British nationals do not require a visa for entry into Saint Helena. However, they must have a 6-month valid passport.
All other nationals must check the requirements of their visa with the Saint Helena's UK Diplomatic representative at the above address.
You have to contact Saint Helena's Diplomatic representative Office for all the details. However, some generic documents are
a) 6-month valid passport
b) travel Insurance
c) accommodation and itinerary
d) return ticket
e) Health Insurance
Applying for Visa, Processing time and visa-permit fee
You have to contact Saint Helena diplomatic representative in London to get details about visa-permit. However since the island is a British overseas territory, you will need to hold a UK visit visa in order to make your way to the island.
A Visitors Pass will usually be issued for a time of three months upon arrival; permit must be renewed by the second month if tourist desires to reside for longer.
A fee of £12.00 is charged to all tourists over the last twelve years on arriving at the port of St Helena.
Visiting Saint Helena
Getting to Saint Helena can only be done by sea. There are currently no airports on the island.You can book your visit by Royal Mail Ship (RMS). RMS can be contacted at
Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd
Items allowed at Saint Helena
You can bring following items to Saint Helena without any custom:
a) Spirits, strong liqueurs over 22% volume 1 litre and Wine 2 litres or Beer/Lager 340 bottle/cans or 12 bottles/cans
(b) Toilet water and perfumed spirits not more than 250 ml
(c) Cigarettes not more than 200 or other tobacco commodities not more than 250 grams in total
a) Firearms and ammunition except accompanied by a valid licence.
b) Obscene objects or pornographic literature and films.
c) Animals except accompanied by a permit granted by the Chief Agricultural & Natural Resources Officer, St Helena