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NATIONALS OF ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

Acceptance to be Included on Mission’s Database

We are in the process of creating a database of Vincentians living in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). The information provided will be used to enable us to contact you when it is necessary. With your permission your contact details may be forwarded to the relevant Vincentian Association so they may contact you about events, etc. Rest assured your information will be kept securely and will only be passed to other parties with your permission.

Please fill in the form below and submit to either the High Commission for St. Vincent and the Grenadines in London or the Consulate for St. Vincent and the Grenadines in Northern Ireland.

Acceptance to be Included on Mission’s Database

 

Residency
The grandchildren of persons born in SVG are not automatically eligible for a Vincentian passport.  They may however apply for Residency - in which case they will need to complete the appropriate form and supply the required documents to:

Prime Minister’s Office
Residency Department
4th Floor, Administrative Building
Bay Street
Kingstown
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Tel: +1 784 456 0361 Fax: +1 784 457 2152
E-mail: pmosvg@vincysurf.com

They will also need to present official documentation to prove their relationship to their Vincentian grandparent (i.e. birth certificates/marriage certificates and Decree Absolute, if applicable).

Residency Permit Requirements
Residency Permit Application

 

Birth Certificate
To obtain an original copy of a Vincentian Birth Certificate you make an application to the Registry Office in St Vincent and the Grenadines:

SVG Registry Office
Tel: +1 784 457 1220 Fax: +1 784 457 1888
E-mail: svgregistry@caribsurf.com

Birth Certificate Requirements
Who Can Apply for a SVG Birth Certificate
Birth Certificate Application

 

CARICOM Skills Certificate
For the entry of certain qualified individuals into another CARICOM Member State. Successful applicants will be granted a definite entry of six months, if they enter a Member State with a Certificate issued by their home country or a Member State other than the receiving country.

Definition of Categories for free movement of skills:

  • Graduates are persons who have obtained at least a Bachelor's Degree from a recognised university.
  • Media are persons whose primary source of income is drawn from media and media-related work or persons who are qualified to enter this field.
  • Artists are persons who are active in or qualified to enter a particular field of art with the specific purpose to earn a living.
  • Musicians are persons who are active in or qualified to enter a particular field of music with the specific purpose to earn a living.
  • Sportspersons are persons who are active in or qualified to enter a particular field of sports with the specific purpose to earn a living as a professional or semi-professional.

Application Form for a CARICOM Skills Certificate

For more information please visit the CARICOM Website.

 

Returning Nationals
Duty Free Concession is available to Nationals who have lived abroad for at least ten (10) years and have returned to take up permanent residence.

SVG Customs and Excise
Tel: +1 784 456 1083 Fax: +1 784 456 1851
E-mail: customs@caribsurf.com

Duty Free Concession for Returning Nationals
Importation of Vehicles Requirements
Clearance of Goods by Returning Nationals

Persons who do not qualify for the Duty Free Concession for Returning Nationals may be eligible for the following concession:

Concessions and Exemptions - Removal of Goods

 

Importing Plants and Animals
All requests to import Plants and/or Animals should be directed to the Ministry of Agriculture:

Ministry of Agriculture
Richmond Hill
Kingstown
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Tel: +1 784 457 2452 Fax +1 784 457 1688
E-mail: agrimin@caribsurf.com, animalhealthsvg@hotmail.com

For Plants – Please write to the Ministry of Agriculture detailing the plants and/or seeds you wish to import into Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Cat Import Requirements
Dog Import Requirements

 

Renunciation of Citizenship
Renunciation of Vincentian Citizenship Requirements
Renunciation of Citizenship Declaration

 

Repatriation of the Deceased
All requests should be directed to:
Ministry of Health
Tel: +1 784 457 1729 Fax: +1 784 456 1483 E-mail: mohesvg@vincysurf.com

Transportation of Human Remains to SVG Requirements

 

NON-NATIONALS OF ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

Entry Visa
Please refer to Passport and Entry Visa Applications Section.

 

All requests for Residency, Work Permit, Citizenship and Alien’s Land Hold Licenses please send to:

Prime Minister’s Office
4th Floor, Administrative Building
Bay Street
Kingstown
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Tel: +1 784 456 0361 Fax: +1 784 457 2152
E-mail: pmosvg@vincysurf.com

Current Fees for Residency, Work Permit, Citizenship and Alien’s Land Holding License

 

Residency
Available for Non-Nationals who wish to take up temporary or permanent residency and also for the grandchildren of persons born in St Vincent and the Grenadines (please see Nationals of St. Vincent and the Grenadines section, if the latter).

Residency Permit Requirements
Residency Application

 

Work Permits
Work Permit Requirements
Application Form 1 - Work Permit: Employed by an Employer
Application Form 2 - Work Permit to Engage in an Occupation for Reward or Profit

Elective at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (Formerly Kingstown General Hospital

Medical students who have been chosen to undertake an elective at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital do not require a work permit or a letter from the High Commission. However they do require a letter of acceptance from the Hospital and will need to meet the requirements for entry to St Vincent and the Grenadines (please see Passport and Entry Visa Applications.

 

Citizenship
Citizenship Requirements
Registration as a Citizen Application

 

Alien’s Land Holding License
Alien Land Holding License Requirements

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Police Record
Persons who have resided in SVG can request for a copy of their police record.

Police Certificate of Character Requirements and Application

 

Legalisation/Notarisation of Documents
The “legalisation” or “notarisation” of documents can only be performed in St Vincent and the Grenadines by either the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Registrar in the Court House.  If this is required you should arrange for this to be at the earliest opportunity while the document is in St Vincent and the Grenadines. 

For more information you should contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: +1 784 456 2060 

E-mail: office.foreignaffairs@gov.vc or the Registrar: +1 784 456 2442 or E-mail: svgregistry@caribsurf.com.

The SVG High Commission in London has the authority to ‘certify’ Vincentian documents (fee £20 per document).  Tel: +44 (0)20 7460 2588 E-mail: info@svghighcom.co.uk

 

Getting Married in St Vincent and the Grenadines
Persons not usually resident can apply to be married in SVG.  There are two types of marriage licenses (please see information below).  Tourists who wish to marry in SVG usually apply for the ‘Governor General’s Special Marriage License’.
 
Getting Married in St Vincent and the Grenadines Requirements

 

Obtaining a Marriage Certificate
Copies of marriage certificates are available by application.

How to apply for copy of Marriage Certificate
Application for copy of Marriage Certificate

 

Customs Concession for the Importation of Personal Effects
Concessions and Exemptions - Removal of Goods

 

Importing Plants and Animals
All requests to import Plants and/or Animals should be directed to the Ministry of Agriculture:

Ministry of Agriculture
Richmond Hill
Kingstown
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Tel: +1 784 457 2452 Fax +1 784 457 1688
E-mail: agrimin@caribsurf.com, animalhealthsvg@hotmail.com

For Plants – Please write to the Ministry of Agriculture detailing the plants and/or seeds you wish to import into Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Cat Import Requirements
Dog Import Requirements

 

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