US Entry & Exit Requirements

U.S. Passports

Application for a new U.S. Passport or renewal of U.S Passport are processed at the Department of State Passport Agency, a Passport Acceptance Facility or by mail depending on the status of the application – minor, children under 12 years old, first time applicant, change/correct a passport, replace a limited passport or add pages to a passport. It is highly recommended for U.S. citizens who are scheduled to travel outside the United States to apply for U.S passport well in advance of their scheduled travel. They can visit or call 1-877-487-2778; TDD/TTY: 1-888-874-7793.

Cayman Islands Visa and Entry Requirements for U.S. Citizens

All U.S. citizens traveling to the Cayman Island are required to carry a valid passport. However, Visas are not required for U.S. citizens traveling to the Cayman Islands if the visit is for a short-term basis only. Cruise passengers entering the Cayman Islands are not required to have a Visa. However, for non U.S. citizen who are traveling or stopping through the U.S. or a U.S. territory such as U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, before arriving in the Cayman Islands, a passport and possibly a transit U.S. visa is required.

U.S. citizens who are traveling to the Cayman Islands for work are required to procure a work permit from the Department of Immigration of the Cayman Islands, with contact number (345) 949-8344. For travelers age 12 and above, a departure tax is included in the airfare. Visa-related inquiries are entertained at the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism satellite offices in New York (212) 889-9009, Miami at (305) 599-9033 and Chicago (630) 705-0650. To date, the U.S. Department of State has no information regarding HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or expats of the Cayman Islands.

Upon arrival the following forms must be completed to facilitate a smooth and hassle-free experience when crossing through the islands’ borders.

• Immigration Card (provided by airline staff)
• Proof of identification (passport in the case of U.S. citizens)
• Customs declaration card (provided by airline staff)

The immigration card must be kept with other travel documents and will be presented upon request to Cayman Islands immigration upon departure.