Free Trade Area of the Americas - FTAA


Trade Negotiations

Home Countries Sitemap A-Z list Governmental Contact Points


Antigua and Barbuda

Visa Requirements for Business Travelers in the Americas

Antigua and Barbuda (Destination)  Short-term Business Visit 

Visitor Visa Requirements  Citizens (including business persons) of the following FTAA countries require a visitor visa for admission and transit Antigua y Barbuda:
  • Bolivia 
  • Colombia 
  • Costa Rica 
  • Ecuador 
  • El Salvador 
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua 
  • Panama 
  • Paraguay 
  • Uruguay
Citizens (including business persons) of the following FTAA countries do not require a visitor visa for admission to Antigua y Barbuda:
  • Argentina
  • Bahamas 
  • Barbados 
  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Haiti 
  • Jamaica 
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines 
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad & Tobago 
  • U.S.A.
  • Venezuela

Required for
Application for a
Visitor Visa
Passport required by all except Nationals of Canada and the U.S.A., with proof of identity, such as a birth certificate, drivers license with photo, a citizenship card/naturalization certificate, or a voter's registration card
  • A valid passport (recommend a minimum of six months validity beyond intended stay). 
  • Application form
  • 1 passport-sized photograph
  • Letter from travel agent giving details of dates of entry and exit and accommodation on the islands.
Method of Lodgement  In some countries the application will be allowed by mail, therefore an additional fee will be charged for postal applications.

Processing time  3 to 4 days.

Multiple Entry Visa  Single and multiple entry visas are granted. 

Validity/Extension  Single-entry: 3 months from date of issue. Multiple-entry: 6 months from date of issue. Business visitors can stay as long as their business takes. 

Cost of Visa Application 

The fee is US$30 for single entry visa, and US$35 for a multiple entry visa.

Accompanying dependants  Family members accompanying a visitor to Antigua and Barbuda must also meet all requirements for temporary entry. 

General Requirements for Temporary Entry
of Short-term Business Visitors
Antigua and Barbuda’s Immigration Regulations allow for persons to enter Antigua and Barbuda to carry on certain business or trade-related activities without the need to hold an employment authorization, as they are not considered to be coming to Antigua and Barbuda to work. These persons usually represent a foreign company, therefore they must present proof of it. Examples are: representatives coming to Antigua and Barbuda to sell goods other than to the general public; employees of an organization coming to consult with a branch, subsidiary or parent; representatives of a foreign firm coming to purchase goods or services and persons seeking entry to attend meetings or negotiate contracts. 


  • All the requirements specified for a visitors visa 
  • A letter from the company specifying purpose of travel

Further Information  Contact local Embassy or Consular section of the Embassy


Return to table of Information by Country


countries sitemap a-z list governmental contact points