Barbados Visa

Barbados Visa

Do you need to visit Barbados? Find your nearest Barbados Embassy.

Our Barbados Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Barbados visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Barbados.

Who needs a visa to visit Barbados?

Visitors to Barbados must have a passport and return ticket. During your stay, your passport must be valid.

For more information on Barbados, you can visit their Embassy Site.

Entry into Barbados

On entry into Barbados, there are strict rules you must adhere to. Overstaying or working without a permit is illegal. Traveling to Barbados requires a negative COVID-19 PCR test for all risk categories. Barbados airport may demand a quick COVID-19 antigen test before quarantine. Please ensure you have all the relevant documents with you before travelling.

Eligibility to apply for a Barbados visa

To be eligible for a visa to enter Barbados, there are some rules you must follow. They are listed below.

Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page.

Hold proof of sufficient funds.

Hold proof of onward/return airline tickets.

Hold documents showing proof of purpose of trip.

Hold all documents required for the next destination.

Processing time for Barbados visas

Processing takes three weeks. Applications are not updated. The department will contact the applicant if the documents are flawed.

Appointment waiting times

Appointment waiting times for a Barbados visa can vary. For  a student visa, the wait time is around 658 days. Student visas can take up to 20 days. All non-immigrant visas can take up to 9 days.

Who can visit Barbados without a visa?

Barbados is visa-free for British citizens. You’ll get a stay limit upon entry. You must request and pay for a stay extension from the Barbados Immigration Department. Barbados allows six-month visa-free stays for visitors from Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, the UK, and the US.


For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

Barbados visa types

There are two types of visas that Barbados offers. They are:

  • A 28-to-6-month Barbados short-stay visa. Short-stay visas have diverse uses.
  • A year-long Barbados visa. Long-stay visas have diverse objectives.

What to do if your Barbados visa is refused?

Barbados tourist visa rejections cannot be appealed. However, overseas travellers can reapply for Barbados tourist visas at the nearest Barbados embassy if they have further proof. Reapplying requires a new application, application fee, and interview appointment.

People also asked...

Below are some examples of FAQ’s asked by other travellers wanting to go to Barbados.

Processing takes three weeks. Applications are not updated. The department will contact the applicant if the documents are flawed.

6-month Entry, Exit, and Visa Requirements. Barbados requires U.S. passports. Visa-free stays up to 6 months. NOTE: U.S. citizens visiting Barbados must produce a valid passport and evidence of departure.

Multiple-entry visas last six months, whereas single-entry visas last three months.

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