Region – Canada imposes visa restrictions on St Kitts
Canada has imposed visa restrictions on citizens of St Kitts and Nevis.
In a statement issued today, Canada explained that the visa requirement was due to concerns about the issuance of passports and identity management practices within the island’s Citizenship by Investment programme.
“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,” the Canadian High Commission said in a statement.
“Canada continues to welcome genuine visitors from St Kitts and Nevis and has a number of programmes, including a multiple-entry visa, to make it easy for such legitimate visitors to travel to Canada.”
Grenada had similar restrictions placed on it by Canada due to its economic citizenship programme, which was later abandoned.