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Turks and Caicos Entry Requirements, Visas, Passports

As of 1 May 2022, a TCI Assured Travel authorization, insurance, and COVID-19 test is no longer required.

All travelers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Requirements for Visitors

The front cover of a Turks and Caicos passport
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.

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.

Pre-travel authorization is no longer required (TCI Assured). Travel insurance and a negative COVID-19 test is also no longer required. All travelers aged 18 and above must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (present proof to your airline agent and local officials upon arrival).


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 which 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 (C105). 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).

Important Note: The forms below are provided for your viewing convenience only and there is no need to print them (home-printed copies of the forms will not be accepted by local officials, as you'll need to complete official forms on card stock). You will be provided copies of the form to complete by your airline. Forms must be completed in black or blue ink only. Any other ink color will be refused by local officials.

Immigration Form
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Customs Form
PDF, 527 KB

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.

Customs Information

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

Visa Requirements

Applications for visa 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 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 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 applicant resides)
  • Evidence of surety's legal status in TCI
  • Administrative fee ($100 non-refundable)
  • Upon approval an additional payment ($150)

Other Countries

The perfect Half Moon Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos
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. The United States Consular Agency, along with other embassies and consulates, is located on Providenciales in Grace Bay.

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