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CITIZENSHIP: Citizenship laws are based upon the Constitution of St. Kitts and Nevis. Categories of citizenship are divided by the date of independence, September 19, 1983. (UKC-Commonwealth Nation)

BY BIRTH: Child of unknown parents is granted citizenship. Persons born before September 19, 1983: Birth within the territory of St. Kitts and Nevis does not automatically confer citizenship. Person born on or after September 19, 1983: Child born in the territory of St. Kitts and Nevis, regardless of the citizenship of the parents.


Person born before September 19, 1983: Any person living in St. Kitts, who was at that time a British Dependent Territory Citizen (BDTC) or a British Citizen was eligible for St. Kittsian citizenship. Their child born abroad or adopted. Their foreign national spouse.

Persons born on or after September 19, 1983: Child born abroad, at least one of whose parents was a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis.

BY NATURALIZATION: Person seeking St. Kittsian citizenship is not required to renounce previous citizenship. Other information was not provided.



VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of St. Kittsian citizenship is permitted by law. Letter of renunciation must be sent to the Attorney General of St. Kitts. Contact the Embassy for proper procedures concerning letter of renunciation.

INVOLUNTARY: The following are grounds for involuntary loss of naturalized St. Kittsian citizenship: Person's naturalized citizenship was obtained by fraud, false representation, or willful concealment of information. Person commits act of treason against the government.

ANY QUESTIONS concerning citizenship, or requests for renunciation of citizenship, should be directed to the address below:

The Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis Consular Section 3216 New Mexico Avenue, NW 3rd Floor Washington, DC 20016

Embassy/Consular Telephone: 202-686-2636 fax: 202-686-7623

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