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Visa Requirements for Haitian Citizens
Visa requirements for Haitians are the rules to enter foreign countries that visitors from the Republic of Haiti must follow. They outline whether the traveler needs an entry permit.
The Henley Passport Index ranks the Haitian passport as the 92nd most powerful passport in the world in terms of travel freedom in 2021. It allows the holder to visit around 50 countries without having to apply for a visa in advance of the trip.
There are different visa requirements for citizens of Haiti to enter different countries. The type of entry permit required may also vary depending on the period of time they plan to spend there and the reason for traveling.
Haitians can obtain a visa online for various destinations. This is generally the quickest and most convenient way to get an entry permit.
Some countries allow Haitians to obtain a visa on arrival. This option has certain drawbacks — travelers must spend unnecessary time standing in line at the border to apply.
Various countries require visitors from Haiti to apply for a visa in person at a diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate). This is typically a longer process than online options.
Haitians planning to move to another country or stay in the long-term will also need to apply for the relevant visa at an embassy or consulate in most cases. Similarly, it may be necessary to apply for a work permit at a mission before relocating.
Haitians may visit certain countries without a visa.
In some cases, they may need to register online with an electronic travel authorization or visa waiver system before traveling. This is generally quick and easy and similar to applying for a visa online.
For other destinations, they simply need a passport issued by Haiti.
See below a full guide to the visa requirements for Haitian nationals.