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Anguilla Entry Clearance | Step-by-Step Guide

Non-Anguillan or Belongers (native-born Caribbean persons) who are employed in Anguilla and need a visa to enter the country again after a trip are granted visas in Anguilla. They along with other travelers will need to fill out an entry clearance form. 

Travelers can read all about the breakdown of Anguilla’s entry clearance form on this page.

What is in Anguilla’s Entry Clearance Form?

An entry clearance form is nothing but a form of a letter of consent, entry certification, or visa. A certificate of entitlement establishing the right to abode may also be requested using this form.

Step-by-Step Explanation of the Entry Clearance Form

The top line of the form clearly states that it can be downloaded for free. Below this line, applicants need to fill out two boxes where they need to disclose “Full Name” and “Post Ref”(with numbering on top). Thereon, they can proceed to fill out Anguilla’s entry clearance form.

Set of Instructions

The first page of the form has five boxes that list instructions that applicants need to follow while filling out this form.

The first box clearly states that two passport-sized photos and the relevant fee must be submitted with this form. There are no refunds for entry clearance costs.

The second box carries a set of instructions for applicants. It elucidates that every person planning to travel needs to fill out a different form. Before completing the form, they must carefully read the accompanying notes. 

The Chief Immigration Officer of Anguilla is the best source for additional information.

The third box further breaks it down to what constitutes an entry clearance form. It states:

A: Having a visa, an entry certification or a letter of consent constitutes an entry clearance.

B: The holder of a valid entry clearance will not be denied entry to Anguilla unless the immigration officer is satisfied that -

(a) the entry clearance was obtained through deception or the concealment of material facts, whether or not the applicant was aware of them (if an applicant is unsure whether a certain fact is pertinent to his/her case, he/she should inquire with the entry clearance officer when he/she applies); or

(b) a change in circumstances since issuance has eliminated the basis for the holder's claim to entry

(c) the rejection is justified due to the holder's restricted returnability, medical condition, criminal history, deportation order, or because exclusion would be beneficial to the public interest.

C: Before receiving an entry clearance, visitors might need to undergo a health test if they plan to stay in Anguilla for more than six months.

The issuance of an entry clearance does not prevent the holder from undergoing a medical examination at the port of entry into Anguilla if this is deemed required.

The fourth box clearly states “For Official Use” with “Fee” written below it in the left corner as well as below the box. On top of the box, it is mentioned to use a signage “v “and blue or black ink where necessary.

Depending on the purpose of the application, the following set of instructions are listed on the box:

  • If a visitor, business visitor, or student is going to Anguilla for a short stay then they are instructed to complete all the questions on the form.
  • If the purpose of visiting Anguilla is a settlement or to meet a spouse, fiancé, or some other relative, then the visitor needs to complete questions 1-16 on the form as well as complete the form IM2B.
  • If the basis of an application to visit the country is “permit-free employment”, or if someone is a work permit holder, a businessman, a self-employed person, and a person of independent means then they need to complete questions one to sixteen and additionally, an IM2C form.
  • Returning visitors simply need to fill out questions one to sixteen on the form.
  • If the purpose of a visit to the island is to get a certificate of entitlement or confirm the right of abode and establish Anguillan ancestry then in addition to completing questions one to sixteen on the form, an individual must also fill out form IM2D.

Personal Details: Questions One to Sixteen are Mandatory for All Applicants

On the second page of Anguilla’s entry clearance form, all applicants are instructed that they must answer questions from one to sixteen.

In the right-hand corner, there is a box where applicants need to attach a photo. Thereon, they can answer the following questions:

One: Full name must be written in both scripts, exactly as it appears on the passport. Applicants can subsequently list the title such as Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms., or Others (how they identify) before filling out their name.

Two: Applicants need to declare their former name(s) if any (not listed above) in this section.

Three: Visitors need to provide their birth date.

Four: Travelers need to disclose their birthplace and country.

Five: The fifth section consists of many boxes where applicants need to mention their passport details, passport number, place, and date of issuance as well as the date of expiration. 

Then they need to fill out particulars related to their current nationality or citizenship details. In the next box, applicants need to also mention their former nationality (if applicable) or if they were formerly citizens of any other nation.

This is followed by some other questions in ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ format. These include if they are traveling on their passport. If not, then the applicant has to provide the name of the passport holder and the status of the relationship with the holder. 

[Some forms do not have a sixth question listed on the form and applicants will find themselves answering a seventh question after the fifth point.]

Seven: In case the applicant is married, they need to fill out the spouse’s full name, birthplace, birthdate, nationality, and current location.

Eight: Applicants need to mention their current address along with their phone number.

Nine: List out the present address, if it differs from what an applicant has mentioned in number 8.

Ten: Applicants need to fill out their father’s name.

Eleven: Visitors must fill out their mother’s name.

Twelve: Information about any dependents listed in the passport who are not traveling with the applicant. There is a table with columns listed: Name, Date of Birth, Gender, and Relationship. This has to be filled out by all the applicants.

Thirteen: Travelers need to fill out their employment details.

Fourteen: Applicant has to provide the name and address of their employer along with the phone number. In two additional boxes in the left corner, they also need to mention the date an applicant began working at the job and state their annual income in the next one.

Fifteen: Visitors need to give specifics of past stays in Anguilla. They need to answer the following in ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ format:

(a) Has a UK diplomatic mission or post ever denied the applicant a visa or entrance clearance?

(c) Have the visitor ever been to Anguilla and been denied permission to enter?

(c) Have they (applicants in question) ever had a visa for a foreign nation denied?

(c) Has the applicant ever been deported from the island of Anguilla?

In some forms question numbers six and sixteen are missing, but applicants are advised to answer all the questions on the second page which carries over to the third as it is compulsory for all.

Questions Seventeen to Thirty for Those Applying for A Short-Term Stay

The following questions must be answered by those applicants who are applying for a short-term stay in Anguilla:

Seventeen: Applicants need to put a tick mark against the purpose of their visit whether it is official, business, private, study purposes, or other activities.

Eighteen: Visitors need to answer which entry clearance are they looking for whether single, double, or multiple.

Nineteen: If it is for official purposes, applicants need to state the Ministry or Organization that is sponsoring them, in this section.

Twenty: This section is further sub-divided into four sections

(a) The nation where the applicant normally resides

(b) The number on the residency permit (if applicable)

These two sections are followed by two more boxes where an applicant needs to fill out the date of issuance and date of expiry (of the (b) Residence Permit Number).

Twenty-One: If applicable, the applicant must provide details of the re-entry visa.

Twenty- Two: Individuals need to answer how long they intend to stay in Anguilla.

Twenty-Three: Travelers must fill out the suggested date for departure for Anguilla and arrival in Anguilla.

Twenty-Four: If it is a private visit, applicants need to provide information about the Anguillan host or sponsor. If staying at a hotel, they will have to provide their name and address. It suffices to indicate "c/o High Commission or Embassy” in some cases.

In the column below, an individual needs to fill out their name, address, nationality, phone number, details of stay in Anguilla (mention the date), occupation, and relationship.

Twenty-Five: Give information about sponsors/contacts/schools or universities in Anguilla as necessary if the visit is for study, professional, business, or official purposes. Additionally, name, address and telephone details must be provided in the box below.

Subsequently, an individual filling out the entry clearance form for Anguilla will also need to declare how much money will they have access to while they are there.

(a) how much money will they have on hand

(b) how much money will they get from additional sources

Again, the twenty-sixth question may be missing on some forms. So, individuals can proceed by answering the twenty-seventh question.

Twenty-Seven: Applicants must answer what type of ticket—return confirmed, single, or open-dated—they currently possess or plan to purchase in the future.

Questions Twenty-eight to Thirty to Be Answered by Students Only.

Twenty-Eight: Students need to provide details related to technical or academic credentials they possess. They also need to attach any relevant diplomas or certifications.

Twenty-Nine: Prospective students need to provide complete information on the course they want to take and present proof that they have been accepted for a program of study.

Thirty: In the last section, prospective students need to provide an answer to the question of who is going to pay for the course they are planning to undertake.

This marks the end of questions that go on till the fourth page of the entry clearance form for Anguilla.

Signed Declaration

The last section on the fourth page clearly states that applicants need to be aware that the declaration must be signed by them.

Applicants are advised to disclose any changes in circumstances between the date of the application and their arrival in Anguilla. It could result in entry clearance being void if they do not disclose to the Issuing Authority, the Entry Clearance Officer, or an Immigration Officer, any change in circumstances. 

Furthermore, applicants have to certify that, to the best of their knowledge and belief, the information provided in the application is accurate.

Then, visitors must sign the entry clearance form and mention the date.

Conclusion

Many applicants find filling out the entry clearance form for Anguilla to be rather stressful. Travelers are often concerned about making mistakes and giving inaccurate information.

They can now complete the entry clearance form and submit it to the embassy or consulate of Anguilla with the help of the above breakdown. 



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