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Summary of Treaty

Official Title Agreement between the European Community and the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis on the short-stay visa waiver
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Brussels
Date of Signature 28/05/2009
Date of Entry Into Force 01/08/2015
Duration Indefinite
Agreement Suspension Justification  
Objective of Agreement

This Agreement provides for visa-free travel for the citizens of the European Union and for the citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis when travelling to the territory of the other Contracting Party for a maximum period of three months during a six months period.


The new visa regime provides for visa-free travel for EU citizens when travelling to the territory of Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Mauritius, Saint Kitts and Nevis and the Seychelles and for citizens of these six countries when travelling to the EU, for a period of stay not exceeding three months during a six-month period. For benefiting from visa-free travel, citizens from the EU and the six countries concerned must be in possession of valid ordinary, diplomatic or service/official passport. Visa-free travel applies to all categories of persons and for any kind of purposes of travel (for instance tourism, cultural visits, scientific activities, family visits, business etc.), except to persons travelling for the purpose of carrying out a paid activity. The EU and the six countries will apply on a provisional basis the visa waiver agreements as from 28 May 2009, pending completion of the procedures for their formal conclusion. The provisions of this Agreement do not apply to the United Kingdom and Ireland. The visa regime to these Member States remains subject to their national legislation.

OJ Reference L169, 30/06/2009, p. 38
Contracting Parties European Community, Saint Christopher and Nevis
Authentic Texts Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian , Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
Subject Matters Caribbean islands
Justice, freedom and security
Amendment and review Article 8 Agreement
Ratification Conditions Article 8 Agreement
Suspension Article 8 Agreement
Territorial application Article 5 Agreement
Management Joint Committee (Article 6)
Conclusion Date 01/12/2009
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision Council Decision of 30 November 2009 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis on the short-stay visa waiver; OJ L321 of 08/12/2009, p.43
Reserves A declaration of EU competence exists for this treaty. To consult the text click on "to load all the summary data of the treaty".
Competence Exclusive
Financial Provision of Agreement  
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 62
General Comments  

Last Update :   26/06/2015