Everything you need to know about a Grenada Visa
sovereign state of Grenada in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea follows a
relaxed visa policy. And like most other nationals, citizens of the UK who hold
a valid British passport do not require a visa to visit Grenada.
once you reach Grenada, you will be granted a certain period of stay by the
immigration officials, although the maximum allowable stay period under the
visa-free regime is up to three months.
However, if you wish to extend your
stay, you can lodge an application for an extension via the Grenada Immigration
you cannot use the visa exemption policy to work in Grenada and neither can you
stay beyond the granted period.
order to be allowed a trouble-free entry into the country, you should carry a
British citizen passport that holds the validity of a minimum of six months
from your date of arrival into Grenada.
It is also recommended that your
passport has at least two unused visa pages. Additionally, you should be able
to present return/onward tickets and proof of sufficient funds to verify your
strongly advise you to have proof (visa, residence permit, etc.) that ensures
your entry into the next destination on your itinerary. Moreover, check with
your airlines if there are international connecting flights.
If yes, you should
confirm if transit visas are needed in any of these overseas nations. Finally,
do not forget to crosscheck whether your airlines allow boarding in the absence
of a visa.
You may also be allowed visa-free entry into Grenada if you own a birth
certificate that proves you to be a native British citizen. However, in this
case, the granted stay period may be less than three months. Also, British
Overseas Territories citizens of Montserrat cannot use a birth certificate to
visit Grenada without a passport.
Entry requirements for foreigners traveling to Grenada
Certain nationals planning a trip to Grenada do need to apply for a visa from one of the Grenadian diplomatic missions, in advance, before their travel dates -- unless they belong to one of the visa-exempt nations or are eligible for a visa on arrival.
Under the visa-waiver agreement, citizens of Canada and the United States can enter Grenada only with a declaration while holding a proof of citizenship that has a photograph and one photo ID.
Additionally, nationals of 97 jurisdictions can also visit the country without a visa for a maximum stay of three months. Again, those travelers who own diplomatic and official passports or service passports issued by Haiti do not need a visa.
Nationals from 14 countries are eligible to apply for a visa on arrival, provided they have a pre-clearance letter issued by Grenada immigration. For the complete list of countries and their visa policy, you can visit the link here. For additional information, you can always contact the Grenadan High Commission in the UK.
Now, if you do not belong to either of the categories mentioned above, you might need to lodge a visa application in advance before arriving in Grenada. The Grenadan diplomatic mission issues a single-entry visa which you must use within its validity period. For this purpose, you will need the following documents:
- A valid passport or a travel document from your native country. You must ensure that your passport or travel document is valid for at least six months and should contain a minimum of two unused visa pages
- A fully completed and signed visa application form
- A return or onward ticket
- Confirmed hotel reservations or proof of accommodation arrangements
- Two certified, recent, passport-size photographs
- The required visa fee of £75.00, payable in Pound
- Sterling (if you are applying in person) or Sterling Postal Order
Once you have the documents ready, you are all set to submit your application. Please ensure that you lodge an application comparatively in advance, in order to avoid any last-minute complications.
UK Emergency Travel Documents: The government of Grenada accepts UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) at ports of entry, airside transit and exit from the nation.
Health clauses: Grenada does not hold a risk of yellow fever transmission, but you will need to produce a certificate if you arrive from a nation that is susceptible to yellow fever infections.
As per reports from UK health authorities, Grenada does hold a risk of Zika virus transmission as well as Chikungunya virus infection. So, in any case, you should consider carrying comprehensive medical insurance when you travel to the country.
Consular support: You may not get easy access to consular assistance in Grenada since the country does not have any British High Commission office. You can, however, seek help from the British High Commission in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Local laws: Drug-related offenders face the risk of severe penalties. Laws concerning the LGBT community are conservative.