Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 09, 2020 (SKNIS)
Vehicle owners and persons whose drivers’ licences have expired, and who are impacted by the curfew currently in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to utilize the St. Kitts-Nevis Inland Revenue Department website: www.sknird.com to bring them up-to-date.
During the April 09 National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) COVID-19 Daily Briefing, Superintendent Cromwell Henry advised owners whose vehicles were to be licensed in March that they have up until the end of April 2020 to do so.
“The Inland Revenue Department has extended the grace period until April 30 for persons with vehicles ending with three (3) to have their vehicles licensed. Notwithstanding that the Inland Revenue Department will be closed, your vehicles can be licensed online,” said Superintendent Henry, adding that the requirement for the vehicle inspection will be waived as these sites are closed. “Of course, those vehicles ending with four (4) you can go ahead and renew those as well.”
The portal requires persons to upload a vehicle inspection certificate. Therefore, in the absence of the inspection certificate, persons are asked to upload their vehicle insurance in both spaces for vehicle insurance and vehicle inspection certificate. That means, that the insurance will be uploaded twice so that the application can be processed.
For persons to utilize the website, they must first create an account and then register. However, persons who encounter problems can receive help from the staff of the department. If persons experience any difficulty during the process the numbers to call are 662-8207, 662-8943 or 662-8675.
“For persons who would have never used that portal before… the staff of the Inland Revenue Department would be available via phone to assist you in that process if you have any difficulty. Your registration will have to be validated so someone will be there to call you just