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Entry Requirements

The Water Front Grand Cayman

On your trip to the Cayman Islands, you may be planning to SCUBA or snorkel, explore the sights, and/or see friends and family. Keep in mind that all visitors should land in the Islands with a return ticket and enough money to finance their stay.

US and Canadian citizens, traveling directly to the Cayman Islands from the US and Canada, need only proof of citizenship for entry, such as a passport or an official birth certificate (not a copy), plus photo identification (such as a driver's licence). They do not need visas.

People from some countries do not require a visa to visit the Cayman Islands.

Full list of Visa-free countries

Full list of Visa required countries

This list is for guidance only. Visa requirements can change suddenly, without prior notice. Travel agents are knowledgeable about visa requirements, but the only authority is the Cayman Islands Immigration Department, represented throughout the world by British embassies and consulates.

  • Citizens of countries not mentioned here should contact the nearest British Embassy or consulate and ask about the requirements for visitor entry into the Cayman Islands.
  • Visitors are normally permitted to enter and remain for up to one month. This period may be extended; applications for an extension must be made to the Immigration Department.
  • It is against the law to work in the Cayman Islands without a work permit. Visitors found working are arrested, tried in court and if found guilty, fined and deported.

Entry Requirements for Students

All non-resident students need passports, and student visas issued by the Cayman Islands Immigration Department. Schools or colleges submit visa applications to Immigration for their students. Thus students should follow instructions from their institution's admissions office to obtain the necessary documentation to enter and study in the Cayman Islands.

Entry Requirements to Work

All non-residents coming to the Islands to work need passports, and work permits issued by the Cayman Islands Immigration Department. Employers apply for work permits for their employees, so people planning on working in the Cayman Islands should cooperate with their employer to obtain the necessary documentation to enter and work in the Islands.

For more information:

Immigration Department Cayman Islands Government, PO Box 1098GT, Elgin Avenue, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Telephone: (345) 949-8344, Fax: (345) 949-8486, www.immigration.gov.ky.