St.Kitts-Nevis Passport Gains More Strength As Holders Now Have Visa-Free Access to Taiwan and 10 Latin American and Caribbean allies effective July 12

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Dr. Hon Mark Brantley, Deputy PM Hon. Shawn K Richards and Taiwaneses Official in discussion during official visit to Taiwan earlier this year

After diplomatic relations with Taiwan for Over 30 Year they have agreed to grant visa free access to SKN Nationals

This comes after considerable lobbying by Prime Minister Dr. Hon Timothy Harris,  Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Hon. Mark Brantley and Ambassador Her Execellency Jasmine Huggins.
In the past two years SKN Nationals have been able to gain visa free access travel to countries such as Kosovo, Brazil, Ukraine, the Maldives, Indonesia, Sierra Leonne, Kenya and now Taiwan.
This continued thrust makes the SKN Passport one of the most powerful in all the Caribbean and Latin America. 

This announcement  of visa-free treatment for nationals of 10 diplomatic allies demonstrates the closeness between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and its diplomatic allies in Latin America and the Caribbean, and acts upon the  principles of mutual benefit and reciprocity. The measure, which takes place with immediate effect, follows today’s announcement of reciprocal visa-free treatment between the ROC and the Republic of Paraguay.

The duration of stay granted under the new policy is as follows:

1. Up to 30 days: Belize, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

2. Up to 90 days: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Nationals of these 10 diplomatic allies seeking visa-free entry into Taiwan must (1) hold a standard passport valid for at least six months; (2) hold a return flight (boat) ticket, or a flight (boat) ticket and a valid visa for an onward destination; and (3) possess no criminal record, as verified by immigration units upon arrival at an airport or port in Taiwan.

These 10 diplomatic allies already grant visa-free treatment to Taiwanese nationals, and have been included in Taiwan’s eVisa program since it was launched on January 12, 2016. Given the importance of its enduring friendships with these diplomatic partners, and acting upon the principles of mutual benefit and reciprocity, and a further desire to strengthen the development of bilateral relations, the ROC decided to grant visa-free privileges to these 10 diplomatic allies from July 12, 2017 in the hope that such benefits will lead to an increase in tourism, business, trade and cultural exchanges at multiple levels. (E)

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