Visa Policy

Discover the visa policies for countries all around the world and plan your next travel destination.

Check Visa Policy of All Countries

On this page, you are able to check the visa policy for the country you plan to travel to.

Check visa options for your country of destination by browsing the visa policies for every country around the world, which can be found in the list below.

Visa policies determine the requirements which foreign nationals wishing to enter an individual country or territory must meet to obtain a visa, a permit to travel to, enter, and remain in a specific destination.

Obtaining a travel authorization or a visa may not be a necessary requirement for certain territories, as most countries have a list of visa-exempt nationalities that can pass their borders visa-free for short stays.

If you do require a visa for a specific destination, there are different types of visa available for a territory depending on the nationality of the traveler, the purpose of the travel, and the duration of the stay.

Depending on the destination, it may be possible to obtain an electronic visa or travel authorization online before departure to gain entry to the country. In other cases, it may be necessary to submit a visa application in advance at a consulate or embassy of the country of destination.

In some rare cases, a visa may not be available for your nationality to travel to a certain country, because of an exemption or ban placed on citizens of your country by the authorities of the destination territory.

However, it is important to check for updates about visa regulations, as many countries often make immigration policy changes and requirements for certain nationalities may change.

Country List

Browse the list below of visa policies for every country in the world, and discover the requirements for your destination.

America

Visa policies for America vary depending on the country of destination, the duration and purpose of the intended stay, and the nationality of the passport holder.

All of the countries on the continent of America, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, and all Central and South American countries, have their own individual visa protocol.

The visa requirements for the United States apply to all 50 states and might be similar for the territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. However, different visa regulations apply to the US territories of Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.

Check American visa requirements for your travel destination in the list below. Alternatively, if you can’t find the requirements for your destination, you can use the visa checker at the bottom of this page.

Europe

Visa policies for Europe vary depending on the European country the traveler wishes to visit, their nationality, and the intended purpose and duration of the stay.

The 26 European countries in the Schengen passport-free zone (22 European Union countries, and 4 non-European Union members) will share the same visa policy and requirements for the ETIAS, which will be implemented in 2021 by the Schengen Zone.

The visa policy of the country may vary depending on its own internal travel policy. There is currently a Schengen Visa for each Schengen country.

Other European countries not in the Schengen zone, such as Russia, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, have their own individual visa regulations.

Check visa restrictions for your country of destination in Europe from the list below, or using the visa check function at the bottom of this page.

Asia

The visa policy of Asia varies between countries, and also depends on the nationality of the traveler, how long they intend to stay, and the purpose of the visit.

Most countries on the Asian continent have their own individual immigration laws, and so visa requirements may change dramatically between borders.

The countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, share a common visa policy for many foreign nationalities, but not all.

The 6 Gulf Cooperation Council countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates also permit other GCC citizens to enter their territory visa-free.

Check visa protocol for your Asian travel destination from the list below. If you can’t find the requirements for your nationality, you can use the visa checker at the bottom of the page.

Oceania

Oceania’s visa policies depend on the individual country or territory the traveler wishes to visit, their nationality, and the purpose of the intended stay.

Oceania is made up of several regions including Australasia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia, and includes major countries including Australia and New Zealand.

Most countries and territories in Oceania have their own individual visa protocol, with only a few exceptions. The islands of Hawaii are part of Polynesia, but they are also one of the 50 states of the United States, and so share the same visa regulations as the USA.

Find out visa requirements for Oceania for your destination by browsing the list below. If you can’t find the visa policy for your nationality, you can use the search function at the bottom of the page

Africa

Visa requirements for Africa vary between countries and depend on the nationality of the traveler, the purpose of their visit, and how long they intend to stay.

Most of the countries on the African continent have their own separate visa policy, meaning that travelers planning to visit various African nations should check visa requirements for each individual territory to see whether they need to obtain an electronic travel visa authorization or apply for a visa from an embassy.

It may not be necessary to get a visa for Africa depending on your country of citizenship, as many African states allow visa-free entry for short stays for certain foreign nationalities.

Check visa regulations for your African travel destination by browsing the list below. You can also use the search box at the foot of the page if you can’t find the requirements for your nationality.

Visa Policy by Country

Most countries in the world determine their own individual visa policy, so it is important to check requirements for your nationality before traveling to a new destination.

Those who do need travel authorization to visit a territory will be required to obtain the correct visa type depending on the purposes of their stay, whether a tourist visa, student visa, business visa, work visa, visitor visa, or a transit visa to pass through the country to an onward destination.

Depending on the destination, it may be possible for visitors to obtain a travel authorization or online visa through an electronic application, while for others it will be necessary to apply for an embassy visa from a government office of the destination in their country of residence.

To find out whether you require a visa for a specific country, select your destination from the boxes above and discover if a visa is required by clicking the country link.

However, foreign passport holders may not be required to obtain travel authorization for short stays if their country appears on the list of visa-free nationalities for a specific territory.

Finally, a visa may be unavailable for residents of your country to travel to a destination because of restrictions placed on your nationality by the issuing authorities.

Check the visa policy for your country of destination by browsing the boxes above. Alternatively, you can use the visa check function found at the foot of this page.

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