Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 26, 2017 (SKNIS): The Ministry of National Security wishes to advise all holders of deactivated St. Kitts and Nevis passports without the country of origin field that they must reapply for new passport by paying the full cost.
St Kitts and Nevis passports issued between the years 2010 – 2014 excluded the data field, “Place of Birth”.
The Ministry reminds that commencing 10th December, 2014, all such St Kitts and Nevis passports were recalled for re-issuance of a new passport with the inclusion of the aforementioned data field and a notation on the passport observation page, where applicable, of any name changes. The re-issuance was at no additional cost to the applicant.
This initiative continued through 31st December, 2015 and was further officially extended until 31st March, 2016. However, since that time, the Ministry of National Security / Passport Office continued to facilitate persons until approximately the third (3rd) quarter of 2016.
In light of the prolonged period of attempting to accommodate holders of a St Kitts and Nevis passport without the data field, in March 2017, the government announced that all passports without the data field, “Place of Birth” would be deactivated and holders would now be required to bear the costs for the re-issuance of a new passport.
All St. Kitts and Nevis passports without the data field, ‘Place of Birth’, have now been cancelled and can no longer be used as valid travel document.
The government regrets any inconvenience caused, and hopes that affected individuals will now comply with this new requirement. Persons are asked to contact the St. Kitts and Nevis Embassy closest to them.