Visas for Dominicans in Transit Barbados/Antigua

laurajane

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My Circus has been invited to do a 5 day event in Guyana, to get there we need to travel through Antigua and Barbados.

I have spoken to both Consulates here in the DR, Apparently my dominican employees do not need visas to be in transit, the return journey includes an overnight stay of which they say passports will be held and a waiver given at the airport... A little suspicious of this but thats what the general consul says.

Barbados however says we need a full visa and we do not even pass immigration, we will be there for an hour and i am unsure if we even dismount the aeroplane.

I am searching on google and so on, but i just wondered if anyone with more experience can guide me on this one because i am getting a headache ha ha.

Thanks
 

Matilda

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It looks like you dont need a visa if you are on a cruise but it is different to being in transit I think as the cruise ship probably keeps the passport. I think from what I have read LJ you may have been given the right info but worth checking out with the Barbados authorities.

Matilda
 

mido

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Dominican citizens can stay up to 24 hours in the country for transit purposes and will be processed by immigration authorities. Immigration reserves the right to "accompany" the travelers to the plane.
 
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National Dominican Rep. (DO)

Destination Guyana (GY)

Antigua and Barbuda (AG)

TWOV (Transit Without Visa):
Visa required, except for Holders of onward tickets for a max. transit TIRULES/R32 time of 24 hours.
- Transit passengers will be processed by immigration authorities and immigration officers reserve the right to escort passengers to their connecting flight.


Barbados (BB)


TWOV (Transit Without Visa):
Visa required, except for Holders of confirmed onward tickets for a max. transit TIRULES/R32 time of 12 hours.


R32) TWOV

Transit Without Visa (TWOV): Passing through an international transit area of the airport in order to board a connecting (or to proceed by the same) flight, without entering the country (i.e. clearing immigration).

Unless stated otherwise, passengers wishing to TWOV must:
- be en-route to a third country (e.g. itinerary TYO-LON-TYO is not considered TWOV);
- prove that they will continue their journey within the prescribed period (e.g. hold onward tickets);
- have documents required for entry into the country of destination and for transit through countries en-route;
- remain in the transit area (airside).
TWOV is not intended for those holding stand-by tickets, e.g. airline staff or other passengers travelling on industry discount.




Guyana (GY)

Passport required.
- Passport and/or passport replacing documents must be valid at least 6 months beyond the period of the intended stay.

Visa required, except for Those who can prove with e.g. a passport or Birth Certificate that they were born in Guyana.

Visa Issuance:
Visa required, except for Those traveling as tourists can obtain a visa on arrival, for a max. stay of 30 days provided:For details, click here
- Holders of confirmation, issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, of a pre-arranged business visa can obtain their visa on arrival.
Fee: USD 140.-. Extension possible.
- Holders of confirmation, issued by the Ministry of HomeAffairs, of a pre-arranged employment visa can obtain their visa on arrival.
Fee: USD 140.-.
- Holders of confirmation, issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, of a pre-arranged student visa can obtain their visa on arrival.
Fee: USD 140.-.
Minors:
- In case minors of foreign nationality
For details, click here

Additional Information:

- Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay and documents required for their next destination. (SEE NOTE 44676)
NOTE 44676: Not applicable to CARICOM employees, guests and their families.
Warning:
- Visitors not holding return/onward ticket could be refused entry. (SEE NOTE 44676)
NOTE 44676: Not applicable to CARICOM employees, guests and their families.
 

laurajane

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Thanks everyone, I did make a few more calls and yes it looks as if we can prove onward transit less than 24 hours from arrival time.

Its a great oppurtunity for us, but boy is it gonna be an experience ha ha.

Thanks again