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Non-Nationals of St Vincent and The Grenadines

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1. Entry Visa

All visitors to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are required to be in possession of a valid passport for the intended period of their stay in addition to the following:

  • • return ticket to the country of origin or other destination where there is 'landed' status;

  • • sufficient funds for the duration of the visit;

  • • evidence of accommodation arrangements for the period of stay.

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Immigration Authority will determine the length of stay. Most visitors (Non-Nationals) to St. Vincent and the Grenadines are not required to apply in advance for an Entry Visa, providing they satisfy immigration officials on arrival that they are a genuine visitor to the country.

However, persons from the following countries REQUIRE an entry visa prior to arrival in St. Vincent and the Grenadines:

  • • Dominican Republic

  • • Iran

  • • Iraq

  • • Jordan

  • • Lebanon

  • • Nigeria

  • • People's Republic of China (PRC)

  • • Syria

All entry visa applications and payment in the form of a bank draft made payable to the Accountant General are to be sent to:


Office of the Prime Minister
Entry Visa Department
4th Floor, Administrative Building
Bay Street
Kingstown
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Tel: +1 784 451 2707 Fax: +1 784 457 2152
E-mail:
pmosvg@vincysurf.com

 

Entry Visa Requirements and Entry Visa Application Form

 

All requests for Residency, Work Permit, Citizenship and Alien’s Land Hold Licenses please send to:

 

Office of the Prime Minister
4th Floor, Administrative Building
Bay Street
Kingstown
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Tel: +1 784 456 0361 Fax: +1 784 457 2152
E-mail: pmosvg@vincysurf.com

 

Current Fees for Residency, Work Permit, Citizenship and Alien’s Land Holding License

 

 

 2. Residency

Available for Non-Nationals who wish to take up temporary or permanent residency and also for the grandchildren of persons born in St Vincent and the Grenadines (please see Nationals of St. Vincent and the Grenadines section, if the latter).

Residency Permit Requirements
Residency Permit Application

 

 

 3. Work Permits

Work Permit Requirements
Application Form 1 - Work Permit - Employed by an Employer
Application Form 2 – Work Permit (Self-Employed) to Engage in an Occupation for Reward or Profit

Elective at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital 

 

Medical students who have been chosen to undertake an elective at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital do not require a work permit or a letter from the High Commission. However they do require a letter of acceptance from the Hospital and will need to meet the requirements for entry to St Vincent and the Grenadines (please see Non-Nationals Entry Visa section).

 

 

 4. Citizenship

Citizenship Requirements
Registration as a Citizen Application

 

 

 5. Alien’s Land Holding License

Alien Land Holding License Requirements

 

 

6. Setting up a Company in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Setting up a Company in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

 7. Police Record

Persons who have resided in St. Vincent and the Grenadines can request for a copy of their police record.

Police Certificate of Character Requirements and Application

 

 

8. Legalisation/Notarisation of Documents

The “legalisation” or “notarisation” of documents can only be performed in St Vincent and the Grenadines by either the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Registrar in the Court House.  If this is required you should arrange for this to be at the earliest opportunity while the document is in St Vincent and the Grenadines. 

 

For more information you should contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: +1 784 456 2060 

E-mail: office.foreignaffairs@gov.vc or the Registrar: +1 784 456 2442 E-mail: svgregistry@caribsurf.com.

 

The SVG High Commission in London has the authority to ‘certify’ Vincentian documents (fee £20 per document).  Tel: +44 (0)20 7460 2588 E-mail: info@svghighcom.co.uk

 

 

9. Getting Married in St Vincent and the Grenadines

Persons not usually resident can apply to be married in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. There are two types of marriage licenses (please see information below).  Tourists who wish to marry in St. Vincent and the Grenadines usually apply for the ‘Governor General’s Special Marriage License’.
 
Getting Married in St Vincent and the Grenadines Requirements

 

 

10. Obtaining a Marriage Certificate

Copies of marriage certificates are available by application.

How to apply for copy of Marriage Certificate
Application for copy of Marriage Certificate

 

 

11. Customs Concession for the Importation of Personal Effects

Concessions and Exemptions - Removal of Goods

 

 

12. Importing Plants and Animals

All requests to import Plants and/or Animals should be directed to the Ministry of Agriculture:

 

Ministry of Agriculture
Richmond Hill
Kingstown
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Tel: +1 784 456 1410 Fax +1 784 457 1688
E-mail:
office.agriculture@mail.gov.vc, agrimin@caribsurf.com, animalhealthsvg@hotmail.com

 

For Plants – Please write to the Ministry of Agriculture detailing the plants and/or seeds you wish to import into Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

 

Cat Import Requirements
Dog Import Requirements


Contact

Consulate General for Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

16 Glen Road
Comber, Co. Down
BT23 5EL
Northern Ireland

Tel: +44 (0)28 9187 4697
Fax: +44 (0)28 9187 0792
Email:
cg@svgconsulate.vc

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