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Student Visas

All persons who are desirous of pursuing a course of study in Barbados shall apply for a student visa before entering the island. Applications for student visas should be submitted on the prescribed form to the Immigration Department as stated below.

 

NEW APPLICATION

  • One (1) H1 application form
  • One (1) H2 application form
  • Birth Certificate
  • Cover letter from the school
  • Letter of accommodation from the landlord (for persons 18 years of age and over)
  • Proof of financial resources (for persons 18 years of age and over)
  • Letter of support (for persons under 18 years of age)
  • Two (2) passport size photographs
  • Proof of the status of parents or guardians in Barbados
  • Proof of consent when required
  • Police Certificate of Character (PCC) from any country in which the applicant has resided for a period of six (6) months or more after the age of 16
  • Timetable for course of study detailing the number of hours of study per day
  • A copy of the bio-data page of the applicant's valid passport

RENEWAL OF STUDENT VISAS

  • One (1) H3 application form
  • A valid passport
  • One (1) passport size photo
  • Evidence of previous student visa issued
  • Progress report from the institution the child or the applicant is currently attending.
  • Letter from school showing that there are no outstanding fees
  • Timetable for course of study detailing the number of hours of study per day
  • Police Certificate of Character (PCC) from Barbados for persons over the age of 16
  • A copy of the bio-data page of applicant's valid passport

TRANSFERS

IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE

  • The application fee for a student visa is BDS$300.00
  • All forms must be vetted by the Ministry of Education and signed by the intended school official prior to submission to the Immigration Department.
  • Students attending the UWI, the BCC and the SJPP shall submit their forms through their respective institutions.
  • There is no final fee in the case of student visas and these visas are valid for a period of up to one year.
  • Applications are to be submitted at least three (3) months in advance of the commencement of the course of study.
  • Documents issued in a foreign language must be accompanied by an official translation.

APPLICATION FORMS

Originals & Photocopies of documents must be submitted


All fees must be paid on submission of applications. Applications will not be accepted without payment of fees.