All US Citizens traveling to the Turks & Caicos Islands are required by the US Government to have a valid US passport. 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 allowed to stay for 90 days; this is renewable one time only
Must be valid for a minimum of 6 months
Children under 16 years can travel on their parents passports (provided that they are not traveling through the US).
Non-refundable Application Fee $100
Single Visitor’s Visa $150
One Year Multiple Entry Business Visa $500
Student Visa $300
Seaman’s Visa $300
Visa-Registered Charity/Sporting/Religious Event $25
Application to the UK Passport Agency
- Passport with 6 months remaining validity (and at least 2 blank pages on which to issue the Visa)
- Return onward ticket
- Evidence of sufficient funds for duration of stay
- Fee of £34.00 (in cash if visiting the UK Passport office)(inc postage)
- Proof of where you will be staying ie letter from relatives or hotel confirmation
- Completed AV1BT form (which is sent out to you by post once you have contacted the UK Passport Agency)
The actual process at the Passport Office takes about 2 to 3 days. However applications have to be referred to GT and awaiting permission to grant the visa can take from 3 weeks to a month.
UK Passport Agency
Official Visa Section
4th Floor, Globe House
89 Eccleston Square
Tel: 0207 901 7542/2239
All citizens from the countries listed below require a passport to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands.
|Antigua and Barbuda||Ecuador||Luxembourg||Seychelles|
|Belgium||Gibralter||Netherlands Antilles (the former)||South Korea|
|British Virgin Islands||Hong Kong||Panama||Switzerland|
|Canada||Iceland||Poland||Trinidad & Tobago|
|Cayman Islands||India||Portugal||United Arab Emirates|
|Chile||Qatar||United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland|
|China||Irish Republic||Romania||United States of America|
|Costa Rica||Israel||Russia||Vatican City|
|Croatia||Italy||St Christopher (Kitts) & Nevis||Venezuela|
|Cyprus||Japan||St Helena, Ascension & Trisan da Cunha|
|Czech Republic||Latvia||St Lucia|
|Denmark||Liechtenstein||St. Vincent & the Grenadines|
Countries not on the list require a visa and should consult their local British Embassy or consulate for details.
Save that 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, may be granted leave to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands without a Turks and Caicos Islands visa.
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.
Visitors to the TCI should know that there are conditions which must be adhered to by law when bringing in controlled/regulated commodities to the islands.
Animals including Cats and Dogs as well as live Plants and Plant Products e.g. fruits, flowers and seeds are controlled/regulated commodities.
Please read more on our Traveling with Plants and Animals page.
Private vessel entry requirements
Upon entry you will be required to fill out and present the following documentation:
- TCIS Pleasure Craft Report Form
- TCIS Customs Form
- TCIS Immigration Form – one per person (if remaining in the TCI for more than 24 hours); and
- Valid Passport
The U.S. Embassy advises traveling with a second form of identification, especially a government issued photo ID, in case your passport is lost or stolen. Keeping an electronic scanned copy of your passport is also helpful.