Sugar Industry Diversification Visa

Saint Kitts and Nevis
Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Foreigners can apply for citizenship under the real estate option, which requires applicants to make an investment in designated, officially approved real estate with a value of at least US$ 400,000 plus the payment of government fees and other fees and taxes.

As the application procedure under this option involves the purchase of the real estate, this can lengthen the processing time depending on the chosen property. Real estate can be re-sold 5 years after the purchase and may not qualify the next buyer for citizenship.

Acquisition of citizenship under the SIDF option requires a contribution to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation

Applications for Citizenship cannot be lodged directly at the Citizenship-by-Investment Unit, instead, it can only be handled by registered Authorized Persons.

Check the link to see Authorized Persons:



Life Long Month(s)



2 Month(s)



7500 USD approx


P. Residency

1 Month(s)


Processing time

8 week(s)



Very Low

What are eligibility requirements for the Sugar Industry Diversification Visa?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must invest in a Sugar Industry
  • The minimum investment required by law is US$200,000 (resalable after 7 years) or US$400,000 (resalable after 5 years) for each main applicant
  • Applicant must have no criminal record
  • Applicant must undergo HIV test
  • Applicant must provide at least At least 1 original professional reference
  • Applicant must provide Statement and evidence of source of fund to be invested in St Kitts and Nevis

Which documents do I need to apply for the Sugar Industry Diversification Visa?

25 Document Required

  • Application for registration as a Citizen (Form C1
  • Photograph and Signature Certificate (Form C2)
  • Medical Certificate (Form C3)
  • Investment Confirmation/Escrow Agreement (Form C4)
  • Original excerpt of full birth record or Certified copy of birth certificate (i.e. a birth document that also includes your parent’s details, or a household register, family book etc.)
  • Certified copy of proof of name change (Deed Polls or jurisdictional equivalent, if applicable)
  • Certified copy of current national identity card(s) (children under the age of 16 are exempted)
  • Certified copy of current passport(s) showing name, photo citizenship/nationality, date and place of issue, expiry date, passport number and issuing country
  • HIV Test Results must be no older than 3 months (children under the age of 12 are exempted)
  • Police Certificate “certificate of no criminal record” or “police clearance certificate” from country of citizenship and any country where you have lived for more than 1 year over the past 10 years ( children under the age of 16 are exempted)
  • Six (6) photographs approximately 35 x 45mm in size, taken within the past six (6) months (N.B. one of the photographs must be certified and attached to the C2 form)
  • At least 1 original professional reference (e.g. from an attorney, notary public, charted accountant or other professional of similar standing) not older than 6 months
  • Bank Statements for a 12 month period from the date of submission of application
  • At least 1 original bank reference letter issued by an internationally recognized bank, not older than 6 months
  • Certified copy of Military Records or exemption from military service (if applicable)
  • 1 original document of evidence of residential address (e.g. certified copy of a recent utility bill or bank statement showing full name and address, or written confirmation from a bank, attorney, chartered accountant or notary public)
  • Employment Letter(s) stating the start of employment, position held and salary earned
  • Certified copy of Business License or Incorporation documents
  • 1 Original excerpt of marriage record or certified copy of marriage certificate(s) if applicable (i.e. if married persons apply together)
  • Certified copy of divorce documents (if applicable)
  • Statement and evidence of source of fund to be invested in St Kitts and Nevis
  • Affidavit of Financial Support for applicant’s between the ages of 18 -30
  • Certified copy of University Degrees (if applicable)
  • Limited Power of Attorney

Talent Migration data for Saint Kitts and Nevis

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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