A visa is a provisional approval given by a competent authority of a country for a person who is not a citizen of that country to enter its territory and to remain there for a limited duration.
Process for applying for visa:
Persons from the above named countries must apply to the Ministry of National Security in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The application, along with supporting information, is forwarded to us via fax. At our end, we arranged an interview with the proposed sponsor. Based on the information provided, we make a determination as to whether or not a Visa should be granted.
Key factors we look for when someone applies for a Visa are:
- Ability to maintain him or herself financially
- Evidence of Employment
- Evidence of Accommodation
- Period for which Visa is applied
- Invitational letter from Sponsor
- Evidence of Sponsor’s status on the island
- Police Record (Applicant)
Types of Visa
Transit Visa: This type of visa is issued to persons transiting the country to a destination outside that country. Short-stay Visa
- Long-stay Visa
The majority of foreign nationals visiting Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are granted visa free access for a maximum stay of 1 month. CARICOM nationals**, holders of British passports or British Overseas Citizen are allowed six (6) months.
OECS nationals are allowed indefinite stay within the country. However, they must possess the necessary funds to sustain them for the duration of their visit.