Turks and Caicos Entry Requirements, Visas, Passports
All COVID-19 related travel restrictions have been removed for travel to the Turks and Caicos.
Requirements for Visitors
Upon arrival in the Turks and Caicos Islands, you must show a valid passport. You must also have a valid onward or return ticket. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended departure date.
All COVID-19 travel requirements have been removed. There is no vaccine, testing, or insurance requirement.
Upon arrival, each person will need to complete an immigration form which will be presented to an immigration officer.
Persons are allowed to bring in $600 of goods duty-free (goods that will remain in the islands). If a resident or tourist exceeds the duty-free allowance, the head of each family will also be required to complete a customs form. In the case of friends traveling together, with different surnames, each will need to complete their own customs declaration form (if they exceed the duty-free allowance).
The customs forms are no longer provided by your airline, as they are only required if you exceed your allowance. Should you exceed your allowance, simply enter the Goods to Declare line and notify the customs officer. They will provide you with a form to complete.
Important Note: The form below is provided for your viewing convenience only and there is no need to print it (a home-printed copy of the form will not be accepted by local officials, as you'll need to complete the official form on card stock). You will be provided a copy of the form to complete by your airline. The form must be completed in black or blue ink only. Any other ink color will be refused by local officials.
Duration of Stay
Visitors may be granted entry for up to 90 days, however, normally entry is granted for 30 days only (even if you have a return ticket further in the future). Stays can be extended by visiting an office of the Immigration Department and paying for an extension.
As in other countries, employment is prohibited on a tourist stamp.
After immigration, you'll need to clear customs. All goods which will remain in the islands must be declared, and duty must be paid for anything over your limit.
Some items, such as firearms and other weapons, and some drugs, are strictly prohibited (written prior authorization is required).
See Traveling with Pets for more information.
Visa Exempt Countries
Citizens of the countries listed below do not need a visa to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands. Visitors who normally require a visa to enter the United Kingdom are advised to confirm with their booking agent, as visa regulations do change frequently. Some countries that were previously visa-exempt, such as Nigeria, Niue or Macau have since been removed from the visa-exempt list and nationals now require a visa.
If your country is not on the list, you require a visa to enter the Turks and Caicos.
Last updated 22 July 2022. Nationals of Russia and Ukraine now require a visa to enter the Turks and Caicos.
|Visa Exempt Countries|
|Belize||Bermuda||Bonaire, St Eustatius, Saba|
|St Helena||Saudi Arabia||Seychelles|
|Solomon Islands||South Africa||Spain|
|St Kitts and Nevis||St Lucia||St Maarten|
|Switzerland||Taiwan||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Turkey||United Arab Emirates||United Kingdom|
|United States||Virgin Islands, British||Virgin Islands, US|
Applications for visas are made to either the nearest British High Commission or Embassy (the Turks and Caicos is a British Overseas Territory), or directly to the local Director of Immigration. You will be provided with the current application form.
The following is required to apply for a visa:
- Application form
- 2 photos (certified by a Justice of the Peace)
- A current police record from the country of origin (must be translated if not in English)
- Job letter (if self-employed proof of company business license)
- Original bank reference letter on the applicant's behalf
- Applicant's passport (must be valid for at least six months)
- Copy of surety's identification (must be certified)
- Cover letter from surety applying for a visa on behalf of the applicant
- Original school letter
- Parents' legal status (in the country where the applicant resides)
- Evidence of surety's legal status in TCI
- Administrative fee ($100 non-refundable)
- Upon approval an additional payment ($150)
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 (including an H-1B work visa or green card).
- 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 licenses (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.