How to call to Saint Kitts and Nevis (country code +1 869)

Calling to Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • A leading ‘1’ is included in the international call sequence.
  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Saint Kitts and Nevis does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Saint Kitts and Nevis(domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix (1) or area code (869) used when calling within Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Only the seven digit phone number is dialed.

seven digits
local phone number

Saint Kitts and Nevis’ phone numbers explained

Number details

Saint Kitts and Nevis’ phone numbers are ten digits (eleven including a leading ‘1’ that acts as a country code for the entire NANP calling region).

The first three digits are ‘869’ – an area (geographic) code to designate Saint Kitts and Nevis’ phone system within the North American Numbering Plan.
The first three digits of the local phone number are an exchange within Saint Kitts and Nevis’ code of ‘869’.

Mobile numbers are intermixed with land-line phone numbers.

An example of a Kittitian number

The St. Kitts Tourism Authority lists its phone number in Basseterre as 869.465.4040.

Number explanation
1869465 4040
country code for Saint Kitts and Nevisarea code for St. Kitts and Nevis within the NANPlocal phone number within Basseterre
Local example – calling from another location in Basseterre

Dial the seven digit phone number when calling anywhere within Saint Kitts and Nevis. Do not include the trunk prefix / country code ‘1’ or the area code ‘869’ in domestic calls.

465 4040
local phone number in Basseterre
Long distance example – calling from Saint John Figtree, Saint Kitts and Nevis (on the other side of the country)

Dial the seven digit phone number when calling anywhere within Saint Kitts and Nevis. Do not include the trunk prefix / country code ‘1’ or the area code ‘869’ in domestic calls.

465 4040
local phone number in Basseterre
International example – calling from the United States, Canada, or another country of the NANP (most of the Caribbean and U.S. territories in the Pacific)

To call within the NANP dial the phone call with the same call sequence as a U.S. or Canadian long distance call.

Dial the combined country code / trunk prefix of ‘1’, then Saint Kitts and Nevis’ area code within the NANP of ‘869’, then the local seven digit phone number.

1869465 4040
long distance trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Saint Kitts and Nevislocal phone number in Basseterre
International example – calling from a country outside of the NANP (the United States, Canada, most of the Caribbean, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific)

To call from a country from outside the NANP, dial the exit code of the country you’re calling from, then the NANP country code / trunk prefix of ‘1’, then Saint Kitts and Nevis’ area code of ‘869’, then the local phone number.

exit code1869465 4040
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for the North American Numbering Planarea (geographic) code for Saint Kitts and Nevislocal phone number in Basseterre

Calling from Saint Kitts and Nevis

… to another country in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP)

NANP countries include Canada, the United States (and associated territories), and most regions of the Caribbean.

Dial the phone call starting with the trunk prefix / country code of ‘1’, then the area code and local phone number.

… to all other regions of the world

‘011’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Saint Kitts and Nevis to a location outside the NANP calling region (the United States, Canada, most regions of the Caribbean, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific).

Administrative and regulatory

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