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Passports and Visas

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A Turks and Caicos Islands Passport. The Turks and Caicos Islands is not a sovereign country, and thus share a common nationality (British Overseas Territories Citizenship) with the 13 other British Overseas Territories.

All visitors and residents require a passport to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Requirements for visitors

On arrival in the Turks and Caicos Islands, you must show a valid passport. You must also have a valid onward or return ticket.

Duration of stay

Visitors are granted entry for 90 days. You can normally extend this by visiting an office of the Immigration Department. Listings and contact information for Immigration Department locations.

Getting your Passport

United States Department of State - Apply for a Passport

GOV.UK - Passports

Passport Canada

Enhanced Drivers Licenses

Some US states and Canadian provinces issue enhanced drivers licences (EDLs) which include the bearer's nationality. These may be able to be used in some circumstances for entry (by some cruise lines, for example), but we highly recommend you travel with a valid passport. For example, if you miss your cruise ship you will be unable to fly home with an EDL, and there is no American (or Canadian) embassy or consulate in the country.

Travelling with pets

The Turks and Caicos Islands Government has recently adopted some strict rules on the importation of animals. See Travelling with Pets for more information.

Visa Exempt Countries

If your country is listed below, you do not need a visa to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Visa Exempt Countries

Anguilla
Iceland
Senegal
Antigua and Barbuda
India
Seychelles
Argentina
Ireland
Sierra Leone
Australia
Israel
Singapore
Austria
Italy
Solomon Islands
Bahamas
Ivory Coast
South Africa
Bahrain
Japan
Spain
Bangladesh
Kenya
Sri Lanka
Barbados
Kiribati
St Helena
Belgium
Korea (ROK)
St Kitts and Nevis
Belize
Kuwait
St Lucia
Bermuda
Lesotho
St Vincent
Bolivia
Liechtenstein
Surinam
Botswana
Luxembourg
Swaziland
Brazil
Malawi
Sweden
British Virgin Islands
Malaysia
Switzerland
Brunei
Maldives
Syria
Bulgaria
Malta
Taiwan
Canada
Mauritius
Tanzania
Cayman Islands
Mexico
Tonga
Chile
Monaco
Trinidad and Tobago
China
Montserrat
Tunisia
Colombia
Nauru
Turkey
Costa Rica
Netherlands
Tuvalu
Cyprus
New Zealand
Uganda
Denmark
Nicaragua
United Arab Emirates
Dominica
Nigeria
United Kingdom
Ecuador
Norway
United States
Fiji
Oman
(including Pacific Territories)
Finland
Pakistan
Uruguay
France
Panama
Vanuatu
Gambia
Papua New Guinea
Vatican City
Germany
Paraguay
Venezuela
Ghana
Peru
Vietnam
Greece
Poland
Yemen
Grenada
Portugal
Samoa
Guyana
Qatar
Congo (DR)
Hong Kong
San Marino
Zambia
Hungary
Saudi Arabia
Zimbabwe
Slovenia

Other Countries

If your country is not listed, you will need a visa. Exemptions are granted for the following:

  • Holders of a US Tourist or Resident Visa.
  • Holders of a UK Tourist or Resident Visa.
  • Holders of a Canadian Tourist or Resident Visa.

For more information about obtaining a visa, call the Turks and Caicos Islands Government at +1 (649) 946-2801.

We cannot respond to inquires regarding passport and visa requirements.