On 3 December 2014 the government of St Kitts & Nevis (SKN) announced the immediate recall and replacement of passports that meet one of the following three conditions:

  1. Issued between January 2012 and July 2014; or
  2. Does not show a place of birth; or
  3. Does not reflect any previously held names (name change).


Q: Why is the government doing this?

Because some versions of previous passports don't list country of birth and certain countries require SKN citizens to obtain visas that require country of birth appear on passport.

Q:  Does this adversely impact my citizenship or passport?


Q:  When is the submission deadline?

31 January 2015. After that date, all recalled passports will be voided for international travel. 

Q:  What will the government do?

Replace previously issued passport by adding a new notation of place of birth on the biographical data page and, if applicable, reflect name changes on the observation page.

Q:  What are the government filing fees for this?


Q:  How long will it take for the government to replace the passport?

5 to 10 days of submission, assuming no technical or other unforeseen difficulties arise.

Q:  What will happen to my old passport?

If it contains a valid unexpired visa(s) issued by any country, the passport will be returned to you. If there is no valid, unexpired visa, the passport will be kept by the government.

Required Documents (Affected passport holders must submit following to a Listed Center):

  • Current SKN passport.
  • Completed Reissue of E-Passport Form.
  • Affidavit of name change with supporting information (if applicable)

Listed Centers:

  • Passport Office, Basseterre, St. Kitts
  • Premier's Ministry or Federal Office, Nevis
  • SKN foreign diplomatic missions

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