Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program
As of November 28, 2009, U.S. immigration law applies to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program is in effect.
Countries enrolled in the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program
Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom.
Parole for Citizens of the People's Republic of China for the CNMI Only: Please see Parole for Chinese page for details.
New! Parole Of Citizens of Russia into GUAM and CNMI: Please see here for details.
The Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program allows the traveler to enter Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) visa free for 45 days or fewer for business or pleasure. To utilize the program, you must:
- Be solely entering and staying on Guam or the CNMI for a period not to exceed 45 days
- Be in possession of a round trip ticket that is nontransferable and bears a confirmed departure date not exceeding 45 days from the date of admission to Guam or the CNMI
- Have a completed and signed form I-736 and Form I-94
- Be in possession of a valid unexpired International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) compliant, machine readable passport issued by a country that meets the eligibility requirements of this section
- Have not previously violated the terms of any prior admissions. Prior admissions include those under the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program, the prior Guam Visa Waiver Program, the Visa Waiver Program as described in section 217(a) of the INA and admissions pursuant to any immigrant or nonimmigrant visa
- Residents of Taiwan who are in possession of a Taiwan National Identity Card and a valid Taiwan passport who begin their travel in Taiwan and take direct flights to Guam and/or the CNMI without an intermediate layover or stop (except that the flights may stop in Guam or CNMI, a territory of the United States, en-route).
Persons who are travelling to Guam or the CNMI and utilitizing the Guam-CNMI VWP do not need to get an ESTA.
Travelers who plan to spend more than 45 days in Guam and the CNMI or plan to travel on to another U.S. destination can utilize the regular Visa Waiver Program (VWP) for their trip . Using the regular VWP requires an ESTA and a VWP compliant passport.
Travelers going to any U.S. destination (including Guam and the CNMI) who plan to work or study in the U.S. or have certain medical problems, criminal convictions, prior denial of entry into the U.S., etc. will continue to need visas.
For further information on Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program, please see here.