Cayman Islands Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
British Yes No Yes
Australian Yes No Yes
Canadian 1 No Yes
USA Yes No Yes
Other EU Yes No Yes


Nationals referred to in the chart above require a passport valid for six months beyond the length of stay in the Cayman Islands, except:

1. Canadian citizens, who can instead present proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate together with a photo driver’s licence, plus a return or onward ticket. If travelling via the USA however, you must carry a passport.


Visas for the Cayman Islands are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above. Visitors are normally granted a one-month stay.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the Home Office in the UK or the nearest British Embassy or High Commission to check visa requirements.

Cruise passengers visiting the islands are not required to have a visa.

Types and Cost

Single- and multiple-entry visas are available. British embassies charge £115 for receiving, handling and forwarding visa applications for British Overseas Territories. 


Single-entry visa: three months; multiple-entry visa: one, two or three years.

Application to

British Consulate (or consular section at embassy), Embassy or High Commission. UK residents requiring a visa (this does not include British nationals) should apply to the Home Office in the UK.

Working days

Allow at least 14 days for visa processing.

Embassies and tourist offices

Important Address