Visa Requirements for Chinese Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of China

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Visa Not Required

44 destinations allow visa-free entry to Chinese citizens.

  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180 day period.
  • Visa-Free30 daysRemarks updated .30 days per trip, but no more than 90 days within any 1 calendar year for tourism purposes only.
    Visitors must have a return/onward ticket and a hotel reservation confirmation.
    An International Certificate of Vaccination is required.
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    Visa-Free30 daysRemarks updated .The duration of stay is 30 days at a time, no more than 90 days within any 180 days.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180 day period.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa for up to 30 days.
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free30 daysVisa free for 30 days, for a maximum total stay of 90 days within any 1 calendar year.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa for up to 30 days.
  • Visa-Free30 dayse-Visa is also available.
    Must have an international vaccination certificate.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
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    Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180 day period.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRequirement updated .
  • Visa-Free30 daysRemarks updated .
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any one-year period.
  • Visa-Free4 months
  • Visa-Free30 daysOn September 11, 2023, Georgia introduced a visa-free regime for Chinese citizens.
    Holders of valid visas or residence permits of EU/EFTA/GCC countries, overseas territories of EU countries (except Anguilla, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha), Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, United Kingdom, or the United States - visa-free for stays of maximum 90 days in a 180-day period. Otherwise, the default 30-day period applies.
  • Visa-Free30 daysRemarks updated .
  • Visa-Free3 monthsAll non-Haitian passport holders must pay a tourist fee of US$10 on arrival.
  • Visa-Free21 days
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free30 days90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 12-month period.
  • Visa-FreeRequirement updated .
  • Visa-Free30 daysIt has been reported that the Foreign Ministry of Malaysia will reciprocate China's visa exemption starting on 1 December 2023 until 31 December 2024.
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free30 daysTravelers must pay a fee of 650 MT upon entry.
    Can be extendable for another 30 days.
  • Visa-Free14 days / 30 daysChinese national are also eligible for single / multiple entry electronic visa valid for 30 days.
  • Visa-Free30 days
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    Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free6 weeks
  • Visa-Free60 days
  • Visa-Free90 days.Although officially no visa is required, at least a Single Entry Schengen visa is required to enter San Marino since it does not have an own airport facility and no border controls.
  • Visa-Free30 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa up to 90 days within a six-month period.
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free30 daysRequirement updated , remarks Holders of travel documents other than Chinese passports must obtain visa in advance or transit without visa.
  • Visa-Free30 daysRemarks updated .An entrance fee of USD 25 or EUR 25 must be paid online prior to arrival.
    Multiple entry e-Visa is also available.
  • Visa-Free30 daysRemarks updated .The duration of stay is 30 days at a time, no more than 90 days within any 180 days.
    30-day visa cannot be extended while in Thailand.
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysFor tourism purposes only. When entering the country, a paid hotel reservation (Bon-Voucher) and a round-trip flight ticket that matches the duration of the stay in Tunisia is required.
  • United Arab Emirates PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free10 daysMust arrive by air. Otherwise an electronic visa is available.
  • Visa-Free30 daysPassengers must have a medical certificate proving they do not have COVID-19
  • Visa-Free30 daysAlso eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zimbabwe.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 16 destinations for passport holders of China.

eVisa

Chinese passport allows entry to 29 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • eVisaMay apply online (Online Visitor e600 visa and Online e400 work visa).
    Effective from 20 June 2016, Chinese biometric passport holders use automated passport control SmartGate on arrival to Australia.
  • eVisa3 monthsHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisaHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
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  • eVisaNational visa may be substituted with a visa or residence permit issued by a Schengen Area member state or the United States which is valid for a minimum of 180 days from the arrival date.
  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa3 monthse-Visa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa7 days
  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
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  • eVisa90 dayse-Visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa90 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .Applications can be submitted up to 90 days prior to travel and must be submitted at least 3 days in advance.
    eTA fee is USD 32.50.
    Proof of reservation at the hotel where visitors plan to stay is required (if staying with friends, an invitation letter is also acceptable).
    Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if coming from endemic countries.
  • eVisa60 daysRemarks updated .e-Visa holders must arrive via Manas International Airport or Osh Airport or through land crossings with China (at Irkeshtam and Torugart), Kazakhstan (at Ak-jol, Ak-Tilek, Chaldybar, Chon-Kapka), Tajikistan (at Bor-Dobo, Kulundu, Kyzyl-Bel) and Uzbekistan (at Dostuk).
    Citizens of China arriving through the checkpoint at Manas International Airport can stay visa-free for up to 7 days if they have a voucher (which can be purchased upon arrival at Manas International Airport) with a value of at least 500 USD and a return air ticket to their country of citizenship or to a third country with the right to re-enter visa-free after 21 days from the date of departure;
    or with long-term visas (for a period of more than 3 years) of the United States of America, the Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Schengen zone, where they can stay visa-free for 7 days with the right to re-enter visa-free after 21 days from the date of departure.
  • eVisaRequirement updated .
  • eVisaRemarks updated .Except for holders of residence permits or valid visas (excluding transit visas), issued by one of the Member States of the European Union or one of the States Parties to the Schengen Agreement, by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, Canada which may travel to the Republic of Moldova during their validity. https://mfa.gov.md/en/content/visa-regime-foreigners
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
    Chinese citizens can apply for a visa online without a need for an invitation letter.
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa90 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa30 days / 3 monthsRemarks updated .Electronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for tourism purposes.
    Electronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for business purposes.
    Online Visa eligible.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
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    eVisa30 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
    Chinese tourists traveling in registered and organized travel groups are eligible for a free 30-day single-entry visitor visa.
  • eVisa15 days / 16 daysRemarks updated .Citizens of China may visit Russia without a visa for up to 15 days if traveling as part of a tour group from 5 to 50 persons that is accompanied by a representative of a tour operator registered in both countries.
  • eVisae-Visa holders must arrive via O. R. Tambo International Airport.
  • eVisaObtainable online.
    Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa60 daysRemarks updated .Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa15 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa30 days.Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa3 monthsRemarks updated .Can also be entered on an East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Kenya or Rwanda.
  • eVisaRemarks updated .e-Visa is valid for 90 days and multiple entry.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
    Visa not required for 30 days for Phu Quoc island, including transiting through Noi Bai International Airport or Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
    Visa collection on arrival can be arranged online through travel agencies and are available at Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc airports.
    In November 2023, the authorities in Vietnam has proposed to waive visas for Chinese citizens.

eVisa / On Arrival

For 17 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of China.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysAvailable at airports.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysRequirement updated .Visa valid for up to 90 days can be issued on arrival with evidence of onward tickets or booked hotel. Bolivian embassy in Beijing also confirmed that Chinese nationals can get visa on arrival at airport or land checkpoint on 27 December 2017.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival or online.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysChinese citizens are eligible to apply for e-Visa.
    Per IATA, Chinese citizens are eligible to apply for visa on arrival for a maximum stay of one month with a Letter of Guarantee from a local travel agency.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    e-Visa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    e-Visa is available for 30 or 90 days.
    Visa free for holders of passports for public affairs.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysRemarks updated .Indonesian authorities have announced that citizens of China may be granted visa-free entry in the upcoming month.
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalVisa can be obtained upon arrival, it will cost a total of 40 JOD, obtainable at most international ports of entry and land border crossings. (except King Hussein/Allenby Bridge)
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysRemarks updated .17
    e-Visa may be used to enter Laos through Luang Prabang, Pakse and Vientiane international airports, 3 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridges
    Visa on arrival is available at Luang Prabang, Pakse and Vientiane international airports, the 4 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridges
    Visa on arrival is extendable for an additional 60 days at the Department of Immigration in Vientiane.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival28 daysRemarks updated .Visa policy of the Myanmar government does not apply to militia-controlled areas where the central government does not exercise actual control.
    e-Visa holders must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports or via land border crossings with Thailand — Tachileik, Myawaddy and Kawthaung or India — Rih Khaw Dar and Tamu.
    e-Visa available for both tourism (allowed stay is 28 days) or business (allowed stay is 70 days) purposes.
    Visa on arrival can be issued at Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airport and is valid for 30 days. (for 1 year from August 30, 2023)
    Residents in bordering provinces can apply for an entry-exit pass that work with their automated border control system to expedite crossing.
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalVisa is issued free of charge for Chinese tourists.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months / 30 daysHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 days / 30 daysRemarks updated .On 24 October 2023, Sri Lanka waived visa fees for citizens of China and six other countries. This will last until 30 April 2024.
    The standard visitor visa allows a stay of 60 days within any 6 month period.
    Visa fees (for Standard visitor visa):
    SAARC - USD 35
    Non SAARC - USD 75
    e-Visa categories will be charged an additional USD 18.50 service fee.
    If transiting from any of the Sri Lankan airports, An e-Visa is exempted (2 day transit period).
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival15 days.Holders of a visa issued by the United States and the Schengen Area do not require a visa.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysRemarks updated .

Pre-arranged Visa Required

86 destinations require a visa obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival from passport holders of China. This requirement may be waived off if Chinese citizens meet certain alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

  • Visa RequiredAn introducing letter (from employer/organization/university/etc.) is required.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredElectronic Travel Authorization will only be issued to those who already possess a U.S. or Schengen visa. It must be approved before travel and is valid for tourism purposes.
    As of 1 October 2017, visas are issued with a 10-year validity period.
    Argentinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website states that visa is required for Chinese citizens visiting Argentina.
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  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .Visa is not required for cruise passengers.
    Holders of a multi-entry visa or Permanent Resident Card issued by Canada or the United States, may enter visa-free for up to 30 days.
    Holders of a multi-entry visa issued by a Schengen state, may enter visa-free for up to 30 days.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .
  • Visa RequiredNo transit visa is required if transiting through Calgary, Montreal Trudeau (Air Canada Flights only), Toronto Pearson (Terminal 1 only, cannot change terminal or transit through Terminal 3), Vancouver International or Winnipeg Airports to or from the United States within 24 hours of arrival while holding valid US visa and travelling on flights operated by Air Canada (including subsidiaries Air Canada Rouge and Jazz Air), Air China, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Philippine Airlines, WestJet, or Xiamen Airlines. Need to departure from Beijing, Chengdu, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Harbin, Hong Kong, Manila, Nagoya, Osaka, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenyang, Taipei, Tokyo, or Xiamen if travelling to the United States. Need not to be under a removal or deportation order or staying in the United States longer than the authorized time if leaving the United States.
    Visa is not required for permanent residents of the United States.
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    Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a visa issued by Canada or the United States which is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date.
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa for stays up to 30 days.
    National visa may be substituted with a visa issued by Canada or the United States.
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .Holders of valid double or multiple entry Schengen visa, as well as residence permits issued by Schengen Member States are not required to hold a short-stay visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus for a time period that does not exceed 90 days in any 180 day period.
  • Czech Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Dominican Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa RequiredRemarks updated .Holders of a visa or permanent residency card issued by Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus and any Schengen Area country can enter visa-free for a maximum stay of 30 days. United Kingdom residents can obtain a Tourist Card on arrival for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
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  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
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  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by Canada, the United States, or a Schengen Area member state, or a residence permit of the United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .e-Visa is no longer available due to military tension between China and India.
    India announced in April 2022 that all tourism visas issued to Chinese passport holders before the COVID-19 shall remain void, and the issuance of tourism visa was suspended thereafter. Business visa applicants are required to submit unusual supporting documents, such as notarized university degree and notarized Certificate of No Criminal Conviction, and are often rejected arbitrarily.
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid C visa or visas endorsed with BIVS issued by the United Kingdom until October 2021.
  • Visa RequiredAs of 2017 visas are issued with a 10-year validity period.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .Passengers transiting through Narita or Haneda airport may apply for a shore pass to enter Japan for no more than 72 hours without a visa, subject to the discretion of immigration authorities and certain conditions.
    Passengers of approved cruise ships do not require a visa if they stay no longer than 15 days from April 2015.
    e-Visa is available if residing in Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States. It is a single entry visa and its duration of stay is 90 days.
    e-Visa is available if residing in Mongolia. It is a single entry visa and its duration of stay is 90 days. e-Visa application must be made through the travel agencies accredited by the Japanese overseas establishment from 15 December 2023.
    e-Visa is also available for Chinese passport holder who resides in Mainland China (except Hong Kong and Macau) only, it is a single entry visa and its duration of stay is 30 days. e-Visa application must be made through the travel agencies accredited by the Japanese overseas establishment from 19 June 2023. The electronic visa will be issued when the agencies are ready to apply through JAPAN e-Visa.
    For Chinese citizens residing in other territories, vignette style visa is required. Multi-entry vignette style visas are also obtainable in all territories for 3 or 5 year validity.
  • Visa RequiredDue to COVID-19, Kuwait government stops issuing the travel visas to the ordinary passport holders of Chinese citizens.
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    Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by a Schengen Area member state, the United States, Canada or United Kingdom for stays up to 15 days if the visa is valid for at least five days beyond the period of intended stay in North Macedonia. *Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa Required
  • Marshall Islands PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid visa (of any category except transit) or permanent residency issued by Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, United States, or a Schengen Area member state, may enter visa-free for 180 days.
    Holders of permanent residency of Chile, Peru, and Colombia may enter visa-free for 180 days.
    Note: Temporary residence cards, permits or other documents issued by those countries such as EU temporary residency card, Canadian study/work permit, or U.S. I-20 form, EAD card are NOT accepted for entering Mexico. Only valid visas (of any category, except transit visa) physically affixed in the passport are accepted.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .National visa may be substituted with a valid Schengen visa, a valid visa of Australia, Cyprus, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, the United States of America and the United Kingdom.
    Also a residence permit in the countries of the Schengen zone, Australia, Cyprus, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, the United States of America and the United Kingdom for up to 30 days per stay.
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .Namibian authorities have proposed waiving visa requirements for citizens of China.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredMay enter using eGate.
    Holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa or Resident Return Visa may be granted a New Zealand Resident Visa on arrival permitting indefinite stay (pursuant to the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement), subject to meeting character requirements and obtaining an Electronic Travel Authority prior to departure.
    Transit visa not required for passengers flying to or from Australia and remaining airside for no longer than 24 hours.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa RequiredChinese tourists may visit Tongnim County without a visa for 2 days.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by Australia, Canada, the United States, Schengen (need to be valid for 6 months after entry) or the United Kingdom for up to 30 days.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredNationals of China who have a valid US, Canada, Australia, Schengen Area, or UK visa or permanent resident permit can stay a visa-free up to 180 days for tourist or business purposes. The visa must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date.
  • Visa RequiredOn 10 November 2023, the Philippine government announced the full implementation of the eVisa service for Chinese nationals, which is now not only restricted to Shanghai and is available at all Chinese consulates.
    On 30 November 2023, the Philippine government suspended eVisa service for PRC nationals for unclear reason.
    Holders of a visa issued by Australia, Japan, Canada, USA or Schengen area do not require a visa for stay up to 7 days for tourism purpose.
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  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .
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    Visa RequiredPre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa RequiredIn the following cases, Chinese nationals can enter Korea without a visa.
    Visa is not required for direct or transit visitors to Jeju Island up to 30 days.
    Transit to or from third countries such as the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.
    Chinese group tourists departing from China (including Hong Kong and Macau) to Incheon, Gimpo, Gimhae, Cheongju, Muan, Daegu, and Yangyang International Airport in South Korea, travel within 5 days (10 days at Yangyang Airport) and then transfer to domestic flights in Korea Flight to Jeju Island.
    Chinese group tourists departing from China via South Korea to Japan with a Japanese group tourist visa, and Chinese group tourists departing from Japan via South Korea to China or a third country.
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  • Trinidad and Tobago PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .e-Visa (30 days) is currently suspended.
    Ukrainian authorities intend to sign reciprocal visa-free agreement with China in the next five years.
    Due to ongoing conflict in Ukraine, it is unclear whether this reciprocal visa-free agreement will be signed in the previously allocated timeframe.
  • United Kingdom PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa RequiredVisa not required if holding a valid Irish visa endorsed with BIVS. Entry permitted only if first point of entry to the Common Travel Area is in Ireland.
    Transit visa not required if holding a valid US, Canada, Australia (physical sticker visa required), New Zealand, Ireland (Biometric visas only), and Schengen (D visa or residence permit only) visa or permanent residence permit. Need to depart from or fly to these countries and territories if not remaining airside, either directly or via reasonable routes.
  • United States of America PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa RequiredChinese citizens who do receive a visa are normally issued "120-month multiple-entry combination B1/B2 visas."
    10-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.
  • Visa RequiredNational visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by the United States, Canada or a European Union member state for stays up to 90 days when arriving via Montevideo airport or Montevideo and Colonia ports.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
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  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
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