Entry Requirements

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:

  1. Traveling (entry and departure) DIRECT from Canada into the Turks and Caicos
  2. Is carrying an original [or notarized copy] of their birth certificate
  3. 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.

Anguilla France Monaco St Helena
Antigua Gambia Montserrat St Kitts/Nevis
Argentina Germany Nauru St Lucia
Australia Ghana Netherlands St Vincent
Austria Greece New Zealand Surinam
Bahamas Grenada Nicaragua Swaziland
Bahrai Guyana Nigeria Sweden
Bangladesh Hong Kong Norway Switzerland
Belgium Hungary Oman Syria
Belize Iceland Pakistan Taiwan
Bermuda India Panama Tanzania
Bolivia Irish Republic Papua New Guinea Tonga
Botswana Israel Paraguay Trinidad & Tobago
Brazil Italy Peru Tunisia
British Virgin Islands Ivory Coast Poland Turkey
Brunei Japan Portugal Tuvalu
Bulgaria Kenya Qatar Uganda
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
Costa Rica Lesotho Seychelles Uruguay
Cyprus Liechtenstein Sierra Leone Vanuatu
Czech Republic Lithuania Singapore Vatican City
Denmark Luzembourg Slovakia Venezuela
Dominica Malawi Slovenia Vietnam
Ecuador Maldives Islaes Solomon Islands Yemen
Estonia Malta South Africa Western Samoa
Fiji Mauritius Spain Zaire
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.

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