Visa Requirements

Guam

 
Visa and Entry Formalities

Entry requirements for Guam are identical for any U.S. destination. Although U.S. Citizens are required to possess a U.S. passport, on a case-by-case basis, photo I.D. and proof of citizenship may be accepted. Citizens of most other countries must have a valid passport with a U.S. visa.
 
Effective November 28, 2009, the Consolidated Natural Resources Act will go into effect and includes a new ruling on the Guam Visa Waiver Program. According to the Federal Register, currently, the determination as to which countries may participate is based on the countries’ geographical proximity to Guam on the premise that they maintain a traditional interchange with Guam. Countries that are not in geographical proximity to Guam may be included if they have a substantial volume of nonimmigrant admissions to Guam and extend reciprocal privileges to citizens of the United States.
 
Citizens of more than a dozen countries have been allowed entry to Guam without a visa for a period of up to 45 days; travel onward to other U.S. ports is not allowed and the traveler must arrive on a signatory carrier. Countries on the Visa Waiver Program include Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
 
For more detailed information, please visit the United States Department of Homeland Security’s website at

www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1....
 
 

Saipan, Tinian, and Rota

 
Visa and Entry Formalities

Entry requirements for the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) are the same as for any U.S. destination. The U.S. Visa Waiver Program applies. For further details, visit www.travel.state.gov. In addition, a special Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program allows visa-free entry from additional countries: Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong (HK Special Administrative Region [SAR] passport or HK Identification card is required), Japan, Malaysia, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom.  Under the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program, travelers from these countries, for a maximum of 45 days, seeking admission to the CNMI must possess a valid, unexpired machine-readable passport and must not have previously violated the terms of any prior admission to the U.S. ESTA is not a requirement for these travelers.
 
 

Palau

 
Visa and Entry Formalities

All nationalities must have a valid passport up to 6 months prior to expiration date to enter Palau. A 30-day tourist visa may be obtained upon entry. All visitors must have a return or onward air-tickets. Mandatory Departure Tax is currently $20.00 per person and Green Fee is currently $30.00 per person; these taxes are payable directly on departure.
 
 

Yap

 
Visa and Entry Formalities

There is NO VISA requirement to enter into Yap, except a valid passport within 6 months period, and a round-trip airfare ticket.
 
 

Chuuk

 
Visa and Entry Formalities

All visitors arriving in the FSM must have and present proof of citizenship or nationality by possessing a valid passport or other travel document issued by the government of the country of citizenship or nationality. The document must be valid for at least 120 days beyond the date of departure from the FSM. Citizens and nationals of the FSM, Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the United States may prove citizenship or nationality by possessing a passport, birth certificate or FSM entry permit.
 
Upon arrival, all non-citizens without a valid entry permit must present a completed "FSM Immigration Arrival and Departure Record." This form is furnished by a carrier prior to arrival at the point of entry. Those wishing to visit the FSM for a period exceeding 30 days must also complete an
 entry permit. A permit is not required for a person visiting the FSM for 30 days or less.
 
Every visitor must demonstrate the ability to travel onward beyond the FSM and to leave the FSM at the end of the visit. This can be shown by possession of a return or onward ticket to a destination outside of the FSM to a place where his or her travel documents will allow entry. At the discretion of the Chief of Immigration & Labor, in lieu of a ticket, the visitor may present any other form of proof to show that the non-citizen will be able to leave the FSM upon expiration of the visit or otherwise.
 
Citizens and nationals of the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the United States may be issued an entry permit for the duration of the visit, which shall not exceed one year.
 
All other noncitizens may be issued an entry permit for an additional period not to exceed 60 days.  All non-citizens, other than visitors must have their entry permits applied for prior to arrival in the FSM.
 
 

Pohnpei

 
Visa and Entry Formalities

U.S. citizens may enter Pohnpei with a U.S. passport or proof of U.S. citizenship (birth certificate). Non-U.S. citizens must have a valid passport from their country of origin. Plants and animals must be given prior approval before entry, and animals must be quarantined. Importation of controlled substances or weapons is strictly prohibited. Vaccination or certification is not required unless the traveler comes from an infected area. A visa is not required for a tourist visiting FSM for 30 days or less although an onward or return ticket and valid passport (120 days) are required. For more detail information please visit the FSM website at www.visit-micronesia.fm
 
Photo Credit: FSM Visitors Boards,
Sokehs Rock
 
 

Kosrae

 
Visa and Entry Formalities

Entry and Exit Formalities: Entry requirement for Kosrae are same as most places. You will be required to fill out an immigration form and a customs form. A US$15 departure tax is collected at the airport before departure. US citizens must show proof of citizenship and nationals of other countries must have a valid passport. A 30-day tourist permit may be obtained upon entry from immigration officials. All visitors must have a return or onward ticket.  Customs checks are performed upon arrival entry to Kosrae. Visitors are allowed to bring one carton of cigarette, one pound of tobacco (about 20 cigars), and 52 fluid ounces of alcohol. An import tax for the excess of these products will be levied. Under $200 value of each of following – cosmetics, toiletries, perfumes, non-alcoholic beverages, foodstuff, citrus fruits, and soap are permitted without tax. Fruits and vegetables, flowers, and other plant life as well as livestock, poultry, and meat products are either prohibited or restricted. FSM Division of Customs: (691) 370-3347.
 
 

Marshall Islands

 
Visa and Entry Formalities

General requirements should be consist of a completed application form with two recent passport size photos, a copy of passport (valid for at least 6 months), and supporting documents: letter from applicant-stating the purpose and duration of visit, flight itinerary, police record dated within the last three months, health clearance dated within the last three months showing the person is free from HIV/AIDS and TB, $100 application fee and the receipt of payment. All payments, completed documents must be submitted to:  Director of Immigration, Immigration Division, P. O Box 890, Majuro MH 96960. The United States and all its territories, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Pacific Islands Forum Countries including Australia and New Zealand, are exempted from the requirements of entry visa. Entry visa will be issued upon arrival to citizens of Canada, the European Union, Japan, Korea, Republic of China (ROC) and the Philippines provided the duration of the intended visit is no more than thirty (30) days, the visitor has a roundtrip or a transit ticket and a passport valid for at least one year.