Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda Visa Experience – Indian Passport

Problem: Antigua & Barbuda and Barbados, both don’t have embassies or consulates in India.

So I could not find a legal way to apply for a visa to these countries for my fiancee, who is currently in India, without getting her to fly to London.

The High Commissions of Antigua & Barbuda and Barbados both recommended applying for a visa in London. But Indian passport authorities clearly warned against sending a passport abroad with someone else. The penalty for such an action could be Jail for the person carrying the passport, and a 10 year ban for getting a new passport (I don’t have a link/reference to support this. But this is the response my fiancee got from a senior passport officer).

Result: No trip to Antigua & Barbuda or Barbados this winter!

3 thoughts on “Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda Visa Experience – Indian Passport

  1. Hi! I unfortunately am facing the same problem. Can you tell me how did your fiancee finally join you in Antigua. If she went through London so was the procedure different for UK visa
    ( as finally destination was Antigua) or regular tourist visa was applied by her.

    Thanks in advance


    • Hi Sk thanks for writing in. Actually we didn’t pursue it further and decided to change our honeymoon destination to Hawaii. If you are going to London to apply for an Antigua visa, I don’t think the British authorities would really care. For them, you are just going to the UK.


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