St. Kitts and Nevis offices and officials in UAE (Embassy)

Advancement in technologies has reduced distances between countries. Travelling was never that easy before. You can check almost everything online, from e-visa to buying plane tickets to arrangements for an extended stay in a foreign nation. From this group of beautiful and worth-travelling countries comes the name of a small island country, namely St. Kitts and Nevis. It’s one of those countries that rank among the strongest nations in the world with its powerful passport, allowing access to numerous countries globally. Let’s see what this country is about and its connection to a popular tourist destination, the UAE.

About St. Kitts and Nevis

Nevis Island

You will find that St. Kitts and Nevis is a two-island nation situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. You will get to know it due to its cloud-covered mountains and beaches. New inns are cropping up here with time. It hosts a population of 54,488 (2022 est.)and is the world’s smallest sovereign Federation.

Saint Kitts is the larger one compared to Nevis island. It boasts various features, such as a dormant Mount Liamuiga volcano, a crater lake, green vervet monkeys, and a rainforest full of hiking trails.

Nevis, the smaller island, lies about 3km southeast of St. Kitts. The way goes through a shallow channel called ‘The Narrows.’ The island country gained independence in 1983.

Of the two islands, St. Kitts is best for off-shore activities for visitors, like visiting Brimstone Manor and golf courses. On the other hand, Nevis island hosts lovely beaches like the famous Pinneys. It also offers clear water snorkelling at Oualie.

Of course, like any other independent state, St. Kitts and Nevis established consulates within multiple selected countries, including UAE.

When did this interlinking start between these two nations?

You can read the answer onwards.

Connection to the UAE

United Arab Emirates (UAE), the land of wonder. A combined monarchy of 7 emirates. From luxurious beaches and five and seven-star hotels to the tallest human-made structure, the Burj Khalifa. From skyscrapers to amazing artificial islands. UAE has it all.

UAE is making itself known as a perfect tourist destination globally. There are many reasons for it. The economic and political stability and welcoming population of the United Arab Emirates are the highlighting factors. Additionally, various other activities and events make the UAE an ideal tourist destination.

Especially Dubai. It would be a great injustice to mention UAE and not Dubai. Famously termed as “The Best Tourist Destination in the world.” Dubai promises a lot of attractive modern infrastructure and shopping malls that even come with indoor ski slopes and huge aquariums. When you start looking for Saint Kitts and Nevis’s official presence in the UAE, the year 2012 will come to your aid as a starting point.

Consulate Office in Dubai

Dubai, UAE

Foreign embassies are usually located in the capital Abu Dhabi, UAE. Every foreign nation in the Dubai region has a consulate representing its Embassy. When people of a particular nation require consular assistance, their country’s Dubai Consulates support them tremendously. Moreover, such Dubai Consulates can offer Consular assistance to Dubai citizens, foreign and local businesses along with tourists visiting Dubai. Similarly, St.Kitts and Nevis established a Consulate General in Dubai in March 2012. In a speech by Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, he mentioned that St. Kitts and Nevis was the first English-speaking Caribbean nation to initiate a diplomatic presence in the UAE. It all began with the Federation’s Dubai Consulate General.

Address:

Saint Kitts Consulate General in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Suite 602, Al Habtoor Business Tower,  King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, Dubai Marina,  Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Telephone:

(+971) 4 388 5664

Fax:

(+971) 4 388 5667

Email:

[email protected]

[email protected]

Consul:

Justin Hawley – Honorary Consul

Office Hours:

The consulate general’s office may be closed in the United Arab Emirates and Saint Kitts on public holidays. You should always contact the consulate general before coming to confirm opening hours.

Build up for an Embassy Setup

Mutual discussion between parties from both sides of the United Arab Emirates and St.Kitts and Nevis occurred in November 2018.

Here, Honorable Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs, described the aim of the government of St. Kitts and Nevis to open an Embassy in Abu Dhabi by 2019. It would have been in addition to a consulate office in Dubai. He also congratulated the UAE minister to be hosting a splendid Expo2020.

 The UAE Minister welcomed this intention and also expressed her government’s appreciation.

Saint Kitts and Nevis Embassy in Abu Dhabi

Finally, on November 17, 20 21, the Federation’s new Embassy was officially established in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). On this occasion, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, released a statement lauding the relationship and bond between the dual-island Federation and the UAE. He also saw these relations growing stronger in the years to come.

A part of his statement is as follows,

Today, we are here to mark an auspicious day in the important relationship between St. Kitts and Nevis and the UAE–the official opening of our Embassy. Not only is this a reflection of the genuine friendship between both of our young nations, but it is a testament to St. Kitts and Nevis’ global outreach. My government has continued to excel in the international arena and continues to safeguard our interests as an independent actor on the global stage.” Multiple significant dignitaries of st attended the small opening ceremony. Kitts and Nevis and the UAE. The lengthy statement also stressed the fact that St. Kitts and Nevis Government had strongly supported the UAE’s cause in many international organizations in recent years. Such as the International Maritime Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Embassy Address

Office 1-A, 1st Floor, Bldg. No. 3 Plaza 30, Mireekh Street, Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Telephone

(+971) 5-2409-7066

Fax

No fax number

Email

[email protected]

Office/ Working hours

By appointment is preferred as it may be closed on UAE and St. Kitts and Nevis public holidays.

Head of mission

Justin Hawley, Ambassador

Consular services

  • There is NO visa processing service
  • Passport services are available
  • Legalization services are also available

Suppose you think of the other way around. In that case, the United Arab Emirates does not currently have an embassy or a consulate in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Visa and Passport Policy of St. Kitts and Nevis

The consulate office of Saint Kitts and Nevis in Dubai can inform you about the services they offer to national and non-national individuals. The main thing is to contact Saint Kitts and Nevis consulate before visiting it. Because not every consulate in UAE provides all types of services, including visas and passports.

          The consulate general provides two main consular services:

  • Issues passports.
  • Legalizes documents

But the consulate general does not accept visa applications. Hence zero visa processing happens here. The Saint Kitts consulate general is among more than 200 foreign representations in the United Arab Emirates. It also makes up one of 82 foreign representations in Dubai. Saint Kitts and Nevis consulate general in Dubai is among more than 30 Saint Kitts diplomatic and consular offices abroad.

Did you know?

By May 2021, Saint Kitts and Nevis citizens had visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to more than 160 countries and territories. It makes for a superb ranking of Saint Kitts and Nevis passports. Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment program is highly sought after as the country is aggressively expanding the list of its visa-free access countries.

As of 2022, Saint Kitts and Nevis’s passport is considered the No. 1 Caribbean passport, almost equal to Barbrados’s. The famous Henley Passport Index marks St. Kitts and Nevis’s passport as the 25th on its list, with the Bahamas coming behind on the 26th.

On a side note, United Arab Emirates citizens do not require a tourist visa to enter Saint Kitts and Nevis.

E-visa to Saint Kitts and Nevis:

You may obtain an E-Visa at Saint Kitts and Nevis’s official visa application website evisa.gov.kn.

Parting Thoughts

Over the past years, St. Kitts and Nevis government has provided various consular services to its citizens residing in the UAE, whose numbers are rising. The federation state is also trying to enhance its cooperation with the Government of the UAE. Establishing first a Consulate office in Dubai and later, an Embassy in Abu Dhabi has been crucial for establishing long-term relationships between the two sovereign nations. The important thing is to do your thorough homework and book an appointment before physically going to a Consulate or Embassy office as per your requirement. It will save you time and effort since working hours or days may vary with time. All the contact details provided can guide you in this endeavour.


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