Everything You Need To Know About A Saint Vincent and the
you are a British passport holder, you will be happy to know that Saint Vincent
and the Grenadines follows a lenient visa policy.
Apart from eight countries
that require a visa prior to traveling to the country, all other nations are
visa-exempt. And the UK falls in this list. UK citizens do not require a visa
when entering the borders of St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
can stay in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for a period of up to 90 days
without a visa, under normal circumstances. But this period can vary and can
extend up to 6 months, if you can present required proof that your purpose of
visit demands you to stay longer in the nation.
You can also apply for an
extension after entering the country at the St Vincent Immigration Department.
should note that you cannot overstay your granted stay period. Additionally, it
is illegal to work here without a work permit.
Entry requirements for entering Saint Vincent and the Grenadines without a visa
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from your arrival date in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Additionally, it should have at least 2 blank pages for immigration authorities to place the required stamps during entry into and exit from the country.
You should also check if your flight itinerary has overseas connecting flights. If yes, you should note if these nations have separate transit visa requirements. Also, confirm with your airline if they allow boarding without a visa. Sometimes, these rules change without prior notification.
Remember to carry evidence of return or onward travel. Also, carry all the necessary documentation that allows you entry into the next destination on your itinerary.
You may be required to present proof of sufficient funds to sustain your stay in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. You can show this in the form of bank statements or cash. Immigration officials may also ask you to showcase documents that specify the exact purpose of your trip.
Entry requirements for foreign nationals other than British citizens
Nationals of the below-mentioned eight countries require to secure a pre-entry visa for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:
- Dominican Republic
If you are a citizen from the above countries staying in the UK on UK travel documents, you need to lodge an application through the Ministry of National Security in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The complete application package will then be forwarded to the Ministry and if approved, you can collect your stamped passport from the office.
The key requirements for applying for an entry visa to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines include:
- A completed and signed visa application form
- An original passport with a minimum validity of 6 months and at least 2 blank visa pages
- Proof of availability of sufficient funds to support the stay period in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Evidence of employment, which can be in the form of a covering letter from your employer in the source country
- Evidence of accommodation in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, in the form of hotel bookings or a letter of invitation from your sponsor. Accompany this with proof of the sponsor’s status on the island
- Period for which you apply for the visa
- Police record
For additional queries, you can contact the Ministry of National Security at 784-457-1426 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UK Emergency Travel Documents
The government of St Vincent and the Grenadines accepts UK Emergency Travel Documents at ports of entry, airside transit and exit.
You will be required to present import licences if you are importing any foodstuffs to the island.
There is no risk of yellow fever transmission in the country. So, you do not need a yellow fever vaccination under normal circumstances. But you will need to present a certificate when arriving from a nation or transiting through a region with risk of yellow fever transmission.