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Guidelines for how to get a visa for Saint Kitts and Nevis

4 months


Passport Requirements:

All visitors are expected to have a passport, except as follows:

1. ‘Kinderausweis’ tourists, a German identification document given to children younger than 16 years of age.

2. Travelers with a Seaman Book as long as they are traveling on duty.

3. Foreign residents held an emergency certificate issued by Saint Kitts-Nevis for traveling to Saint Kitts-Nevis only.

4. Canadian citizens with a birth certificate or notarized certificate of citizenship.

5. Travelers with a Birth Certificate together with a driver’s license or an authenticated certificate of citizenship that is issued to American citizens.


For travelers older than five years old, this must be accompanied by an official photo identity document that is issued by the government.

6. Travelers with a social security card, national identity card, driver’s license, or voter’s registration card issued to:

  1. Residents of Montserrat, who will be issued British passports that are endorsed ‘British Overseas Citizen’ or ‘British Overseas Territories Citizen’;
  2. Each resident of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines.

Identification cards must show the nationality and carry photos of the bearer.

If nationality is not indicated, the identity card must be accompanied by a birth certificate, and the information must match that of the identity card.

Saint kitts and nevis flag against city blurred background at sunrise backlight

Document Validity

Upon arrival, passports and alternate documents, or any of them, must be appropriate.

Visa Issuance

1. before arrival: Travelers/visitors are kindly requested to contact the nearest representation of Saint Kitts-Nevis or the United Kingdom.

2. Upon arrival: if necessary, Pakistani citizens can get a visa if they are staying for no more than one month.

Visa Exemptions

All travelers must hold a visa except the following:

1. Citizens of Saint Kitts-Nevis.

2. Travelers/visitors staying for no more than 3 months provided they are:

Travelers with Chinese Taipei passports;

Travelers with passports which are issued by Hong Kong (A Special Administrative Region of China);

Travelers with British passports that are endorsed ‘British National (Overseas),’ ‘British Subject,’ ‘British Citizen,’ ‘British Protected Person’ or ‘British Dependent Territories Citizen’;

Foreign nationals of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Gambia, Hungary, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Nauru, New Zealand, Netherlands Panama, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Paraguay, Portugal, Poland, Qatar, Soma, Saudi Arabia, Romania, Seychelles, Singapore, Sierra Leone, Slovak Republic, Solomon Islands, Slovenia, Tuvalu, Spain, Swaziland, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Switzerland, Tonga, Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago, the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, the United States of America, Vanuatu, Zambia, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.

3. Travelers are continuing their trip towards a third country within 14 days.

This exemption does not apply to citizens of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, People’s Republic of China, Cuba, Republic of Dominican, Georgia, Haiti, Kazakhstan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Maldives, Mongolia, Republic of Montenegro, Russia, Republic of Serbia, Tajikistan Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam, who must have a visa issued before arrival.

4. Foreign residents of Saint Kitts-Nevis as long as they have a residence permit.

5. Travelers staying for no more than six months provided they are:

  1. Residents of Montserrat with British passports that are endorsed ‘British Overseas Citizen’ or ‘British Overseas Territories Citizen’;
  2. Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines.

6. Cuban citizens staying for no more than 30 days.

TWOV (Transit without Visa)

  1. TWOV is permissible for travelers continuing their trip towards a third country with the same plane within 24 hours without leaving the airport. There is no hotel accommodation available within the airport transit area.

2. TWOV does not apply to refugees and people without nationality or citizenship.

Additional information

  • It is permitted for refugees and people without nationality or citizenship to transit only in exceptional cases. They must have prior permission from the Minister of National Security.
  • All travelers should have enough money to cover the expenses of their visit, all papers required for their next trip, and tickets with confirmed return or onward reservations.
  • If travelers want to extend the intended stay, they must contact the Ministry of Finance.


If travelers do not abide by entry rules, they will be deported by the immigration authorities to their home country at the carrier’s expense. The transporting carrier will also be responsible for any costs regarding hotel accommodation.


Import regulations

Travelers aged 18 years old or more are allowed free import of:

a. 50 cigars or250 grams of tobacco or 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos;

b. One quart of spirits or wine.

c. XCD 400.-for people who have been overseas for more than seven days.


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by an official veterinary certificate of good health and a certificate of vaccination against rabies issued in the home country, and an import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture. It is necessary to inform the transporting carrier’s station manager before arrival in either Saint Kitts or Nevis; this also applies to transit.

Baggage Clearance regulations

A traveler’s luggage should be cleared at the first airport of entry in Saint Kitts-Nevis. This is also applicable to travelers whose destination is outside Saint Kitts-Nevis and will change carriers in Saint Kitts-Nevis.

a. Exception:

Luggage of transit travelers whose destination is outside Saint Kitts-Nevis as long as they do not change the transporting carrier in Saint Kitts-Nevis.

Airport tax

No airport tax is imposed on visitors to enter the airport.

Find more about the laws for your country of destination. From the airport tax payable on departure to the import of dogs, as well as the rules on how much currency you can carry to and from a country.

Currency Import regulations:

There are no restrictions on importing local currency (East Caribbean Dollar-XCD) and foreign currencies as long as a declaration of the sums imported is made upon arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

There are no restrictions on exporting local currency (East Caribbean Dollar-XCD) and foreign currencies up to the amounts that are imported and declared.

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