hotels which exude old world charm and the fabulous golf course and other amenities at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort, idyllic Nevis is the perfect place to kick back and unwind.
If you’re only planning on staying in St Kitts & Nevis for part of the year, it may be possible to stay without having to apply for residency. Citizens of the USA, Canada, the UK, and many countries in the EU and the Caribbean can stay in St Kitts & Nevis on vacation without a visa for up to 90 days. If you wish to stay longer, you can apply for permanent residency or for citizenship via the St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship By Investment Program.
Individuals who own a property or land in St Kitts & Nevis and wish to stay in the country longer than 3 months may apply for permanent residency.
To apply for permanent residency there is an application fee of EC $200 plus a one-time payment of EC $3,800 upon approval which usually takes 6 months to 1 year.
In contrast to the Citizenship by Investment Program (outlined below), permanent residency is time limited and must be renewed.
Find out more about Residency in St Kitts & Nevis in our Guide to Buying Property in St Kitts & Nevis
St Kitts & Nevis also operates a Citizenship by Investment Program which allows eligible investors to acquire citizenship of the country in exchange for a significant financial contribution or an investment in approved St Kitts & Nevis real estate.
To qualify, an applicant must make an investment of at least US $400,000 in approved real estate or make a non-refundable financial contribution of US $150,000 to the St Kitts & Nevis Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF).
Additional costs are applied for any spouse or dependents included in the application, as well as fees for due diligence and government processing.
The real estate investment must be held for a minimum of 5 years.
Successful applicants receive full citizenship for life, a St Kitts & Nevis passport which offers visa-free access to over 150 destinations around the world and very attractive tax benefits such as no personal income tax, no inheritance tax and no wealth tax.
Another advantage, St Kitts & Nevis has no restrictions on dual citizenship so there is no need to renounce your existing citizenship.
Find out more: St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment
St Kitts & Nevis is a beautiful destination with plenty of wonderful places to live throughout the two islands.
On the island of St Kitts, Frigate Bay and the Southeast Peninsula are popular places to buy property offering spectacular views as well as proximity to the beach and the golf course.
Luxury lovers, in particular those looking for a home with access to a marina, will adore the lavish homes available in Christophe Harbour’s various neighbourhoods.
On the serene island of Nevis buyers looking for access to the beach, golf course and resort amenities will be sure to fall for the Four Seasons Resort Nevis which offers some of the finest homes for sale on the island and the Pinneys Beach area.
Other popular places include communities such as Cliffdwellers, Hamilton Estate and Jones Estate.
Would you like to find out more about moving to St Kitts & Nevis? Would you like to browse property for sale which would be ideal for living here?
We would be delighted to help. Explore St Kitts & Nevis real estate on our website.
Alternatively, contact 7th Heaven Properties, the Luxury Caribbean Property Specialist, to begin your property search and to discuss your options in more detail.