Do You Need Visa to Visit Guernsey? Check It Out!
Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Guernsey
For the Guernsey Passport and Visa Regulations, please see the UK Visa Policy. Guernsey is not part of the United Kingdom, although the United Kingdom is responsible for defense and some aspects of international relations.
Guernsey is an island on the English Channel off the coast of Normandy, part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown Dependency. It is the second-largest of the Channel Islands, an island group approximately north of Saint-Malo and the Cotentin Peninsula. The jurisdiction consists of ten parishes on the island of Guernsey, three other inhabited islands (Herm, Jethou, and Lihou), and many small islands and rocks.
It means you can apply for a UK visa for traveling to Guernsey. There is no separate (individual) visa for Guernsey.
For detailed information about UK visas, you can check UK Visa Policy.
The entry clearance must be applied for by a representative of the British Consular in the country of residence of the person. Usually, this is done through an online process via the website of the UK Home Office.
If you already have a valid visa to visit the United Kingdom, you do not need to apply for a separate visa to visit Guernsey at the same time.
Holders of a valid visa for the United Kingdom, Guernsey, or the Channel Islands may travel freely around the Common Travel Area without the need to apply for a specific visa for Guernsey.
Nationals of some countries do not need to apply for entry clearance prior to travel to the Guernsey/United Kingdom. Instead, they are assessed at the point of entry to the United Kingdom.
Schengen visas are not valid in Guernsey and cannot be issued by the Immigration Office of Guernsey.
Please check if you need to apply for entry clearance before you travel.
Traveling to the Channel Islands
The Common Travel Area (CTA) is a long-standing arrangement between the United Kingdom, the Crown Dependencies (Bailiwick of Jersey, Bailiwick of Guernsey and Guernsey), and the Republic of Ireland. Under this agreement, citizens in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland can travel to Jersey and Guernsey without a passport, but you should have a photo ID or proof of UK immigration permits. If you travel to the Channel Islands from outside the United Kingdom, you must show a valid passport.
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Can I travel to Guernsey with a UK visa?
Yes, you can travel to Guernsey with a UK visa. It means you can apply for a UK visa for traveling to Guernsey. There is no separate (individual) visa for Guernsey. For detailed information about UK visas, you can check UK Visa Policy.
Can I travel to Guernsey with a Schengen visa?
No, Schengen visas are not valid for travel to Guernsey.
Can I travel to Guernsey with a Canada visa?
No, Canada visas are not valid for travel to Guernsey.
I am a visa-exempted national for Guernsey; how long can I stay in Guernsey?
Visa-exempted nationals can travel and stay in Guernsey for up to 6 months.
How long my passport must be valid for entering Guernsey?
Your passport must be valid until your departure date from Guernsey, but it is advisable to possess a passport valid for at least the next six months for avoiding any issues.