Visa Requirements for Citizens of Haiti

Learn about the visa requirements for Haitian citizens when traveling to different places around the globe.

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.

List of Visa Countries for Haitian Passport Holders in 2021

Haitian passport holders must obtain a visa to visit over 220 different states and territories worldwide in 2021.

Depending on the country, there may be different kinds of visas for Haitians. For example, some destinations have separate tourist visas, business visas, and transit visas, so the type required will depend on the purpose of the trip. In other cases, a general visit visa will cover short stays for various purposes.

A number of countries have online systems to allow travelers from Haiti to get an entry permit. These are either electronic visas (eVisas) or electronic travel authorizations (eTAs).

These digital travel permits typically grant short stays for tourism and, in some cases, other purposes. The online application systems allow Haitian visitors to obtain them from the comfort of their own homes.

For other destinations, the visa requirements for Haitians dictate that they must apply at an embassy or consulate, even for short-stay visas.

A number of countries have a visa on arrival option for Haitian nationals, although this can involve a long time waiting at the international border.

Browse the map below to see the visa requirements for Haitian visitors to enter different countries.

Electronic Travel Visa Authorization for Haitians

Haitian nationals can obtain an entry permit online to visit various destinations. Depending on the country in question, this is either an electronic visa (eVisa) or electronic travel authorization (eTA).

Around 40 different countries have an eVisa or eTA for Haitian visitors.

An eVisa for Haitian citizens is a visa that is obtained online. Travelers from Haiti must complete a simple application form online and will receive their approved visas by email.

An eTA for nationals of Haiti is a visa waiver. Visitors must register online in order to avoid having to apply for a visa.

In practice, eVisa applications and eTA registration for Haitians are similar. Both are generally quick to complete and can be done from any location with an internet connection, avoiding the need to go to an embassy.

An eTA or eVisa for Haitians allows visits to the destination country for the purpose of tourism. In some cases, it will also allow business trips, transit through the country, and/or other purposes.

Electronic visas and visa waivers generally allow Haitians to stay for a short visit. Depending on the destination, the maximum length of time varies from 30 to 120 days.

Haitian travelers can obtain an eVisa or eTA by entering the required details in an online questionnaire. In most cases, this will include basic personal details, passport information, and a contact email address to receive the entry permit.

For some destinations, the eVisa or eTA will be electronically linked to the Haitian passport registered in the application. The permit will be read digitally when the passport is scanned upon arrival at border control.

In other cases, the Haitian traveler will need to print a copy of the eVisa or eTA. This is a good idea, in any case, to ensure that proof of the permit is close to hand.

See below the list of countries that Haitians can visit using an eVisa or eTA.

Visa On Arrival for Nationals of Haiti

A visa on arrival for Haitian citizens is a type of entry permit that is obtained at the international border when arriving in the destination country or territory.

Haitians can apply for a visa on arrival for about 25 different destinations worldwide.

Visas on arrival for Haitians generally allow short visits for tourism. In some cases, visits for other reasons may also be allowed.

The maximum length of time a Haitian visitor can stay with a visa on arrival varies between 7 and 120 days, depending on the country in question.

Most visas on arrival allow a single entry to the destination country, but in some cases, it may be possible to obtain a multiple-entry visa.

Visas on arrival for citizens of Haiti may only be available at certain airports, seaports, and/or land border crossings. Travelers should check which ports of entry issue visas on arrival when planning their trip.

Applying for a visa on arrival usually means standing in line at the border. Haitians will spend much longer at immigration control if they obtain a visa in this way.

Travelers from Haiti should take care to bring all the required supporting documents. If any are missing, or if there is another problem with the application, they may be denied a visa on arrival and therefore denied entry to the country.

If there is an option to apply online beforehand, this is highly recommended over waiting until arrival.

See below the countries that have a visa on arrival scheme for Haitian visitors.

Visa On Arrival for Nationals of Haiti: Country list

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  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Comoros
  • Egypt
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Macau
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Palau
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Suriname
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tuvalu
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Embassy Visa Required by Haitian Citizens

Embassy visas for Haitian travelers are any type of visa obtained from a diplomatic mission.

The immigration requirements for Haitian citizens to move to most countries include having to apply for the relevant type of visa and/or permits at an embassy or consulate.

In addition, over 160 different destinations require visitors from Haiti to get their tourist visas (or any other type of visa) from a mission. This is true regardless of the length of stay.

For those living in Haiti itself, around 20 countries have embassies in Port-au-Prince. There are also a number of consulates and other missions in the capital and in other cities, including Anse-à-Pitres, Belladère, Cap Haitien, and Ouanaminthe.

The closest diplomatic missions of many destinations are located in neighboring countries. There are embassies in relatively nearby cities like Santo Domingo, Havana, Port of Spain, Caracas, Mexico City, Washington D.C., and New York.

When applying for an embassy visa, Haitians must usually go to the mission in person. They should bring all the required supporting documents to submit the application.

It is advisable to apply well in advance of the trip, since embassies often take much longer to process visa applications than electronic systems. Depending on the country, it may take several weeks to receive the approved visa.

Consult the list below to find out which countries’ visa requirements for Haitians include applying at an embassy for all visa types (including for short-term visits).

Embassy Visa Required by Haitian Citizens: Country list

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  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Kiribati
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Thailand
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen

Visa Not Required by Haitian Visitors

Citizens of Haiti enjoy visa exemption for a number of countries around the world. This means that they can travel to and enter these destinations using only their passport.

Around 15 countries allow Haitians to enter without a visa or travel authorization.

Visa-free travel for Haitians generally only applies to short-term visits as a tourist or for transiting through the country on the way to a third destination. Some states and territories may also allow nationals of Haiti to enter without a visa for other purposes.

These countries have no visa requirements for citizens of Haiti for stays of up to a certain length of time. The maximum period Haitians can spend in a country without a visa varies from 30 days to 3 months, depending on the destination.

Haitian passport holders will still need to apply for a visa for longer stays or for visits for reasons other than those allowed under the terms of the visa exemption.

Find below the list of countries that allow nationals of Haiti to visit without a visa.

Visa Not Required by Haitian Visitors: Country list

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  • Barbados
  • Benin
  • Dominica
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Gambia
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Malaysia
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Philippines
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Taiwan

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