Citizens of the United States do not need a passport or visa to visit St. Croix. Travelers to our island are required to carry a photo ID, which can be a U.S. drivers license. It is strongly recommended, due to recent events in travel, that you have this easily accessible at all times. Not only will it prove your citizenship, but will verify your identity and make traveling hassle-free.
We have duty-free shopping on St. Croix so you can buy lots of goodies. Any U.S. resident, including children, can return, or send, to the mainland $1,600 worth of duty-free imports every thirty days. If you go over your $1,600 allowance, THANK YOU! Okay, seriously, if you go over your allowance, V. I. Purchases are dutiable at a flat rate of 6 percent on the next $1,000. U.S. residents over the age of 21 can return with five bottles of liquor duty-free or six, if one of the bottles is locally produced, such as good ol’ Cruzan Rum. Plants in soil cannot be taken to the mainland, but many of our fruits can. Feel free to call the Department of Agriculture at 340-778-1696 with any questions.
It is always recommended that you travel with your passport, as it is the easiest document to present anywhere you go. Airline and security agents at all U.S. airports will expect it from all travelers. However, because St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John are a United States territory, it is NOT REQUIRED that you have a passport when travelling here. If you have a valid passport, bring it with you. If you or someone you are travelling with do not have a passport, it is required that you present a government issued identification (Drivers License, ID card) as well as an original copy of your birth certificate (with a raised seal). A social security card will not suffice.
The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are exempt from the passport regulation that will be implemented after January 1, 2007. The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed that traveling with a US Passport is not a requirement for American citizens when coming to St. Croix. A valid photo ID is all you need to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands, although it is recommended that you also bring a copy of your birth certificate. Please call U.S. Customs at 340-773-1490 if you have any questions.
If you are not a US citizen but want to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands, a passport from your country of origin is required.