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Passports and Visas

You may also be interested in Practical Information (Know Before You Go), Customs Allowances, and Providenciales International Airport (PLS).

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.

Visa Exempt Countries

If your country is listed below, you do not need a visa to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands. Visitors who normally require a visa to enter the United Kingdom (such as nationals of Russia or Brazil) are advised to confirm with their booking agent, as visa regulations do change frequently. Many countries that were previously visa-exempt, such as Jamaica, Nigeria and Turkey, have since been removed from the visa-exempt list.

Last updated June 28, 2015.

Visa Exempt Countries

Anguilla
Argentina
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Bermuda
Bonaire
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Cayman Islands
Chile
China
Costa Rica
Croatia
Curacao
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Ecuador
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Grenada
Guyana
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea (ROK)
Latvia
Lithuania
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Macau
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Montserrat
Netherlands
New Zealand
Niue
Norfolk Island
Norway
Oman
Panama
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
St Helena
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Spain
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent
Surinam
Sweden
Switzerland
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Venezuela
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, US

Other Countries

If your country is not listed, you will need a visa. You do not need a visa if you have a valid:

  • US Tourist or Resident Visa.
  • UK Tourist or Resident Visa.
  • 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 inquiries regarding passport and visa requirements.

Transit through the Turks and Caicos Islands

Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is the only airport with scheduled international flights into the country. You must exit customs and immigration in order to board a connecting flight, and thus you must have the ability to enter the country. Countries that require a visa for entry have the same requirements for transit.

Enhanced Drivers Licenses

Some US states and Canadian provinces issue enhanced driver's 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.