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Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Montserrat

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Montserrat

There are different types of visas available for Montserrat. You will be required a visa even if you are transiting through Montserrat unless you are from a visa-exempt group.

You can realize your planned trip to Montserrat by obtaining a Montserrat visa. Foreign nationals can apply to Montserrat short-term visas (e-Visa, via embassy for temporary reasons (tourism, business, cultural, and other short-term purposes). You can also obtain a visa from the nearest UK diplomatic missions. For detailed information about UK visas, you can check UK Visa Policy.

You do not need a Montserrat visa if you are either a British citizen passport holder or a British Overseas Territories citizen passport holder.

Montserrat E-Visa

Montserrat E-Visa

A Montserrat e-Visa is equivalent to a conventional visa, but no paper is included in your passport and you do not need to visit the British Consulate to apply.

Having a valid e-Visa allows you to travel to Montserrat, but you are still subject to regular immigration checks upon arrival. Visitors with e-Visas may enter Montserrat via any authorized port of entry.

E-Visas are valid for 1 year from the date of issue. E-Visas may be used for multiple entries during the period of validity.

E-visa purposes:

  • Tourism
  • Business

Montserrat e-Visa Eligible Countries:

Any person with a valid passport wishing to enter Montserrat, visitor, or business may apply for Montserrat e-Visa.

You can check your eligibility through this website

Furthermore, you can also apply for a visa in British embassies/consulates.

 

Required Documents for Montserrat E-visa

 

1. Application Form 

2. Passport

  • Valid beyond the date of your stay in Montserrat.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or three free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Photo

  • Format – JPG, PNG
  • Minimum 10 KB
  • Maximum 1 MB
  • The height and width of the Photo must be equal.
  • The photo should present full face, front view, eyes open and without spectacles
  • Center head within frame and present full head from the top of hair to bottom of the chin
  • The background should be plain light-colored or white background.
  • No shadows on the face or on the background.
  • Without borders.

4. Copy of the Main Page of Your Passport

5. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation (return ticket must be included)
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

6.Proof of Financial Sources

  • Bank statements, cash, travelers' cheques, vouchers, etc.

7. Supporting Documents that Show Your Reason for a Trip

8. When You Arrive in Montserrat, You Must Present also:

  • Printed Montserrat e-Visa
  • Travel Itinerary including:
    • Flight reservation
    • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

*In some cases where an invitation letter or other supporting documents are required to obtain a Visa, applicants will be informed via the e-mail address provided in the online application form.

 

Processing Time for Montserrat E-visa

The average processing time for Montserrat e-Visa is 24 hours.

 

Montserrat E-visa Application Fee

Montserrat e-Visa fee is 50 USD. (fee can vary depending on the category of e-Visa, on your country, and nationality).

 

 Where to Apply for Montserrat E-visa Application?

You will apply to Montserrat e-Visa online. You can apply for an e-Visa through this website

Montserrat Residents Permit

Montserrat Residents Permit

A resident permit is a permit granted to non-nationals who own property in Montserrat. A resident permit will be valid for one (1) year.

Having a valid Residents Permit allows you to travel to Montserrat, but you are still subject to regular immigration checks upon arrival. Visitors with Residents Permits may enter Montserrat via any authorized port of entry.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant(s) must be the owner of the Montserrat property
  • Not a national of Montserrat
  • Must have the property ownership documentation
  • Property owners are responsible for their own well-being while in Montserrat, and for the well-being of family members in their care
  • Property owners can only include members of the immediate family in their applications

Montserrat Residents Permit Eligible Countries:

All visa-required nationals can apply for Montserrat Residents Permit.

Furthermore, you can also apply for a visa in British embassies/consulates.

 

Required Documents for Montserrat Residents Permit

 

1. Application Form 

2. Passport

  • Valid beyond the date of your stay in Montserrat.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or three free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Photo

  • Format – JPG, PNG
  • Minimum 10 KB
  • Maximum 1 MB
  • The height and width of the Photo must be equal.
  • The photo should present full face, front view, eyes open and without spectacles
  • Center head within frame and present full head from the top of hair to bottom of the chin
  • The background should be plain light-colored or white background.
  • No shadows on the face or on the background.
  • Without borders.

4. Copy of the Main Page of Your Passport

5. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation (return ticket must be included)
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

6.Proof of Financial Sources

  • Bank statements, cash, travelers' cheques, vouchers, etc.

7. Supporting Documents that Show Your Reason for a Trip

8. When You Arrive in Montserrat, You Must Present also:

  • Printed Montserrat Residents Permit
  • Travel Itinerary including:
    • Flight reservation
    • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

*In some cases where an invitation letter or other supporting documents are required to obtain a Visa, applicants will be informed via the e-mail address provided in the online application form.

 

Processing Time for Montserrat Residents Permit

The average processing time for Montserrat Residents Permit is 24 hours.

 

Montserrat Residents Permit Application Fee

Montserrat Residents Permit fee is 50 USD (The fee can vary depending on the category of Residents Permit, on your country, and nationality).

 

Where to Apply for Montserrat Residents Permit Application?

You will apply to Montserrat Residents Permit online. You can apply for a Residence Permit through this website.

EMBASSY INFORMATION AND LOCATION

FAQ

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I am from a country whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Montserrat. Can I experience any problems at the border, while entering Montserrat?

You must meet certain requirements to enter Montserrat, even if you are not required a visa:

  • The purpose of your trip to Montserrat must be plausible and comprehensible.
  • Your passport should be valid beyond your stay in Montserrat.
  • You must be able to finance your own living and travel costs.
  • You must hold a confirmed return flight to prove that you are prepared to leave Montserrat before the duration of the permitted stay expires.
  • You must not pose a threat to security or public order.
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Will my fees be refunded if my visa is refused?

All fees are non-refundable and will not be refunded if your visa application is not successful.

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Do I have to participate in the Embassy in person for applying for a Montserrat visa?

It depends on your country of residence or the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center’s rules and obligations. In some countries, sending your documents via courier is enough to the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center. 

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Can the Embassy/Consulate request me to provide additional documents or information?

The embassy may request you to provide additional documents or information, according to your personal situation, even after you have submitted all the required documents mentioned on the official website of the Embassy/Consulate/Visa Application Center.

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What are the advantages of E-Visa?

An E-Visa can be obtained easily anywhere with an internet connection and it saves time that you would otherwise spend on visa applications at Montserrat missions or at the ports of entry into Montserrat (if you are eligible).

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Can I travel to Montserrat with a UK visa?

Yes, you can travel to Montserrat with a UK visa. It means you can apply for a UK visa for traveling to Montserrat. For detailed information about UK visas, you can check UK Visa Policy.

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Can I travel to Montserrat with a Schengen visa?

No, Schengen visas are not valid for travel to Montserrat.

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 I have more than one passport, if I apply with one, can I use the other to enter Montserrat?

No. Upon arrival at Montserrat, you must submit the same passport used for your online application to the Immigration Officer. If the relevant travel document has been lost in transit, you may be allowed to apply for an e-Visa and pay the applicable fees at the port of entry.

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What if I don't have a credit card?

If you do not have a credit card, you cannot apply for a visa online. Instead, you may apply to the nearest British Embassy or Consulate.

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Is the Montserrat e-Visa accepted at all borders of Montserrat?

Yes. Visitors with e-Visas may enter Montserrat via any authorized port of entry.

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What are the types of Montserrat e-Visas available?

Currently, the only visa available online is a 1-year visa, suitable for visitors and business people.

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Do all family members traveling together need individual E-Visas?

Yes. For each member of the family traveling to Montserrat, a separate application should be submitted.

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Do minors need an E-Visa?

Yes. Minors need to apply for and receive an E-Visa. All applications for children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by applications for accompanying adults.

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I applied for and received my e-Visa, but my travel plans have changed, can I get a refund?

No. Applications for Visa are non-refundable.

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Does E-Visa grant me permission to work in Montserrat?

No. The E-Visa only grants permission to travel to Montserrat. For information on working in Montserrat, please contact the Labor Department.

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