When You Arrive in Grenada
Vessels and crew wishing to clear into Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique should proceed directly to an official port of entry and
anchor with the Q flag clearly visible until the clearance formalities have been completed.
Grenada and Carriacou use the American System (IALA-B) so red buoys mark the starboard side upon approach from the sea. Red
Grenada has a combined Immigration/Vessels and crew wishing to clear into Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique should proceed
directly to an official port of entry and anchor with the Q flag clearly visible until the clearance formalities have been completed.
Grenada has a combined Immigration/Customs/Ports Authority Form to ease the clearance procedures. Click here to download a
printable copy and here for an on line version of the form.
Print five (5) copies of the completed form onto legal (8.5" x 14") sized paper for presentation to Customs and Immigration. If you are
unable to do this prior to clearance, copies are available at Ports of Entry.
CUSTOMS & IMMIGRATION
It is customary for the captain to deal with the clearance procedures on behalf of the crew and passengers. The charges are applicable
each time a vessel clears in and are valid for the entire duration of the visit. Please note that an official receipt should be issued for all
Captains should prepare the following:
- Five copies of the combined Clearance Form (completed with crew information)
- Immigration cards for crew and passengers landing
- A port clearance from last port of call
- ID for crew and passengers – passport or birth certificate,
The Captain must notify of the arrival of his/her yacht within two (2) hours of his/her arrival.
Currently clearance is provided at the following ports –
Grenada Yacht Club, St. George’s, 440 3270
Prickly Bay Marina,St. George's,... 444 4509
Le Phare Bleu, St George’s,.......... 443 3236 (Marine Office - 444 2400)
Grenada Marine, St. David,............ 443 1065
Grenville,St. Andrew, ....................438 7678
Hillsborough, Carriacou, ................443 8399
A valid passport and return or onward ticket is required for all visitors. However, proof of citizenship bearing a photograph is acceptable
from British, Canadian, and US citizens. A visa is not required from citizens of the US, Canada, UK, British
Commonwealth, Caribbean countries (except Cuba), most European countries, South Korea, and Japan.
WORK PERMITS are required for all non-nationals working in Grenada. These are issued by the Ministry of Labour, St. George's.
For information, call 440 3080.
OFFICIAL OFFICE HOURS
Customs and immigration offices at marine bases are generally open, Monday to Friday from 0800 to 1145 and 1300 to 1600. When
departing, you may clear out during normal working hours and leave within 24 hours. For the convenience of both officer and client, we
suggest attending the office by 1500 in order to complete formalities before the end of the working day. If you know you will need to
clear in or out outside office hours, we recommend contacting the relevant office by phone or in person in advance as arrangements
can usually be made if necessary.
GRENADA ENTRY CHARGES The current charges in EC$ are as follows:
Cruising Permit Fee per yacht
LENGTH OF YACHT
.....Not exceeding 40 feet ................................$ 50.00
.....Exceeding 40 feet but not exceeding 60 feet $ 75.00
.....Exceeding 60 feet but not exceeding 80 feet $100.00
.....Exceeding 80 feet..................................... $150.00
.....Cruise Levy per person.............................. $ ..8.10
In Grenada the entry fees are payable by the master to the Customs officer who accepts the formalities and payments on behalf of the
Ports Authority. In Carriacou the Ports Authority office must be visited in addition to the Customs and the Immigration departments
(These offices are all located on the same street in Hillsborough). These fees allow the yacht to cruise the waters of Grenada in
accordance with the Yachting Act and all other laws of Grenada.
EXTENSION OF STAY
If you wish to remain in Grenada for longer than the period stamped in your passport, you must request an extension from the
Immigration Department located at the Ministerial Complex in the Botanical Gardens in St George's (a short walk from Island Water
World in The Lagoon). An EC$25 per person per month charge is levied.
Firearms are restricted imports and must be declared to Customs on entry into the territory. Both firearms and ammunition will be held
at Police Head Quarters until you leave the country.
The importation procedure is as follows: "A veterinary officer or an officer of the Pest Management Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture
must inspect the animals prior to entry. Any person intending to import or take these animals from their vessels, whether permanent or
temporary, must make an application sufficiently in advance to any of the above agencies." Such an application must be accompanied
by a copy of a certificate from the last place of residence certifying that the animal has been vaccinated against diseases and is free
from illnesses and infections.
Grenada's beaches are pet-friendly, please help them to remain that way by picking up and disposing of all dog waste in appropriate
receptacles, if available, or take it away with you for disposal.
There are no exit fees for yachts; however visitors arriving by plane and leaving by boat are required to pay an Embarkation Tax of $EC
1.00 per person to the Immigration office at the time of departure. For visitors leaving by air a departure tax of EC $50 is charged when
leaving the State either at Point Salines International Airport or Lauriston Airport in Carriacou.