Visa Requirements for United States of America

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Visa Not Required

Passport holders of 9 countries can travel to United States of America without prior visa, eVisa, or on-arrival visa.

  • Visa-FreeOnly if traveling through the Preclearance Facilities at Nassau or Freeport airports.
  • Visa-Free6 monthsCanadian Passport required and must be valid for the period of intended stay.
    Canadian Passport exemptions only for nationals of Canada with a NEXUS card embarking in Canada or USA.
  • Visa-FreeUnder the Compact of Free Association visa exemption applies to citizens by birth, former citizens of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands who were citizens in 1986, naturalized spouses, children and naturalized citizens who are residents for at least 5 years and does not apply to those who obtained passports through passport sale.
  • Visa-Free5 Years or UnlimitedUnder the Compact of Free Association, visa exemption applies to:
    citizens by birth
    former citizens of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands who were citizens in 1986
    naturalized spouses, children and naturalized citizens who are residents for at least 5 years, and does not apply to those who obtained passports through passport sale.
  • Heard and McDonald Islands PermalinkShow on map
    Visa-FreeUnder the Compact of Free Association visa exemption applies to citizens by birth, former citizens of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands who were citizens in 1986, naturalized spouses, children and naturalized citizens who are residents for at least 5 years and does not apply to those who obtained passports through passport sale.
  • Marshall Islands PermalinkShow on map
    Visa-FreeUnder the Compact of Free Association visa exemption applies to citizens by birth, former citizens of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands who were citizens in 1986, naturalized spouses, children and naturalized citizens who are residents for at least 5 years and does not apply to those who obtained passports through passport sale.
  • Visa-Free5 Years or UnlimitedUnder the Compact of Free Association, visa exemption applies to:
    citizens by birth
    former citizens of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands who were citizens in 1986
    naturalized spouses, children and naturalized citizens who are residents for at least 5 years, and does not apply to those who obtained passports through passport sale.
  • Northern Mariana Islands PermalinkShow on map
    Visa-FreeUnder the Compact of Free Association visa exemption applies to citizens by birth, former citizens of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands who were citizens in 1986, naturalized spouses, children and naturalized citizens who are residents for at least 5 years and does not apply to those who obtained passports through passport sale.
  • Visa-FreeUnder the Compact of Free Association visa exemption applies:
    to citizens by birth
    former citizens of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands who were citizens in 1986
    naturalized spouses, children and naturalized citizens who are residents for at least 5 years and does not apply to those who obtained passports through passport investment

eVisa / On Arrival

On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / authorization is available to passport holders of 45 countries to travel to United States of America.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    ESTA is not required for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    ESTA is not required for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    Biometric passport holders only.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • Czech Republic PermalinkShow on map
    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • Faroe Islands PermalinkShow on map
    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    Visa required - Nationals of VWP countries who have travelled to or been present in Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria on or after March 1, 2011 (with limited exceptions for travel for diplomatic or military purposes in the service of a VWP country). United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    Visa required if the person visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen after March 1, 2011, or if he/she also holds citizenship in any of these countries.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysESTA required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    ESTA is valid for two years when issued.
    Holders of non-biometric passports must obtain a visa for the United States as they are ineligible to apply for an ESTA.
    Leaving the United States and re-entering from Canada or Mexico will not reset the original 90 day maximum stay. You can only reset the timer by leaving North America.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    ESTA is not required for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • Liechtenstein PermalinkShow on map
    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    ESTA is not required for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    ESTA is not required for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    Visa required if the person visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen after March 1, 2011, or if they also holds citizenship in any of these countries.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • Saint Martin (Netherlands) PermalinkShow on map
    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    ESTA is not required for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    ESTA is not required for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    Passport with National ID number required, otherwise visa issued on a separate form DS-232.
  • United Kingdom PermalinkShow on map
    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysESTA required if arriving by air or cruise ship, which is valid for 2 years.
    ESTA is not required for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

Prior to arrival at United States of America, passport holders of 173 countries must obtain a visa at their corresponding consulate of United States of America. Additional travel conditions (such as Visas to other countries) may waive this requirement.

  • Visa RequiredAfghans who worked for or on behalf of the US Government, ISAF, or RS more than one year may be eligible for a Special Immigrant Visa
    Afghans who have worked for US-based NGOs, media organizations, or for/on behalf of the US government for less than one year may be eligible for Refugee Admissions Program Priority 2 Designation
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  • American Samoa PermalinkShow on map
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  • Visa RequiredVisa not required for holders of Bermudian passport and for holders of Caymanian passport and Turks and Caicos Islands passport arriving directly from the Cayman Islands or Turks and Caicos Islands and holding a current certificate from the Clerk of the Court, indicating no criminal record. British Virgin Islands passport holders can travel to United States Virgin Islands and then continue travel to other parts of the United States if they present a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Department indicating no criminal record.
  • Antigua and Barbuda PermalinkShow on map
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  • Visa RequiredVisa not required for holders of Bermudian passport and for holders of Caymanian passport and Turks and Caicos Islands passport arriving directly from the Cayman Islands or Turks and Caicos Islands and holding a current certificate from the Clerk of the Court, indicating no criminal record. British Virgin Islands passport holders can travel to United States Virgin Islands and then continue travel to other parts of the United States if they present a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Department indicating no criminal record.
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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina PermalinkShow on map
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  • Bouvet Island PermalinkShow on map
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  • Visa RequiredTourist visas are issued with validity of up to 10 years.
  • British Indian Ocean Territory PermalinkShow on map
    Visa RequiredVisa not required for holders of Bermudian passport and for holders of Caymanian passport and Turks and Caicos Islands passport arriving directly from the Cayman Islands or Turks and Caicos Islands and holding a current certificate from the Clerk of the Court, indicating no criminal record. British Virgin Islands passport holders can travel to United States Virgin Islands and then continue travel to other parts of the United States if they present a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Department indicating no criminal record.
  • British Virgin Islands PermalinkShow on map
    Visa RequiredVisa not required for holders of Bermudian passport and for holders of Caymanian passport and Turks and Caicos Islands passport arriving directly from the Cayman Islands or Turks and Caicos Islands and holding a current certificate from the Clerk of the Court, indicating no criminal record. British Virgin Islands passport holders can travel to United States Virgin Islands and then continue travel to other parts of the United States if they present a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Department indicating no criminal record.
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  • Cayman Islands PermalinkShow on map
    Visa RequiredVisa not required for holders of Bermudian passport and for holders of Caymanian passport and Turks and Caicos Islands passport arriving directly from the Cayman Islands or Turks and Caicos Islands and holding a current certificate from the Clerk of the Court, indicating no criminal record. British Virgin Islands passport holders can travel to United States Virgin Islands and then continue travel to other parts of the United States if they present a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Department indicating no criminal record.
  • Central African Republic PermalinkShow on map
    Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredA ban on immigrants or non-immigrants on B1, B2 and B-1/B-2 visas put in place in September 2017 was lifted in April 2018.
  • Visa RequiredChinese citizens who do receive a visa are normally issued "120-month multiple-entry combination B1/B2 visas."
    Ten-year multiple-entry B visa holders must provide updates through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) every two years.
    Visa not required for Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Christmas Island PermalinkShow on map
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  • Visa RequiredOn 29 September 2017, the US halted processing of all visas except family reunification visas at its embassy in Havana, Cuba.
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  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) PermalinkShow on map
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  • Democratic Republic of the Congo PermalinkShow on map
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  • Dominican Republic PermalinkShow on map
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  • Equatorial Guinea PermalinkShow on map
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  • Falkland Islands PermalinkShow on map
    Visa RequiredVisa not required for holders of Bermudian passport and for holders of Caymanian passport and Turks and Caicos Islands passport arriving directly from the Cayman Islands or Turks and Caicos Islands and holding a current certificate from the Clerk of the Court, indicating no criminal record. British Virgin Islands passport holders can travel to United States Virgin Islands and then continue travel to other parts of the United States if they present a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Department indicating no criminal record.
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  • Visa RequiredVisa not required for holders of Bermudian passport and for holders of Caymanian passport and Turks and Caicos Islands passport arriving directly from the Cayman Islands or Turks and Caicos Islands and holding a current certificate from the Clerk of the Court, indicating no criminal record. British Virgin Islands passport holders can travel to United States Virgin Islands and then continue travel to other parts of the United States if they present a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Department indicating no criminal record.
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  • Visa RequiredVisa not required for holders of Bermudian passport and for holders of Caymanian passport and Turks and Caicos Islands passport arriving directly from the Cayman Islands or Turks and Caicos Islands and holding a current certificate from the Clerk of the Court, indicating no criminal record. British Virgin Islands passport holders can travel to United States Virgin Islands and then continue travel to other parts of the United States if they present a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Department indicating no criminal record.
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  • Guinea-Bissau PermalinkShow on map
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  • Visa RequiredChinese citizens of Hong Kong who do receive a visa are normally issued with 10-years multiple-entry combination B1/B2 visas, and each entry can stay for a maximum of 6 months (the period of stay is subject to the border immigration officer)
    On August 5, 2021, President Joe Biden directed the Department of Homeland Security to implement a "deferral of removal" for up to 18 months for Hong Kong residents currently in the United States, in response to Beijing's implementation of the national security law to crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong. Eligible Hong Kongers can apply for a work permit.
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  • Visa RequiredVisa not required for holders of Bermudian passport and for holders of Caymanian passport and Turks and Caicos Islands passport arriving directly from the Cayman Islands or Turks and Caicos Islands and holding a current certificate from the Clerk of the Court, indicating no criminal record. British Virgin Islands passport holders can travel to United States Virgin Islands and then continue travel to other parts of the United States if they present a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Department indicating no criminal record.
  • Visa RequiredTourist visas are issued with validity of up to 10 years.
    Israel is in talks and will soon join the Visa Waiver Program
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  • Visa RequiredVisa not required for holders of a Form I-512 (Authorization for Parole of an Alien into the United States")
    Visa not required for passengers who are admitted to the United States on a visa and are returning to the United States after a visit for a maximum stay of 30 days to Canada, Mexico, or adjacent islands except Cuba
    Obtainable online for non-immigrant visas (DS-160). However, the applicant must attend a scheduled interview at the nearest United States diplomatic mission
    Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel
    Holders of F or J visas must present an endorsed SEVIS Form I-20MN. Form SEVIS I-20AB for M visa holders, and Form SEVIS DS-2019 for F or J visa holders
    All visitors are fingerprinted upon entry
    Passengers who have a criminal conviction record may be refused entry or transit
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  • Visa RequiredMacau citizens who do receive a visa are normally issued with 10-years multiple-entry combination B1/B2 visas, and each entry can stay for a maximum of 6 months (the period of stay is subject to the border immigration officer)
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  • Visa RequiredMalaysian citizens who do receive a visa are normally issued with 10-years multiple-entry combination B1/B2 visas, and each entry can stay for a maximum of 6 months (the period of stay is subject to the border immigration officer)
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  • Visa RequiredVisa not required for holders of Bermudian passport and for holders of Caymanian passport and Turks and Caicos Islands passport arriving directly from the Cayman Islands or Turks and Caicos Islands and holding a current certificate from the Clerk of the Court, indicating no criminal record. British Virgin Islands passport holders can travel to United States Virgin Islands and then continue travel to other parts of the United States if they present a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Department indicating no criminal record.
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  • Norfolk Island PermalinkShow on map
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  • Visa RequiredMultiple Entry visa is given for a duration of 3 years.
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  • Papua New Guinea PermalinkShow on map
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  • Visa RequiredVisa not required for holders of Bermudian passport and for holders of Caymanian passport and Turks and Caicos Islands passport arriving directly from the Cayman Islands or Turks and Caicos Islands and holding a current certificate from the Clerk of the Court, indicating no criminal record. British Virgin Islands passport holders can travel to United States Virgin Islands and then continue travel to other parts of the United States if they present a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Department indicating no criminal record.
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  • Saint Barthélemy PermalinkShow on map
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  • Visa RequiredVisa not required for holders of Bermudian passport and for holders of Caymanian passport and Turks and Caicos Islands passport arriving directly from the Cayman Islands or Turks and Caicos Islands and holding a current certificate from the Clerk of the Court, indicating no criminal record. British Virgin Islands passport holders can travel to United States Virgin Islands and then continue travel to other parts of the United States if they present a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Department indicating no criminal record.
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis PermalinkShow on map
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  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines PermalinkShow on map
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  • Solomon Islands PermalinkShow on map
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  • Visa RequiredHolders of a B1/ B2 (B) Visa, Permanent Resident Card, D Visa who have entered the United States at least once since 2008 may use the Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosk for faster processing at selected airports, before proceeding to a US Customs and Border Protection officer for finalization of entry into the United States.
    Available locations include some United States border preclearance facilities as well.
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  • São Tome and Príncipe PermalinkShow on map
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  • Trinidad and Tobago PermalinkShow on map
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  • United Arab Emirates PermalinkShow on map
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  • Wallis and Futuna Islands PermalinkShow on map
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