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St. Kitts – Nevis Continues to Top OECS Passport Index. Moves up Two Notches in Global Ranking . Biggest Climber up World Rankings Since 2009

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For Immediate Release: Basseterre, October 8,2019

St. Kitts & Nevis is once again claiming the top spot in the Henley & Partners OECS Q4 Ranking, ranking 24th on the global front.

The twin-island boasts visa-free/visa-on-arrival access 154 destinations, increasing its score by two destinations since the Q3 earlier this year.

In 2018 St. Kitts & Nevis scored 151, ranking 26 on the global rank. The Caribbean island has seen a change in rank of 14 from 2009 to 2019.

Commenting on this major achievement Managing Partner of Henley & Partners St. Kitts & Nevis, Chanée Isaac, expresses:

“The Kittitian passport continues to make us proud regionally and on the global front. We are constantly improving our product as a premium second home and the results of these efforts are seenin the 2019 Henley PassportIndex Q4Ranking.

Henley & Partners continues to work closely with the Citizen by Investment Unit to ensure that both St. Kitts & Nevis’ citizens and prospective passport holders benefit from this programme.”

The Henley Passport Index is the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information, and enhanced by continuous Passport power and economic freedom.

Dr. Christian H. Kaelin, Chairman of Henley & Partners and the creator of the passport index concept, says: “Our ongoing research has shown that when we talk about ’passport power‘, we are discussing more than simply the destinations a holder can travel to without acquiring a visa in advance. Often, there is a strong correlation between visa freedom and other benefits such as business and investment freedom, independence of the judiciary, fiscal health, and property rights.”

In the 2019 Q4 Index Antigua and Barbuda ranked 2nd in the OECS with a global rank of 28. Ranking 3rd is St. Lucia with a global rank of 31 and Grenada 4th with a global rank of 32.

About Henley and Passport Index

The Henley Passport Index is updated in real-time, as and when visa-policy changes come into effect. Along with the Kälin – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index, it is considered a major reference tool for global citizens and the standard reference for governments in this field.

About the Henley Passport Index website

The Henley Passport Index website provides up-to-date, printable lists of the countries you can access visa-free, with an e-visa, with a visa on arrival, or with a normal visa. It also allows you to compare the strength of passports and understand how you might improve your travel freedom with alternative citizenship. Visit the website to view and download the global ranking and find out more about the power of your passport.

About Henley & Partners

Henley & Partners is the global leader in residence and citizenship planning. Each year, hundreds of wealthy individuals and their advisors rely on our expertise and experience in this area. The firm’s highly qualified professionals work together as one team in over 30 offices worldwide.

The concept of residence and citizenship planning was created by Henley & Partners in the 1990s. As globalization has expanded, residence and citizenship have become topics of significant interest among the increasing number of internationally mobile entrepreneurs and investors whom we proudly serve every day.

The firm also runs a leading government advisory practice that has raised more than USD 8 billion in foreign direct investment. Trusted by governments, the firm has been involved in strategic consulting and in the design, set-up, and operation of the world’s most successful residence and citizenship programs.

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