Canadian officials on four-day visit to Antigua & Barbuda to collect biometric information from visa applicants


Canadian officials will be on island for four days, starting tomorrow, Tuesday, July 19 until July 22, to carry out biometric processing for persons wishing to obtain Canadian visas.

As part of the visa-application process, Antigua and Barbuda nationals must provide biometric information (including fingerprints and a photo) when applying for a visitor’s visa, study, work, temporary-residence permit, or for permanent residence.

Persons planning on travelling to Canada for study, business, tourism, family reunions or any other reason should have completed their online visa application already in order to take advantage of this week’s opportunity.

The biometrics collection will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on all four days at the Siboney Beach Club.

All applicants are required to bring along their biometrics instruction letter to their appointment.

Officials say they will not be collecting applications or biometric information from applicants who have not received this letter.

Meanwhile, the appointment process had to be closed early, since the biometric processing for visa applications in this country reached its maximum limit of scheduled appointments.

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  1. … and are we going to do the reverse in kind to Canadian 🇨🇦 visitors who want to visit our beautiful island?

    I’m hoping we’ll also be sending a similar delegation to collect biometric information? Thought not!!!


    • Canada is a multicultural country. Canadians come from a vast range of nations, races, religions and heritage. This multicultural diversity comes from centuries of immigration. As a result, a diverse population is now one of the distinctive features of Canadian society.

      Canada has long been a country that embraces immigration. It is so cool they are making things easy for Antiguans & Barbudans by visiting in person. Not certain the government of Antigua and Barbuda venture into similar international ventures.

      Thought not!!!

      • Unless you are a significant investor, who may or may not fulfill their contractual obligations. Seriously!

  2. As a Canadian, and Descendant of an Antiguan mother. I remember in my younger days. When Antiguans didn’t need a Vista, to come to Canada. Thanks to Government selling passports. This is the end result. Just my own personal opinion.

  3. Hopefully, Canada can reconsider enabling citizens of Antigua and Barbuda visa-free access once more.

  4. The mismanagement of the CIP under this administration is the reason for this. Everytime they are in power they mismanaged everything

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