Machine-readable passport deadline now 2023

Recall of Antigua and Barbuda Machine Readable Passport extends to 31st December 2023

The deadline for the mandatory recall period for all Antigua and Barbuda Machine Readable Passports has been extended to the end of next year.

This means that all Antiguans and Barbudans have until December 31st, 2023 to have their new passports.

According to a press statement from the office of the Prime Minister, the decision was taken in light of the continuing impact of global events on the ability of citizens here and abroad to meet the previous deadline of 31 December 2022.

“All citizens of Antigua and Barbuda with a Machine-Readable passport are advised that the document now becomes invalid on 1st January 2024.  Only ePassports will be valid for travel as of 1st January 2024.  The recall of all Machine-Readable passports will facilitate the use of only the new Antigua and Barbuda ePassport introduced in April 2017,” the statement said. 

Application forms for the ePassports are available at the Passport Office, Queen Elizabeth Highway, the Antigua and Barbuda Missions in the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom or from the government’s website at

Further information is available from the Passport Office in Antigua and Barbuda at telephone 462-0092.  


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