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Visa-Alert

ADVISORY

 

FOR PERSONS TRAVELLING FROM COUNTRIES WHOSE PASSPORT

HOLDERS REQUIRE A VISA TO ENTER GUYANA AND WHO MAY BE

UNABLE TO APPLY AT ANY OF GUYANA’S MISSIONS OR CONSULATES, VISAS WILL BE ISSUED ON ARRIVAL.

 IN THIS REGARD, THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES ARE OFFERED:

 

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CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR VISAS ON ARRIVAL

Visitors

 

1. a. Two photographs, as well as name and address of inviter/sponsor

to be provided on arrival;

b. Name and address of hotel if visitor is a tourist;

 

2. Letter of invitation from inviter/sponsor to be presented on arrival;

 

3. Telephone number and/or e-mail address of inviter/sponsor and intended place

of stay to be provided on arrival;

 

4. Evidence of finances to cover expenses for 30 days to be provided on arrival;

 

5. Applications will be rejected if the above criteria are not fulfilled;

 

6. A maximum of two (2) Extensions of Stay will be granted. Each Extension

of Stay will be for a period of one (I) month.

 

Employment

 

Approval to enter Guyana is based on the following:

 

1. Name and address of sponsor/employer must be provided to the Ministry of

Home Affairs for processing before the applicant arrives in Guyana;

 

2. Telephone number, fax and/or e-mail address of sponsor/employer

must be provided to Ministry of Home Affairs for processing before the

applicant arrives in Guyana;

 

3. Place of employment must be an established business and must be registered

and be compliant with NIS and GRA rules/regulations;

 

4. Name and address and gender of employee/person coming to work in

Guyana must be presented to the Ministry of Home Affairs by the Employer prior

to arrival;

5. Approval to have Visa and Work Permit issued will be given to;

a. Employer

b. Immigration

 

6. Visa on Arrival and Work Permit will be issued on arrival;

 

7. Visas will be granted for a three (3) year period;

 

The application will be rejected if the above criteria are not fulfilled and the employer so notified, as well as Immigration.

 

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Students

 

1. Name and address, telephone, fax numbers, e-mail address of the

registered/accredited institution where studies will be done are to be provided

to the Ministry of Home Affairs, prior to arrival of student;

 

2. A copy of the student acceptance letter from the competent authority at the

registered/accredited institution is to be provided directly by the school to the

Ministry of Home Affairs, before the student arrives in Guyana;

 

3. Address and phone numbers of the student’s intended place while in Guyana

are to be provided to the Ministry of Home Affairs, by registered/accredited

Institution;

 

4. Evidence of financial support is to be provided to the Ministry of Home

Affairs;

 

5. Student visas will be issued on arrival, and student and the school so notified;

 

6. Applications will be rejected if the above criteria are not fulfilled, and the

authorities of the registered/accredited institution will be notified;

 

7. Visas will be granted for a three (3) year period;

 

Business Persons

 

1. Name of Company, name of representative, nature of business and

address of business contact (s) in Guyana are to be provided to Ministry of

Home Affairs, before travelling to Guyana;

 

2. Address and telephone number of intended place of stay, while in Guyana

are to be provided to Ministry of Home Affairs;

 

3. Name of Company and name of representative are to be provided;

 

OR

 

I. Contact information of the sponsor/mentor to be provided to Ministry of

Home Affairs;

 

2. Contact information about place of stay is to be provided;

 

3. Evidence from home country of business credentials is to be provided;

 

4. Applications will be rejected if the above conditions are not fulfilled.

 

5. Visas will be granted for a five (5) year period;

 

VISA FEES

 

US$25.00 for visitors

For a period of one (1) month in the first instance, and an additional US$25.00 for each

Extension of Stay.

 

US$140.00 for employment

For a period of three (3) years in the first instance and an additional US$140.00

will be charged for each three (3) year renewal.

 

US$140.00 for students

For a period of three (3) years in the first instance and US$140.00 for each three

(3) year renewal

 

US$140.00 for business persons

For Five (5) years in the first instance and an additional US$140.00 will be

charged for each five (5) year renewal.

 

 

 

 

 

Visa exemption list for Guyana

 

Countries whose Nationals do not require Visas to enter Guyana

 

1. Antigua and Barbuda

2. Argentina

3. Austria

4. Australia

5. Barbados

6. Belgium

7. Belize

8. Bolivia (Holders of Diplomatic, Special and Official Passports)

9. Brazil

10. Canada

11. Chile (Holder of Diplomatic and Special Passports)

12. China (Holder of Diplomatic & Official Passports)

13. Colombia (Holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports)

14. Cuba ( Holders of Diplomatic, Official and Special Passports)

15. Cyprus – Republic of (Holders of Diplomatic and Service

Passports)

16. Denmark

17. Dominica

18. Finland

19. France

20. Germany

21. Greece

22. Grenada

23. Haiti (Holders of Diplomatic, Official and Special Passports)

24. India (Holders of Diplomatic and Special Passports)

25. Iran ( Holders of Diplomatic and Service Passports)

26. Ireland

27. Italy

28. Jamaica

29. Japan

30. Luxembourg

31. Mexico (Holders of Diplomatic and Special Passports)32. Montserrat

 

33. New Zealand

34. North Korea

35. Norway

36. Peru (Holder of Diplomatic, Service, Official and Special

Passports)

37. Portugal

38. Russian Federation

39. South Africa

40. South Korea

41. Spain

42. St. Christopher and Nevis (St. Kitts)

43. St. Lucia

44. St. Vincent & the Grenadines

45. Suriname

46. Sweden

47. Switzerland

48. The Bahamas

49. The Netherlands

50. Trinidad and Tobago

51. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

52. United States of America

53. Uruguay (Holders of Diplomatic, Official and Special Passports)

54. Venezuela (Holders of Diplomatic and Special Passports

 

Updated March 13, 2012

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