Passports give a lot of freedom to their holders depending on the country that issued them. For Grenada passports, holders can access the U.K. without being issued a visa beforehand. Having that kind of access as a Grenada citizen is a great advantage for travel and, potentially, business. Often, many people who are excited to have visa-free travel to the United Kingdom wonder if they can stay or live in the UK while holding a passport from Grenada.
Read below to discover what having a Grenada passport grants you and does not allow.
Visa-Free Travel and the Grenadian Passport
The Grenada passport offers what is known as visa-free travel. That phrase can confuse people into thinking that they have unfettered access to another sovereign nation. While visa-free means exactly what it says, it’s important to note what it refers to specifically. What having a visa-free passport means for the holder is that they aren’t required to obtain a travel visa to visit a nation that is included on the list of countries where the visa has been waived.
Some countries stipulate visa-on-arrival, which is important to note before traveling. Having a passport from Grenada means that you have access to over 140 countries on the visa-free list, but there is also a visa-on-arrival list. Be sure to check the list of countries before traveling with your passport.
To read more about the unique features of a Grenada passport, we strongly recommend reading here:
Live or Travel to the United Kingdom with a Grenada Passport?
The United Kingdom is one of the countries that is listed as visa-free and many Grenada passport holders wonder if they’re able to remain in the UK for an extended period of time, if not reside there permanently. There are several rules for visiting the UK and other Commonwealth nations that are important for you to know. While you can travel and stay in the UK for up to 180 days (6 months) or split it up to visit different nations throughout the Commonwealth, you’re not permitted to work or study there without the correct authorization from the British government. Also, before visiting the UK, note the other rules for entering the country:
- Prove you are visiting for tourism
- Prove you are able to financially support themselves and their dependents during the visit
- Prove arranged accommodation has been made
- Prove you are able to pay for return or onward journeys
- State you will leave the UK at the end of their visit
Another important piece of information, and more to the point, is if you can live in the UK with a passport from Grenada, and the answer is you cannot. To take steps for residency status in Britain you would have to go through their immigration process to be able to live or work in the country.
Travel to the UK being a citizen of Grenada
If global mobility and visa-free travel are appealing, even if you want to scout out other countries to gain citizenship without the hassle of a visa, Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment programme may be the path for you. By making an investment in government-approved real estate development, such as Range Development’s InterContinental Grenada Resort, you can gain citizenship and a Grenada passport in around 3-4 months.
By becoming a holder of a Grenada passport, you have access to a wide range of benefits beyond visa-free travel to over 140 countries. To explore economic citizenship in Grenada, we strongly encourage you to read our guide on the process and investment opportunities below.