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Visa to St Kitts and Nevis: who will need it and how to get

To enter St Kitts and Nevis, citizens of 104 countries need a visa only in certain situations: when they need to spend more than 90 days within six months, when they want to conduct commercial activities or get a job in St Kitts and Nevis.

How to obtain St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment

How to get a visa to St Kitts and Nevis

Between St Kitts and Nevis and most countries of the world there is an agreement on a visa-free regime. According to it, citizens of these countries can spend from 27 to 180 days a year in St Kitts and Nevis without a visa. Usually, the period of visa-free stay is 90 days every six months.

90 days
every six months can be spent in St Kitts and Nevis without a visa

Citizens of some countries receive a visa to St Kitts and Nevis on arrival or an electronic entry permit before traveling. The period of visa-free stay is determined for citizens of each country individually.

Countries and territories whose citizens do not need a visa to travel to St Kitts and Nevis

Akrotiri and Dhekelia Germany Peru
Albania Gibraltar Philippines
Andorra Greece Pitcai Islands
Anguilla Greenland Poland
Antigua and Barbuda Grenada Portugal
Argentina Guatemala Qatar
Armenia Guinea-Bissau Reunion
Aruba Guyana Romania
Ascension Island Haiti Russia
Austria Honduras Rwanda
Bahamas Hong Kong Saint Helena
Bahrain Hungary Saint Lucia
Bangladesh Iceland Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Barbados India Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Belarus Indonesia Samoa
Belgium Iran San Marino
Belize Ireland Sao Tome and Principe
Benin Israel Senegal
Bermudas Italy Serbia
Bolivia Jamaica Seychelles
Bosnia and Herzegovina Jordan Sierra Leone
Botswana Kenya Singapore
Brazil Kiribati Sint Maarten
British Virgin Islands Kosovo Slovakia
Burkina Faso Kyrgyzstan Slovenia
Cambodia Laos Solomon Islands
Cape Verde Latvia Somalia
Caribbean Netherlands Lebanon Somaliland
Cayman Islands Lesotho South Korea
Chile Liechtenstein South Ossetia
Colombia Lithuania South Sudan
Comoros Luxembourg Spain
Cook Islands Macau Sri Lanka
Costa Rica Madagascar Suriname
Croatia Malawi Sweden
Cuba Malaysia Switzerland
Curacao Maldives Taiwan
Cyprus Malta Tajikistan
Czech Republic Mauritania Tanzania
Denmark Mauritius Togo
Djibouti Mayotte Tonga
Dominica Micronesia Transnistria
Dominican Republic Moldova Trinidad and Tobago 
East Timor Monaco Tunisia
Ecuador Montenegro Turkey
Egypt Montserrat Turks and Caicos
El Salvador Mozambique Tuvalu
Estonia Nepal Uganda
Eswatini Netherlands Ukraine
Ethiopia New Caledonia United Kingdom
Faroe Islands Nicaragua Uruguay
Fiji Niue Uzbekistan
Finland North Macedonia Vanuatu
France Northern Cyprus Vatican City
French Guiana Norway Venezuela
French Polynesia Pakistan Wallis and Futuna
French West India Palau Zambia
Gabon Palestine Zimbabwe
Gambia Panama
Georgia Papua New Guinea

A visa to Saint Kitts and Nevis is obtained before entering the country, if necessary to spend more than three months in Saint Kitts and Nevis, work or conduct business.

To obtain a visa, you will need the following documents:

  • a completed visa application form;
  • a passport that is valid for six months from the date of entry;
  • 2 photos;
  • round-trip air tickets;
  • a confirmation of hotel reservation or official invitation;
  • an account statement to confirm solvency;
  • a payment receipt of the visa fee. 

Documents must be translated into English and notarized.

A visa can be obtained from a St Kitts and Nevis diplomatic mission or consular office in the US, UK, Canada, Belgium, or Jamaica. Also, foreigners can apply for a visa to Saint Kitts and Nevis online.

After submitting the application, confirmation will be sent to the applicant's email address from the Ministry of Homeland Security of Saint Kitts and Nevis. It must be printed out and, together with a set of documents, presented to the immigration officers when passing through passport control.

How to visit St Kitts and Nevis during a pandemic

From October 7th, 2021, only fully vaccinated tourists can fly to St Kitts and Nevis for vacation. A vaccination certificate will not be required for children under 18 traveling with vaccinated parents. 

The list of approved vaccines includes: Pfizer/BioNTech, Mode a, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinovac or Sinopharm, Johnson & Johnson's/Janssen.

Before departure, you need to pass a PCR test, otherwise they will not be allowed on the flight. The test must be done within 72 hours before the flight. The results of rapid tests and self-tests are not accepted.

The results of the PCR test must be submitted to the Department of Homeland Security of Saint Kitts and Nevis. To do this, no later than 24 hours before departure, you need to request an entry permit.

Tourists can only book rooms or villas in approved hotel complexes. These include: 

  • Four Seasons;
  • Golden Rock Inn;
  • Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club;
  • Montpelier Plantation & Beach;
  • Oualie Beach;
  • Paradise Beach;
  • Park Hyatt;
  • Royal St. Kitts Hotel;
  • St. Kitts Marriott;
  • Timothy Beach Resort.

Within a day after arrival, you need to pass a PCR test, it costs $150. Until a negative result is obtained, the territory of the hotel can not be left. When a negative result is received, tourists will be able to visit attractions, beaches, restaurants and shops without restrictions.

The entry rules may change over time. Please, check the applicable restrictions before your trip to St Kitts and Nevis.

In St. Kitts and Nevis, you can climb volcanoes, explore the rainforests on a safari, try exotic fruits, sunbathe on dark volcanic sand beaches, and go surfing and yachting.

conditions for visiting St. Kitts and Nevis

The Botanical Garden on the island of Nevis is the largest botanical garden in the Caribbean. Located five minutes walk from the approved hotel complex Montpelier Plantation & Beach

visa-free entry to St. Kitts and Nevis

The Nevis Peak volcano is the “parent” of the island of Nevis. Now he is sleeping, and you can climb to its top with an excursion

How to get to St Kitts and Nevis 

There are two airports. The main one is located in the vicinity of Basseterre, the capital of the country, on the island of St Kitts. It receives most flights. The second airport is located in the city of Nevis on the island of the same name. It is also international, but it accepts very few foreign flights.

You can fly to Saint Kitts and Nevis on a direct flight from the UK and the USA or with a transfer in these countries. A valid UK or US visa may be required for transit. For example, to make a transplant in the UK, you will need a special transit visa. It will allow you to spend up to 48 hours in the UK, and the visa fee will be £64.

An example of the route from London to St Kitts and Nevis

1
London
a transit visa may be needed
3
St Kitts

To make it easier to get to St Kitts and Nevis, you can get citizenship of the country. Citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis do not need a visa to enter the UK and all Schengen countries. Also, using a St Kitts and Nevis passport, you can get a visa to the United States for 10 years.

Citizens of St Kitts have the right to enter the country at any time, even with closed borders. Also, they do not have to present a certificate of vaccination when crossing the border, it is enough to do two PCR tests before departure and upon arrival.

Visa to St. Kitts and Nevis: Landmarks of the Country
Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park on the island of St Kitts is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basis of the park is a former British fort of the 18th century

How to get St Kitts and Nevis citizenship

St Kitts and Nevis citizenship can be obtained by investing in the economic development of the country. Investors are offered two options: make a non-refundable contribution to the state fund in the amount of $150,000 or buy real estate in the country worth $200,000 or more.

$150,000
minimum investment amount under the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship program

After 5 or 7 years, the property can be sold and the money returned. While owning real estate, it is allowed to rent it out and receive income from 2 to 5% per annum.

A Saint Kitts and Nevis passport is obtained within 2 to 6 months, and this can be done completely remotely. Not only an investor, but also members of his family can become a citizen of Saint Kitts and Nevis: 

  • a spouse;
  • parents over 55;
  • children and siblings under 30.

An example of investment real estate

Citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis for the purchase of real estate for visa-free travel

The villa is located in Basseterre, the capital of St. Kitts and Nevis. Its arearnis 379 m² and the cost is $2,575,000

Citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis for the purchase of real estate for visa-free travel

The villa is located in Basseterre, the capital of St. Kitts and Nevis. Its arearnis 379 m² and the cost is $2,575,000

Citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis for the purchase of real estate for visa-free travel

The villa is located in Basseterre, the capital of St. Kitts and Nevis. Its arearnis 379 m² and the cost is $2,575,000

Citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis for the purchase of real estate for visa-free travel

The villa is located in Basseterre, the capital of St. Kitts and Nevis. Its arearnis 379 m² and the cost is $2,575,000

Citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis for the purchase of real estate for visa-free travel

The villa is located in Basseterre, the capital of St. Kitts and Nevis. Its arearnis 379 m² and the cost is $2,575,000

Frequently asked questions

Who needs a visa to travel to Saint Kitts and Nevis?

Citizens of 68 countries receive a visa even for short trips to St Kitts and Nevis. If a country is not listed for a visa, its citizens can stay on the islands from 27 to 180 days a year. A visa is required to work or do business in the country. How to get a visa to Saint Kitts and Nevis

How to get to Saint Kitts and Nevis from Europe?

To get to St. Kitts and Nevis from Europe, you will have to make at least one transfer in Miami, USA or London, UK. To do this, you may need to obtain an American or British transit visa, respectively.

Are there coronavirus travel restrictions in place for St Kitts and Nevis?

Yes, there are. Only fully vaccinated tourists are allowed into Saint Kitts and Nevis. In addition to the vaccination certificate, you need to pass PCR tests before departure and upon arrival. You can book an apartment or a villa only in approved hotel complexes.

Where will you stay upon arrival in Saint Kitts and Nevis?

Due to coronavirus restrictions, you can only stay in approved hotel complexes. These include: 

  • Four Seasons;
  • Golden Rock Inn;
  • Marriott’s St. Kitts Beach Club;
  • Montpelier Plantation & Beach;
  • Oualie Beach;
  • Paradise Beach;
  • Park Hyatt;
  • Royal St. Kitts Hotel;
  • St. Kitts Marriott;
  • Timothy Beach Resort.
Visa to St Kitts and Nevis: who will need it and how to get

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