Visas

The following should be presented to the Guyana High Commission when applying for a Visa:
Completed visa application forms in duplicate.
A valid passport (valid for at least six (6) months after travel date)
Two (2) passport size photographs
Invitation letter
Itinerary
Job letter
Bank Statement
If on business, a letter from the business entity involved stating business to be conducted and with whom.
Pre-paid Express Post or pre-paid courier envelope for the return of the passport.

Visa Fees

Tourist
Single Entry  CDN$65.00

Multiple Entry CDN$80.00
Business
Single Entry CDN$100.00

Multiple Entry CDN$125.00.

CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR VISAS ON ARRIVAL
FOR PERSONS TRAVELLING FROM COUNTRIES WHOSE PASSPORT HOLDERS REQUIRE A VISA TO ENTER GUYANA AND WHO MAY BE UNABLE TO APPLY AT ANY OF GUYANA’S MISSIONS OR CONSULATES, VISAS WILL BE ISSUED ON ARRIVAL.
IN THIS REGARD, THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES ARE OFFERED:

1.  a. Two photographs, as well as name and address of inviter/sponsor to be provided on arrival;
b. Name and address of hotel if visitor is a tourist;

2.  Letter of invitation from inviter/sponsor to be presented on arrival;

3.  Telephone number and/or e-mail address of inviter/sponsor and intended place of stay to be provided on arrival;

4.  Evidence of finances to cover expenses for 30 days to be provided on arrival;

5.  Applications will be rejected if the above criteria are not fulfilled;

6.  A maximum of two (2) Extensions of Stay will be granted.  Each Extension of stay will be for a period of one (1) month

Approval to enter Guyana is based on the following:
1. Name and address of sponsor/employer must be provided to the Ministry of Public Security for processing before the applicant arrives in Guyana;

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Security
Brickdam, Georgetown, Guyana
Telephone: (592) 226 -1717, 226-2444, 226-2445,226-3454
Fax: (592) 227- 4806
Email: homemin@guyana.net.gy

2. Telephone number, fax and/or e-mail address of sponsor/employer must be provided to Ministry of Public Security for processing before the applicant arrives in Guyana;

3. Place of employment must be an established business and must be registered and be compliant with NIS and GRA rules/regulations;

4. Name and address and gender of employee/person coming to work in Guyana must be presented to the Ministry of Public Security by the Employer prior to arrival;

5. Approval to have Visa and Work Permit issued will be given to;
a. Employer
b. Immigration

6. Visa on Arrival and Work Permit will be issued on arrival;

7. Visas will be granted for a three (3) year period;


The application will be rejected if the above criteria are not fulfilled and the employer so notified, as well as Immigration.

Completed work permit application must be forwarded to the Ministry of Public Security, Georgetown, Guyana for processing.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Security
Brickdam, Georgetown, Guyana
Telephone: (592) 226 -1717, 226-2444, 226-2445,226-3454
Fax: (592) 227- 4806
Email: homemin@guyana.net.gy

1. Name and address, telephone, fax numbers, e-mail address of the registered/accredited institution where studies will be done are to be provided to the Ministry of Public Security, prior to arrival of student;

2. A copy of the student acceptance letter from the competent authority at the registered/accredited institution is to be provided directly by the school to the Ministry of Public Security, before the student arrives in Guyana;

3. Address and phone numbers of the student’s intended place of stay while in Guyana are to be provided to the Ministry of Public Security, by registered/accredited Institution;

4. Evidence of financial support is to be provided to the Ministry of Public Security;

5. Student visas will be issued on arrival, and student and the school so notified;

6. Applications will be rejected if the above criteria are not fulfilled, and the authorities of the registered/accredited institution will be notified;

7. Visas will be granted for a three (3) year period;

1. Name of Company, name of representative, nature of business and address of business contact (s) in Guyana are to be provided to Ministry of Public Security, before travelling to Guyana;

2. Address and telephone number of intended place of stay, while in Guyana are to be provided to Ministry of Public Security;

3. Name of Company and name of representative are to be provided;

OR

1. Contact information of the sponsor/mentor to be provided to the Ministry of Public Security;

2. Contact information about place of stay is to be provided;

3. Evidence from home country of business credentials is to be provided;

4. Applications will be rejected if the above conditions are not fulfilled;

5. Visas will be granted for a five (5) year period.

Countries whose nationals do not require Visas to enter Guyana are:

  1. Antigua & Barbuda
  2. Argentina for 90 days
  3. Aruba for 90 days
  4. Austria
  5. Australia
  6. Bahamas
  7. Bangladesh for 30 days for holders of Diplomatic/Official/Special Passports
  8. Barbados
  9. Belgium
  10. Belize
  11. Bolivia for holders of Diplomatic/Service/Official Passport; tourist visa on arrival for Regular Passport holders.
  12. Botswana for 90 days
  13. Brazil
  14. Canada
  15. Cape Verde for holders of Diplomatic/Service Passports
  16. Cayman Islands for 30 days
  17. Chile for 90 days
  18. China for holders of Diplomatic/Service Passports
  19. Colombia for 90 days
  20. Costa Rica for 30 days for tourism
  21. Cuba for holders of Diplomatic/Official/Service Passports
  22. Cyprus for holders of Diplomatic/Service Passports
  23. Denmark
  24. Dominica
  25. Dominican Republic for 30 days
  26. Ecuador
  27. Egypt for Diplomatic Passport, 30 days holders of Service/Special Passports
  28. Finland
  29. France
  30. Georgia for holders of Diplomatic, Official and Service passports for 90 days
  31. Germany
  32. Greece
  33. Grenada
  34. Guatemala for 90 days for holders of Diplomatic/Official Passports and holders of a US Permanent Resident Card or a d US/Canadian/Schengen Visa
  35. Haiti for 90 days for holders of Diplomatic /Official/ Special passports
  36. Honduras for 90 days holders of a US Permanent Resident Card or a valid US/Canadian/Schengen Visa
  37. Hong Kong for 90 days
  38. India for holders of Diplomatic/Service Passports
  39. Indonesia for 30 days
  40. Iran (Holders of Diplomatic & Special Passports)
  41. Ireland
  42. Israel for holders of Diplomatic/Service Passports
  43. Italy
  44. Jamaica
  45. Japan
  46. Republic of Korea (South Korea) for 30 days
  47. Lesotho for 14 days.
  48. Luxembourg
  49. Malaysia for 60 days
  50. Mexico for 90 days for holders of Diplomatic/Official/Service Passports; 90 days holders of a US Permanent Resident or a valid US/Canadian/Schengen Visa
  51. Montserrat
  52. New Zealand
  53. North Korea
  54. Norway
  55. Panama for 180 days for tourism
  56. Peru (Holders of Diplomatic/Service/Official Passports and 90 days for tourism
  57. Portugal
  58. Russian Federation for 90 days for holders of Diplomatic/Service/Official and Ordinary passports.
  59. South Africa for 30 days for tourism or business
  60. Spain
  61. Christopher & Nevis (St. Kitts)
  62. St. Lucia
  63. St. Vincent & The Grenadines
  64. Suriname
  65. Sweden
  66. Switzerland
  67. Swaziland for 60 days
  68. The Netherlands
  69. Trinidad & Tobago
  70. Turkey for 90 days for holders of Diplomatic/Service/Special passports
  71. Turks and Caicos Islands for 30 days
  72. United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
  73. United States of America
  74. Uruguay for holders of Diplomatic/Official/Service Passports and 90 days for ordinary passports
  75. Venezuela for holders of Diplomatic/Official/Service Passports