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.

5 Responses to Region – Canada imposes visa restrictions on St Kitts

  1. Richard Arjoon
    Richard Arjoon November 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Likewise the Island should adopt the same .

  2. Ezekiel Baker
    Ezekiel Baker November 23, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Don’t be silly, without they money, there wouldn’t be an economy in Barbados, or in the others islands, you people in the Caribbean or so bent on calling each other, and putting up barriers against each, you all missing out, learned from European, Asian and US market,

  3. Tanya Foster
    Tanya Foster November 23, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Because tit for tat is exactly how people think they should respond rather than actually asking themselves why are the identity management practices failing? I don’t think the Canadian government decides on these things lightly.

  4. Ryan Videodv
    Ryan Videodv November 23, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    How much Caribbean ppl went to Syria and join Isis. .It a shame they treat us like the terrorist ppl who they let in they country everyday. .I think a few Canadian born exstremist.Went to Isis camps just like the European and Americans that let the real problems in they lands. .

  5. J. Payne November 28, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    You knew this would happen with giving away citizenship for money. So deal with the consequence now. Canada wont open up to any place becoming a backdoor to their country. And as I said before, Barbados needs to think about this long and hard because if Barbados is viewed as a backdoor to the EU they may re-impose VISA restrictions next too.


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