Canada to carry out biometric processing for Antigua and Barbuda’s visa applications 

The Government of Canada is pleased to announce that Canadian officials will be in Antigua from 19 to July 22 2022, to carry out biometric processing for persons wishing to obtain visas

Canada to carry out biometric processing for Antigua and Barbuda's visa applications
Canada to carry out biometric processing for Antigua and Barbuda's visa applications

Antigua and Barbuda: The Government of Canada is pleased to announce that Canadian officials will be in Antigua from 19 to July 22 2022, to carry out biometric processing for persons wishing to obtain visas.

As part of the visa application process, Antigua and Barbuda nationals must provide biometric information (fingerprints and a photo) when applying for a Canadian visitor visa, study, work, temporary residence permit, or permanent residence. 

During the upcoming July dates, Antigua and Barbuda visa applicants may take the opportunity to provide biometric information in Antigua rather than travelling abroad. Outside of this visit, standard procedures remain for Antigua and Barbuda nationals to travel to biometrics collection points in Barbados, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, or Trinidad and Tobago at all other times.

If anyone is planning to travel to Canada for study, business, tourism, family reunions or other reasons, please complete your online visa application as soon as possible in order to take advantage of this opportunity in July.

This exercise is geared towards the following individuals:

  •  Antigua and Barbuda nationals who anticipate travel to Canada;
  • Persons who have already applied, whether online or by mail, for a visa, work or study permit or for permanent residence and have received their Biometric Instruction Letter; and
  • Nationals of other biometric information-required countries residing in Antigua and Barbuda are planning to travel to Canada.

In order to book an appointment for biometrics collection, please write to bdgtnvisa@international.gc.ca referencing your visa application file number. All applicants will be required to bring their Biometrics

Instruction Letter with them to their appointment in order to have their Biometrics taken.

Canadian officials will be pleased to assist applicants who have both appointments and the required Biometrics Instruction Letter during the hours listed below. Officials will not be collecting applications or biometric information from applicants who have not received this letter.

The biometrics collection will take place from 08:30 to 17:30 on Tuesday, July 19, Wednesday, July 20, Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22, 2022, at the Siboney Beach Club.