Nationals of the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis

Welcome to The Returning Nationals Secretariat

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis welcomes you home, whether it be to retire or to continue your work experience. We look forward to your contributions toward the enhancement and further development of our twin-island state. 

Returning Nationals of St. Kitts & Nevis

Who is a Returning National

 A national of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, 18 years of age or older, who has lived abroad for 10 continuous years or more and has decided to return home permanently, with their spouse and dependent(s), where applicable.

Returning Nationals Application Form

Special Cases

Returning Student Involuntary Returned Migrant

Proof of Eligibility

Requirements for eligibility for all Returning Nationals

Duty-Free Concessions

Conditions for obtaining Duty-Free Concessions

Importation of Personal and Household Items

See sample list provided for these items

Importation of Vehicles

See charges that will be required to pay for bringing in a vehicle

Procedures for Clearing Customs

Guidelines for clearing your goods with relative ease

Contact the Secretariat

Returning Nationals Secretariat 
Cabinet Secretariat
Government Headquarters
Church Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Email: rns@gov.kn
Tel: 1-869-467-1168

St. Kitts was once known as the Gibraltar of the West Indies for its domination of 18th- century colonial battles. How the island rose to become the world’s leader in sugarcane cultivation, an inspiration for the industrial revolution in the process.

Contact Us

Government Headquarters
Church Street, Basseterre

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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