Upon becoming a citizen of St Kitts and Nevis through its Citizenship by Investment Programme, an economic citizen can apply for a passport at the Passport Office. It is also possible for that economic citizen to appoint a third party to apply on his or her behalf. Applications for a passport can be submitted as soon as citizenship is received.
St Kitts and Nevis passports are CARICOM passports that are issued to citizens of St Kitts and Nevis for international travel. They are biometric documents, ensuring a greater level of safety and facilitating cross-border procedures. Holders of St Kitts and Nevis passports enjoy visa-free or visa-on arrival access to about 150 countries and territories worldwide.
Ordinary St Kitts and Nevis passports are valid for 10 years if issued to a person aged 16 or over and are valid for five years for children under the age of 16. They can be renewed at the Passport Office at the Government Headquarters in Basseterre (St Kitts and Nevis’ capital city) or at a St Kitts and Nevis High Commission, Embassy, or Consulate.
The passport application process is separate from the citizenship by investment process, and requires the applicant to present a number of documents, including, but not limited to, a certified copy of the applicant’s Certificate of Registration – the document that is issued to an economic citizen at the end of the citizenship by investment process.
Every time St Kitts and Nevis passport holders re-apply for a passport (for example, because their old passport has expired), they must present their old St Kitts and Nevis passport. This will be cancelled upon issuance of the new passport.
CS Global Partners assists clients who wish to obtain citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis, providing them with the guidance and commitment they need to see their application processed seamlessly. Our team then ensures that clients who obtain their citizenship also apply for, and receive, St Kitts and Nevis passports.