Effective since January 8, 2007 all US Citizens traveling by air to the Turks & Caicos Islands are required by the US Government to have a valid US passport. Cruise ship passengers have also had to meet this requirement since June 1, 2009. For more on US travel requirements visit www.travel.state.gov/travel
Visitors from Canada may enter the Turks and Caicos without a passport, if they meet the following conditions:
- Traveling (entry and departure) DIRECT from Canada into the Turks and Caicos
- Is carrying an original [or notarized copy] of their birth certificate
- Is carrying a valid government issued photo id
If the traveler does not meet all three of these requirements, they will be required to have a valid Canadian passport.
All visitors must hold a round trip ticket.
Visitors are granted entry for up to 90 days; this is renewable one time only.
Immigration Regulations state that a visitor’s passport must be valid during the dates they intend to be in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Types of visas: Tourist, Business and Transit
Applications for a visa should be made to your nearest British Embassy or Consulate.
All citizens from the countries listed below DO NOT require a visa to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands. Countries not on the list require a visa and should consult their local British Embassy or Consulate for details.
|Bolivia||Irish Republic||Papua New Guinea||Tonga|
|Botswana||Israel||Paraguay||Trinidad & Tobago|
|British Virgin Islands||Ivory Coast||Poland||Turkey|
|Canada||Kiribati||Romania||United Arab Emirates|
|Cayman Islands||Korea South||San Marino||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|Chile||Kuwait||Saudi Arabia||United States|
|China||Latvia||Senegal||United States Pacific Territories|
|Czech Republic||Lithuania||Singapore||Vatican City|
|Ecuador||Maldives Islaes||Solomon Islands||Yemen|
|Estonia||Malta||South Africa||Western Samoa|
|Finland||Mexico||Sri Lanka||Zambia & Zimbabwe|
Nationals of countries and territories not specified above who are lawful residents of the UK, US or Canada, or who are holders of a valid visa permitting their travel to any of those three countries, or holders of a Permanent Resident Certificate for the Turks and Caicos Islands, may be granted entry the Turks and Caicos Islands without a Turks and Caicos Islands visa.
If you are based in the UK and require a visa the application should be made to the UK Passport Agency, Official Visa Section, 4th Floor, Globe House, 89 Eccleston Square, London, SW1V 1PN. Tel: 0207 901 7542/2239
For luggage allowance, individual airlines should be contacted.
Duty free goods that may be brought into the country include: 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes, 1.136 liters of spirits or wine and perfume for personal use.
There are no restrictions for travelers on the import of cameras, film or sports equipment; in order to bring in firearms of any type (including spear guns and Hawaiian slings), one must have written approval from the Commissioner of Police. Controlled drugs and pornography are illegal.