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Visa Free Countries For Green Card Holders


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Lawful permanent residents of the United States, also referred to as Green Card holders, can travel to a number of countries without obtaining visa. Travelers have to be in possession of a valid Green Card and passport.

Below are the countries U.S Green Card holders can travel without a visa:

Canada

Holders of U.S. Green Card do not need a visitor visa when traveling to Canada. If a U.S Green Card holder intends to travel by air, they are, however, expected to have an eTA to fly to or transit through Canada.

When a U.S Green Card holder is travelling by land or sea directly from the U.S., only proof of U.S. lawful permanent resident status (such as your Green Card) is required.

Mexico

USA Permanent Residents, otherwise known as Green Card holders, do not require visas when traveling by air, land or sea to Mexico. Only proof of U.S. lawful permanent resident status and valid passport are required.

Costa Rica

U.S Green Card holders or Permanent residents do need a visa when entering Costa Rica. Travelers must show their residence card, which must be valid for at least six months and must meet the new security features according to the specifications by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Residence stamped on passports, parole work cards and those under refugee or asylum status are not accepted. Letters of extensions for expired Green Cards are also not accepted.

Belize

Belize is not visa-free for U.S Green Card holders but they are granted the privilege of obtaining a visa on arrival. Travelers must present to the immigration officer at the point of entry a Passport valid for at least 6 months past the end date of stay, a notarized photocopy of green card, a completed Visa Application form, and proof of sufficient funds for your stay in Belize.

Georgia

Foreigners holding a visa and/or residence permit/Green Card of the United States may enter and stay in Georgia without a visa for 90 calendar days in any 180-day period.

The British Virgin Islands

USA Permanent Residents or Green card holders do not need a visa to travel to the British Virgin Islands. Travelers are therefore required to meet other immigration requirements which include the possession of a valid Passport, proof of accommodations on the island, and proof of return journey required for entry; green card required for re-entry into the US.

Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

To travel to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaao, and Sint Maarten, Green card holders need a Passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry.

The Balkans

The Balkan countries of Albania, North Macedonia, and Montenegro allow U.S. permanent residents to enter without a visa.

Albania permits a stay for up to 90 days in a 180-day period without a visa. North Macedonia allows a stay of a maximum of 15 days without a visa while Montenegro also permits a stay of up to 30 days without a visa.

Singapore

Indian and Chinese nationals with U.S Permanent residency or Green Card can transit through Singapore for up to 96 hours without a visa.

Peru

Indian and Chinese nationals with U.S Permanent residency or Green Card can travel to Peru without a visa for a stay of up to 90 days.

Jamaica

Green card holders need a Passport and round-trip tickets, or onward tickets to another country to enter Jamaica without a visa. Travelers with Taiwan citizenship are exempted.


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Dominican Republic

U.S Green Card holders require a Passport and tourist card to visit the Dominican Republic. Also, anyone who can legally travel or reside in the US does not need a Visa to travel to the Dominican Republic for tourism purposes.

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Schengen Visa For Green Card Holders

Green Card holders require a Schengen visa to travel to the Schengen member countries unless the holder is a national of a country that has a visa-free travel arrangement with the Schengen area.

List Of Countries That Do Not Need Schengen Visa To Travel To Schengen Member Countries

Germany Visa Requirements For Green Card Holders

Germany is a member of Schengen and as such travelers to Germany must meet Schengen travel requirements. U.S Green Card holders need a visa to enter Schengen, which Germany is a member. Unless the holder of the Green Card is a national of a country that has a visa-free travel regime with Schengen, a visa would be required.

Uk Visa For US Green Card Holders

U.S Permanent residents or Green Card holders are not exempt from visa when traveling to the UK. Green Card holders are to meet the UK immigration requirement and obtain a visa before traveling to the UK unless the traveler is a national of a country whose nationals can enter the UK without a visa.

Which Countries Can Enter UK Without Visa?

Can Green Card Holders Travel To Europe Covid

Traveling from the US to Europe was restricted when the country became the epicenter of the Coronavrius pandemic. Some countries are gradually opening to the US. See COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for the latest updates on how borders are being eased for travelers from the United States.

Can I Travel With A Green Card And No Passport

Passport is a major travel document that shouldn’t be substituted for anything else. Despite holding a Green Card, you are still required to carry your passport when traveling.

 


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