St Kitts & Nevis
eAPIS Submission Guide
Yacht skippers need to be aware that St Kitts & Nevis are applying Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) to yachts. Yachts are required to declare their intentions, on-line, at least 24 hours before their arrival. St Kitts & Nevis are the only country in the Caribbean to apply APIS to yachts and, not only is completing the APIS forms very onerous, there are heavy fines for failing to comply.
Complete the online form prior to visiting Immigration and Customs at the caricomeAPIS Website. SailClear is no longer an accepted form of clearing in.
All vessels approaching Nevis are required to contact the Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA) on VHF Channel 16 in order to be assigned a mooring within the first 24 hours upon arrival.Customs, Immigration and the Port Authority are all located in the one building in Charlestown.
The Customs office at Port Zante Marina is reported to be the most convenient place to berth the boat and complete formalities.
Immigration and the Port Authority need to be visited at the cruise ship terminal in Basseterre.
If moving between Nevis and St Kitts - clearance is not required.
Arrangements can also be made to visit anchorages outside the Ports of Entry after clearance for another country has been granted.