No Visa Required
While U.S. citizens are required to have a visa for travel to some countries, there are many with no visa required, which can save you time and money. Foreign entry requirements vary from country to country and navigating the requirements of countries that require visas can be confusing and overwhelming. Eliminating this step can take some of the stress out of preparing for your trip.
Many countries do not require U.S. citizens to have a visa to enter, including Antarctica, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Kirbati, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
In addition, there are many countries that allow U.S. citizens to travel with no visa required if they are staying for less than a certain amount of time. For example, U.S. citizens can travel to the Philippines for up to 21 days and to Barbados for up to 28 days without a visa.
U.S. citizens can travel to the countries listed below for up to 30 days without a visa:
• Aruba (may be extended up to 180 days)
• British Virgin Islands
• Curacao (may be extended up to 180 days)
• Macau SAR
• New Caledonia
U.S. citizens can travel to Colombia, Samoa and Swaziland for up to 60 days with no visa required.
U.S. citizens can travel to the following countries for up to 90 days without a visa:
• Antigua and Barbuda
• Bosnia and Herzegovina
• Dutch West Indies
• Costa Rica
• Czech Republic
• French Guiana
• French Polynesia
• French West Indies
• Hong Kong
• South Korea
• French West Indies
• New Zealand
• San Marino
• Solomon Islands
• South Africa
• St. Kitts and Nevis
• Trinidad and Tobago
• Turks and Caicos
In addition to be being able to travel to these countries with no visa required, there are 25 European countries that are part of the Schengen Agreement. When you enter a country that is part of the Schengen Agreement, you will be required to show your passport. However, after your initial entry, you can travel back and forth across country borders in the Schengen area for up to 90 days without showing your passport.
U.S. citizens do not need a visa to travel to Fiji or Tunisia for stays of up to 120 days.
U.S. citizens can travel to the following countries for up to 180 days without a visa:
• United Kingdom
Finally, U.S. citizens can travel to Georgia for up to 360 days and Palau for up to a year with no visa required.
When You Need a Visa
If you are traveling to a country that requires a visa, a professional visa service like “company name” can help guide you through the application process. With so many entry requirements that vary by country and visa type, it is easy to make a mistake. However, ensuring that your application is accurate and complete is critical to receiving your visa quickly. Professional expediters have databases that outline every travel requirement for the country you’re visiting and the type of visa you need to obtain, so you can be sure to get it right the first time. In addition, they have representatives who are available to answer any questions you have during the application process. When your application is complete, a representative from the expediting service will submit your application to the consulate of the country you are visiting and mail your visa to you when it has been issued. When you aren’t traveling to a country with no visa required, a visa service can help take the hassle out of securing your visa in time for your trip.
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