Visa Requirements for British Indian Ocean Territory Citizens
Visa Information for Passport Holders of British Indian Ocean Territory
Visa Not Required
89 destinations allow visa-free entry to British Indian Ocean Territory citizens.
- Visa-FreeVisa not required for a visit of up to six months, or if the BOTC passport holder also has a British Citizen passport and/or a certificate of the right of abode. Otherwise, a visa is required for work, study, joining family or any other stay of more than six months.
Visa On Arrival
A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 30 destinations for passport holders of British Indian Ocean Territory.
- Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival is available at Luangphabang, Pakse, Savannakhet and Vientiane international airports, the 4 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridges,
eVisa may be used to enter Laos through Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge.
The Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou border crossings are open only to visa holders.
Visa on arrival is extendable up to 60 days.
British Indian Ocean Territory passport allows entry to 13 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.
Pre-arranged Visa Required
61 destinations require a visa obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival from passport holders of British Indian Ocean Territory. This requirement may be waived off if British Indian Ocean Territory citizens meet certain alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.
- Visa RequiredMay enter using eGate.
Holders of a British non-citizen passport who can provide evidence of the right to reside permanently in the United Kingdom may be granted a Visitor Visa current for six months on arrival, subject to meeting character requirements and providing that the purposes of the visit do not include medical consultation or treatment. Electronic Travel Authority must be obtained prior to departure.
Holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa or Resident Return Visa may be granted a New Zealand Resident Visa on arrival permitting indefinite stay (pursuant to the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement), subject to meeting character requirements and obtaining an Electronic Travel Authority prior to departure.
- Visa RequiredVisa not required for holders of Bermudian passport and for holders of Caymanian passport and Turks and Caicos Islands passport arriving directly from the Cayman Islands or Turks and Caicos Islands and holding a current certificate from the Clerk of the Court, indicating no criminal record. British Virgin Islands passport holders can travel to United States Virgin Islands and then continue travel to other parts of the United States if they present a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Department indicating no criminal record.
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