14 December 2017
Anybody wishing to travel to St Helena must have a valid passport (that must remain valid for at least 6 months from the day of entry). Section 16A of the Immigration Ordinance, 2011 requires that persons travelling to St Helena on a passport from any of the countries listed below must obtain a visa before embarking on their journey to St Helena.
|Bahrain||Indonesia||Sao Tome e Principe|
|Bosnia Herzegovina||Kazakhstan||South Sudan|
|Burkina Faso||Kenya||Sri Lanka|
|Central African Republic||Lebanon||Tajikistan|
|People’s Republic of China||Liberia||Thailand|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||Mali||Uganda|
|Dominican Republic||Moldova||United Arab Emirates|
|Gabon||Nigeria||The territories formerly comprising the socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia|
Visas are also required by the following:
- Persons who hold passports or travel documents issued by the former Soviet Union or by the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
- Stateless persons
- Persons travelling on any document other than a national passport, regardless of whether the document is issued by, or evidences nationality of, a state listed in the above table, except where that document has been issued by St Helena or the United Kingdom
This list can also be found in the Immigration Ordinance which is available on the SHG website at the following link: https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Immigration-Ordinance.pdf
Further information is also available on the Immigration page of the SHG website: https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/immigration/
The E-Visa application website at https://evisa.sainthelena.gov.sh/ is temporarily unavailable, undergoing further development work, and may be inaccurately advising people that they need a visa. We are aware of this problem, and soon expect the system to be fully operational. Should you wish to apply for a visa your enquiry should be directed to the St Helena Immigration Office via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be advised that the St Helena Immigration Service is working in conjunction with the Home Office UK Visa requirements, so if you require a visa to enter the UK you will need one to enter St Helena unless you are a South African national.
Visitors are advised that they must have the necessary visa or permits to cover all destinations they intend to travel to, including return trips through the UK, Ascension Island and/or South Africa. There are no foreign embassies or consulates on St Helena that issue visas, so all necessary visas must be obtained in advance.
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14 December 2017