November 22, 2014 – As of 12:00 p.m. EST today, citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis will require a visa to travel to Canada.
Canada has implemented the visa requirement on St. Kitts and Nevis due to concerns about the issuance of passports and identity management practices within its Citizenship by Investment program.
Canada is acting to protect the safety and security of Canadians and the integrity of our immigration system. The visa requirement will ensure that Canada will be able to properly determine the true identity of St. Kitts and Nevis passport holders and to deny entry to those who would otherwise be inadmissible to Canada.
Canada continues to welcome genuine visitors from St. Kitts and Nevis and has a number of programs, including a multiple-entry visa, to make it easy for such legitimate visitors to travel to Canada.
How to apply for a visitor visa
St. Kitts and Nevis citizens can apply online for a visitor visa to travel to Canada or submit a paper application either in person, by mail or courier to any Visa Application Centre (VAC), including the VAC in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Visa applications will be processed at the Canadian visa office in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, where current processing times for visitor visas is well within Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s service standard of 14 days.
For more information on the visitor visa application process, please read these frequently asked questions.
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