Basic Visa Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders Traveling Abroad

Important: All visas require a valid U.S. passport. Tourist visas require an itinerary. Business visas require a letter written on company letterhead, signed by an officer, including name and address of contact in the country to be visited, purpose of visit, financial guarantee, and mention of round trip tickets.

 

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Key: (T) = Tourist, (B) = Business, PP = Passport, MO = Embassy fee must be paid by Money Order.

 

These countries require visas, but they are not obtainable in the U.S. : N. Korea, Somalia.

 

 

This material is to be used only as a guide by our customers and cannot be guaranteed 100% accurate.  Please call or email us for the latest up to date information.

 

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Last updated: August 17 , 2017

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Afghanistan

Forms/Photos

1 & 1  

Additional Requirements

 

Algeria

2 & 2

(B) ORIGINAL invitation, 2 bus. letters (T) HotEl Confirmation.

Angola

2 & 2

(B) invitation. (T) Bank statement.

Armenia 1 & 1 Invitation for stays over 21 days.
Australia 0 & 0 ETA visa issued by travEl agents.

Azerbaijan

1 & 2

(B) Invitation. (T) HotEl voucher.

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Bahrain 1 & 1 (T) Letter from traveler detailing trip.
Bangladesh 2 & 2
Belarus

1 & 1 (T) Hotel confirmation. (B) Invitation.
Belarus Application Form
Benin 2 & 2 Yellow fever.
Bhutan 2 & 2 (B) Invitation. (T) Must be with group.
Bolivia 1 & 1
Brazil 1 & 1 Signed passport. (B) Very specific letter. Call for details. Copy of ID verifying address.
Burk. Faso 2 & 2 Yellow fever.

Burundi

3 & 3

Ticket copy. Yellow fever.

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Cambodia 1 & 1  
Cameroon 2 & 2 Ticket copy. Yellow fever.
Cape Verde 1 & 1 MO.
C.A.R. 3 & 3 Yellow fever.
Chad 3 & 3 Yellow fever.
China 1 & 1 (B) Visa Notification Form (T) Itinerary and HotEl Confirmation.
Colombia 2 & 0 (T) Not required. (B) Call office.
Congo 2 & 2 Yellow fever. Letter from traveler stating purpose of trip.
Cote D'Ivoire 2 & 2 HotEl Confirmation. Yellow Fever.
D.R.C. 2 & 2

(Zaire) Yellow fever. 

Djibouti 2 & 2 Ticket copy. Yellow fever.

Dominican Republic

1 & 3

(T) Not required, but tourist card available with letter.

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Egypt 1 & 2 MO.
El Salvador 1 & 2  
Eq. Guinea 1 & 1 Detailed travEl letter. Proof of funds.
Eritrea 1 & 2 (B) Invitation.

Ethiopia

1 & 1

 

Gabon 2 & 2 Yellow fever. MO.
Gambia 1 & 1 Yellow fever. MO.
Ghana  2 & 2
Guinea 3 & 3 Yellow fever.

Guinea Bissau

2 & 2

Yellow fever. Ticket copy. Financial guarantee.

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India 2 & 2 Passport must be signed.
Indonesia

2 & 2

Jamaica 1 & 1 (T) Not required.

Jordan

1 & 1

 

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Kazakhstan 1 & 2 Invitation from Kazakhstan.  Adoptions need Foreign Ministry approval. 
Kenya 1 & 2  
Korea (S) 1 & 1 No visa (T) or (B) for 3 months
Kuwait 2 & 2 U.S. Citizens are issued a one month visa upon arrival. Call for info. on longer stays.
Kyrgyz 1 & 2 (T) HotEl voucher. (B) Invitation.
Laos 3 & 3 (T) Confirmation of group tour from Laos. (B) Invitation. Ticket copy. Proof of funds.
Lebanon 1 & 2 MO.
Lesotho 1 & 1 Ticket copy.

Liberia

 

 

 Libya               

2 & 2

 

 

1 & 1

 

Yellow fever. 

 

Foreign Ministry approval letter. 

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Malagasy

Malawi
2 & 2

2 & 2
Yellow fever.

MO.
Mali 2 & 2 Yellow fever. 
Mauritania 2 & 2 Ticket copy.
Moldova 1 & 1  (B) Invitation
Mongolia 2 & 2 (T) HotEl confirmation. (B) Invitation.
Mozambique 2 & 2 Yellow fever. Letter giving detailed itinerary.
Myanmar

Namibia
1 & 2

1 & 2 
     

Work History Form (T) (B)


(T) Not required for 90 days. HotEl Confirmation.

Nepal 1 & 1  
Niger 2 & 2 Yellow fever. Bank statement.

Nigeria

1 & 1

HotEl confirmation (T). Invitation for (B) or personal visit.

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Oman 1 & 0 Original typed application. MO.
Pakistan 1 & 4
 Business supplemental form

Pakistan Application

 

 

 

P.N.G.

 

Paraguay

 

 

 

2 & 2

 

1 & 1

 

 

 

Ticket copy.

 

Bank Statement(T) Co. letter (B)

Peru 1 & 2 Ticket copy. (T) Not required.

Philippines

1 & 1

(T) Not required up to 21 days. Forms must be notarized.

Qatar 2 & 2  

Russia




Rwanda

1 & 1



1 & 1

(T) Official hotEl confirmation and voucher from Russia. (B) Invitation. 


Yellow Fever copy. Letter from traveler.

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SaoTome 2 & 2 Yellow fever. Letter from traveler stating purpose.
Saudi Arabia 1 & 1 Copy of invitation letter from sponsor. Clear copy of application form. Enjaz receipt.
Sierra Leone 1 & 1 Yellow fever.
Sri Lanka 1 & 2 (B) Invitation. Ticket copy. Bank statement. Signed PP. (T) Not required.
Sudan 1 & 1 Invitation. Proof of funds.

South Sudan

 

 

Suriname

 

 

 

2 & 2

 

 

 

Invitation. Ticket copy. May take several weeks.

Syria

2 & 2

 

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Taiwan 2 & 2 Visa not required for 14 days or less.
Tajikistan 1 & 3 (B) Foreign Ministry approval. (T) Confirmed hotEl voucher.
Tanzania 1 & 2 Must use new form.
Thailand 1 & 2 (T) Not required up to 30 days. MO.
Togo 2 & 2 Yellow fever.
Trinidad & Tobago 0 & 0 (T) Not required.
Turkey 1 & 1                

Turkmenistan

1 & 1

(T) HotEl voucher. (B) Invitation.

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Uganda

1 & 1
Yellow Fever.
U.A.E. 1 & 1 Visa obtained upon arrival.
Uzbekistan 1 & 1 (B) Invitation. (T) Confirmed hotEl voucher.
Venezuela 1 & 1 (T) Visa requires personal appearance.
Vietnam 1 & 1 (B) Needs approval from Foreign Ministry in Hanoi.
Yemen 1 & 2 Invitation for visiting relatives.
Yugoslavia 1 & 0 This includes Serbia and Montenegro.
Zambia 2 & 2 Yellow fever upon arrival. MO. Signed photographs.

Zimbabwe

 

2 & 2

 

 USA citizens must get visa on arrival ONLY

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