St. Kitts & Nevis - NBCO/Other jurisdictions

St Kitts and Nevis is an independent state, situated in the archipelago of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. The country is a federation, comprising two members – the first being St Kitts and the other Nevis. The two islands are separated by a narrow channel approximately one kilometre wide. The federation was created in 1983, when Nevis (which had until then been a colony of the United Kingdom) became independent and participated in the creation of the sovereign state of St Kitts and Nevis.

Regardless of the fact that St Kitts and Nevis is a single state, there are considerable differences in the company law of the two members of the federation. It is Nevis that has more attractive corporate and tax legislation, and as a result an absolute majority of international business companies are registered there.