If you plan to visit the country, this article will take you through the Antigua and Barbuda visa requirements, including required documentation, visa fees, and citizens of countries that can visit Antigua and Barbuda visa free.

Visa Requirements to Enter Antigua and Barbuda

As regulations can change, it is important to check with your nearest Embassy or Consulate whether you require a visa to enter Antigua and Barbuda and, if so, what kind. You can find further information the official website of Antigua and Barbuda’s Department of Immigration.

Citizens of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and European Union, and Commonwealth countries  do not require visas to enter Antigua and Barbuda. The following table lists the key information for entry into Antigua and Barbuda.

Requirement

Rule

Passport validity:

180 days from the date of arrival

Tourist visa:

No

Proof of accommodation:

Must produce evidence of booked accommodation, if asked

Proof of onward travel:

Must produce evidence of onward ticket, if asked

Blank passport pages:

One page require for entry stamp

Vaccination:

None (Yellow fever vaccine required if visited country with risk of yellow fever in the six weeks before arrival)

Currency restrictions for entry:

None

Currency restrictions for exit:

None

Important note: In transit passengers who are traveling the same day do not require visas, provided they have proof of an onward ticket. Cruise ship visitors are also visa-exempt if they arrive in and leave Antigua and Barbuda on the same day.

Antigua and Barbuda Electronic Entry Visa

The Antigua Electronic Entry Visa (e-visa / electronic visa) is issued to qualifying nationals who require a visa to enter Antigua and Barbuda. Travelers can apply for the visa using the country’s evisa.immigration.gov.ag portal and pay for it is with a major credit or debit card.

Once the application has been processed, you will receive a letter stating the outcome of your application. Approved eVisas will be verified by Antigua Passport Control Officers on arrival in the country, but it is advisable to have a copy of the confirmation with you.

Tourist visa on arrival

Antigua and Barbuda will grant a tourist visa on arrival to individuals who hold a valid:

  • United States Visa or Green Card
  • Canadian Visa or Permanent Resident Card
  • United Kingdom Visa or Resident Card
  • Schengen Visa or resident card for a Schengen member state

It is essential to check whether you require a re-entry permit. Travelers must also prove that they have sufficient money to maintain themselves in Antigua and Barbuda during their stay, along with evidence of an onward or return ticket. Travelers arriving from or having visited countries with yellow fever risk in the past six weeks may be prohibited immigration unless they produce evidence of a yellow fever vaccine certificate to disease control.

Antigua and Barbuda Visa Document Requirements

For an Antigua visa application, you need to provide the following documents:

  • Passport (at least six months validity from your departure date)
  • Completed application form
  • Confirmation of your travel (produce evidence of an onward or return ticket)
  • Two passport-sized photographs (color)
  • Visa fees (see next section)

Antigua and Barbuda visa processing time

Visa applications for Antigua and Barbuda take an average of seven working days to obtain a visa but can take as long as 15 or 30 days in some exceptional cases.

Antigua and Barbuda Visa Fees

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The cost of your tourist visa for Antigua and Barbuda will depend on whether you want to visit once or require multiple entries and if you’re eligible for an electronic or on arrival visa.

  • Single entry permit: $50 (If you are visiting the country within three months of the date of issue)
  • Multiple entry visa: $75 (If you are visiting the country two times within six months of the date of issue)

Antigua visa on arrival fee

The cost of obtaining this tourist visa on arrival is $100 per individual, including children.

Antigua and Barbuda Electronic Entry Visa fees

  • Multiple entry e-visa (electronic visa) valid for one year: $200
  • Single entry e-visa valid for six months: $100
  • Double entry e-transit visa valid for six months: $50

Validity period

A single-entry tourist visa on arrival will be permitted to stay for up to 30 days. This visa can’t be extended or converted except under certain medical instances.

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Countries with Visa Free Entry into Antigua and Barbuda

Certain countries enjoy the benefit of visa free entry into Antigua and Barbuda thanks to visa waiver agreements and good international relations.

European Union Countries with Visa Free Entry into Antigua and Barbuda

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Cyprus

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Republic of Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Commonwealth Countries with Visa Free Entry into Antigua and Barbuda

Australia

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Botswana

Brunei Darussalam

Canada

Fiji

Guyana

Jamaica

Kenya

Kiribati

Lesotho

Malaysia

Malawi

Maldives

Mauritius

Namibia

Nauru

New Zealand

Papua New Guinea

Western Samoa

Sweden

Sweden

Seychelles

Singapore

Solomon Islands

South Africa

Swaziland

Tanzania

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tuvalu (Special Member)

Uganda

United Kingdom and Territories

Vanuatu

Zambia

Other Countries with Visa Free Entry into Antigua and Barbuda

Albania

Andorra

Argentina

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

China*

Colombia

Cuba*

Georgia

Japan

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Liechtenstein

South Korea

Moldova

Monaco

Norway

Peru

Russia

San Marino

Surinam

Switzerland

Tajikistan

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

United States of America

Uzbekistan

Venezuela

United Arab Emirates

OECS countries with passport free entry into Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda, being a member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), permits citizens from fellow member states entry into Antigua and Barbuda using their national ID card.

Countries with Passport Free Entry into Antigua and Barbuda

Dominica

Grenada

St Kitts and Nevis

St Lucia

St Vincent and the Grenadines

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Frequently Asked Questions about Visa Requirements for Antigua and Barbuda

What are the Antigua visa-on-arrival countries?

There are no specific Antigua on arrival visa countries; however, the following persons visiting Antigua can obtain visas on arrival:

  • Holders of a United States Visa or Green Card.
  • Holders of a Canadian Visa or Permanent Resident Card.
  • Holders of a United Kingdom Visa or Indefinite Leave to Remain.
  • Holders of a Schengen Visa or resident card of a Schengen country.

Do US citizens need a visa to visit Antigua and Barbuda?

A tourist visa is not required to enter Antigua and Barbuda if a US citizen has an onward or return ticket, confirmation of accommodation, and can provide evidence of their ability to financially support themselves. To qualify for visa free entry in Antigua and Barbuda, US citizens must have a valid US passport with six months validity.

Do UK citizens need a visa for Antigua?

UK citizens and most European Union citizens qualify for visa free entry into Antigua for up to six months. You must provide a UK passport with at least six months validity, an onward or return ticket, as well as proof of accommodation and sufficient funds. For stays longer than six months, you will require a relevant resident visa.

Do US permanent residents need visa for Antigua?

Antigua visas on arrival may be granted to persons who hold a valid United States visa or permanent resident card (Green Card) issued by the Department of State. You may be prohibited immigration if you don’t present your US visa or Green Card.

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