Don’t leave home without it.
Thinking of traveling to Cayman Islands?, Your Passport will be the most important document you will be taking with you, it confirms your citizenship, I like to call it your World Citizenship Paper’s. It lets the world know that you are not from Alabama or California but you are a citizen of the United States, Germany or Brazil. A passport will be your best form of Identification when you are traveling. It is widely used when entering countries, checking into Hotels, you most likely will be asked to fill out a police card listing name, passport number, destination, reasons for traveling and a local address. The State Department’s Passport Bureau will have the information on obtaining a new or renewal passport. Many countries will require that the passport is valid for least 6 months after departure date from said country.
Certain countries will require in addition to a Passport a Visa; some require a tourist visa while others will require a work visa. Every country has different requirements. When I was flying to France I had to have a work Visa since I was a pilot flying into France, while at the time, if you were vacationing in France you did not need a tourist visa. Some countries will require a Visa for certain citizens; Brazil is an example that requires Visas for citizens of the United States only because the United States requires Visas from Brazilian citizens. Visas are available from the Embassy or Consulate of the country that you will be traveling to.
Passport valid for six months after the intended length of stay required by all nationals referred to in the chart above except nationals of Canada and the UK, provided holding proof of nationality (such as a birth certificate or a notarized affidavit of citizenship) and provided return or onward ticket shows that the visitor will leave the Cayman Islands within one month. Photo identification is also required, such as a driving license.
Additional Passport Information
Passports issued to children must contain a photo and state the nationality.
Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the Cayman embassy to check visa requirements
Visas are required of the following nationals of Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic and Slovenia
Cruise ship passengers do not require visas to enter the Cayman Islands. Visitors are prohibited from engaging in any form of employment unless holding a Work Permit. A short-term Work Permit can usually be obtained within one to two weeks.
Cayman Islands Department of Tourism in the USA
3 Park Avenue, 39th Floor, New York, NY 10016, USA
Tel: (212) 889 9009.
Identity and Passport Service in the UK
London Passport Office, Globe House, 89 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PN, UK
Tel: 0870 521 0410.
Opening hours (appointments only): Mon-Fri 0745-1900, Sat 0915-1515.
Cayman Islands Government Office and Department of Tourism in the UK
6 Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RE, UK
Tel: (020) 7491 7772 (government office) or 7771 (Department of Tourism).
Caribbean Tourism Organisation in the UK
22 The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, UK
Tel: (020) 8948 0057.