Passport and Immigration Requirements

Citizens of the US, Canada, and the UK do not require a visa to enter Antigua & Barbuda; however, there are countries whose citizens are required to hold a valid visa for entry. For a complete list of those countries, please visit the Antigua & Barbuda Department of Immigration.

All travelers to Antigua & Barbuda must hold a return airline ticket. If traveling through other countries en route to Antigua, please verify if an in-transit visa from that country is required.

Required documentation when applying online for an Evisa

The Antigua & Barbuda Immigration office will endeavor to facilitate the e-Visa application process of students who meet the requirements for entry. Please remember that the documents below must be submitted for processing visa applications.

  1. Scanned copy of the passport bio page.
  2. Passport-sized photo.
  3. Police record (this must not be older than six months from the application’s submission date).
  4. Student acceptance letter addressed to the student – Provided by UHSA
  5. Student acceptance letter addressed to the Chief Immigration Officer in Antigua – Provided by UHSA.
  6. Medical report.
  7. Yellow-Fever vaccination certificate (for students coming from the African continent).
  8. Affidavit of financial responsibility and bank statement from the person(s) responsible for the student’s expenses.
  9. Proof of accommodation in Antigua.

ANY ORIGINAL DOCUMENT THAT WAS NOT ISSUED IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION. ALL ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED BY A CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR. THE TRANSLATOR MUST AFFIX HIS/HER SIGNATURE TO THE TRANSLATED ENGLISH COPIES. THE TRANSLATOR MUST ALSO EITHER STAMP OR AFFIX HIS/HER SEAL TO THE DOCUMENTS. SCREENSHOTS ARE NOT ALLOWED. ALL DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE SCANNED IN THEIR ENTIRETY, ATTACHED, AND SUBMITTED VIA THE EMAIL THREAD SENT TO THE APPLICANT.

Air Travel

United States and Canadian Passengers

Antigua’s V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU) is a central airport hub with flights arriving and departing daily from the U.S. and Canada through:

  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • Caribbean Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Jet Blue
  • United Airlines
  • West Jet

African, Asian, and European Passengers

Students typically fly British Airways and Virgin Atlantic through London. Flights arrive and frequently depart throughout the week.

Renting a Vehicle

There are car rental companies close to the UHSA campus. To rent a vehicle, students must already have a valid license from their home country. A temporary Antigua driver’s license, which can be obtained through the rental companies, is required to operate a motor vehicle.

Shipping to Antigua and Pre-Arrival

If students must ship items to Antigua, please note that international shipping laws apply concerning the importation of luxury items. Upon arrival, students will be required to pay a tax for any items shipped. Also, note that personal items displaying price tags may also be liable for the payment of taxes upon arrival.

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