Visa Requirements for Citizens of Paraguay

Browse the visa requirements for Paraguayan citizens and discover if you need a visa for your next travel destination.

Visa Requirements for Citizens of Paraguay

Visa requirements for citizens of Paraguay are administrative entry restrictions placed on Paraguayan nationals by the authorities of other countries and territories around the world.

As of 2021, the Henley Passport Index ranks the Parayuan passport 34th among the passports of the world in terms of travel freedom, tied with that of Panama. This is because holders of a passport issued by Paraguay may gain visa-free entry or access with a visa on arrival to over 125 destinations worldwide.

There are currently around 80 countries for which Paraguayans are granted visa-exemption, for varying periods of stay depending on the destination. Travelers from Paraguay are granted visa-free access and freedom to live and work in any of the member states of the South American trade bloc (Mercosur) simply by presenting a valid national ID card.

Most other visa-exempt countries for travelers from Paraguay require them to present a valid Paraguayan passport to gain visa-free entry for a stay between 30 to 183 days depending on the destination. Visa exemption in these territories is usually granted for purposes of tourism, transit, or for business and trade activities

Up to 40 countries have implemented an Electronic Travel Visa Authorization for Paraguayans. These simple online application protocols allow visitors from Paraguay to obtain an eVisa or electronic travel authorization from the comfort of their own home. They permit short-term stays that vary from 30 days up to 3 months depending on the destination and remove the need to wait in long border queues for a visa on arrival.

Finally, an embassy visa for citizens of Paraguay is required to travel to over 100 countries, regardless of the motive for the visit or the intended duration of the stay.

Discover more detailed information about the different visa requirements for Paraguayans below.

List of Visa Countries for Paraguayan Passport Holders in 2021

At present, there are over 160 countries for which a visa or travel authorization is required for Paraguayan passport holders, no matter the length of their intended stay or the purpose of the visit. Depending on the destination and the motive for traveling, this may be either an eVisa or electronic visa waiver, a visa on arrival, or an embassy visa.

Online visa waivers and eVisas for citizens of Paraguay are available through simplified Electronic Travel Visa Authorization applications. They may be obtained exclusively online, removing the need to collect a paper visa document from an embassy or endure long waits to apply for a visa on arrival at immigration checkpoints.

Electronic Travel Visa Authorizations for Paraguayans may be issued for a single entry or multiple entries. They permit the holder short-term stays in the destination, usually for purposes of either tourism, business, or to transit to an onward destination.

To visit these same countries for a long-term stay, it is necessary to apply for an embassy visa from a diplomatic government office of the destination in Paraguay. Additionally, a visa for citizens of Paraguay obtained from an embassy is required to visit over 100 territories around the globe for any duration of stay or purpose of travel.

These different visa types for Paraguayan nationals are explored in greater detail below.

Electronic Travel Visa Authorization

The visa policies of over 35 countries state that an Electronic Travel Visa Authorization application for Paraguayan passport holders is available for short-term stays within their territories. These simple online protocols allow visitors to obtain a visa or visa waiver without having to endure long waits in immigration queues or travel to a diplomatic mission in person.

Electronic visa waivers and eVisa for Paraguayans grant the holder permission to enjoy a stay of between 30 days to 3 months depending on the country of issue. They may be issued for purposes such as tourism or to visit family and friends, business, or transit, and for either a single entry or multiple entries.

To apply for an Electronic Travel Visa Authorization from Paraguay, the traveler is simply required to fill out a simple online form with basic personal, passport, and travel data. This usually only takes a few minutes to complete.

Once approved, usually within a few business days, an eVisa or online visa waiver for citizens of Paraguay is often electronically linked to the individual’s Paraguayan passport. Alternatively, it may be sent to the traveler by email. They can then print a copy to present alongside their passport upon arrival in the destination.

Discover a complete list of countries that issue Electronic Travel Visa Authorizations to nationals of Paraguay below.

ETIAS for Paraguayans

At present, Paraguayan passport holders are granted visa-exemption to all European countries that have signed the Schengen Agreement for passport-free travel, for short stays for tourism, business, transit, or medical treatment.

However, by the end of 2022, an approved ETIAS visa waiver will be required for Paraguayans to travel to all Schengen Area countries for the same period of stay. This electronic travel authorization program is being introduced in order to screen visa-exempt travelers before they arrive in Europe and strengthen the Schengen external borders.

The process of applying for an ETIAS for citizens of Paraguay is simple and straightforward. Applicants are simply required to complete a simple online form, answer a few basic security questions, and pay a small processing fee before submitting their request.

Once processed, the approved ETIAS visa waiver is electronically linked to the traveler’s Paraguayan passport. Holders of an ETIAS authorization are able to enter any of the Schengen countries for multiple stays up to 90 days per entry. It is valid for 2 years from the date of issue, meaning there is no need to submit an application before every trip to Europe from Paraguay.

Visa On Arrival

A visa on arrival for Paraguayan passport holders is a type of entry permit issued in under 25 territories around the globe. To obtain a visa on arrival from Paraguay, it is necessary to go directly to an immigration checkpoint upon disembarking transportation in the destination.

Once there, the visitor is required to wait in a border queue to be given a visa on arrival application by immigration authorities. They will then need to fill out this form with the details of their Paraguayan passport, personal information, and travel data.

Border officials will also ask you to supply a range of supporting documents in paper form. These may include proof of accommodation in the destination, confirmed return flight bookings, and evidence of sufficient funds to cover the stay. A processing fee, often requested in local cash currency, will also need to be paid before the application can be processed.

Visas on arrival for citizens of Paraguay are usually granted for a single entry stay of 7 up to 120 days depending on the country of issue. They are most often issued for purposes of either tourism or business.

Find below a full list of visa on arrival countries for Paraguayans below.

Visa On Arrival: Country list

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  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Burkina Faso
  • Comoros
  • Egypt
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Macau
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Saint Lucia
  • Samoa
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Embassy Visa Required

Consular or embassy visas are travel documents that foreigners must obtain from a diplomatic government office well in advance of the intended date of arrival in the destination country. An embassy visa for Paraguayan passport holders is required to travel to over 100 countries around the world.

This type of visa is a compulsory requirement for Paraguay nationals to visit these territories. It may be issued as either a tourist visa, business visa, student visa, work visa, transit visa, or other visa option, for a variety of periods of permitted stay and validity.

The application protocol requires individuals to first make an appointment at an embassy or consulate of the country in Paraguay. It will then be necessary to complete an embassy visa application and gather a range of varying supporting documentation to bring to an in-person interview.

At the embassy, it will be necessary to pay a visa processing fee before submitting the application. Please note that it may take several weeks for an embassy visa for Paraguayans to be processed and approved.

Check the list below to discover if you need to apply for an embassy visa in Paraguay for your destination.

Embassy Visa Required: Country list

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  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bonaire
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Iraq
  • Isle of Man
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Kiribati
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • Niger
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sint Maarten
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Thailand
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen

Visa Not Required

The visa policy of roughly 80 countries states that a visa is not required for Paraguayan passport holders for varying periods of stay depending on the destination.

As Paraguay is a full member of the South American trade bloc Mercosur, Paraguayans do not need a visa to visit any of the other Mercosur nations (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador Peru, and Uruguay). It is simply necessary to present a valid Paraguayan ID card to gain access for an unlimited period to live and undertake employment in these countries.

Other visa-free countries for Paraguayans currently include a number of Central American, European, and Southeast Asian territories. Visa exemption for these countries is granted for a stay between 30 and 183 days depending on the destination, usually for either tourism, business, or transit purposes.

A valid Paraguayan passport is needed to gain visa-exempt entry to these territories. The minimum validity required on the passport varies by country, so it is important to check this requirement in advance of departure and renew the document if necessary.

Browse the list below to discover all of the visa-free countries for Paraguayan citizens.

Visa Not Required: Country list

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  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela

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