Over 200 Antiguans Overstayed US Visa Last Year


A total of 228 Antiguans overstayed their United States (US) non-immigrant tourism/business B1/B2 visas between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018, according to the US Department of Homeland Security’s Fiscal Year 2018 Entry/Exit Overstay Report.

For that period, 14,508 Antiguans were granted entry to the US and were expected to leave during that time.

However, the Report stated that it has no departure records for 202 Antiguans — now classified as suspected in-country overstays.

Twenty-six Antiguans left the US after their authorised period of admission expired. This is classified as out-of-country overstays, according to the report.

Antigua has a total overstay rate of 1.57 per cent and a suspected in-country overstay rate of 1.39 per cent, based on those figures.


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  1. The amnesty passport holders gone a merica , no wonder Trudeau stop dem in their tracks
    Po antigua

  2. American coming here on vacation and wish not to return and Antiguan running get your priorities right people

    • @Splitffy
      Stupid statement! The Americans who come to Antigua and wanted to stay are self sufficient from the opportunities they had in American. This is why they can afford to do that. Now what if they come to Antigua with zero $$ and had to live from opportunity in Antigua?

  3. Ok…………so what we must be concern with is how many persons overstayed their permit in Antigua.

    How many of those persons that overstayed in the US has a CARICOM linkage?

    Perspective, analysis, relativity, and
    applicability is priceless……

  4. I hope all the thin skinned non nationals would stop thinking that the publication of the statistics to show how many Jamaicans overstayed in the United States was not singling out Jamaicans. Clearly this was not so. These figures are released for every country annually by the US State Department and are no secret. An analysis of the data would show that Jamaicans, Haitians, Guyanese, and citizen’s from the Dominican Republic are far more likely to overstay in the United States than anyone else.

    • Exactly. They need to pray for Edward Seaga. He is sick, but the Jamaican money has NO VALUE.

  5. About 1.5%!!!! This is excellent #s when compared to the 70s, 80s and 90s.
    70s =50%
    80s = 40%
    90 = 20%
    2018 =1.5%

  6. The homeland security pulled their data from the passport they entered into America not by nationality

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