The beautiful island of Grenada is one of the most breathtaking countries in the West Indies of the Caribbean. Its wonderful scenery, top-tier resorts, delightful culture, and laid-back lifestyle make it a hot touristic destination for travelers seeking adventure intertwined with luxury. Dubbed the spice island, Grenada is full to the brim with attractions; but maybe the most alluring of them all is its illustrious citizenship by investment program.
Grenada offers investors worldwide the chance to become true global citizens by obtaining the Grenada passport through investment. The commonwealth country has the world’s 33rd best passport and the Grenada passport visa free travel ranking is one of the best in the world, as it awards its holder with visa-free entry into 144 destinations worldwide. By virtue of its cost-effective nature as well, the Grenada citizenship by investment program has become one of the most popular second passport programs in the world.
The Grenada citizenship by investment program, which allows investors to obtain the Grenada passport and citizenship through investing in one of two options; either by purchasing government-approved real estate properties or resort shares starting at USD 350,000 or by contributing to the government’s National Transformation Fund starting at USD 150,000.
We want to highlight the countries you can visit with Grenada passport, and these are the countries you and your spouse, dependent children below 30, dependent siblings, and dependent parents and grandparents above 65 years of age (who can all be added to the same application) can gain visa-free access to once you apply to become Grenadian citizens through the citizenship by investment program.
- 1 Visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries
- 2 World map with highlighted countries
- 3 Entry regulations to Europe
- 4 Rules for obtaining a U.S. visa
- 5 E2 visa
- 6 Rules for obtaining a visa in Canada
- 7 Visa regulations in Great Britain
- 8 Rules for obtaining a visa to other countries
- 9 Rules for staying in Caricom countries
- 10 Passport validity, rules, period, and cost of passport replacement
- 11 Global mobility made easy
Visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries
As stated above Grenada offers visa-free entry to a whopping 144 destinations worldwide including the UK, Schengen Area, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and more. Some of these destinations are absolutely visa-free, while others grant Grenadian citizens visa on arrival, and Sri Lanka requires Grenadian passport holders to apply for an electronic travel authorization prior to travel.
The travel list 2021 table below details all the visa free countries for Grenada passport holders:
|Hong Kong (SAR China)||Ireland||Gambia||Dominica|
|Macao (SAR China)||Kosovo||Lesotho||French West Indies|
|South Korea||Luxembourg||Senegal||St. Kitts and Nevis|
|Austria||Monaco||Zambia||St. Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Belgium||Montenegro||Zimbabwe||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Netherlands||Cook Islands||Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Denmark||Russian Federation||New Caledonia||Chile|
|Faroe Islands||Serbia||Vanuatu||Costa Rica|
|France||Slovenia||Antigua and Barbuda||French Guiana|
|Greenland||Ukraine||Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba||Suriname|
|Israel||United Kingdom||The British Virgin Islands||Uruguay|
|Palestine||Vatican City||Cayman Islands||Venezuela|
Visa on arrival
|Cape Verde Islands||Seychelles||Tuvalu|
|Comores Islands||Sierra Leone||Bolivia|
Electronic Travel Authorization: Sri Lanka.
Grenada’s passport has been long dubbed the business passport due to its visa-free access to global business hubs such as the UK, China, Russia, and EU. This makes the Grenadian passport an excellent mobility document for international businessmen who are looking to travel the globe freely and without constraint.
The interesting thing, as you can see in the tables above, is that the Grenada passport offers complete visa-free access to the UK, and, Grenada being a commonwealth country, the passport allows its holder to stay up to six months or 180 days at a time in the UK before having to leave.
Some countries, such as China, offer visa-free access to Grenadian citizens for 30 days, while others such as Cuba go above the 45 days mark reaching 60 days (2 months) of unhindered visa-free access.
Grenada citizenship holders can also access the members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States without the need for a visa by using their ID card and can stay indefinitely within member states such as St. Kitts & Nevis, Dominica, Anguilla, and more.
World map with highlighted countries
The world map below highlights the Grenada passport visa free countries which a passport holder can access visa-free, and as you can see the bulk are concentrated in Europe, East Asia, and South America; all booming business hubs.
The Grenada passport truly covers the globe, and even for countries that do not grant holders of the Grenada passport visa-free access such as the USA and Canada, Grenadian citizens are able to apply for long-term multiple-entry visas for up to ten years.
Entry regulations to Europe
Grenada citizens can travel visa-free to the majority of Europe, with no requirements whatsoever to enter countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and others. Most of the countries in Europe offer Grenada citizens up to 90 days visa free within any 180 day period, meaning, theoretically, that Grenada citizens can spend up to half of their time in Europe.
As for the EU, it is also under the visa-free listing, and the European Union allows holders of the passport of Grenada to stay up to 3 months or 90 days within its borders. In 2022, however, the EU will require all nationals of countries that enjoy visa-free access into the union to apply through the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) in order to travel to the Schengen Area. An ETIAS application, however, is nothing like a visa and is a 10-minute application that gives applicants permission to travel within minutes. It is valid for 3 years or the validity of the passport, whichever comes first. This maintains the safety of travelers and allows them to continue enjoying visa-free travel to the EU indefinitely.
Rules for obtaining a U.S. visa
While the US is not on the Grenada visa free countries list, Grenadian citizens can apply for long-term multiple-entry visas for up to 10 years. The US B-Visas, which are non-immigrant visit visas for tourism or business, can be applied to through a consulate or embassy.
To apply for a USA B1 (business) or B2 (tourism) visit visa the citizens of Grenada can book an appointment in the US embassy in Bridgetown Wildey Business Park 14006, Barbados. The average flight time between Grenada and Barbados is 1 hour over pristine waters, and of course, Grenadian citizens can enter Barbados with no visa requirement.
To apply for a US B visa a citizen of Grenada must fill out a DS-160 form (which must be filled in English), provide new photos, gather their documents, and book an appointment at the US embassy.
The main documents a B visa applicant must provide are:
- A valid Grenada passport
- A detailed travel itinerary highlighting travel arrangements such as flights, accommodation, etc.
- Travel history of their last five visits or trips to the United States if the applicant has previously traveled to the United States. The US government may request a person’s full international travel history as well.
- CV or resume as applicants may have to provide proof of their current or past employment or education.
- Other relevant information – Some applicants, depending on the intended purpose of travel, may be required to provide additional documentation and/or information.
The required fee to apply for a ten-year multiple entry B visa to the USA is 160 USD.
One of the greatest strengths of the Grenada passport is that is allows its holder to apply for a USA E2 visa under the E2 treaty. Only a handful of nationalities around the globe can apply for an E2, and while some only get a two-year single-entry E2 visa, Grenadian citizens get a five-year multiple-entry E2.
The US E2 visa is a non-immigrant business visa that allows its holder to reside and work anywhere in the United States of America. This is a great pathway for business people to enter the US and gain the advantage of its booming marketplace. Many nationalities who are not eligible for the E2 under the treaty obtain Grenadian citizenship by investment in order to apply for the E2. The popularity of the E2 visa stems from its simplicity, it not having a minimum investment amount, and the fact that it has very quick processing times compared to other US residency cards.
While there is no visa free travel for Grenada citizens to the USA, they are part of a select few who have a direct route to residing in it.
Rules for obtaining a visa in Canada
Grenada citizens can apply for a ten-year multiple entries visit visa to Canada, much like they do for the US, and can do so by either applying online or applying through an embassy. If it is the latter, Canada’s embassy that serves Grenadian citizens is located in Bridgetown, Barbados. The fee for the visa is CAD 100.
To apply for a visit visa to Canada a Grenadian citizen must provide the following documentation:
- A valid Grenadian passport
- Proof of sufficient funds
- ID documentation
- Documentation proving a clean criminal background
- Health checks may be required
To steps to apply for a Canada visit visa are quite simple:
- Prepare application
- Submit application
- Book appointment for biometrics
- Send passport to the embassy if the application is approved
Visa regulations in Great Britain
Being a commonwealth country with close ties to the UK citizens of Grenada do not require a visit visa to enter the UK. They can remain inside the United Kingdom for up to 6 months at a time. This privilege is reserved for certain commonwealth countries and is part of what makes the Grenada passport so valuable.
While the UK allows visa free travel for citizens of G renada they must prove the following at the port of entry:
- They are visiting for tourism
- They are able to financially support themselves and their dependents during
- They have arranged accommodation
- They are able to pay for return or onward journeys
- They will leave the UK at the end of their visit
Grenada citizens can stay in the UK as visitors but are not allowed to permanently reside, work, or study without the proper authorization from the UK government.
Rules for obtaining a visa to other countries
Every country in the world has its own visa system, and for Grenada citizens aiming to apply for a visa for any given country, they will have to check the requirement and process.
Some countries require electronic visas or evisas (or e-visas) while others require visas stamped on a passport. Whatever the process may be you can check with a country’s embassy, consulate, or even your travel agent to provide you with information on how to apply.
Rules for staying in Caricom countries
Being a member of Caricom and OECS Grenadian citizens need no visa to enter any CARICOM member state. It even gets better than that as Grenadian citizens can live and work in any member state if they present a CARICOM certificate of skills, which is basically proof that they can undertake labor in any given CARICOM nation.
This allows citizens of Grenada who issue a CARICOM certificate of skills to live and reside in the following nations:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
There is no work permit requirement for nationals of CARICOM states in order to reside and work in another member state, and this opens doors for future generations who which to work in some of the most beautiful nations in the world.
Passport validity, rules, period, and cost of passport replacement
The Grenada passport is valid for five years, and its renewal is for the same period perpetually.
The fee to issue a Grenada passport is XCD 250, while the fee for issuing a passport replacement in the case of damage or loss it is XCD 500. The application takes two to three weeks of processing but it can be expedited for a fee of XCD 75.
Global mobility made easy
The Grenada passport opens the door for investors to roam the world visa free and become true global citizens. The Grenada citizenship by investment program is very simple, and the first step is the simplest of all; contacting us today to book a free consultation with our Grenada citizenship expert.
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
Where can Grenadians travel without a visa?
Grenadians can travel visa-free to 144 destinations worldwide including the UK, Schengen Area, Russia, China, and others. To see the visa free travel countries for the Grenada passport refer to our map here.
Do Grenadians need US visa?
Yes. Grenadian citizens require a visa to enter the USA. They do, however, have an advantage as they can apply for ten-year multiple-entry visas or apply for the US E2 visa under the E2 treaty.
Do you need a visa to travel to Grenada?
If you become a Grenadian citizen through the Grenada citizenship by investment program then you do not need a visa to enter Grenada. Otherwise, you might need a visa to enter Grenada depending on your nationality.