At SKIPA, we provide one-stop-shop services to both local and foreign investors by providing them with information about how to go about getting their businesses started.

Immigration Information

Ports of Entries: RLB International Airport Port Zante St Christopher Air & Seaport Authority, Deep Water Port Sandy Point (Pump Bay) Immigration Requirements A visit to St Kitts-Nevis requires a valid passport, a return ticket to country of departure, and a valid St Kitts-Nevis visa depending on your country of citizenship. Nationals of the following [...]

Custom’s Department

The St. Kitts and Nevis Customs Department is a government agency with the responsibility of protecting the country from potential risks arising from international trade and travel, while facilitating the legitimate movement of people and goods across our borders. The Customs Department has always provided the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis with an efficient [...]

Incentives

The Government of St. Kitts has a favourable attitude towards investments that have had a positive impact on the citizens. In an effort to encourage such investments the government provides generous incentive packages.[clear] Corporate Tax Incentives Under the Fiscal Incentives Act, four types of enterprise qualify for tax holidays. The length of the tax holiday [...]

Taxation

Personal Income Tax There is no personal income tax in St. Kitts. Corporate Income Tax (Income Tax Act – No. 17 of 1966 as amended) Corporate tax is 33% of net profits. Qualified companies enjoy full exemption from taxes on corporate profits for a period not exceeding 15 years. Corporate tax does not apply to […]

Labour

St. Kitts & Nevis has a labour force of about 25,000 with a literacy rate of 98%. The country’s technical and training needs are met largely by the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College which offers courses in plumbing, electrical engineering, air conditioning and refrigeration, masonry, carpentry, mechanical engineering, motor mechanics, typing and basic hotel skills. There [...]

Social Security

The St. Christopher & Nevis Social Security Board (SSB) was established in 1978 to provide payment of various benefits to insured persons in the event of loss of income due to retirement/old age, invalidity, maternity, sickness, injury on the job. Dependants are allowed survivor’s benefits and funeral grant on the death of the insured.  Social [...]

Steps to Establishing a Business

The steps involved in establishing a business may vary depending on the type of business being established. Investors are asked to contact SKIPA for information concerning the specific type of business being considered. Steps to establish a business include but are not limited to: Incorporating the company with St. Kitts Financial Services Applying for a […]

Infrastructure

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