CHINA WELCOMES THE ST KITTS AND NEVIS CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAMME

Les Khan, the CEO of the Citizenship-by-Investment (CIU) Unit has just returned from a trip
to Beijing in China as part of his global marketing programme.

The aim of the visit was to raise awareness for and to promote investment opportunities in
St Kitts and Nevis. He was able to meet key developers and their agents, including visiting
the corporate headquarters of two of them, as well as having a number of meetings with
senior executives and investors in the various projects. Mr Khan also took the opportunity to
meet with an International Marketing Agent who is promoting both the Sugar Industry
Diversification Foundation (SIDF) and Real Estate investment options. This trip reaffirmed St
Kitts and Nevis as having a mature real estate market and one that provides the best value
for clients. The trip also follows on the robust growth of Real Estate applications.

In his presentations Mr Khan was able to let prospective investors know some key facts
about the efficiency and quality of the Citizenship-By-Investment (CBI) programme such as
its international rankings for quality:

St Kitts and Nevis has #1 ranking of passports in the Eastern Caribbean
St Kitts and Nevis has #2 ranking of passports in Caribbean
St Kitts and Nevis has #5 ranking of passports in the Americas
St Kitts and Nevis has #1 country for doing business in eastern Caribbean
St Kitts and Nevis has the most efficient processing CIU
St Kitts and Nevis has the strongest due diligence and vetting processes
St Kitts and Nevis has the top 5 ranking in quality of nationality as indicated by Henley
and Partners

The information was welcomed by agents, along with the advice he was able to provide on
the submission of documentation and what they should be looking for in order to ensure
files are expedited.

Mr Khan said of the trip:

“I was delighted with the level of interest shown by prospective applicants and agents in
China. It is a clear demonstration that our reputation as a platinum CBI programme with
robust and transparent investment application processes has stood us in good stead. Our
standards and processes will ensure that we attract the right number and calibre of
applicants to our programme who want to make a positive difference to the economy and
quality of life of St Kitts and Nevis.”

He noted that as one of the largest economies in the world, it was important that we
continue to grow our relationships with agents and developers. To this end, it is expected
that both the St. Kitts Investment Promotion Agency (SKIPA) and Mr. Khan will be attending
several conferences in China, the next being scheduled for Shanghai in June.

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