The Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit has announced, on the 6th November 2020, new amendments to the citizenship by investment programme aimed at expanding the definition of dependents. The Cabinet of Saint Kitts has approved these changes which have been incorporated into SR&O No 48 of 2020. 

In the circular, the Citizenship by Investment Unit informed that effective immediately, main applicants will be allowed to include siblings in a citizenship by investment application if they meet the following criteria:

  • The sibling is the brother or sister of either the main applicant or his/her spouse
  • The sibling is not married
  • The sibling does not have any children
  • The sibling must be dependent on the applicant for financial support

The new amendments shall not apply to citizenship applications which have already been approved. 

The additional fee to include a sibling under the Real Estate option will be of USD $40,000 whilst the fee to include a sibling under the Sustainable Growth Fund will be of USD $20,000

The Saint Kitts & Nevis citizenship programme thus becomes the fourth Caribbean country to allow inclusion of siblings, following the introduction of such policies in Grenada in 2018 and Saint Lucia and Dominica last year.  While the maximum age of siblings in Saint Kitts is set at 30, it is 25 in Dominica and 18 in Saint Lucia.