All visitors and residents require a passport to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands.
On arrival in the Turks and Caicos Islands, you must show a valid passport. You must also have a valid onward or return ticket.
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.
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) 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
|New Zealand||Niue||Norfolk Island|
|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|
If your country is not listed, you will need a visa. You do not need a visa if you have a valid:
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.
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.
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.
The Turks and Caicos Islands Government has recently adopted some strict rules on the importation of animals. See Travelling with Pets for more information.