Reminder: Machine-Readable Passport Recall

Please note that passport on the left is currently being recalled. The passport on the right is the new e-passport which has been issued since 2017. The bottom picture is what the first page of the e-Passport looks like. Please also take note of the identifiable chip symbol encircled on the e-passport  If your passport does not look like this then you will be required to apply for a new passport.

The High Commission reminds the public that all machine-readable passports will be no longer valid after 30 June 2020. As such, all citizens of Antigua and Barbuda with the machine-readable passport are required to obtain an e-passport through the renewal procedure. Do note that only the Antigua and Barbuda e-passport will be valid for travel as of 1 July 2020. We would like to thank everyone thus far who responded to recall and successfully received their new e-passport via the High Commission. 

The High Commission encourages holders of machine-renewable passports to apply for the new e-passports before the expiration date.

For passport holders in the United Kingdom wishing to obtain the new e-passport, you may visit our website’s Passport Application Page, click here to view the requirements and download the application form. You may also contact the High Commission at 020 7258 0070 or 020 7258 7486, or email enquires to