Immigration and Travel Information

PASSPORT

U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter Antigua and re-enter the United States. Canadian citizens also need a valid passport to enter Antigua and re-enter Canada. Citizens of other countries need to have a passport from their country of origin and a U.S. green card if they reside in the United States. Passport applications can be obtained from your local passport office or U.S. post office U.S. students can find complete details at travel.state.gov. The passport must be valid for at least six months after the expected date of travel.

Antigua does not require an entry visa for U.S. or Canadian citizens. Please check with the Antiguan and Barbudan Consulate as to visa requirements if you are a citizen of another country.

IMMIGRATION LETTER

Once you have purchased your ticket, complete the Student Travel Information form.

An immigration letter will be sent to you that you must have with you, along with your passport and acceptance letter, when you arrive at the airport in Antigua. If you wish to rent a vehicle, you need to have a valid driver’s license.

Please visit www.j.mp/abvisareq if you would like more information regarding student visas and immigration requirements.

Spouse Travel

Students who plan to bring their spouses to Antigua are required to bring their notarized marriage license certificates with them. This document may need to be presented to the Immigration Department to procure their visa.

Family Employment

All nonresidents who wish to work in Antigua require work permits. AICASA does not hire spouses or family members of students to work on campus or in housing facilities.

Air Travel

To enter Antigua, it is necessary to have a round-trip ticket. The sooner you make your airline reservations, the less expensive your ticket may be. Students can book open-ended tickets for an additional charge, which will provide flexibility for your return.

There are direct flights from the U.S. to Antigua via United Airlines out of Newark, N.J., as well as via American Airlines and Delta out of JFK Airport in New York. There are also direct flights from Charlotte, Miami, Toronto, and depending on the time of year, Atlanta.

Some popular Internet travel sites are www.travelocity.com, www.expedia.com and www.orbitz.com. The carriers with the most frequent service to Antigua are American Airlines and United Airlines.

The following airlines currently serve Antigua:

Airline Destinations Reservations Phone Number
Air Canada N. America 1(888) 247-2262 (268) 462-0074
American N. America 1(800) 433-7300 (268) 462-0950
British Airways Europe 1(800) 247-9297 (268) 462-3219
Delta N. America 1(800) 221-1212 (268) 562-5951
JetBlue N. America 1(800) 538-2583 1(801) 449-2525
United N. America 1(800) 231-0856 (268) 462-5355
US Airways N. America 1(800) 428-4322 (268) 562-5901
Virgin Atlantic Europe 1(800) 744-7477 (268) 481-3801

Luggage

Make sure all your bags are labeled with your name, address and destination. Check with your airline prior to departure regarding baggage restrictions. Most international air carriers limit you to two pieces of checked luggage and one carry-on. A fee may be imposed if you exceed the size and weight limits given. In addition to carry-on luggage, you are permitted to carry a laptop.

Shipping

If your luggage exceeds the airline’s allowance, you might consider using air cargo as an alternative. You can ship extra belongings via airfreight, or mail them.

When sending any belongings or possessions to Antigua, please make certain you contact the shipping company to obtain shipping specifications. You will need a complete, written inventory of every item you are bringing to Antigua along with an original invoice of all new purchases or a document listing the estimated value of personal belongings to present to Antiguan customs officials.

To facilitate transport, ship items to the address below:

American International College of Arts and Sciences - Antigua
ATTN: [Student’s Full Name]
University Park
Jabberwock Beach Road
P.O. Box W-1451
Coolidge, Antigua

Please note that with the need to cover duties fees and Customs Brokers, it may be more affordable to buy what you need on the island.