St. Kitts & Nevis

What Is The St. Kitts Public Benefit Program

Effective from July 2023, The Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme in St. Kitts and Nevis has made significant changes to its qualifying investment options. A novel addition, the Public Benefit Option (PBO), now provides an alternative donation option for investors. This new option allows for donations to be made to an Approved Public Benefactor that will provide proven benefits to the nation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

To date, MSR Media is the sole approved Public Benefactor who is developing the movie industry in St. Kitts and Nevis. Subject to a minimum donation of USD 250,000, investors will be eligible to apply for Citizenship of St. Kitts & Nevis for themselves and dependent family members and will also receive a range of unique benefits.

The Benefits

Citizenship and Family Inclusion

  • Citizenship for life, applicable for future generations.
  • Dual citizenship is permitted.

Dependents included:

  • Spouse.
  • Children up to 25 years old studying full-time.
  • Parents aged 65 years old or older.

Travel and Quality of Life

  • Red Carpet access changed to VIP access.
  • Visa-free travel/entry to over 150 countries.
  • Freedom of movement in the CARICOM.

Requirements and Taxation

  • No language or residency requirements.
  • Attractive tax regime; no personal taxes.

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    The Requirements

    • Be over 18 years of age.
    • Have no criminal record.
    • Provide all the required documents in English.
    • Make a ‘qualifying’ donation to MSR SKN LTD’s government-approved Public Benefit Option.
    • Application must be submitted through a government-authorized agent.
    • Investors must attend a mandatory interview either in person or virtually.

    Government-approved Public Benefit projects for Citizenship by Investment

    Approved applicants can qualify by making a financial contribution to MSR MEDIA SKN LTD a boutique film & TV production company leading the movie industry in St Kitts & Nevis.

    • Donation of USD 250,000 to MSR MEDIA SKN LTD.
    • Government-backed project strongly supported and approved for the Citizenship-by-Investment program.
    • Additional Benefits include: The MSR MEDIA VIP ACCESS – Exclusive access to enjoy the glamor and excitement of the Hollywood filmmaking experience through:
      • Either 8 days/7 Nights in a 5-star hotel in St. Kitts & Nevis to ‘Meet the Stars on one Film Set’ or ‘Attend the St Kitts and Nevis MSR International Film Festival as a VIP’
      • Have the applicant’s name listed in “Special thanks” in credits of one movie.
      • Five Years of Access to:
        • MSR Media’s Private Club including one all-inclusive dining experience for 2 & sunset cocktails
        • St Kitts & Nevis VIP Concierge Services

    The Process

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    Due Diligence and Application

    • Application takes an average of 8 months.
    • Reserve unit with MSR Media SKN LTD.
    • Complete Application Forms, payment of legal and due diligence fees.

    Approval and Investment

    • Decision provided within 120 days.
    • Upon interview and approval, complete payment of qualifying sum, government fees, stamp duty and other fees.

    Citizenship and Passport

    Applicant then obtains a Certificate of St.kitts Citizenship & Passport.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      The Public Benefit option provides eligible individuals and their families the opportunity to obtain full legal citizenship and passports upon making a qualifying investment in St. Kitts & Nevis by developing a project which brings substantial benefit to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis to an Approved Public Benefactor. 



      Name Email Website Phone
      MSR Media SKN Ltd [email protected] 1 (729) 804 8307

      1 (869) 662 5370

      • USD 250,000 contribution for a main applicant and all dependents to be paid to the relevant approved public Benefactor.



      Main Applicant:



      Each Dependent aged 16 or over:




      Single applicant





      Dependent under 18 years of age

      USD$10,000 per applicant


      Dependent aged 18 years or older

      USD$15,000 per applicant

      Processing fees are in addition to the investment amounts stated above. 

      To qualify for citizenship, the primary applicant must be over 18 years old, of good character, without a criminal record, and make an investment or contribution in one of the qualifying investment options.

      Restricted applicants are those who are nationals of:

      • Russia
      • Belarus
      • North Korea
      • Afghanistan
      • Iraq
      • Iran

      Citizens of restricted countries, and persons ordinarily resident in the restricted countries are NOT eligible to apply for citizenship through the St. Kitts & Nevis CIP.

      • Spouse of the main applicant
      • Dependent children of the main applicant or spouse under 18 years old
      • Dependent children of the main applicant or spouse between 18 and 25 years that attend (full time) a recognized educational institution that are fully supported by the main applicant.
      • Dependent children at least 18 years old and physically and/or mentally challenged who are living with and fully supported by the main applicant.
      • Parents of the main applicant or spouse above 65 years old living with and fully supported by the main applicant.
      • St. Kitts and Nevis’s passport allows visa-free travel or visa-on-arrival to over 150 countries and territories including Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia, the UK, and the European Union. 
      • Red carpet access to the movie industry in St. Kitts & Nevis
      • All access ‘Behind the Scenes’ Film experience
      • Invitation to attend St. Kitts & Nevis Film Festival
      • Attractive tax regime
      • Dual citizenship is permitted. Citizenship is valid for a lifetime and can be granted to 2nd generation family members (children born after application approval) and 3rd generation family members (not automatic; conditions apply).

      The overall processing time is approximately 6-10 months. 

      No, there is no requirement to travel or reside in St. Kitts & Nevis prior to obtaining citizenship.

      Yes, every main applicant will be required to attend a mandatory interview either virtually, in person in St. Kitts & Nevis, or in person at other locations provided by the Board of Governors. A dependent of a main applicant aged 16 years or older may be required to attend an interview if deemed necessary.

      Yes, applicants are required to show that they have enough funds to make the investment. The type of documents required will vary depending on the source of the investment funds.

      Yes, applicants can include money that has been gifted by a friend or family member for the investment. In most cases, additional documents will be required from the sponsor regarding their source of funds. The type of documents required will vary depending on the source of the investment funds.

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