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Anguilla Visa Policy | eVisa and Digital Nomad Visa

One of the British Overseas Territories is Anguilla. The British Overseas Territories continue to have their admission criteria that are distinct from the UK's visa regulations. British nationals often do not have an automatic right to abode in these regions.

The nearest British Embassy or High Commission Office should be contacted in advance if a tourist needs a visa to visit Anguilla.

Who Needs a Visa for Anguilla

While Americans and those with British passports are permitted to stay in Anguilla for up to three months without a visa, travelers from a large number of other nations must request one in advance. Additionally, some tourists cannot even transit through Anguilla without a visa.

American citizens can enter the country with a valid U.S. passport They do not require a visa for Anguilla if they possess a ticket for either their return or their next destination, a confirmation of their lodging, and proof demonstrating their capacity to take care of themselves.

The following countries are included in the list that is permitted a three-month maximum visa-free stay in Anguilla:

  • Malaysia
  • Canada
  • Bahamas
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • Barbados
  • All citizens of the European Union
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Andorra
  • East Timor
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • Iceland
  • Botswana
  • Dominica
  • Honduras
  • Israel
  • Macau
  • Kiribati
  • Australia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Guatemala
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica
  • Belize
  • Paraguay
  • Brazil
  • Maldives
  • Brunei
  • Marshall Islands
  • Palau
  • Seychelles
  • Norway
  • Korea
  • Mauritius
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Mexico
  • San Marino
  • Saint Lucia
  • New Zealand
  • Micronesia
  • Saint Kitts
  • Namibia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Monaco
  • Switzerland
  • Samoa
  • Nauru
  • Panama and Nevis,
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan

Additionally, people who currently have a valid visa or residency permit for the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom do not require a visa to enter Anguilla.

Other travelers can apply for an electronic visa for Anguilla online which is available since January 2021.

Passport Validity and Conditions

Validity of Passport

The passport needs to be valid for at least six months after the date of arrival in Anguilla if an individual is a visitor or resident.

Additional Information

If travelers have a ticket for their next destination or their return, a reservation confirmation, and documentation proving their ability to support themselves they do not need a visa (if applicable). 

For the most recent visa information, travelers are advised to check with the British embassy.

In general, all tourists (belonging to nations that are granted a visa-free stay for three months) traveling to Anguilla must provide a valid passport. Additionally, they need to provide evidence of their intended departure from the island. This covers passengers arriving by private aircraft and sea. 

Anguilla cruise passengers may need to use a different document that complies with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). 

To avoid having to disembark and fly home in the event of an unanticipated emergency, visitors are strongly advised to get a valid passport before leaving.

Types of Anguilla Visa

Tourists going to Anguilla can obtain different types of visas and travel documents based on their requirements.

Non-Anguillans/Belongers who are employed in Anguilla and need a visa to enter the country again after a trip are awarded visas in Anguilla.

Belongers are native-born Caribbean individuals with close ties to the overseas territory through ancestry (UK).

The following visas are available:

  • Visa permitting Single-Entry
  • Visa permitting Multiple Entries
  • Anguilla Entry Clearance Visa Application to be filled by applicants

Application for Travel Permit

Anguillians/Belongers in need of an emergency travel document other than a passport are given temporary travel permits.

Digital Nomad Visa

For nomads who desire to stay for more than 90 days and up to one year, there is the digital nomad visa.

The visa program is intended for digital nomads and their families, including individuals who enjoy working from home, as well as students, independent contractors, and freelancers.

Certificate of Identity

Non-Anguillians/Belongers that require a temporary travel document instead of a passport are granted this one. The nationality of the person holding this document is unaffected in any manner.

Anguilla Electronic Visa

With the help of Anguilla eVisa, visitors from all over the world can travel to Anguilla. International tourists from qualified nations can apply for an Anguilla eVisa.

A single-entry visa is valid for ninety days, whereas a multiple-entry visa is valid for a year. The Anguilla eVisa permits a maximum stay of ninety (90) days in the nation. 

Any port of entry—air, sea, or land—is open to visitors with an Anguilla eVisa.

Is Anguilla Pet-Friendly?

Yes, Anguilla is a pet-friendly nation. Anguilla’s Pet Import/Export Conditions are as follows:                                     

  1. the animal must have received its rabies vaccination more than one (1) month but less than one (1) year before the date of importation.
  2. it must have an original Health Certificate issued by a veterinarian in the country of origin stating that it is free of any infectious or contagious diseases.
  3. It should not have been in contact with any animal suffering from any contagious disease for the past sixty (60) days.

There is a one-month limit on the permit's validity.

A local veterinarian with a license can issue health certificates for export, with the government's veterinarian's endorsement if necessary.

The Agriculture Department should be contacted with any issues or concerns at (264) 497 2615 (phone) and (264) 497 0040 (fax).

Travelers with pets can obtain the following forms from Anguilla’s Agriculture Department:

  • Application for a pet import permit
  • Application for a livestock import permit
  • Pet Export Permit Requirements for Bird License Application
  • Dog and Cat Export from the United States to Anguilla form

Anguilla Residency Program

The ever-growing list of nations offering residency or citizenship in exchange for investments to draw in foreign direct investments also includes Anguilla.

The island's economy has benefitted a lot from Anguilla's Residency by Investment program (popularly known as Anguilla Golden Visa), which was launched in June 2019. It grants permanent residency to foreigners who invest at least USD 750,000 in Anguillan real estate.

Anguilla Residence Requirements by Investment

The applicant must either: 

  1. Purchase or construct/build real estate with a minimum value of $750,000 and maintain it for at least five years.
  2. Make a one-time donation to Anguilla's Capital Development Fund, which is used to finance public sector initiatives that expand, develop, and diversify the island's economy.

The following requirements must be met by an applicant to be eligible for Anguilla’s High-Value Resident Program: 

  1. Applicant must pay seventy-five thousand dollars in annual worldwide income taxes to Anguilla's Treasury
  2. Spend a minimum number of days in Anguilla annually
  3. Declare annually in writing that they spend no more than one hundred and eighty-three days abroad
  4. Prove they have the financial means to transfer the full amount needed to cover their annual lump-sum tax obligations for the first five years
  5. Own and maintain a property in Anguilla valued at or above four hundred thousand dollars (inclusive of the land purchase at or above one hundred thousand dollars)
  6. Establish other genuine links in Anguilla such as bank accounts and memberships etc.

Both Anguilla residency schemes cater to a very specific group of individuals who dwell in one country for fewer than ninety (90) days a year but are nevertheless required to self-certify their tax residency under Common Reporting Standards (CRS).

Verify the Passport and other Travel Documents

Anguilla's government establishes and upholds entry regulations.  Anguilla's UK office must be contacted if the travelers have questions about how the island's admission rules apply to them.

To ensure that the passport and other travel documents fulfill the entry criteria, travelers can check with the UK embassy or simply get an eVisa for Anguilla.

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