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.
Upon arrival, each person will need to complete an immigration form which will be presented to an immigration officer. In addition, the head of each family will also be required to complete a customs form (C105). In the case of friends traveling together, with different surnames, each will need to complete their own customs declaration form.
The forms below are provided for your viewing convenience only. You will be provided copies of the form to complete by your airline.
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 (such as nationals of Russia) 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 March 29, 2020.
Visa Exempt Countries
St Kitts and Nevis
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, US
Applications for visa are made to either the nearest British High Commission or Embassy, or directly to the Director of Immigration. You will be provided with the current application form.
The following is required to apply for a visa:
2 Photos (Certified by a Justice of the Peace)
A Current Police Record from 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 Applicant's Behalf
Applicant's Passport (must be Valid Six Months prior to Expiration Date)
Copy of Surety's Identification (must be Certified)
Covering Letter from Surety Applying for a Visa on behalf of the Applicant
Original School Letter
Parents' Legal Status (in the country where applicant resides)
Evidence of Surety Legal Status in TCI
Administrative Fee ($100 Non-Refundable)
Upon Approval an Additional Payment ($150)
The spectacular Half Moon Bay Beach.
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 a 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, and there is no American (or Canadian) embassy or consulate in the country.
Traveling with pets
The Turks and Caicos Islands Government has recently adopted some strict rules on the importation of animals. See
Traveling with Pets for more information.