St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: The Immigration Department recently announced the suspension of the issuing of visa waivers to holders of foreign passports that require a visa to enter Antigua and Barbuda. However, visas on arrival will be issued to passengers who qualify.
In this regard all holders of foreign passports that require a visa to enter Antigua and Barbuda must take all necessary steps to apply for a visa prior to travel. Persons may apply for a visa at Passport Office located on Queen Elizabeth Highway in Antigua and Barbuda or at an Antigua and Barbuda Consulate with a visa section, or where there is no Consulate, at the nearest British High Commission for onward transmission to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Antigua and Barbuda.
This process should be completed within three weeks of the passport holder’s anticipated visit to Antigua and Barbuda. The Immigration Department is urging individuals, who are holders of foreign passports that require a visa to enter Antigua and Barbuda and who reside and work in Antigua and Barbuda, to apply for a work visa to re-enter the country, prior to leaving Antigua, if he or she intends to return.
Holders of current work permits who do not have a work visa are cautioned that they may be denied re-entry into Antigua if their foreign passports are not endorsed with a valid work visa.