Friday 27th July, 2018 –The Immigration Department has increased the fees for services it offers the general public.
The new fee structure will take effect from 1st August, 2018.
A three month extension for CARICOM Nationals will cost $150, up from $75. For non-CARICOM nationals, the cost will be $300, up from $ 150.
Work permit extensions for a year will be $ 150 and $300, up from $75 and $ 150.
For a resident certificate endorsement, the new cost will be $2000 for CARICOM nationals and $ 3500 for non-CARICOM nationals. It will be valid for three years.
Student permit fees will be $ 150 for CARICOM Nationals and $ 300 for Non-CARICOM nationals, up from $ 75 and $ 150.
There are also new Corporate Service Fees, Travel Document Fees and Research and Enquiry Fees.
Chief Immigration Officer, Katrina Yearwood said the fees were first approved by the Cabinet back on October 28, 2015, and after some delay the department will implement the fees from next month.
She said this has become necessary as the department has seen a demand for its services and based on the need for more information to process applications, the department has had to employ additional staff thus adding to its overall administrative costs.
She said the new fee structure will also bring Antigua and Barbuda in line with the costs associated with similar services in other Caribbean (CARICOM) territories.