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

The entry requirements to St Kitts and Nevis depend on the traveller’s nationality, the period of stay and the purpose of the trip. Any foreigner can spend up to 24 hours in St Kitts and Nevis without a visa.

Citizens of around a hundred countries can holiday in St Kitts and Nevis without a visa for up to 3 months. Visitors from other countries can apply for a visa online and then get it upon arrival.

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How to get a visa to St Kitts and Nevis

A visitor visa to St Kitts and Nevis is not always required. According to St Kitts and Nevis visa policy, any foreign national can stay in the country for up to 24 hours without a visa. It is especially convenient for сruise ship passengers.

St Kitts and Nevis has agreements on the visa-free regime with 156 countries. According to them, 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. 

While a visa is not required, travellers still need to comply with some requirements. They must hold:

  • a passport valid for at least six months beyond the presumed date of country exit and with at least one blank visa page;
  • proof of onward and return flights;
  • proof of travel purpose; 
  • proof of sufficient funds relative to your intended length of stay.

Countries whose citizens don’t need a visa to enter St Kitts and Nevis

SwedenUnited Kingdom and Dependencies
BahrainBangladeshChina, including Taiwan
OmanQatarSaudi Arabia
SingaporeSouth KoreaSri Lanka
TurkeyUnited Arab Emirates
NigeriaSeychellesSierra Leone
Antigua and BarbudaArgentinaBahamas
ColombiaCosta RicaDominica
EcuadorEl SalvadorGrenada
JamaicaMexicoNetherlands Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, Saba
PeruPuerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin IslandsSaint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSurinameTrinidad and Tobago
United States of AmericaUruguayVenezuela
Australia and Oceania
NauruNew ZealandPapua New Guinea
Solomon IslandsTongaTuvalu
VanuatuWestern Samoa

Citizens of other countries can apply for a visitor visa online. This also applies to travellers who want to spend more time in St Kitts and Nevis than permitted by the visa waiver agreement. 

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 presented to the immigration officers at passport control, who will issue a visa on arrival. The visa fee, which is $100, must also be paid.

Together with the confirmation letter, a traveller needs to provide immigration officers with the following documents:

  1. A passport that is valid for six months from the date of entry.
  2. 2 photos.
  3. Round-trip air tickets.
  4. Confirmation of hotel reservation or official invitation.
  5. An account statement to confirm solvency.

A visa can be obtained from a St Kitts and Nevis diplomatic mission or consular office in the US, UK, Canada, Belgium, or Jamaica. But it is recommended to apply online.

Countries whose citizens must apply for a visa to visit St Kitts and Nevis

AndorraBosnia and HerzegovinaNorthern Cyprus
IraqKazakhstanKyrgiz Republic
MyanmarNepalNorth Korea
Timor LesteTurkmenistanUzbekistan
Burkina FasoBurundiCameroon
Cape VerdeCentral African RepublicChad
ComorosCongoCôte d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of CongoDjiboutiEquatorial Guinea
GuineaGuinea BissauLiberia
NigerSao Tome & PrincipeSenegal
Western Sahara
Dominican RepublicHaiti

A business visa is required for everybody who wants to work or run a business on the islands. But this does not apply to citizens of five countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines. They can work and live in St Kitts and Nevis without visas.

This type of visa can also be applied for online or at a consulate.

St Kitts and Nevis entry requirements

Before arrival, St Kitts and Nevis visitors are required to submit an online customs and immigration form.

Other restrictions implemented due to the Covid-19 pandemic have now been cancelled. Travellers do not have to present a negative PCR test or show proof of vaccination or quarantine upon arrival.

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

How to get to St Kitts and Nevis 

There are two airports in St Kitts and Nevis. 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 same name island. It is also international but accepts very few foreign flights.

Why the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship program and the country's tax system are attractive for investors

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 may 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

a transit visa may be needed
St Kitts

To make it easier to get to St Kitts and Nevis, you can get citizenship of the country. Citizens of St Kitts have the right to enter the country at any time, even when the borders are closed.

Saint Kitts and Nevis passport holders do not need visas 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.

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

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 $125,000 or buy real estate in the country worth $200,000 or more.

After 5 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.

The 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 25.

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

Do you need a passport to go to St Kitts and Nevis?

To enter St Kitts and Nevis, you need a valid identification document. It may be a St Kitts and Nevis passport or a passport of another country. Visitors from 104 countries require only a passport. Visitors from other countries need a passport and a visa.

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?

No, there aren’t. Travellers do not have to present a negative PCR test or show proof of vaccination or quarantine upon arrival. The only entry requirement is to submit an online customs and immigration form.

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