Visa Requirements for Federated States of Micronesia Citizens

Learn about visa requirements for nationals of Micronesia to travel to any country around the globe.

Visa Requirements for Micronesian Citizens

Visa requirements for nationals from Micronesia are entry restrictions placed on Micronesian citizens by the authorities of other states around the world.

Depending on the purpose of the stay and how long the traveler is planning to stay in the destination country, visa requirements for Micronesian passport holders may vary.

Accordingly to the Henley Passport Index, the Micronesian passport is ranked 49th in terms of travel freedom. Micronesians are able to travel to over 90 countries without obtaining a visa or with a visa on arrival option.

Visa-exempt countries permit individuals from Micronesia to gain entry to their borders without a visa for short periods of stay, which may vary between 21 days and 6 months. The permitted purpose of stay is usually for either tourism, business, or to transit to an onward destination.

Micronesians that are planning to stay longer in a visa not required country, or travel for purposes such as to study or work, will need to obtain a visa to travel to these same destinations.

Regardless of the aim of the trip and the expected amount of time they will spend in the country, citizens from Micronesia need to obtain travel authorization to visit visa-required countries.

This can differ between an electronic visa, a visa on arrival, or an embassy visa from the closest diplomatic office of the destination in the Federated States of Micronesia.

List of Visa Countries for Micronesian Passport Holders in 2020

Some countries around the world oblige Micronesian passport holders to obtain an approved visa to cross their borders, no matter how long they are planning to stay in the destination or the purpose of the visit.

Visa requirements for Micronesians state that there are currently around 180 countries around the globe for which Micronesian nationals need to obtain a visa.

For around 30 countries, citizens from Micronesia have the option, before departure, to obtain an electronic travel visa authorization through an online application.

The visa policies of 120 other countries state that nationals from Micronesia need to obtain an embassy visa before departure. This must be obtained in person from the nearest embassy or consulate of the destination territory.

Some of the countries a visa on arrival option for Micronesian citizens. However, an eVisa application may also be available, which saves travelers waiting time at border entry checkpoints.

Find below all of the countries for which Micronesian citizens require a visa.

Electronic Travel Visa Authorization

Electronic Travel Visa Authorization systems for Micronesians allow visitors from the Federated States of Micronesia to apply for an electronic visa or visa waiver or eVisa for their country of destination.

An electronic travel visa authorization allows Micronesian citizens to obtain a travel document through an online application form. This procedure erases the need to apply in person from an embassy and wait in long queues upon arrival in the destination country.

Around 30 countries across the world currently offer an electronic travel visa authorization application for Micronesian passport holders.

Electronic travel documents for nationals of Micronesia can be approved as either single or multiple entry permits and may allow visitors to spend between 28 to 90 days in the country of destination.

Once approved, electronic travel visa authorizations are usually sent by email and are also often automatically linked to their passport. Therefore, it is usually necessary to travel with the same passport used to complete the online application. Travelers are also often recommended to print a paper copy.

Find below a full list of the main countries for which Micronesians need an Electronic Travel Visa Authorization.

ETIAS for Micronesian Passport Holders

Micronesian passport holders are currently able to travel to any European country that has signed the Schengen Agreement for short stays, without the need to obtain a visa or travel authorization.

By the end of 2022 this will change when the European Commission implements the ETIAS visa waiver program for visa-exempt nationals, in order to strengthen Schengen Area external borders.

ETIAS will be a travel authorization that grants holders multiple entries and permits a stay of 90 days per trip, within every 180-day period. It will permit travel for purposes of tourism, transit, business, or medical treatment.

To obtain an approved ETIAS, Micronesian citizens will have to complete a simple online application with personal, passport, and travel, and answer some security and health-related questions. The application should not take more than 10 minutes to complete.

Once approved, an ETIAS travel authorization will be automatically linked to the holder’s passport. It will be valid for a total of 3 years, or until the associated passport expires, whichever comes first.

Visa on Arrival

Visas on arrival for nationals from Micronesia are travel documents which can be obtained upon arrival at immigration checkpoints of the destination country.

The list of territories which offer the visa on arrival option for Micronesian passport holders currently includes around 30 countries across the world.

In these counties, travelers from the Federated States of Micronesia are able to go directly to a border entry point upon arrival to obtain a visa on arrival form from an immigration officer. To obtain this form, it is usually necessary to wait in line in an immigration queue.

After filling in the form, most visa on arrival countries require Micronesian citizens to pay a visa on arrival fee. Payment often must be made in cash and in the local currency.

Once the officers approve the travel document, it can be issued as either a single or multiple entry permit and allows visitors a stay from 7 days up to 3 months, depending on the destination.

Some countries that offer visa on arrival also permit Micronesian nationals to obtain an eVia before departure through an online application form, which eliminates the need to wait in line at border checkpoints.

Find below a full list of the visa on arrival territories for nationals of Micronesia.

Embassy Visa Required

Embassy visas for nationals of Micronesia are a type of travel document that Micronesians need to obtain in advance from a diplomatic office before they leave the Federated States of Micronesia.

Regardless of the expected period of stay or the reason for travelling, there are currently around 120 countries for which citizens of Micronesia need to hold an approved embassy visa.

A visa obtained from a diplomatic office can be granted for a variety of purposes, whether a tourist visa, work visa, study visa, or business visa, and for a range of periods of permitted stay.

Obtaining an embassy visa for Micronesian nationals involves first making a visa appointment at the closest embassy or consulate of the destination country in Micronesia.

Applicants are usually expected to bring a completed embassy visa application form along with different supporting documentation which will vary depending on the visa type they require.

Travelers are recommended to initiate this process well in advance of their intended date of departure, as an embassy visa can take up to 2 weeks or more to be approved.

See below a list of the main destinations for which citizens from Micronesia are required to obtain an embassy visa.

Visa Not Required

Below you can browse a complete list of all the visa not required countries for Micronesian passport holders. These are territories across the world that have stated that Micronesians do not need to apply for a visa to cross their borders.

There are currently over 60 countries that citizens from Micronesia can travel to without a visa or travel authorization, for a stay from 21 days up to 6 months, depending on the destination.

The list currently includes the United States, all European countries that have signed the Schengen Agreement, and a number of South American territories.

Travelers only need to present a valid Micronesian passport upon arrival at their country of destination to gain entry for short periods of stay. It is usually possible to enter these territories visa-free for purposes of tourism, transit, or business.

To visit visa-exempt countries for nationals of Micronesia for longer periods of stay, or for purposes other than those mentioned above, it is necessary to obtain an embassy visa from a diplomatic office of the country of destination before departure.

Find below a list of the main territories to which Micronesians can travel without a visa.

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