Visa Exemptions

For visa nationals (see separate list) a visa will not be required if one of the below criteria is met:

If a visa national holds valid Falkland Islands Status

If a visa national holds a Falkland Islands Permanent Resident Permit (PRP) they do not need a visa, as long as they return to the Falklands within two years of their last departure

If a visa national holds a valid work permit, accompanying dependent permit, dependent permit, or a volunteer permit

If a visa national is a Contract Seaman or Aircraft Crew under an engagement requiring them to leave on that same vessel / aircraft or another vessel / aircraft (subject to the Immigration Ordinance)

If a visa national – passenger or crew - is in transit and that the principal reason for their landing in the Falkland Islands is such transit (subject to the Immigration Ordinance). This would include ‘day’ visit cruise ship passengers and crew

If a visa national is a member of Her Majesty’s armed services (or a dependent of)

If a visa national is a UK civil servant travelling to the Falklands for the purpose of business or employment (or a dependent of)

If a visa national is also a holder of a passport or travel document issued by the United Nations or the International Committee of the Red Cross. 

If in any doubt contact the Customs and Immigration Service.