Information for Visitors - Battlefield Sites and Safety Whilst Visiting the Falkland Islands
You will be aware that some of those involved in the Falkland Islands war from both sides continue to be sensitive about certain things related to their experiences in 1982 and we therefore ask that you respect the feelings of Falkland Islanders, just as we will respect yours.
Criminal Record Declaration & Checks
Falklands Islands Government and the Customs & Immigration Department have a duty to protect the Falkland Islands, its residents and those living in or travelling to the islands temporarily.
Are Visitors permitted to work whilst in the Islands?
Visitors are not normally permitted to work whilst in the Islands and should certainly not depend on being permitted to work. If the intention is to take employment then this should be made known to Falkland House or the Customs & Immigration Service in Stanley.
How long can I remain in the Islands as a Visitor?
Visitors are normally only permitted entry for an initial period of one month, but this may be extended on application to the Principal Immigration Officer, through the Immigration Officer, after arrival in the Islands.
It is strongly recommended that everyone who is visiting the Falklands obtains a sufficient level of medical insurance to cover their time on the islands and the transiting stages of travel to and from here.
Embarkation Tax is payable by the majority of persons over the age of 2-years on departing the Islands (unless they are an exempted category).
The current charge is £26.00 GBP/FKP.
Employment: Under the provisions of the Immigration Ordinance 1999 if a visitor to the Islands takes employment without seeking permission in advance from the Customs & Immigration Service, the person concerned is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding £3,000.