Don’t leave home without it.
Thinking of traveling to Barbados?, Your Passport will be the most important document you will be taking with you, it confirms your citizenship, I like to call it your World Citizenship Paper’s. It lets the world know that you are not from Alabama or California but you are a citizen of the United States, Germany or Brazil. A passport will be your best form of Identification when you are traveling. It is widely used when entering countries, checking into Hotels, you most likely will be asked to fill out a police card listing name, passport number, destination, reasons for traveling and a local address. The State Department’s Passport Bureau will have the information on obtaining a new or renewal passport. Many countries will require that the passport is valid for least 6 months after departure date from said country.
Certain countries will require in addition to a Passport a Visa; some require a tourist visa while others will require a work visa. Every country has different requirements. When I was flying to France I had to have a work Visa since I was a pilot flying into France, while at the time, if you were vacationing in France you did not need a tourist visa. Some countries will require a Visa for certain citizens; Brazil is an example that requires Visas for citizens of the United States only because the United States requires Visas from Brazilian citizens. Visas are available from the Embassy or Consulate of the country that you will be traveling to.
Passport valid for six months after the intended length of stay required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
Additional Passport Information
Passports issued to children must contain a photo and state the nationality.
Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the Barbados Embassy to check visa requirements
Visa Required For Stays of over 28 days for nationals of Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia
Visa Required For Stays of over 6 months for nationals of USA, Australia and Canada for stays of up to six months;
Embassy of Barbados in the USA
2144 Wyoming Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
Tel: (202) 939 9200.
Barbados Tourism Authority in the USA
800 Second Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10017, USA
Tel: (212) 986 6516 or 1 800 221 9831.
Barbados Embassy in the UK
1 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3ND, UK
Tel: (020) 7631 4975.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0930-1700 (general); 1000-1600 (visa).
Barbados Tourism Authority in the UK
263 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7LA, UK
Tel: (020) 7636 9448.
Caribbean Tourism Organization in the UK
22 The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, UK
Tel: (020) 8948 0057.