British Overseas Territories passport holders are urged to give themselves enough time to receive travel documents prior to travelling on a new or renewed passport, as passport processing times have lengthened.
Processing times for a lost or stolen passport are longer, at about six to eight weeks.
Anyone visiting the U.S. who is a non-citizen and who is using a British Overseas Territories Passport must ensure their documents are valid for at least six months after their intended date of departure from the U.S. Visa waivers for a single entry into the U.S. from the Cayman Islands take about three working days to process, but those waivers cannot be issued to individuals with a past criminal conviction or to someone who has previously been denied a travel visa.
Any British citizen traveling to the U.S. without a visitors visa must obtain online authorization for that travel at ESTA or the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. ESTA can be accessed at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov.