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).
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, 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).
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.
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
Bonaire, St Eustatius, Saba
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 (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:
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)
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.