Do Indian Citizens Need Visa For Antigua

You are planning to visit Antigua, but you do not know if you require a visa. This is a very common question considering the fact that there are more than a few countries that do require a visa before allowing visitors to enter their borders. Do not be surprised if you have heard that Antigua is also one of them. But you will be surprised to know that it is not the case. Indian citizens can travel to this Caribbean country without a visa providing they are from an eligible country.

Antigua and Barbuda’s latest move to lift visa requirements for Indian nationals is an indication that the Caribbean nation wants to boost tourism especially from India. The scheme will not be applicable to citizens of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who would still need visas when they travel to Antigua and Barbuda.

Do Indian Citizens Need Visa For Antigua

The following information details whether Indian citizens need a visa to travel to Antigua and Barbuda or if they can travel there visa-free. This article will answer whether you need a passport, or ID card, or both, in order to enter this Caribbean island nation. It will also explain whether other travel requirements are needed and how they can be obtained.

IF THE INFORMATION ON MY E-VISA DOES NOT MATCH MY PASSPORT, IS MY VISA VALID?

No, your visa is not valid. Your information must match on all of your travel documents. You will need either a new visa or a new passport.

WHAT FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION WILL THE APPLICATION ASK CITIZENS OF INDIA FOR?

The e-visa application will ask you for the following forms of identification:

  • A passport that is valid for at least 6 months after your arrival in Antigua and Barbuda
  • An unedited, recent digital photograph
  • Original birth certificate
  • Immigration status in your passport or in your residency permit

WHAT OTHER DOCUMENTS WILL I BE ASKED FOR?

In addition to the above forms of identification, you will be asked for the following documents:

  • Proof of intention to leave Antigua and Barbuda within the parameters of the allowed visa stay
  • Proof of itinerary
  • Proof of financial means to finance the trip
  • A recent police record

CAN I ENTER ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MULTIPLE TIMES WITH THE TOURIST E-VISA?

Citizens of India are allowed Single Entry with the Antigua and Barbuda e-visa.

HOW MUCH DOES AN E-VISA COST AND HOW LONG DOES PROCESSING TAKE?

The application fee for an e-visa is dependent on the processing speed you choose. There are three processing speed options: standard, rush, and super rush.

  • Standard Speed – including service fees, the standard application costs USD 135.00 and is processed in 14 Business Days.
  • Rush Application – including service fees, the rush application total cost is USD 165.00 and is processed in 11 Business Days.
  • Super Rush – including service fees, the super rush application has a total cost of USD 200.00 and is processed in 8 Business Days.

WHEN WILL MY E-VISA EXPIRE?

Your e-visa will expire in 180 days after issued.

WHAT IS THE MAX STAY ALLOWED IN ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA FOR INDIAN CITIZENS?

An Antigua and Barbuda e-visa has a max stay of 90 days Per Entry. If you overstay your visa without applying for an extension, you risk facing fines and other serious consequences.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR AN EXTENSION?

You can apply for a visa extension by submitting an application to the Immigration department of the Antigua and Barbuda government. This application may require you to submit several documents and the application fee is a nonrefundable 300 USD. Visa extensions are granted for a max of 90 days.

Visa on Arrival

Visa on arrival is granted to passengers requiring a visa to enter Antigua and Barbuda subject to the following conditions:

Conditions for elligibilty of a Tourist Visa on Arrival

Visas may be granted on arrival :

  1. To persons who are holders of a valid:
    • United States Visa or permanent Resident Card; or
    • A Canadian Visa or permanent Resident Card, or
    • A United Kingdom Visa or Resident Card, or
    • A Schengen Visa.
  2. Whose sole objective of visiting Antigua and Barbuda is for tourist visits, or casual visit to meet friends or relatives etc and no other purpose/ activity
  3. Who does not have residence or occupation in Antigua and Barbuda;
  4. Who holds a passport with minimum six months validity, and a re-entry permit if that is required under the law of the country of nationality of the applicant
  5. Who is a person of assured financial standing with a return ticket and availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Antigua and Barbuda.
  6. Who has not been deem a person-non-grata by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda
  7. Who is not a prohibited Immigration
  8. Who is not considered an undesirable person and is not the subject of a black list or any warning circular or other restrictive list

Validity

A Tourist Visa-on-Arrival is granted on arrival and will be valid for entry and stay into Antigua and Barbuda within the period of its validity subject to conditions specified. A single entry Tourist Visa-on-Arrival is granted for a stay up to 30 days.

Conditions for Tourist Visa-on-Arrival

Tourist Visa-on-Arrival is non-extendable and non-convertible. However, a Tourist Visa on arrival may be cancelled or extended with approval of the Chief Immigration Officer in the following circumstances:

  • Medical Visa, where a person falls ill and must remain in Antigua and Barbuda beyond the time granted by the Tourist visa on arrival and;
  • Medical attendant visa if required will be granted to the person accompanying the person who has fallen ill.

Fee for Tourist Visa-on-Arrival

A fee of US$100.00 or the equivalent Eastern Caribbean Currency per passenger (including children) will be charged per passenger on arrival for passengers requiring visas to enter Antigua and Barbuda.

Diplomatic / Official Passports

The Tourist Visa-on-Arrival facility shall not be applicable to holders of Diplomatic/ Official passports.

eVisa System

An e-Visa is an electronic acknowledgement permitting entry into and travel to Antigua and Barbuda. The e-Visa is an electronic visa that is similar to visas issued at Antigua and Barbuda consulates or at the ports of entry. `Applicants can obtain their visas electronically after entering required information and making payments by a credit or debit card (MasterCard or Visa).

The eVisa system will allow applicants to make an application online for a visa and a letter indicating the approval or denial will be sent once the visa has been processed. A verification will be completed by the Passport Control Officers on arrival into Antigua and Barbuda.

However, it is advisable to keep a soft copy (tablet PC, smart phone, etc.) or a hard copy in case of any system system failure on your part.

As in the case of other visas, respective Immigration officials at the ports of entry reserves the right to deny entry into Antigua and Barbuda, to a holder of an e-Visa.

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