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Clearence Procedures

All vessels and crew seeking clearance into Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique must do so at the following official Ports of Entry (Grenada Yacht Club, St. George's, Prickly Bay Marina, Prickly Bay, Hillsborough, Carriacou) Vessels should Anchor with yourQ Flag and the courtesy flag of Grenada from the starboard spreader of your main mast while clearance formalities are carried out. Grenada uses the Red Right Returning Rule, which means red buoys mark the starboard side when approaching.

A user-friendly, one-page form outlining the required information for Immigration and Customs officials, and the Grenada Ports Authority facilitates clearance procedures. Five copies on legal sized paper are required for Customs and Immigration.
Download Clerance Form.

When you are ready to leave Grenada, vessels can exit at the following locations:

  • Spice Island Marina, Prickly Bay
  • Hillsborough, Carriacou
  • Grenada Marina, St. David's
  • Le Phare Bleu, Petit Calivigny Bay,
  • Grenville Sea Port, Grenville, St. Andrew

Captains must provide the following documentation:

  • Three crew and/or passenger lists
  • Immigration cards for crew members and passengers landing
  • Ships, stores and health declaration
  • A port clearance from the last port of call
  • ID for crew and passengers, a valid passport or birth certificate,

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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.

OFFICIAL OFFICE HOURS

Customs and immigration offices at marine bases are generally open, Monday to Friday from  1:00 to 14:00 pm. 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 3:00 pm 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.