Welcome to Customs & Immigration
Customs & Immigration is part of the Falkland Islands Government’s Emergency Services and Islands Security Directorate and deals with the requirements of immigration and emigration to and from the Islands. We work in partnership with the Islands’ stakeholders to ensure strong and secure borders.
Applications for work permits, residence permits, visitor permits and visit visas are dealt with along with applictions for British and BOTC passports for those who qualify.
Decisions on Permanent Residence Permits (PRP) and made by the Principal Immigration Officer – who also holds the position of Director of Emergency Services and Islands Security. Decisions on Falkland Island Status (FIS) are made by the Governor in Executive Council.
Covid-19 has meant that the weekly LATAM arrival and departure flights to and from the Islands from Santiago via Punta Arenas (once a month additionally via Rio Gallegos in Argentina), and Sao Paulo, Brazil are currently suspended. The RAF ‘Airbridge’ flights from RAF Brize Norton continue to service the Islands but restrictions on who is able to use these flights are in place. Maritime arrivals have also been similarly impacted by Covid-19.
Full details on the travel restrictions regarding the Falkland Islands can be found in the 'News' section of this website.