Traveling to Europe from Saint Kitts and Nevis
Once the Kittian or Nevisian nationals are ready to board a flight or ship headed towards the Schengen Area, they will be required to present their valid passport and have the obligatory ETIAS. Airline carriers and other transportation companies will be held responsible and asked to verify that all passengers, including Kittitians and Nevisians, have the appropriate documentation before boarding.
Any holder of St Kitts passport for travel to Europe—like all other ETIAS eligible citizens— will be prescreened once they have submitted the online application form and paid the fee of 7 Euros, except if they are aged below 18 or above 70 in which case they are exempt of the fee.
Their data will be checked against multiple security databases such as:
Should the application require manual processing because the data received an alert within the automated ETIAS revision the traveler may have to wait for up to two to three business days to receive a reply.If no red flags are raised their ETIAS will be automatically approved within the first 24 hours after their application.
Although most applications for an ETIAS from Saint Kitts and Nevis should be approved in 24 hours, it is best to apply at least three business days before your trip. By doing you so you will have enough processing time in case you are required to provide additional information.