Barbados Visa

Barbados Visa

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 Visa Information for the Barbados

Visa Note & Fees

Seamen Visa

  • Seamen arriving at airport and transiting to vessel within 12 hours don’t require visa.
  • However, in the case where over-night stay is necessary, a visa should be obtained.

Transit Visa

  • Passengers in transit from Airport to Cruise terminal or vice-versa don’t need Visa.
  • Regular passengers transiting at Barbados to another destination within 12 hours, such passengers are treated as Direct Transit Passengers and will be accommodated in the arrival terminal until he/she is escorted to the departure lounge for his/her onward flight.

Tourist / Business Visa

  • Indian Nationals need a visa to enter Barbados.
  • Visa can be obtained from the Barbados High Commission in London, UK or Washington (USA).
  • In order to obtain the visa from London, the personal presence of the traveler is required unless he is a well-traveled and frequent visitor or a commercially important person.
  • It can also be obtained on arrival at the Grantley Airport with prior written confirmation. For this, the traveler must send advance information to the address given below with details of the passport, date of arrival, flight number and destination. This is conveyed to the Grantley Airport so that the passport is endorsed on arrival.
  • The validity and fee for the visa varies, but it can be processed the same day if the application is submitted in the morning.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade

1 Culloden Road, St. Michael,

Barbados, W.I.


Tel: (246) 431-2200

Fax: (246) 429-6652 / (246) 228-0838



Documents can be sent by Federal Express, DHL or LIAT Quikpak with a Prepaid Return International Airway Bill to the following address:

Barbados Immigration Department:

Careenage House, Wharf Road, Bridgetown,


Tel: (246) 4344100

Fax: (246) 4260819

E-mail ID:


Grantley Adams International Airport

Christ Church,


Tel: (246) 4184180

Fax: (246) 4207180


The following mentioned documents must be sent for visa:

  • Copies of passport pages with endorsements (STAMPS / VISAS etc.)
  • 2 Visa Forms duly filled and signed by the applicant (photocopy is allowed).
  • Two recent passport size photographs.
  • Covering letter from the applicant mentioning his name, designation, passport number, purpose, duration of visit and bearing a return address.
  • Applicants residing in a country other than their place of birth must submit proof of legal resident status in the adoptive country.
  • Marriage certificate (necessary for persons seeking to visit on honeymoon).
  • If employed, an Employment letter must be enclosed.
  • Processing time is 10 working days approximately.

Kindly call the above mentioned telephone numbers or the given e-mails to get the current Visa Fee.

Facts to Know About Barbados

Name: Barbados

Location: Caribbean, Windward Islands

Time: IST (-) 9 1/2 hrs

Capital: Bridgetown

Language: English and Bajan

Area: 430 sq km

National Day: 30 November (Independence Day)

Currency: Barbados Dollar (BBD) 1 = INR 32.48

Climate: Barbados enjoys balmy, tropical climate which is cooled by constant sea breezes, but it is sunnier and drier than the other islands. The dry season is from December to June; during the so-called wet season (July to November) with little showers. Average sunshine hours per day: eight to ten from November to March and eight to nine from April to October.

Holidays: 1 Jan – New Years Day, 21 Jan – Errol Barrow Day, 3 Apr – Good Friday, 6 Apr – Easter Monday, 28 Apr – National Heroes Day, 1 May – Labour Day, 25 May – Whit Monday, 1 Aug – Emancipation Day, 3 Aug – Kadooment Day, 30 Nov – Independence Day, 25 Dec – Christmas Day.

Airline Name: BWIA West Indies Airways BW

International Airports: Sir Grantley Adams Internationals (BGI)

Diplomatic Representations:

There is no consulate or embassy of Barbados in India, one needs to contact the embassy branch indicated at the above locations.

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