What Do I Need to enter St. Kitts?

Vacationers should bring certain documents to visit St. Kitts

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Take your passport to St. Kitts

Vacationers are not required to present excessive amounts of official documents in order to enter St. Kitts or Nevis. Just remember to bring your passport.

Entry Requirements

To enter either island, visitors from the United States and Canada must provide a valid passport accompanied by a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license. British citizens will need to show a passport as well but do not need a visa.


Most travelers will not need a visa to enter the islands as long as they are staying less than six months.

Visitors traveling for vacation or for business will be required to show proof of return or onward travel, which is usually an airline ticket or other document that shows you will be leaving the island.

Getting Hitched

If you will be getting married while staying on St. Kitts, then you must be sure to complete the following requirements before you can tie the knot:

  • You must be on the island for at least two full working days (Monday through Friday) before the ceremony can take place.

  • Couples need to acquire a special form from the islands' legal department, which has to be signed by the justice of the peace.

  • You may present one of these three forms of identification before a marriage license will be issued: a valid passport, a birth certificate along with a government-issued photo ID, or death certificate if applicable. Divorced applicants must show a decree absolute.

  • Couples must pay an $80(USD) fee for the marriage license, which can be reduced to $20(USD) if the applicants have been on the island for 15 days or more. Notary publics and marriage officers also have charges, which vary from person to person.

Passing swiftly through your point of entry is simple on St. Kitts and Nevis. Just show your proper identification, and these gorgeous islands are yours to enjoy.


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