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Saint Kitts and Nevis - Obtain a Passport

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Procedure[edit]

  1. Gather all documents that you will need to present in order to obtain a passport.
  2. Fill out the passport application form.
  3. Submit the completed form, along with all other required documents.
  4. Pay all necessary passport application fees.


Nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis who resides in the United States of America must submit their applications to the Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis in Washington, DC or the Permanent Mission of St. Kitts and Nevis to the United Nations in New York.

Embassy Of St. Kitts and Nevis
OECS Building
3216 New Mexico Ave NW
3rd Floor
Washington DC 20016

Permanent Mission of St. Kitts and Nevis to the United Nations:

414 East 75th Street
5th Floor
New NY 10021


Nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis resident in Europe must submit their applications to St.Kitts and Nevis High Commission in London, United Kingdom:

10 Kensington Court
London W8 5DL
England


Nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis resident in Canada must submit their applications to the OECS High Commission in Canada:

130 Albert Street
Suite 700
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5G4



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Required Documents[edit]

To apply for a passport

For individuals under the age of 16:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Two (2) passport sized photos
  • Birth Certificate of applicant (original)
  • Certificate of Citizenship (if applicable)
  • Old passport (if applicable)
  • Any other document that may need to be presented


For individuals aged 16 and over:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Two (2) passport sized photos
  • Birth Certificate of applicant (original)
  • Certificate of Citizenship (if applicable)
  • Old passport (if applicable)
  • Marriage Certificate (if applicant wishes to carry the surname of the spouse)
  • Decree Absolute (if applicant wishes to revert to maiden name)
  • Any other document that may need to be presented


To replace damaged passport:

  • A letter addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Security stating the conditions under which the passport was damaged.


To replace a lost or stolen passport:

  • An affidavit providing details of the passport and the conditions under which the passport was lost or stolen (whether valid or expired) must be submitted to the Passport Office at least one month prior to an application to obtain a new passport.


Photographs

The application must include 2 recent photographs of the applicant. These photographs should be taken full face, without a hat and on a neutral solid background. Black and white photographs are not acceptable. The photographs must be sized 1.77 x 1.38(45mm x 35mm). One of the photograph must be endorsed by the recommender, the reverse side of the photo must bear the following statement: I certify that this is a true likeness of the applicant.


Recommendation

Section 9 should be completed by the person verifying the declaration of the applicant The recommender should be a Member of the National Assembly, Nevis Island Assembly, Justice of the Peace, Notary Public, Minister of Religion, Medical or Legal Practitioner, Senior Civil Servant, Senior Bank Official, Gazetted Police Officer, or any person of similar standing personally acquainted with the applicant.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security,Immigration and Labour
3rd Floor Government Headquarters
Church Street, Basseterre
Phone: (869) 467-1209
Fax: (869) 466-1896
Email: [email protected]
Website


Homeland Security Administration
3rd Floor Government Headquarters
Church Street, Basseterre
Phone: (869) 467-1155
Fax: (869) 465-5202


Foreign Affairs
3rd Floor Government Headquarters
Church Street, Basseterre
Phone: (869) 467-1161
Fax: (869) 465-5202
Email: [email protected]
Website



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Eligibility[edit]

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Fees[edit]

  • Passport Issuance: Fee US$ 100*
  • To replace a damaged passport: US$ 250
  • For lost or stolen passport: US$ 250*


Note: (*) All fees are paid through money order only.



Validity[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



Documents to Use[edit]

Passport application form



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Instructions[edit]

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Required Information[edit]

  • Applicant's complete name
  • Maiden name, if applicable
  • Civil status
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Place and country of birth
  • Height
  • Occupation
  • Colour of eyes
  • Hair colour
  • Special peculiarities
  • Present address
  • Usual place of residence
  • Contact numbers
  • Citizenship
  • Recommender's full name, occupation, and address
  • For lost or stolen passport: particulars of previous passport



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Need for the Document[edit]

A passport is a document, issued by the national government. It certifies the identity and nationality of the holder for travel abroad. It contains information about the holder; like name, gender, date and place of birth.

This document does not in itself entitle the passport holder entry into another country, nor consular protection while abroad nor any other privileges. However, it does normally allows the passport holder to return to the country where the passport was issued.

Rights to consular protection arises from international treaties, while the holder's return to the issuing country depends on the laws prevailing in that country.

Following are procedures on how you can obtain a passport in Saint Kitts and Nevis.



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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis Government Web Portal:
http://www.gov.kn/node/404



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