Student’s Visa

Student’s Visa #

Documents #

We will need copies of documents such as your passport and any certificates for your educational qualifications, which should be notarized.

Please make sure that you get them to us in good time, so that we can check and confirm that everything is in order and your entry into the country is not delayed. 

If you have any difficulties, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team. We are here to support you every step of the way.

Examining your application #

 In the first instance, we will examine your Visa application for you to ensure it is correctly filled in and submitted.

As with all other documents it is essential that you send them to AISM as early as you are able, so in the event that any corrections or additional paperwork is required it can dealt with in good time.

We will keep you informed at all times. In the unlikely event that there is a change to VISA arrangements we will of course inform you immediately, providing our full support.

Support from the AISM team #

The above process can take up to four or five weeks to complete. So please do not be concerned if you do not receive immediate replies.

Following the recommendations described above ensuring documentation is submitted as early as possible. It is then likely that we will be able to ensure that all paperwork is completed well in advance of your arrival to Guyana and AISM.

Our team is very experienced in assisting students with their VISA applications and required documentation, so please be assured of our full support and attention.

Letter of confirmation #

 The next step will be a letter of confirmation which will be issued to you prior to travel to Guyana. On your arrival at the airport, a member of our team will welcome you to confirm you are issued with a VISA.

It is essential that on your arrival in Guyana you have this letter of confirmation with you to ensure your smooth entry into the country.

As indicated a member of our team will be waiting for you, providing full assistance through the airport and onto the university.

Embassy Documents #

You will require documents from your country’s Guyanese Embassy with you on arrival. Amongst the documents should be the acceptance letter with you on arrival in Guyana.

Below is a checklist of items that you will require. If there is anything on this list that you are unsure of, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the team who will be delighted to assist you.

The document list can seem daunting! But please don’t worry you are a member of the AISM family and as such you can rely on support that will take you every step of the way.

Checklist #

  • Letter of admission

    This will be your letter of acceptance from AISM

  • Copies of VISA application

    Two copies of the completed VISA application along with two passport size photographs which should be recent.

  • Your passport

    Your passport which should have at least 6 months remaining before renewal.

  • Police approval

    Police approval certificate and background check.

  • Evidence of funds

    Evidence of funds which should show at least $3,000 ($600,000 GYD) in the account (with Bank certification/proof).

  • Yellow Fever vaccination certificate

    Additional vaccination certificates may be required, but you will be informed of this.

Exceptions to VISA #

The nationals of some countries, eg. the USA, Japan etc do not require a VISA. However, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and other countries do require a VISA. You can check your VISA requirements by following this link to the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Guyana.