Embassies and Consulates in Saint Kitts and Nevis

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Saint Kitts and Nevis, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Saint Kitts and Nevis does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Saint Kitts and Nevis, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis capital, Basseterre hosts 3 embassies.

There are also 11 consulates.

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Basseterre.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Saint Kitts and Nevis. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometime other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Basseterre


Cuban Embassy in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Address: 34 Blanden Housing Development, Basseterre
Tel: (+1869) 466 3374
E-Mail: embacubask@sisterisles.kn
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/EmbaCubaSaintKitts
Opening hours: From Monday to Thursday between 09:00 am and 1:00 pm

The embassy of Cuba in Basseterre provides consular services to Cubans visiting and living in Saint Kitts and Nevis such as registration of child birth abroad, requirements and documents and processes for getting married abroad, notarial services, passport services, etc.


Embassy of Taiwan in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Address:119, Taylor's Range, St. Kitts, Basseterre
Tel: (+1869) 465-2421
E-Mail: kna@mofa.gov.tw
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/taiwan.embassy.st.kitts.nevis/ and https://twitter.com/TW_StKitts
Opening hours: From Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 17:00

The consular section provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization, notary certification and marriage registration.


Venezuelan Embassy in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Address: Wigley Avenue, Fortlands, Basseterre
Tel: (+1869) 466 0021
E-Mail: embve.knbas@mppre.gob.ve
Social Media: https://twitter.com/EmbaVEStKitts

The Venezuelan embassy in Saint Kitts and Nevis is temporally closed as of February 2023

Honorary Consulates in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in Saint Kitts and Nevis, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Kingstown, in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines or in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republican for Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Honorary Consulates in Basseterre

  • Chile
  • France
  • Grenada
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • South Korea
  • Netherlands (stkitts@nlconsulate.com)
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom