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The application process

The below summarized timeline is based on the required process that should be followed by all applicants for the Citizenship-by-Investment Program in St.Kitts & Nevis.

The procedure follows 6 basic steps, which are dependent on the successful completion of the previous step.


Month 1 Step 1 File preparation. Issuance of pre-approval letter from Arton Capital. Advisory, government and due diligence fees are due at this stage.
Month 2 Step 2 Citizenship file submission.
Month 3 Step 3 Issuance of "Approved in Principal" letter by the CIU (Government's Citizenship-by-Investment Unit).
Step 4 Investment is made in selected option.
Month 4 Step 5 Naturalization certificate is issued.
Step 6 Submission of passport application. Issuance of passport.

The above timeline is an estimate based on our experience with previous clients and is provided for information purposes only. Any changes that may occur, which may or may not affect an applicant’s processing, will not be the responsibility of Arton Capital. Governments can experience large volumes of applications, local authorities can modify required documents and/or processing delays, are some of the factors that may affect timings. Processing times will vary depending on where the application has been filed. Arton Capital can provide a specific timeline on an individual basis, depending on the visa office they will be applying through. For the latest up-to-date information, please contact us.

Read next: Frequently Asked Questions for the St.Kitts Citizenship-by-Investment program



Is the Citizenship-by-Investment program approved by the St. Kitts & Nevis government?

Yes. St. Kitts & Nevis (St. Christopher & Nevis) Citizenship-by-Investment Program was established in 1984 under the regulations of the 1984 Citizenship Act, Part II, Section 3 (5).

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