Welcome to the website of the St. Kitts Investment Promotion Agency [SKIPA].
St. Kitts Investment Promotion Agency (SKIPA)

Investor’s Guide

Immigration Information

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 countries require a Visa to enter the Federation of (St. Kitts and Nevis).  more

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. more

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. more

Taxation

Corporate tax is 35% 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 exempt companies or to enterprises that have been granted tax concession. more

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. more

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 assistance by way of non-contributory pensions are paid to old aged or invalid persons who are in need. more

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. more

Infrastructure

Water, Electricity, Telecommunication and Transportation more