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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE 
1995 MARCH:  FOREIGN ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 
BUREAU OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS 
 
 
United States Department of State 
Bureau of Consular Affairs 
 
                      FOREIGN ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 
 
 
This listing is for U.S. citizens traveling on tourism/business and does 
not apply to persons planning to emigrate to foreign countries.  Persons 
traveling on official business for the U.S. Government should obtain 
visa information from the agency sponsoring their travel.  For purposes 
of this publication, a visa is an endorsement or stamp placed by 
officials of a foreign country on a U.S. passport that allows the bearer 
to visit that foreign country.  Note:  Wherever you see the words 
"photo(s) required" in this publication it means that you will need to 
submit passport-size photographs.   
 
IMPORTANT:  THIS LISTING IS PREPARED FROM INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM 
FOREIGN EMBASSIES PRIOR TO MARCH 1995.  THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO 
CHANGE.  CHECK ENTRY REQUIREMENTS WITH THE CONSULAR OFFICIALS OF THE 
COUNTRIES TO BE VISITED WELL IN ADVANCE. 
 
PASSPORTS:  U.S. citizens who travel to a country where a valid passport 
is not required will need documentary evidence of their U.S. citizenship 
and identity.  Proof of U.S. citizenship includes an expired passport, a 
certified (original) birth certificate, Certificate of Naturalization, 
Certificate of Citizenship, or Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of 
the United States.  To prove identity, a valid driver's license or 
government identification card are acceptable provided they identify you 
by physical description or photograph.  However, for travel overseas and 
to facilitate reentry into the U.S., a valid U.S. passport is the best 
documentation available and it unquestionably proves your U.S. 
citizenship.  
 
Some countries require that your passport be valid at  least six  months 
beyond the dates of your trip.  If your passport expires   before the 
required validity, you will have to apply for a new one.  Please check 
with the embassy or nearest consulate of the country you plan to visit 
for their requirements.  
 
Some Arab or African countries will not issue visas or allow entry if 
your passport indicates travel to Israel or South Africa.  Consult the 
nearest U.S. passport agency for guidance if this applies to you. 
 
VISAS SHOULD BE OBTAINED BEFORE PROCEEDING ABROAD.  Allow sufficient 
time for processing your visa application, especially if you are 
applying by mail.  Most foreign consular representatives are located in 
principal cities, and in many instances, a traveler may be required to 
obtain visas from the consular office in the area of his/her residence.  
The addresses of foreign consular offices in the United States may be 
obtained by consulting the Congressional Directory in the library.   IT 
IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TRAVELER TO OBTAIN VISAS, WHERE REQUIRED, 
FROM THE APPROPRIATE EMBASSY OR NEAREST CONSULATE OF THE COUNTRY YOU ARE 
PLANNING TO VISIT. 
 
IMMUNIZATIONS:  Under the International Health Regulations adopted by 
the World Health Organization, a country may require International 
Certificates of Vaccination against yellow fever.  A cholera 
immunization may be required if you are traveling from an infected area.  
Check with health care providers or your records to ensure other 
immunizations (e.g. tetanus and polio) are up-to-date.  Prophylactic 
medication for malaria and certain other preventive measures are 
advisable for travel to some countries.  No immunizations are required 
to return to the United States.  Detailed health information is included 
in Health Information for International Travel, available from the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (address on page 20) for $7 or may be 
obtained from your local health department or physician or by calling 
the Centers for Disease Control on 404/332-4559. 
 
An increasing number of countries have established regulations regarding 
AIDS testing, particularly for long-term visitors.  Although many are 
listed here, check with the embassy or consulate of the country you plan 
to visit to verify if this is a requirement for entry. 
 
All international flights are subject to U.S. Immigration and U.S. 
Customs fees paid in advance as part of your ticket.  In addition, many 
countries have departure fees that are sometimes collected at the time 
of ticket purchase. 
 
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AFGHANISTAN - Passport and visa required.  No tourist or business visas 
are being issued at this time.  For further information contact Embassy 
of the Republic of Afghanistan, 2341 Wyoming Ave., N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20008 (202/234-3770/1). 
 
ALBANIA - Passport required.  Visa not required for tourist stay of up 
to 3 months.  Departure tax $10.  For further information contact the 
Embassy of the Republic of Albania at 1150 18th Street N.W., Washington, 
D.C.  20036 (202/223-4942). 
 
ALGERIA - Passport and visa required.  Obtain visa before arrival.  Visa 
valid up to 90 days, requires 2 application forms, 2 photos, and $12 fee 
(money order or certified check).  Company letter (+ 1 copy) required 
for business visa.  Visa not granted to passports showing Israeli visas.  
Enclose prepaid self-addressed envelope for return of passport by 
registered, certified or express mail.  For currency regulations and 
other information contact the Consular Section of the Embassy of the 
Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria, 2137 Wyoming Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/265-2800). 
 
ANDORRA - (See France.) 
 
ANGOLA - Passport and visa required.  Tourist/business visas  require an 
application form, letter stating purpose of travel, and 2 recent photos.  
Applications by mail require prepaid return envelope.  Yellow fever and 
cholera immunizations required.  For additional information contact  
Embassy of Angola, 1819 L Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 
20036 (202/785-1156) or the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Angola  
to the U.N., 125 East 73rd Street,  New York, NY 10021 (212/861-5656). 
 
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA - Passport or proof of U.S. citizenship required, 
return/onward ticket and/or proof of funds needed for tourist stay up to 
6 months.  Check Embassy of Antigua and Barbuda, Suite 4M, 3400 
International Drive, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/362-
5122/5166/5211) for further information. 
 
ARGENTINA - Passport required.  Visa not required for tourist stay up to 
3 months.  Business visa requires company letter detailing purpose of 
trip and length of stay.  For more information contact Argentine 
Embassy, 1600 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202/939-
6400) or the nearest Consulate:  CA (213/739-5959 and 415/982-3050), FL 
(305/373-1889), IL (312/263-7435), LA (504/523-2823), NY (212/603-0415), 
PR (809/754-6500) or TX (713/871-8935). 
 
ARMENIA - Passport and visa required.  Visa for stay of up to 21 days, 
requires 1 application form, 1 photo and $50 fee.  For stays longer than 
21 days, an official invitation from a  qualifying entity in Armenia is 
required.   If applying by mail, enclose a SASE or prepaid airbill 
indicating type of mail service (i.e. Federal Express, etc).  For more 
information contact the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic 
of Armenia, 1660 L Street, N.W., Suite 210, Washington, D.C. 20036  
(202/393-5983). 

ARUBA - Passport or proof of U.S. citizenship required.  Visa not 
required for stay up to 14 days, extendable to 90 days after arrival.  
Proof of onward/return ticket or sufficient funds for stay may be 
required.  Departure tax $9.50.    For further information consult 
Embassy of the Netherlands (202/244-5300), or nearest Consulate General:  
CA (212/380-3440), IL ( 314/856-1429), NY (212/246-1429) or TX (713/622-
8000).  
 
AUSTRALIA - Passport, visa and onward/return transportation required.  
Transit visa not necessary for up to 8-hour stay at airport.  Visitor 
visa valid 1 year  for multiple entries up to 3 months, no charge, 
requires 1 application and 1 photo.  Applications for a stay of longer 
than 3 months or with a validity longer than 1 year, require fee of $24 
(U.S.).  Need company letter for business visa.  Departure tax, $20 
(Australian), paid at airport.  Minors not accompanied by parent require 
notarized copy of the child's birth certificate and notarized written 
parental consent from both parents.  AIDS test required for permanent 
resident visa applicants age 15 and over; U.S. test accepted.  Send 
prepaid envelope for return of passport by mail.  Allow 3 to 4 weeks for 
processing.  For further information contact the Embassy of Australia, 
1601 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  20036 (1-800-242-2878, 202/797-
3145) or the nearest Consulate General:  CA (213/469-4300 or 415-362-
6160), HI (808/524-5050), NY (212/245-4000) or TX (713/629-9131). 
 
AUSTRIA - Passport required.  Tourist visa not required for stay of up 
to 3 months as a tourist.  For information concerning longer stays, 
employment, or other types of visas check with the Embassy of Austria, 
3524 International Court, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/895-6767) or 
nearest Consulate General:  Los Angeles (310/444-9310), Chicago 
(312/222-1515) or New York (212/737-6400). 
 
AZERBAIJAN - Passport and visa required.  Visa (no charge)  requires 1 
application  form, 1 photo, and a letter of invitation.  Please include 
SASE or prepaid airbill for return of documents.   For additional 
information contact the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, 927 15th 
Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005 (202/842-0001). 
 
AZORES - (See Portugal.) 
 
BAHAMAS - Proof of U.S. citizenship, photo ID and onward/return ticket 
required for stay up to 8 months.  Passport and residence/work permit 
needed for residence and business.  Permit required for firearms and to 
import pets.  Departure tax of $15 must be paid at airport.  For further 
information call Embassy of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, 2220 
Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/319-2660) or 
nearest Consulate:  Miami (305/373-6295) or New York (212/421-6420). 
 
BAHRAIN - Passport and visa required.  No tourist visas issued at this 
time.  Transit visa available upon arrival for stay up to 72 hours, must 
have return/onward ticket.  Business, work, or resident visas valid for 
3 months, single-entry, require 1 application form, 1 photo, letter from 
company or No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Immigration Dept. in 
Bahrain and $30 fee ($20 for bearer of NOC).  Yellow fever vaccination 
needed if arriving from infected area.  Send SASE for return of passport 
by mail.  For departure tax and other information, contact Embassy of 
the State of Bahrain, 3502 International Drive, N.W., Washington, D.C. 
20008 (202/342-0741); or the Permanent Mission to the U.N., 2 United 
Nations Plaza, East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017 (212/223-6200). 
 
BANGLADESH - Passport, visa, and onward/return ticket required.  
Tourist/business visa  requires 2  application forms, 2 photos and $21 
fee.   Business visa also requires company letter.  For longer stays and 
more information consult Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, 
2201 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 (202/342-8373). 
 
BARBADOS - U.S. tourists traveling directly from the U.S. to Barbados 
may enter for up to 3 months stay with proof of U.S. citizenship 
(original or certified copy of birth certificate), photo ID and 
onward/return ticket.  Passport required for longer visits and other 
types of travel.  Business visas $25, single-entry and $30 multiple-
entry (may require work permit).  Departure tax of $12.50 US ($25 BDS)  
is paid at airport.  Check information with Embassy of Barbados, 2144 
Wyoming Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/939-9200) or Consulate 
General in New York (212/867-8435). 
 
BELARUS - Passport and visa required.  Visa requires 1 application form, 
1 photo, letter of invitation from a citizen of Belarus or a Belarus 
organization, company or agency.  Tourist visa (for stay of up to 2 
days) requires 1 application form, 1 photo, confirmation from receiving 
tourist organization in Belarus.  The visa processing fee is $30 for 7 
working days, $60 for next day, and $100 for same day processing.  
Transit visa is required when traveling through Belarus ($20).  For 
additional  information contact Embassy of Belarus, 1619 New Hampshire 
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202/986-1604), Consulate General, 
708 3rd Ave., Suite 1802, New York, NY 10017 (212/682-5392). 
 
BELGIUM - Passport required.  Visa not required for business/tourist 
stay up to 90 days.  Temporary residence permit required for longer 
stays.  For residence authorization, consult Embassy of Belgium, 3330 
Garfield St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/333-6900) or nearest 
Consulate General:  Los Angeles (213/857-1244), Atlanta (404/659-2150), 
Chicago (312/263-6624) or New York (212/586-5110). 
 
BELIZE - Passport, return/onward ticket and sufficient funds required.  
Visa not required for stay up to 30 days.  If visit exceeds 1 month, a 
stay permit must be obtained from the Immigration Authorities in Belize.  
AIDS test required for those staying more than 3 months; U.S. test 
accepted if within 3 months of visit.  For longer stays and other 
information contact Embassy of Belize, 2535 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/332-9636) or the Belize Mission in New York 
at (212/599-0233). 
 
BENIN - Passport and visa required.  Entry/transit visa for stay up to 
90 days, requires $20 fee (money orders only), 2 application forms, 2 
photos, vaccination certificates for yellow fever and cholera, proof of 
return/onward transportation (guarantee from travel agency or photocopy 
of round trip ticket) and letter of guarantee from employer.  Send 
prepaid envelope for return of passport by certified or express mail.  
Apply at Embassy of the Republic of Benin, 2737 Cathedral Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/232-6656). 
 
BERMUDA - Passport (or proof of U.S. citizenship with photo ID) and 
onward/return ticket required for tourist stay up to 3 months.  
Departure tax of $10 is paid at airport.  For further information 
consult British Embassy (202/986-0205). 
 
BHUTAN - Passport and visa required.  Visa requires $20 fee, 1 
application and 2 photos.  Tourist visas arranged by Tourism Department 
and issued at entry checkpoints in Bhutan.  Apply 2 months in advance.  
Yellow fever vaccination required if traveling  from an  infected area. 
For further information call the Consulate of the Kingdom of Bhutan in 
New York (212/826-1919). 
 
BOLIVIA - Passport required.  Visa not required for tourist stay  up to 
30 days.  Business visa requires $50 fee and company letter explaining 
purpose of trip.  Send SASE for return of passport by mail.  AIDS test 
required.  A "Defined Purpose Visa" must be obtained for those wishing 
to obtain permanent residency, $50 fee.  For more information contact 
Embassy of Bolivia (Consular Section), 3014 Mass. Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/232-4828 or 483-4410) or nearest Consulate 
General:  San Francisco (415/495-5173), Miami (305/358-3450), New York 
(212/687-0530) or Houston (713/780-8001).  (Check special requirements 
for pets.) 
 
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Passport required.  At the time of publication, 
Bosnia-Herzegovina entry permission is being granted at the border on a 
case by-case basis. 
 
BOTSWANA - Passport required.  Visa not required for stay up to 90 days.  
For further information contact Embassy of the Republic of Botswana, 
Suite 7M, 3400 International Drive, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 
(202/244-4990/1) or nearest Honorary Consulate:  Los Angeles (213/626-
8484), San Francisco (415/346-4435) or Houston (713/622-1900). 
 
BRAZIL - Passport and visa required.  Passport must be valid for at 
least six months at the time of first entry in Brazil.  Visas are issued 
within 24 hours if submitted in person by the applicant.  Multiple-entry 
visa valid for a stay of 90 days (renewable in Brazil for an equal 
period), requires 1 application form, 1 passport size photo, proof of 
onward/return transportation, and yellow fever vaccination if arriving 
from infected area.  Tourist visas are granted free of charge if 
applications are submitted in person or by next of kin.  There is a $10 
service fee for applications sent by mail (money orders, certified check 
or company check only).  Provide SASE for return of passport by  mail.  
For travel with children or business visa contact Brazilian Embassy 
(Consular Section), 3009 Whitehaven St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 
(202/745-2828) or nearest Consulate:  CA (213/651-2664 or 415/981-8170), 
FL (305/285-6200), IL (312/464-0245), MA (617/542-4000),  NY (212/757-
3080), PR (809/754-7983) or TX (713/961-3063). 

BRUNEI - Passport required.  Visa not required for tourist/business stay 
up to 90 days.  Yellow fever vaccination needed if arriving from 
infected area.  For  more information, contact Embassy of the State of 
Brunei Darussalam, Suite 300, 2600 Virginia Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 
20037 (202/342-0159) or Brunei Permanent Mission to the U.N., 866 United 
Nations Plaza, Rm. 248, New York, NY  10017 (212/838-1600). 
 
BULGARIA - Passport required.  Tourist visa not required for stay up to 
30 days.  AIDS test may be required for those staying more than 1 month.  
For longer stays, business visas and other information contact Embassy 
of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1621 22nd St., N.W., Washington, D.C.  
20008 (202/387-7969). 
 
BURKINA FASO - Passport and visa required.  Single-entry visa valid 3 
months for visit up to 1 month, extendable, requires $80 fee, 2 
application forms, 2 photos and yellow fever vaccination (cholera 
immunization recommended).  Send passport by registered mail and include 
postage or prepaid envelope for return by mail.  Payment accepted in 
cash or money order only.  For further information call Embassy of 
Burkina Faso, 2340 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/332-
5577) or Honorary Consulate in Decatur, GA (404/378-7278), Los Angeles, 
CA (213/824-5100) or New Orleans, LA (504/945-3152). 
 
BURMA - (See Myanmar.) 
 
BURUNDI - Passport and visa required.  Obtain visa before arrival to 
avoid long airport delay.  Multi-entry visa valid for 2 months (must be 
used within 2 months of date of issue) requires $11 fee, 3 application 
forms, 3 photos, yellow fever and cholera immunizations, return/onward 
ticket, and detailed itinerary (meningitis immunization recommended).  
Company letter needed for business travel.  Send  U.S. postal money 
order only and SASE for return of passport by mail.  For further 
information consult Embassy of the Republic of Burundi, Suite 212, 2233 
Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 (202/342-2574) or Permanent 
Mission of Burundi to the U.N. (212/687-1180). 
 
CAMBODIA (formerly Kampuchea) - Passport and visa required.  Visa valid 
for a 1 month stay.   Visa available through the Permanent Mission to 
the U.N. or upon arrival in Cambodia from the Ministry of National 
Security; requires 3 photos, 3 copies of applications and $20 fee.  For 
further information please consult the Cambodian Permanent Mission to 
the U.N. at 866 U.N. Plaza, Room 420, New York, New York 10017 (212/421-
7626) 
 
CAMEROON - Passport and visa required.  Obtain visa before arrival to 
avoid difficulty at airport.  Multiple-entry tourist visa for stay up to 
90 days, requires $65.22 fee, 2 application forms, 2 photos, yellow 
fever and cholera immunizations, proof of onward/return transportation 
and bank statement.  If invited by family or friends, visa available for 
up to 3 months, may be extended 1 month.  Invitation must be signed by 
authorities in Cameroon.  Multiple-entry business visa, valid 12 months, 
requires company letter to guarantee financial and legal responsibility; 
include exact dates of travel.  Enclose prepaid envelope for return of 
passport by registered, certified or express mail.  For additional 
information contact Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon, 2349 Mass. 
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/265-8790 to 8794). 
 
CANADA - Proof of U.S. citizenship and photo ID required.  Minors (under 
16) traveling alone or in someone else's custody, must present written 
authorization signed before a notary from the parent(s) or guardian.  
Visa not required for U.S. tourists entering from the U.S. for a stay up 
to 180 days.  Anyone with a criminal record (including a DWI charge) 
should contact the Canadian Embassy or nearest Consulate General before 
travel.  U.S. citizens entering Canada from a third country must have a 
valid passport.  For student or business travel, check with the Canadian 
Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 (202/682-
1740) or nearest Consulate General:  CA (213/687-7412 ), MI (313/567-
2085), NY (212/596-1700 or 716/852-1252), or WA (206/443-1377).  
 
CAPE VERDE - Passport and visa required.  Single-entry tourist visa 
(must be used within 120 days of issue), requires $11 fee, 1 application 
form, 1 photo and yellow fever immunization if arriving from infected 
area.  Include SASE for return of passport by mail.  For further 
information contact the Embassy of the Republic of Cape Verde, 3415 
Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 (202/965-6820) or Consulate 
General, 535 Boylston St., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA  02116  (617/353-0014). 
 
CAYMAN ISLANDS - (See West Indies, British.) 
 
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Passport and visa required.  Visa must be 
obtained before arrival and are available for less than 90 days, $60 
fee; and over 90 days, $150 fee.   Requirements:  2 application forms, 2 
recent photos, yellow fever immunization, onward/return ticket, and SASE 
for return of passport by mail.  Company letter needed for business 
visa.  For further information contact Embassy of Central African 
Republic, 1618 22nd St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/483-7800 or 
7801). 
 
CHAD - Passport and visa required.  Transit visa valid for up to 1 week, 
requires onward ticket.   Single-entry visa valid 2 months for 
tourist/business stay up to 30 days (extendable), requires $25 fee (no 
personal checks), yellow fever and cholera vaccinations, 3 application 
forms and 3 photos.  For business visa need company letter stating 
purpose of trip.  Send prepaid envelope for registered/certified return 
of passport.  Apply Embassy of the Republic of Chad, 2002 R St., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20009 (202/462-4009), and check specific requirements. 
 
CHILE - Passport required.  Visa not required for stay up to 3 months, 
may be extended.  For other information consult Embassy of Chile, 1732 
Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202/785-3159) or nearest 
Consulate General:  CA (310/785-0113 and 415/982-7662), FL (305/373-
8623), IL (312/654-8780), PA (215/829-9520), NY (212/980-3366), TX 
(713/621-5853) or PR (809/725-6365). 

CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF - Passport and visa required.  Transit visa 
required for any stop (even if you do not exit the plane or train) in 
China.  Visitors must show hotel reservation and "letter of 
confirmation" from the China International Travel Service (CITS) or an 
invitation from an individual or institution in China.  Business 
travelers are required to obtain formal invitation from Chinese business 
contact.   CITS tours may be booked through several travel agencies and 
airlines in the United States and abroad and are often advertised in 
newspapers and magazines.  Visas for tour group members are usually 
obtained by the travel agent as part of the tour package.  Visa requires 
$30 fee (no personal checks),  2 application forms and 2 photos.  Allow 
at least 10 days processing time.  Medical examination required for 
those staying 1 year or longer.  AIDS test required for those staying 
more than 6 months.  For further information contact Chinese Embassy, 
2300 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/328-2517) or 
nearest Consulate General:  Chicago (312/346-0287), Houston (713/524-
4311), Los Angeles (213/380-2506), New York (212/330-7409) or San 
Francisco (415/563-4857). 
 
COLOMBIA - Passport, proof of onward/return ticket, and entry permit 
required for tourist stay.  Entry permits are granted by the immigration 
authorities at the port of entry, for an initial stay of up to 90 days, 
extendable for multiple additional periods.  Minors (under 18) traveling 
alone, with one parent or in someone else's custody, must present 
written authorization signed before a notary and authenticated by the 
Colombian Consulate from the absent parent(s) or guardian.  Persons 
suspected of being HIV-positive may be denied entry.  For information 
about longer stays, business and official travel contact Embassy of 
Colombia (Consulate), 1825 Conn. Ave., N.W., Suite 218, Washington, D.C. 
20009 (202/332-7476) or nearest Consulate General:  CA (213/382-1137 or 
415/495-7191), FL (305/448-5558), GA (404/237-1045), IL (312/923-1196), 
LA (504/525-5580), MA (617/536-6222), MN (612/933-2408), MO (314/991-
3636), OH (216/943-1200 ext. 2530), NY (212/949-9898), PR (809/754-
6885), TX (713/527-8919), or WV (304/234-8561). 
 
COMOROS ISLANDS - Passport and onward/return ticket required.  Visa for 
up to 3 weeks (extendable) issued at airport upon arrival.  Anti-
malarial suppressants suggested.  For further information consult 
Embassy of the Federal and Islamic Republic of Comoros, 336 East 45th 
St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10017 (212/972-8010). 
 
CONGO - Passport and visa required.  Single-entry $30 or multiple-entry 
$50, for tourist/business stay up to 3 months, requires yellow fever and 
cholera immunizations and onward/return ticket.  First-time applicants 
need 2 application forms and 2 photos, returning visitors need only 2.  
For business visa must have company letter stating reason for trip.  
Include SASE for return of passport by mail.  Letter of introduction 
stating reason for trip, 2 applications and 2 photos required.  Apply 
Embassy of the Republic of the Congo, 4891 Colorado Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20011 (202/726-5500) or the Permanent Mission of the 
Congo to the UN, 14 East 65th St. New York, NY 10021 (212/744-7840). 

COOK ISLANDS - Passport and onward/return ticket required.  Visa not 
needed for visit up to 31 days.  For longer stays and further 
information contact Consulate for the Cook Islands, Kamehameha Schools, 
#16, Kapalama Heights, Honolulu, HI 96817 (808/847-6377). 
 
COSTA RICA - Passport required.  Travelers are sometimes admitted with 
(original) certified U.S. birth certificate and photo ID for tourist 
stay of up to 90 days.  Tourist card issued upon arrival at airport upon 
presentation of aforementioned documents for approximately $20.  U.S. 
citizens must have onward/return ticket.  For stays over 90 days, you 
must apply for an extension (within the first week of visit) with Costa 
Rican Immigration and, after 90 days, obtain exit visa and possess a 
valid U.S. passport.  For travel with pets and other information contact 
the Consular Section of the Embassy of Costa Rica, 2112 S St. N.W. , 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/328-6628) or nearest Consulate General:  CA 
(415/392-8488), GA (404/951-7025), FL (305/371-7485), IL (312/263-2772), 
LA (504/887-8131), NY (212/425-2620) or TX (713/266-1527). 
 
COTE D'IVOIRE (formerly Ivory Coast) - Passport required.  Visa not 
required for stay up to 90 days.  Visa $33, requires 4 application 
forms, 4 photos, yellow fever vaccination, onward/return ticket and 
financial guarantee.  Include postage for return of passport by 
registered mail.  For further information contact Embassy of the 
Republic of Cote D'Ivoire, 2424 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 
(202/797-0300) or Honorary Consulate:  CA (415/391-0176). 
 
CROATIA - Passport  and visa required.  Visa can be obtained at port of 
entry but obtaining it in advance may prevent potential complications at 
the border.  There is no charge for business or tourist visa.  Please 
provide SASE or prepaid airbill for return of documents.  For further 
information consult the Embassy of Croatia, 236 Massachusetts Ave., 
N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002 (202/588-5899). 
 
CUBA - Passport and visa required.  Tourist visa $26, business visa $50, 
valid up to 6 months, requires 1 application and photo.  Send money 
order only and SASE for return of passport.  Apply Cuban Interests 
Section, 2639 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.  20009 (202/797-8609 
or 8518).  AIDS test required for those staying longer than 90 days.  
Attention:  U.S. citizens need a Treasury Dept. license in order to 
engage in any transactions related to travel to and within Cuba.  Before 
planning any travel to Cuba, U.S. citizens should contact the Licensing 
Division, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, 
1331 G St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20220 (202/622-2480). 
 
CURACAO - (See Netherlands Antilles.) 
 
CYPRUS - Passport required.  Visa not required for tourist/business up 
to 3 months.  For employment and other travel, visa required and must be 
obtained in advance.  AIDS test required for certain entertainers; U.S. 
test accepted.  For additional information consult Embassy of the 
Republic of Cyprus, 2211 R St., N.W., Washington, D.C.  20008 (202/462-
5772) or nearest Consulate:  AR (602/264-9701), CA (310/397-0771, 
510/286-1831), GA (404/941-3764), IN (219/481-6897), LA (504/388-8701), 
MA (617/497-0219), MI (513/582-1411), NY (212/686-6016), OR (503/227-
1411), PA (215/928-4290), or TX (713/928-2264) . 
 
CZECH REPUBLIC - Passport required.  Visa not required for stay up to 30 
days.  All visitors staying longer than 30 days must register with the 
appropriate authorities within 3 days after their arrival.  For more 
information contact Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of 
Freedom Street., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/363-6308). 
 
DENMARK (including GREENLAND) - Passport required.  Tourist/business 
visa issued on arrival for stay up to 3 months.  Period begins when 
entering Scandinavian area:  Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden.  Special 
rules apply for entry into the U.S.-operated defense area in Greenland.  
For further information contact the Royal Danish Embassy, 3200 
Whitehaven St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/234-4300) or nearest 
Consulate General:  CA (213/387-4277), Chicago (312/787-8780) or New 
York (212/223-4545). 
 
DJIBOUTI - Passport and visa required.  Visas must be obtained before 
arrival.  Single-entry visa valid for 30 days, extendable, requires $30 
fee, 2 applications, 2 photos, yellow fever immunization, onward/return 
ticket and sufficient funds.  Company letter needed for business visa.  
Send prepaid envelope for return of passport by registered, certified, 
or express mail.  Apply Embassy of the Republic of Djibouti, 1156 15th 
St., N.W., Suite 515, Washington, D.C.  20005 (202/331-0270) or the 
Djibouti Mission to the U.N., 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 4011, New 
York, NY 10017 (212/753-3163). 
 
DOMINICA - Proof of U.S. citizenship, photo ID and return/onward ticket 
required for tourist stay up to 6 months.  For longer stays and other 
information consult Consulate of the Commonwealth of Dominica, 820 2nd 
Ave., Suite 900, New York, NY 10017 (212/599-8478). 
 
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Passport or proof of U.S. citizenship and tourist 
card or visa required.  Tourist card for stay up to 2 months, available 
from Consulate or from airline serving the Dominican Republic, $10 fee.  
Visa issued by Consulate, valid up to 5 years, no charge.  All persons 
must pay $10 airport departure fee.  AIDS test required for residence 
permit.  U.S. test not accepted.  For business travel and other 
information call the Embassy of the Dominican Republic, 1715 22nd St., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/332-6280) or nearest Consulate 
General:  CA (415/982-5144), FL  (305/358-3221), IL (312/772-6363), LA 
(504/522-1843), MA (617/482-8121), NY (212/768-2480), PA (215/923-3006), 
PR (809/725-9550), or TX (713/266-0165). 
 
ECUADOR - Passport and return/onward ticket required for stay up to 3 
months.  For additional information contact the Embassy of Ecuador, 2535 
15th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202/234-7166) or nearest 
Consulate General:  CA (213/628-3014 or 415/957-5921), FL (305/539-
8214), IL (312/329-0266), LA (504/523-3229), MA (617/523-2700), MD 
(410/889-4435), MI (313/332-7356), NJ (201/642-0208), NV (702/735-8193), 
NY (212/808-0170/71), PR (809/781-4408), or TX (713/622-8105). 
 
EGYPT - Passport and visa required.  Transit visa for stay  up to 48 
hours available.  Tourist visa, valid 3 months, requires $15  fee (cash 
or money order), 1 application form and 1 photo.  Visa may be issued at 
airport upon arrival for fee of $20.  For business travel, need company 
letter stating purpose of trip.  Enclose prepaid envelope for return of 
passport by certified mail.  Proof of yellow fever immunization required 
if arriving from infected area.  AIDS test required for workers and 
students staying over 30 days.  Register with local authorities or at 
hotel within 7 days of arrival.  Travelers must declare foreign currency 
on Form "D" on arrival and show Form "D" and bank receipts upon 
departure. Maximum Egyptian currency allowed into and out of Egypt is 
LE20.  For additional information consult Embassy of the Arab Republic 
of Egypt, 3521 International Court, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 
(202/966-6342/48) or nearest Consulate General:  CA (415/346-9700), IL 
(312/828-9162), NY (212/759-7120) or Houston (713/961-4915). 
 
EL SALVADOR - Passport and visa required. (Length of validity of visa  
will be determined by Consulate).  Requires 1 application form and 2 
photos.  Allow 3 working days for processing.  Send SASE for return of 
passport by mail.  AIDS test required for permanent residence permit.  
U.S. test not accepted.  Apply Consulate General of El Salvador, 1010 
16th St., N.W., 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036 (202/331-4032) or 
nearest Consulate:  CA (213/383-5776 or 415/781-7924), FL (305/371-
8850), IL (312/322-1393), LA (504/522-4266), NY (212/889-3608) or TX 
(713/270-6239). 
 
ENGLAND - (See United Kingdom.) 
 
EQUATORIAL GUINEA - Passport and visa required.  Obtain visa in advance.  
For further information contact the residence of the Ambassador of 
Equatorial Guinea at 57 Magnolia Ave., Mount Vernon, NY (914/667-9664). 
 
ERITREA - Passport and visa required.  Tourist/business visa valid for a 
stay of up to 6 months, requires 1 application, 1 photo, $25 fee (no 
personal checks).  Business visa can be extended up to 1 year, requires 
company letter stating purpose of travel.  Include SASE for return of 
passport by mail. Allow 3 working days for processing.   For more 
information contact the Embassy of Eritrea, 910 17th St., NW, Suite 400, 
Washington, D.C. 20006 (202/429-1991). 
 
ESTONIA - Passport required.  Visas not required for stay of up to 90 
days.  AIDS test required for residency and work permits.  U.S. test 
sometimes accepted.  For further information contact the Consulate 
General of Estonia, 630 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2415, New York, NY 10020 
(212/247-2131). 
 
ETHIOPIA - Passport and visa required.  Tourist/business visa valid for 
stay up to 2 years, fee $70 or transit visa for 48 hours, $40, requires 
1 application, 1 photo and yellow fever immunization.  Business visa 
requires company letter.  Send $2 postage for return of passport or 
$15.30 for Federal Express and $9.95 for Express Mail service.  (Money 
orders only.)  Allow 3-4 working days for processing.    Exit visas are 
required of all visitors remaining in Ethiopia for more than 30 days.  
For longer stays and other information contact Embassy of Ethiopia, 2134 
Kalorama Rd., N.W., Washington, D.C.  20008 (202/234-2281/2). 
 
FIJI - Passport, proof of sufficient funds and onward/return ticket 
required.  Visa issued on arrival for stay up to 30 days and may be 
extended up to 6 months.  For further information contact Embassy of 
Fiji, 2233 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., #240, Washington, D.C. 20007 (202/337-
8320) or Mission to the U.N., One United Nations Plaza, 26th Floor, New 
York, NY 10017 (212/355-7316). 
 
FINLAND - Passport required.  Tourist/business visa not required for 
stay up to 90 days.  (90 day period begins when entering Scandinavian 
area:  Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland.)  Check Embassy of Finland, 
3301 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/298-5800) or 
nearest Consulate General:  Los Angeles (310/203-9903) or New York 
(212/750-4400). 
 
FRANCE - Passport required to visit France, Andorra, Monaco, Corsica and 
French Polynesia.  Visa not required for tourist/business stay up to 3 
months in France, Andorra, Monaco and Corsica, and 1 month in French 
Polynesia.  Journalists on assignment, ship or plane crew members, and 
students are required to obtain a visa in advance.  For further 
information consult Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20007 (202/944-6000/6200) or nearest Consulate:  CA 
(310/479-4426 or 415/397-4330), FL (305/372-9798), GA (404/522-4226), HI 
(808/599-4458), IL (312/787-5359), LA (504/523-5774), MA (617/482-3650), 
NY (212/606-3600), PR (809/753-1700) or TX (713/528-2181). 
 
FRENCH GUIANA - Proof of U.S. citizenship and photo ID required for 
visit up to 3 weeks.  (For stays longer than 3 weeks, a passport is 
required.)  No visa required for stay up to 3 months.  For further 
information consult Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20007 (202/944-6000/6200). 
 
FRENCH POLYNESIA - Includes Society Islands, French Southern and 
Antarctic Lands, Tuamotu, Gambier, French Austral, Marquesas, Kerguelen, 
Crozet, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Wallis and Furtuna Islands.  Passport 
required.  Visa not required for visit up to 1 month.  For longer stays 
and further information consult Embassy of France (202/944-6000/6200). 
 
GABON - Passport and visa required.  Visas must be obtained before 
arrival.   Single-entry visa valid up to 1 month, multiple-entry visa 
valid for 1-4 months.  Both visas require 2 application forms, 2 photos, 
yellow fever vaccinations, and $50 fee (no personal checks accepted).  
Also need detailed travel arrangements, including flight numbers, 
arrival and departure dates, accommodations and next destination.  A 
certificate of accommodation issued by the host family or institution in 
Gabon is required.  Business visa requires company letter stating  
purpose of trip and contacts in Gabon.  Accompanying family must be 
included in letter.  For longer stays and other information call Embassy 
of the Gabonese Republic, 2034 20th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 
(202/797-1000) or the Permanent Mission of the Gabonese Republic to the  
UN, 18 East 41st St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10017 (212/686-9720). 
 
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS - Passport and onward/return ticket required for 
visits up to 3 months.  For further information consult Embassy of 
Ecuador  (202/234-7166). 
 
GAMBIA - Passport and visa required.  Tourist/business visa  for a stay 
of up to 12 months, requires 1 application, and 1 photo.  For business 
visa, you also need company letter stating purpose of visit and 
itinerary.  Allow at least 2 working days for processing.  Include 
prepaid envelope for return of passport by mail.  Apply Embassy of the 
Gambia, 1155 15th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 (202/785-1399) or 
Permanent Mission of The Gambia to the U.N., 820 2nd Ave., 9th floor, 
New York, NY 10017 (212/949-6640). 
 
GEORGIA - Passport, visa and letter of invitation required.  Visa 
requires 1 application, 1 photo, itinerary and processing fee.  Please 
provide SASE or prepaid airbill for return of documents.  For additional 
information contact the  Embassy of the Republic of Georgia, Suite 424, 
1511 K St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 (202/393-6060). 
 
GERMANY - Passport required.  Tourist/business visa not required for 
stay up to 3 months.  For longer stays (e.g. employment, students) 
obtain temporary residence permit upon arrival.  Applicants of residence 
permits staying over 90 days may be asked to undergo a medical 
examination.  Every foreign national entering Germany is required to 
provide proof of sufficient health insurance and funds.  For further 
information contact the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, 4645 
Reservoir Rd., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 (202/298-4000) or nearest 
Consulate General:  CA (415/775-1061, 213/930-2703), FL (305/358-0290), 
GA (404/659-4760), IL (312/580-1199), MA (617/536-4414), MI (313/962-
6526), NY (212/308-8700), TX (713/627-7770), or WA (206/682-4312). 
 
GHANA - Passport and visa required.  Passport must be valid for at least 
six months at time of entry.  Tourist visa required for stay up to 30 
days (extendable).  Requires 1 application form, 4 photos, photocopy of 
onward/return ticket, bank statement or pay stub and yellow fever 
immunization.  Single-entry visa requires $20 fee, multiple-entry $50.  
Allow 3 working days for processing.  Include prepaid envelope for 
return of passport by certified mail.  For additional information 
contact Embassy of Ghana, 3512 International Drive, N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20008 (202/686-4520) or Consulate General, 19 East 47th St., New 
York, NY 10017 (212/832-1300). 
 
GIBRALTAR - Passport required.  Visa not required for tourist stay up to 
3 months.  For further information consult British Embassy (202/986-
0205).
 
GILBERT  ISLANDS - (See Kiribati.) 
 
GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND - (See United Kingdom.) 
 
GREECE - Passport required.  Visa not required for tourist/business stay 
up to 3 months.  AIDS test required for performing artists and students 
on Greek scholarships; U.S. test accepted.  For additional information 
consult Consular Section of the Embassy of Greece, 2211 Mass. Ave., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008  (202/232-8222) or nearest Consulate:  CA 
(213/385-1447 or 415/775-2102), GA (404/261-3313), IL (312/372-5356), LA 
(504/523-1167), MA (617/542-3240), NY (212/988-5500) or TX (713/840-
7522). 
 
GREENLAND - (See Denmark.) 
 
GRENADA - Passport is recommended, but tourists may enter with birth 
certificate and photo ID.  Visa not required for tourist stay up to 3 
months, may be extended to maximum of 6 months.  For additional 
information consult Embassy of Grenada, 1701 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C.  20009 (202/265-2561) or Permanent Mission of Grenada 
to the U.N. (212/599-0301). 
 
GUADELOUPE - (See West Indies, French.) 
 
GUATEMALA - Passport and visa or tourist card required.  Visa is valid 
for 3 years with multiple entries of 30 days each.   Requires passport 
and 1 application form.  Tourist card of 30 days stay (extendable).  
Requires passport and $5 fee.  Provide SASE for return of passport by 
mail.  For travel by minors and general information about contact the 
Embassy of Guatemala, 2220 R St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008-4081 
(202/745-4952), or nearest Consulate:  CA (213/365-9251/2 or 415/788-
5651), FL (305/443-4828/29), IL (312/332-3170), NY (212/686-3837) or TX 
(713/953-9531). 
 
GUIANA, FRENCH - (See French Guiana.) 
 
GUINEA - Passport and visa required.  Tourist/business visa for stay up 
to three months, requires 3 application forms, 3 photos, yellow fever 
immunization and $25 fee (cash or money order only).  Malaria 
suppressants are recommended.  For business visa need company letter 
stating purpose of trip and letter of invitation from company in Guinea.  
Provide SASE for return of passport by mail. For more information 
contact the Embassy of the Republic of Guinea, 2112 Leroy Pl., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/483-9420). 
 
GUINEA-BISSAU - Passport and visa required.  Visa must be obtained in 
advance.  Visa valid up to 90 days, requires 2 application forms, 2 
photos, financial guarantee to cover stay, letter staying purpose of 
travel and $12 fee (payment by money order only).  Include prepaid 
envelope for return of passport by express mail.  Apply Embassy of 
Guinea-Bissau, 918 16th St., N.W., Mezzanine Suite, Washington, D.C. 
20006 (202/872-4222). 
GUYANA - Passport required.  For more information consult Embassy of 
Guyana, 2490 Tracy Pl., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/265-6900/03) 
or Consulate General, 866 U.N. Plaza, 3rd Floor, New York, NY  10017  
(212/527-3215). 
 
HAITI -  Passport required.  For further information consult Embassy of 
Haiti, 2311 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/332-4090) or 
nearest Consulate:  FL (305/859-2003), MA (617/266-36601), NY (212/697-
9767), PR (809/764-1392), or IL (312/922-4004). 
 
HOLY SEE, APOSTOLIC NUNCIATURE OF THE - Passport required (for entry 
into Italy).  For further information consult Apostolic Nunciature of 
the Holy See, 3339 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/333-
7121) or call Embassy of Italy (202/328-5500). 
 
HONDURAS - Passport  and onward/return ticket required.  For additional 
information contact Embassy of Honduras (Consular Section), Suite 310, 
1612 K Street., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 (202/223-0185) or nearest 
Consulate:  CA (213/383-9244 and 415/392-0076), FL (305/447-8927), IL 
(312/772-7090), LA (504/522-3118), NY (212/269-3611) or TX (713/622-
4572). 
 
HONG KONG - Passport and onward/return transportation by sea/air 
required.  Visa not required for tourist stay up to 30 days, may be 
extended to 3 months.  Confirmed hotel and flight reservations 
recommended during peak travel months.  Departure tax 150 Hong Kong 
dollars (approx. $20 U.S.) paid at airport.  Visa required for work or 
study.  For other types of travel consult British Embassy (202/986-
0205). 
 
HUNGARY - Passport required.  Visa not required for stay up to 90 days.  
For business travel and other information check Embassy of the Republic 
of Hungary, 3910 Shoemaker Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 
(202/362-6730) or Consulate General, 8 East 75th Street, New York, NY  
10021  (212/879-4127). 
 
ICELAND - Passport required.  Visa not required for stay up to 3 months.  
Period begins when entering Scandinavian area:  Denmark, Finland, 
Norway, Sweden.  For additional information call Embassy of Iceland, 
1156 15th Street, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, D.C. 20005 (202/265-
6653-5) or Consulate General in New York (212/686-4100). 
 
INDIA - Passport and visa required.  Obtain visa in advance.  Transit 
visa valid for stay up to 15 days, requires $25 fee.  Visas are 
available up to 3 months for $40, up to 6 months for $60, 1 year for 
$70, and a 5 yr. visa for $120 but given only on a strict basis. 1 
application form, 2 photos, onward/return ticket and proof of sufficient 
funds.  Visa must be obtained before arrival.  Business visa requires 
$70 fee,  1 application form, 2 photos and company letter stating 
purpose of trip and itinerary.  Include prepaid envelope for return of 
passport by certified mail.  Allow 1 weeks for processing if sent by 
mail.  Yellow fever immunization needed if arriving from infected area.  
AIDS test required for all students and anyone over 18 staying more than 
1 year; U.S. test from well known lab accepted.  Check requirements with 
Embassy of India, 2536 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 
(202/939-9839/9849) or nearest Consulate General:  Chicago (312/718-
6280), New York (212/879-7805/6) or San Francisco (415/668-0683). 
 
INDONESIA - Valid passport and onward/return ticket required.  Visa not 
required for tourist stay up to 2 months (non-extendable).  For longer 
stays and additional information consult Embassy of the Republic of 
Indonesia, 2020 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202/775-5200) 
or nearest Consulate:  CA (213/383-5126 or 415/474-9571), IL (312/938-
0101), NY (212/879-0600) or TX (713/785-1691). 
 
IRAN - Passport and visa required.  The United States does not maintain 
diplomatic or consular relations with Iran.  Travel by U.S. citizens is 
not recommended.  For visa information contact Embassy of Pakistan, 
Iranian Interests Section, 2209 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 
20007 (202/965-4990). 
 
IRAQ - Passport and visa required.  AIDS test required for stay over 5 
days.  The United States suspended diplomatic and consular operations in 
Iraq in 1990.  Since February 1991, U.S. passports are not valid for 
travel in, to, or through Iraq without authorization from the Department 
of State.  Application for exemptions to this restriction should be 
submitted in writing to Passport Services, U.S. Department of State, 
1111 19th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20524, Attn.:  CA/PPT/C.  
Attention:  U.S. citizens need a Treasury Dept. license in order to 
engage in any transactions related to travel to and within Iraq.  Before 
planning any travel to Iraq, U.S. citizens should contact the Licensing 
Division, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, 
1331 G St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20220 (202/622-2480).  For visa 
information contact a country that maintains diplomatic relations with 
Iraq. 
 
IRELAND - Passport required.  Tourists are not required to obtain visas 
for stays under 90 days, but may be asked to show onward/return ticket.  
For further information consult Embassy of Ireland, 2234 Mass. Ave., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/462-3939) or nearest Consulate 
General:  CA (415/392-4214), IL (312/337-1868), MA (617/267-9330) or NY 
(212/319-2555). 
 
ISRAEL - Passport, onward/return ticket and proof of sufficient funds 
required.  Tourist visa issued upon arrival valid for 3 months, but can 
be renewed.  Consult Embassy of Israel, 3514 International Dr., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/364-5500) or nearest Consulate General:  CA 
(213/651-5700 and 415/398-8885), FL (305/358-8111), GA (404/875-7851), 
IL (312/565-3300), MA (617/542-0041), NY (212/351-5200), PA (215/546-
5556) or TX (713/627-3780). 
 
ITALY - Passport required.  Visa not required for tourist stay up to 3 
months.  For longer stays, employment or study, obtain visa in advance.  
For additional information consult Embassy of Italy, 1601 Fuller St., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202/328-5500) or nearest Consulate 
General:  CA (310/820-0622 or 415/931-4924), FL (305/374-6322), IL 
(312/467-1550), LA (504/524-2272), MA (617/542-0483/4), MI (313/963-
8560), NJ (201/643-1448), NY (212/737-9100), PA (215/592-7329) or TX 
(713/850-7520). 
 
IVORY COAST - (See Cote d'Ivoire.) 
 
JAMAICA - Passport (or original birth certificate and photo ID), 
onward/return ticket and proof of sufficient funds required.  (Photo ID 
is not required for U.S. citizens under 16  using birth certificate.)  
Tourist card issued on arrival for stay up to 6 months; must be returned 
to immigration authorities on departure.  For business or study, visa 
must be obtained in advance, no charge.  Departure tax $15 paid at 
airport.  Check information with Embassy of Jamaica, 1520 New Hampshire 
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202/452-0660) or nearest Consulate:  
CA (310/559-3822 or 510/886-6061), FL (305/374-8431), GA (404/593-1500), 
IL (312/663-0023), NY (212/935-9000), or MA (617/266-8604). 
 
JAPAN - Passport and onward/return ticket required.  Visa not required 
for tourist/business stay up to 90 days.  Departure tax $20 (2,000 yen) 
paid at airport.  For specific information  consult Embassy of Japan, 
2520 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/939-6800) or nearest 
Consulate:  AK (907/279-8428), CA (213/617-6700 or 415/777-3533), FL 
(305/530-9090), GA (404/892-2700), Guam (671/646-1290), HI (808/536-
2226), IL (312/280-0400), LA (504/529-2101), MA (617/973-9772), MI 
(313/567-0120), MO (816/471-0111), NY (212/371-8222), OR (503/221-1811), 
TX (713/652-2977) or WA (206/682-9107). 
 
JORDAN - Passport required.  Visa required in advance only if entering 
Jordan via the King Hussein Bridge.  For details consult the Embassy of 
the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 3504 International Dr., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/966-2664). 
 
KAZAKHSTAN - Passport and visa required.  Visa requires 1 application, 1 
photo, original passport or travel document, a letter of invitation 
clearly stating dates of visit and itinerary, and confirmation of 
accommodations.  Requirements for business travel include confirmation 
from inviting organization, registration with the Ministry of Foreign 
Affairs of Kazakhstan by inviting organization, cover letter from your 
company, and prepaid airbill or SASE.  Visa fees should be paid by 
company check or money order, $30 for 1 week processing, $60 for three 
day processing, $100 for same day processing, and $120 for multi-entry 
processing.  For home stay or other additional information contact the 
Embassy of Kazakhstan, 3421 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 
(202/333-4507). 
 
KENYA - Passport and visa required.  Visa must be obtained in advance.  
Single-entry visa for tourist/business stay up to 6 months, $30 (money 
order or cashier's check only); requires 1 application form, 2 photos 
and onward/return ticket.  Yellow fever immunization is recommend.  
Anti-malarial pills are recommended for those travelling to the western 
or coastal regions.  Multiple-entry  business visa valid  for up to 1 
year, $50.  Payment by cashiers check or money order only.  Airport 
departure tax is $20.  Consult the Embassy of Kenya, 2249 R St., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/387-6101) or Consulate General:  Los Angeles 
(310/274-6635) or New York (212/486-1300). 
 
KIRIBATI (formerly Gilbert Islands) - Passport and visa required.  For 
additional information consult British Embassy (202/462-1340). 
 
KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF (North Korea) - The United States 
does not maintain diplomatic or consular relations with North Korea and 
has no third country representing U.S. interests there.  Attention:  
U.S. citizens need a Treasury Dept. license in order to engage in any 
transactions related to travel to and within North Korea.  Before 
planning any travel to North Korea, U.S. citizens should contact the 
Licensing Division, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the 
Treasury, 1331 G St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20220 (202/622-2480).  Visa 
information must be obtained from a consulate in a country that 
maintains diplomatic relations with North Korea. 
 
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF  (South Korea)  - Passport required.  Visa not 
required for a tourist stay up to 15 days.  For longer stays and other 
types of travel, visa must be obtained in advance, $20 fee.  Tourist 
visa for longer stay requires 1 application form and 1 photo.  Business 
visa requires 1 application form, 1 photo and company letter.  Fine 
imposed for overstaying visa and for long-term visa holders not 
registered within 60 days after entry.  If applying by mail, enclose 
SASE or prepaid airbill.  Vaccination certificate required if coming 
from infected area within 14 days of arrival in Korea.  For further 
information check Embassy of the Republic of Korea, (Consular Division), 
2320 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/939-5660/63) 
or nearest Consulate General:  AK (907/561-5488), CA (213/385-9300 and 
415/921-2251/3), FL (305/372-1555), GA (404/522-1611/3), Guam (671/472-
6109), HI (808/595-6109),  IL (312/822-9485), MA (617/348-3660), NY 
(212/752-1700), TX (713/961-0186) or WA (206/441-1011/4). 
 
KUWAIT - Passport and visa required.   AIDS test required for work visa; 
U.S. test accepted.  For further information contact the Embassy of the 
State of Kuwait, 2940 Tilden St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/966-
0702) or Consulate, 321 East 44th St., New York, NY  10017 (212/973-
4318). 
 
KYRGYZ REPUBLIC (Kyrgyzstan) - Passport and visa required.  Visa 
requires 1 application form, 2 photos and detailed itinerary.  Visa 
valid for 60 days after date of issuance.  Multi-entry visa $100 (no 
personal checks).  Include SASE for return of passport by mail (or 
proper fee for express mail service).  For additional information 
contact the Embassy of the Kyrgyz  Republic, 1511 K St., N.W., Suite 
707, Washington, D.C.  20005 (202/628-0433). 
 
LAOS - Passport and visa required.  Visa requires $35 fee, 3 application 
forms, 3 photos, onward/return transportation, sufficient funds, cholera 
immunization and SASE for return of passport by mail.  Transit visas for 
stay up to 5 days requires onward/return ticket and visa for next 
destination.  Period of stay:  maximum 5 days in Vietiane only.  Visitor 
visa are issued for 1 entry and must be used within 3 months of issue 
date.  Period of stay:  1 month, can be extended for another 30 days 
(visitor visa application must be accompanied by letter from relative or 
friends in Laos).  Tourist visas are issued only to those who apply 
through a tourist agency.  Period of stay:  15 days which may be 
extended for another 15 days.  Business visa requires letter from 
counterpart in Laos and is valid for 1 entry and must be used within 3 
months of issue date.  Period of stay:  1 month, can be extended for 
another 30 days.  For more information, check with the Embassy of the 
Lao People's Democratic Republic, 2222 S St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 
20008 (202/332-6416/7). 
 
LATVIA - Passport and visa required.  Tourist/business visa issued at 
Embassy.  Require 1 application form, 1 photo, and $5 fee.  Please 
provide SASE or prepaid airbill for return of documents.  For further 
information contact Embassy of Latvia, 4325 17th St., N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20011 (202/726-8213).  
 
LEBANON - Passport and visa required.  AIDS test required for those 
seeking residence permits; U.S. test accepted.  Since January 1987, U.S. 
passports are not valid for travel in, to, or through Lebanon without 
authorization from the Department of State.  Application for exemptions 
to this restriction should be submitted in writing to Passport Services, 
U.S. Department of State, 1111 19th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20524, 
Attn.:  CA/PPT/C.  For further visa information contact Embassy of 
Lebanon, 2560 28th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008  (202/939-6300) or 
nearest Consulate General:  Los Angeles (213/467-1253), Detroit 
(313/567-0233) or New York (212/744-7905). 
 
LEEWARD ISLANDS - (See Virgin Islands, British.) 
 
LESOTHO - Passport and visa required.  Visa requires 1 form.  Single-
entry visa requires $7.50 fee and multiple-entry $15.  For more 
information, check Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho, 2511 Mass. Ave., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/797-5533). 
 
LIBERIA - Passport and visa required.  Transit visitors with onward 
ticket can remain at airport up to 48 hours.  Other travelers must have 
round trip ticket and obtain visas before arrival.  Tourist/business 
entry visa valid 3 months, no fee, requires 2 application forms, 2 
photos, cholera and yellow fever vaccinations and medical certificate to 
confirm that traveler is in good health and free of any communicable 
disease.  Company letter needed for business visa.  Include SASE for 
return of passport by mail.  Obtain exit permit from immigration 
authorities upon arrival, 1 photo required.  For business requirements 
call Embassy of the Republic of Liberia, 5303 Colorado Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20011 (202/723-0437) or nearest Consulate:  CA 
(213/277-7692), GA (404/753-4754), IL (312/643-8635), LA (504/523-7784), 
MI (313/342-3900) or NY (212/687-1025). 
LIBYA - Passport and visa required.  AIDS test required for those 
seeking residence permits; U.S. test accepted.  Since December 1981, 
U.S. passports are not valid for travel in, to, or through Libya without 
authorization from the Department of State.  Application for exemptions 
to this restriction should be submitted in writing to Passport Services, 
U.S. Department of State, 1111 19th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20524, 
Attn.:  CA/PPT/C.  Attention:  U.S. citizens need a Treasury Dept. 
license in order to engage in any transactions related to travel to and 
within Libya.  Before planning any travel to Libya, U.S. citizens should 
contact the Licensing Division, Office of Foreign Assets Control, 
Department of the Treasury, 1331 G St., N.W., Washington, D.C.  20220 
(202/622-2480).  Application and inquiries for visas must be made 
through a country that maintains diplomatic relations with Libya. 
 
LIECHTENSTEIN - Passport required.  Visa not required for 
tourist/business stay up to 3 months.  For further information consult 
the Swiss Embassy (202/745-7900). 
 
LITHUANIA - Passport required.  For further information contact Embassy 
of Lithuania, 2622 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.  20009 (202/234-
5860).  
 
LUXEMBOURG - Passport required.  Visa not required for tourist/business 
stay up to 3 months.  For additional information contact Embassy of 
Luxembourg, 2200 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/265-4171) 
or the nearest Consulate:  CA (415/788-0816), FL (305/373-1300), GA 
(404/668-9811), IL (312/726-0355), MN (612/644-0942), MO (816/792-0841), 
NY (212/888-6664) or OH (513/422-4697). 
 
MACAU - Passport required.  Visa not required for visits up to 60 days.  
For further information consult nearest Portuguese Consulate:  
Washington, D.C. (202/332-3007),  San Francisco (415/346-3400), New 
Bedford (508/997-6151), Newark (201/622-7300), NY (212/246-4580), 
Providence (401/272-2003) or Portuguese Consulate in Hong Kong (231-
338). 
 
MACEDONIA, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF -  Entry permission can be 
obtained at border points.  Macedonia does not currently maintain an 
embassy in the U.S.  For more information check with the  Office of 
Macedonia, 3050 K St., N.W., Suite 210 20007 (202/337-3063).  
 
MADAGASCAR - Passport and visa required.  Visa allows entry in 
Madagascar within 6 months from the date of issue.  Short term visa 
valid for single-entry up to 90 days, $22.50; or double-entries, $44.15 
(no personal checks).  Requires 4 blue application forms, 4 photos, 
yellow fever and cholera immunizations if arriving from infected areas, 
proof of onward/return transportation, and sufficient funds for stay.  
For business visa, the aforementioned is required including company 
letter.   Include a prepaid envelope for return of passport by 
registered mail.  For longer stays and additional information contact 
Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Madagascar, 2374 Mass. Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/265-5525/6) or nearest Consulate:  NY 
(212/986-9491), PA  (215/893-3067) or CA (1-800/856-2721). 
 
MALAWI - Passport required.  Visa not required for stay up to 1 year.  
No dress codes apply for anyone visiting Malawi.  For further 
information contact the Embassy of Malawi, 2408 Mass. Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/797-1007) or Malawi Mission to the U.N., 600 
3rd Ave., New York, NY 10016 (212/949-0180). 
 
MALAYSIA (and the Borneo States, Sarawak and Sabah) - Passport required.  
Visa not required for stay up to 3 months.  Yellow fever and cholera 
immunizations necessary if arriving from infected areas.  AIDS test 
required for work permits.  U.S. test sometimes accepted.  For entry of 
pets or other types of visits, consult Embassy of Malaysia, 2401 Mass. 
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/328-2700) or nearest Consulate:  
Los Angeles (213/621-2991) or New York (212/490-2722). 
 
MALDIVES  - Passport required.  Tourist visa issued upon arrival for 30 
days validity, no charge.  Visitors must have proof of onward/return 
transportation and sufficient funds (minimum of $25 per person per day).  
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for those arriving from 
infected areas.  Check with the Maldives Mission to the U.N. in New York 
(212/599-6195) for further information. 
 
MALI - Passport and visa required.  Visa must be obtained in advance.  
Tourist/business visa for stay up to 4 weeks, may be extended after 
arrival, requires $17 fee (cash or money order), 2 application forms, 2 
photos, proof of onward/return transportation and yellow fever 
vaccination.  (Cholera immunization is recommended.)  For business 
travel, must have company letter stating purpose of trip.  Send SASE for 
return of passport if applying by mail.  Apply Embassy of the Republic 
of Mali, 2130 R St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/332-2249). 
 
MALTA - Passport required.  Visa not required for stay up to 3 months 
(extension must be applied for prior to end of 3-month period or 
expiration of original visa).  Visa requires 3 application forms, 2 
photos, proof of onward/return transportation and $46 fee (check or 
money order).  Transit visa available for $31.  For additional 
information consult Embassy of Malta, 2017 Conn. Ave., N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20008 (202/462-3611/2) or nearest Consulate:  CA (213/939-5011 and 
415/468-4321), FL (305/942-2491), MA (617/259-1391), MI (313/525-9777), 
MO (816/833-0033), MN (612/699-3433), NY (212/725-2345), PA (412/279-
6170) or TX (713/497-2100 or 713/999-1812). 
 
MARSHALL ISLANDS, REPUBLIC OF THE - Proof of U.S. citizenship, 
sufficient funds for stay and onward/return ticket required for stay up 
to 30 days (extendable up to 90 days from date of entry).  Entry permit 
not needed to bring in sea-going vessel.  Obtain necessary forms from 
airline or shipping agent serving Marshall Islands.  Departure fee $15 
(those over age 60 exempt).  Health certificate required if arriving 
from infected areas.  AIDS test may be required for visits over 30 days; 
U.S. test accepted.  Check information with Embassy of Marshall Islands, 
2433 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/234-5414) 
or Permanent Mission to the U.N., 220 East 42nd St., New York, NY 10017 
(211/983-3040) or the nearest Consulate General:   CA (714/474-0331) or  
HI (808/942-4422). 
 
MARTINIQUE - (See West Indies, French.) 
 
MAURITANIA - Passport and visa required.  Obtain visa before arrival.  
Visa valid 3 months, requires $10 fee (money order only), 2 application 
forms, 4 photos, yellow fever and cholera immunizations and proof of 
onward/return transportation.  Business travelers must have proof of 
sufficient funds (bank statement) or letter from sponsoring company.  
For further information contact Embassy of the Republic of Mauritania, 
2129 Leroy Pl., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/232-5700/01) or 
Permanent Mission to the U.N., 211 East 43rd Street, Suite 2000, New 
York, NY 10017 (212/986-7963). 
 
MAURITIUS - Passport, sufficient funds for stay and onward/return ticket 
required.  Visa not required for tourist/business stay up to 3 months.  
AIDS test required for permanent residence and work permits.  U.S. test 
sometimes accepted.  For further information consult Embassy of 
Mauritius, Suite 441, 4301 Conn. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 
(202/244-1491/2) or Honorary Consulate in Los Angeles (818/788-3720). 
 
MAYOTTE ISLAND - (See France.) 
 
MEXICO - Passport and visa not required of U.S. citizens for 
tourist/transit stay up to 90 days.  Tourist card is required.  Tourist 
card valid 3 months for single entry up to 180 days, no charge, requires 
proof of U.S. citizenship, photo ID and proof of sufficient funds.  
Tourist cards may be obtained in advance from Consulate, Tourism Office, 
and most airlines serving Mexico upon arrival.  Departure tax $10 is 
paid at airport.  Notarized consent from parent(s) required for children 
travelling alone, with one parent or in someone else's custody.  (This 
permit is not necessary when a minor is in possession of a valid 
passport.)  For other types of travel and details, check Embassy of 
Mexico's Consular Section, 2827 16th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20009-
4260 (202/736-1000) or nearest Consulate General:  CA (213/351-6800, 
415/392-5554 and 619/231-8414), CO (303/830-0601), FL (305/716-4977), IL 
(312/855-1380), LA (504/522-3596), NY (212/689-0460), PR (809/764-0258) 
or TX (214/631-7772, 713/542-2300, 512/773-9255 and 915/533-3644). 
 
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF (Kosrae, Yap, Ponape, and Truk) - Proof 
of citizenship, sufficient funds, and onward/return ticket required for 
tourist visit up to 6 months, extendable (up to 12 months from date of 
entry) after arrival in Micronesia.  Entry permit may be needed for 
other types of travel; obtain forms from airline.  Departure fee $5 
(U.S.).  Health certificate may be required if traveling from infected 
area.  Typhoid and tetanus immunizations are recommended.  AIDS test 
required if staying over 1 year.  U.S. test is accepted.  For further 
information contact Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia, 1725 
N St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202/223-4383) or nearest Consulate:  
Hawaii (808/836-4775) or Guam (671/646-9154). 
MIQUELON ISLAND - Proof of U.S. citizenship and photo ID required for 
visit up to 3 months.  For further information consult Embassy of France 
(202/944-6000). 
 
MOLDOVA - Passport and visa required.  Visas are issued at the Embassy 
of Moldova.  Visas can not be issued at the entry points along the 
Romanian and Ukrainian borders.  Visa requirements:  1 application form 
and 1 photo.  For additional information consult Embassy of the Republic 
of Moldova, 1533 K Street, N.W., Suite 333, Washington, D.C. 20005, 
(202/783-4218).    
 
MONACO - Passport required.  Visa not required for visit up to 3 months.  
For further information consult French Embassy (202/944-6000) or nearest 
Honorary Consulate of the Principality of Monaco:  CA (213/655-8970 or 
415/362-5050), IL (312/642-1242), LA (504/522-5700), NY (212/759-5227) 
or PR (809/721-4215). 
 
MONGOLIA - Passport and visa required.  Multiple-entry visa valid for 
period of 6 months may be issued for $65.  Transit visa for stay up to 
48 hours requires copy of onward ticket, visa for next destination and 
$15 fee ($30 for double transit).  Tourist visa for up to 90 days 
requires confirmation from Mongolian Travel Agency (Zhuulchin) and $25 
fee.  Business visa requires letter from company stating purpose of trip 
and invitation from Mongolian organization and $25 fee.  Submit 1 
application form, 1 photo, itinerary and prepaid envelope for return of 
passport by certified or special delivery mail.  AIDS test required for 
students and anyone staying longer than 3 months; U.S. test accepted.  
All foreigners are required to be registered with the Civil Registration 
Information Center Police Department in Mongolia Upon arrival regardless 
of duration of stay and are warned to do so in order to avoid any 
inconveniences they may face upon departure.  For additional information 
contact Embassy of Mongolia, 2833 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 
(202/333-7117) or the UN Mission of Mongolia, 6 East 77th St., New York, 
NY 10021 (212/861-9460). 
 
MOROCCO - Passport required.  Passport must have 6 months validity.  
Visa not required for stay up to 3 months, extendable.  For additional 
information consult Embassy of Morocco, 1601 21st St., N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20009 (202/462-7979 to 7982) or Consulate General in New York 
(212/213-9644). 
 
MOZAMBIQUE - Passport and visa required.  Visa must be obtained in 
advance.  Entry visa valid 30 days from date of issuance,  requires 2 
application forms, 2 photos, immunization for yellow fever and cholera, 
$20 fee and letter (from company or individual) giving detailed 
itinerary.  Visitors may have to exchange $25 at point of entry and 
declare all foreign currency.  Apply Embassy of the Republic of 
Mozambique, Suite 570, 1990 M St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 
(202/293-7146). 
 
MYANMAR (formerly Burma) - Passport and visa required.  Single-entry 
visas, for stay up to 28 days, requires $18 fee, 2 application forms, 3 
photos and itinerary.  Single-entry business visa, for stay up to 28 
days, requires $30 fee, 3 application forms and 4 photos.  Tourists 
visas are issued for package or group tours as well as Foreign 
Independent Travelers (FITs).  FITs holding tourist visas must change a 
minimum of $300 (U.S.) upon arrival.  Business visa requires company 
letter and invitation from a Myanmarian company.  Overland travel into 
and out of Myanmar is only permitted at certain points (check with 
Embassy).  Enclose prepaid envelope for return of passport by 
registered/certified mail.  Allow 24 hours for processing.  For further 
information contact Embassy of the Union of Myanmar, 2300 S St., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/332-9044-5) or the Permanent Mission of 
Myanmar to the U.N., 10 East 77th St., New York, NY 10021 (212/535-
1311). 
 
NAMIBIA - Passport, onward/return ticket and proof of sufficient funds 
required.  Visa not required for tourist or business stay up to 90 days.  
Consult Embassy of Namibia, 1605 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20009 (202/986-0540) for further information on entry requirements. 
 
NAURU - Passport, visa, onward/return ticket and sponsorship from a 
resident in Nauru required.  For more information contact Consulate of 
the Republic of Nauru in Guam, P.O. Box Am, Agana, Guam 96910 (671/649-
8300). 
 
NEPAL - Passport and visa required.  Tourist visa extendable to a 
maximum period of 150 days in one visa year (January to December).  
Single-entry visa for 15 days, $15; single entry visa for 30 days, $25; 
double entry visa for 30 days, $40; and multiple entry visa with a 
validity for 60 days, $60;  requires 1 application form and 1 photo.  
Entry visas are valid for entry into Nepal within six months from the 
date of issue.  Tourist visa can also be obtained from Immigration 
Office at Kathmandu Airport and other specified ports of entry.  
Trekking permit is required for trekking purposes.  For additional 
information contact Royal Nepalese Embassy, 2131 Leroy Pl., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/667-4550) or Consulate General in New York 
(212/370-4188). 
 
NETHERLANDS - Passport required.  Visa not required for tourist/business 
visit up to 90 days.  Tourists may be asked to show onward/return ticket 
or proof of sufficient funds for stay.  For further information contact 
Embassy of the Netherlands, 4200 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  
20016  (202/244-5300) or nearest Consulate General:  CA (310/268-1598), 
IL (312/856-0110), NY (212/246-1429) or TX (713/622-8000). 
 
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES -  Islands include Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Statia, 
St. Maarten.  Passport or proof of U.S. citizenship (i.e. certified 
birth certificate or voter registration card with photo I.D.) required.  
Visa not required for stay up to 14 days, extendable to 90 days after 
arrival.  Tourists may be asked to show onward/return ticket or proof of 
sufficient funds for stay.  Departure tax $10 when leaving Bonaire and 
Curacao,  $4 in Statia, $10 in St. Maarten.  For further information 
consult Embassy of the Netherlands (202/244-5300), or nearest Consulate 
General:  CA (213/380-3440), IL (312/856-0110), NY (212/246-1429) or TX 
(713/622-8000). 

NEW CALEDONIA - (See French Polynesia.) 
 
NEW ZEALAND - Passport and visitor's card (to be completed upon arrival) 
required.  Passport must be valid until at least 3 months past the date 
you plan to leave New Zealand.  Visa not required for tourist stay of up 
to 3 months, must have onward/return ticket, visa for next destination 
and proof of sufficient funds.  For business or additional information 
contact Embassy of New Zealand, 37 Observatory Circle, N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20008 (202/328-4800) or the Consulate General, Los Angeles 
(310/207-1605). 
 
NICARAGUA - Passport valid 6 months beyond duration of stay and 
onward/return ticket required.  For further information, travelers may 
contact the Consulate of Nicaragua, 1627 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20009 (202/939-6531/32) or the nearest Consulate in CA 
(213/252-1170 or 415/765-6821), FL (305/220-6900), LA (504/523-1507), NY 
(212/983-1981), or TX (713/272-9628).  
 
NIGER - Passport and visa required.  Visa must be used within 3 months 
of issuance.  All visas types require 3 application forms, 3 photos, 
yellow fever vaccination (cholera vaccination is recommended, but not 
required), proof of onward/return transportation and $25.20 fee.  
Transit visas required for those travelers continuing through Niger.  
General requirements apply plus 2 copies of round trip ticket and/or 2 
copies of itinerary, or letter from travel agent certifying round trip 
ticket has been purchased.  For tourist visa the general requirements 
apply as well as 2 copies of bank statement certifying that traveler has 
at least $500 in their bank account.  Business visas require general 
requirements as well as 2 copies of a letter from the company that is 
being represented stating the purpose, activities, duration, and source 
of financial responsibility for the trip.  Please provide SASE or 
prepaid airbill for return of documents.  For further information and 
fees contact Embassy of the Republic of Niger, 2204 R St., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/483-4224). 
 
NIGERIA - Passport  and visa required.   Single-entry visa - $20 fee and 
multiple entry visa - $40 fee, both valid for 12 months, requires 1 
photo, yellow fever vaccination, proof of onward/return transportation, 
and detailed itinerary.  Business visa requires letter from counterpart 
in Nigeria and letter of introduction from U.S. company.  For further 
information contact Embassy of the Republic of Nigeria, 2201 M St., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 (202/822-1500 or 1522) or the Consulate 
General in New York (212/715-7200). 
 
NIUE - Passport, onward/return ticket and confirmed hotel accommodations 
required.  Visa not required for stay up to 30 days.  For additional 
information consult Embassy of New Zealand (202/328-4800). 
 
NORFOLK ISLAND - Passport and visa required.  Visa issued upon arrival 
for visit up to 30 days, extendable, requires confirmed accommodations 
and onward/return ticket.  Australian transit visa must also be obtained 
in advance for travel to Norfolk Island.  For both visas consult 
Australian Embassy (202/797-3000).
 
NORWAY - Passport required.  Visa not required for stay up to 3 months.  
Period begins when entering Scandinavian area:  Finland, Sweden, 
Denmark, Iceland.  For further information contact Royal Norwegian 
Embassy, 2720 34th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/333-6000) or 
nearest Consulate General:  CA (415/986-0766 to 7168 and 213/933-7717), 
MN (612/332-3338), NY (212/421-7333) or TX (713/521-2900). 
 
OMAN - Passport and visa required.  Tourist/business visas for multiple-
entry issued for stay up to 6 months and valid for 2 years.  Requires 
$21 fee, 1 application form and cholera immunization if arriving from 
infected area.  AIDS test required for work permits.  U.S test not 
accepted.  Allow 1 week to 10 days for processing.  For transit and road 
travel check Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman, 2535 Belmont Rd., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/387-1980-2). 
 
PAKISTAN - Passport and visa required.  Visa must be obtained before 
arrival.  Tourist visa requires 1 application form, 1 photo and proof of 
onward/return transportation.  Validity depends on length of visit, 
multiple entries, $20 fee.  Need company cover letter and invitation for 
business visa.  Include prepaid envelope for return of passport by 
registered mail.  AIDS test required for stays over 1 year.  For 
applications and inquiries in Washington area, contact Consular Section 
of the Embassy of Pakistan, 2315 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 
20008 (202/939-6295/61), or CA (310/441-5114), or NY (212/879-5800). 
 
PALAU, THE REPUBLIC OF - Passport required.  Onward/return ticket 
required.    Obtain forms for entry permit from airline or shipping 
agent serving Palau.  For further information consult with 
Representative Office, 444 N. Capitol St., Suite 619, Washington, D.C. 
20001 (202/624-7793). 
 
PANAMA - Passport, tourist card or visa and onward/return ticket 
required.  Tourist card valid 30 days, available from airline serving 
Panama for $5 fee.  For longer stays and additional information 
regarding travel other than via a commercial airline, contact Embassy of 
Panama, 2862 McGill Terrace, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/483-
1407). 
 
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Passport, onward/return ticket and proof of 
sufficient funds required.  Tourist visa for a stay of up to 30 days may 
be issued upon arrival.  Business visa requires passport validity at 
least one year from the date visa is issued, 2 application forms, 2 
photos, company letter, bio-data, recent annual report of parent company 
and $10.25  fee (single entry) or  $154.00 (multiple entry).  Single 
entry business visa is good for 3 weeks maximum stay.  Multiple entry 
visa is valid for 1 year, with 8 weeks maximum stay each visit.  AIDS 
test required for work and residency permits; U.S. test accepted.  
Please provide SASE or prepaid airbill for return of documents.  For 
longer stays and further information contact Embassy of Papua New 
Guinea, Suite 300, 1615 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 
(202/745-3680). 
 
PARAGUAY - Passport required.  Visa not required for tourist/business 
stay up to 90 days (extendable).   AIDS  test required for resident 
visas.  U.S. test sometimes accepted.  For additional information 
consult Embassy of Paraguay, 2400 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 
20008 (202/483-6960). 
 
PERU - Passport required.  Visa not required for tourist stay up to 90 
days, extendable after arrival.  Tourists may need onward/return ticket.  
Business visa requires company letter stating purpose of trip and $27 
fee.  For further information contact Embassy of Peru, 1700 Mass. Ave., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202/833-9860-9) or nearest Consulate:  CA 
(213/383-9896 and 415/362-5185), FL (305/374-1407), IL (312/853-6173), 
NY (212/644-2850), PR (809/763-0679) or TX (713/781-5000). 
 
PHILIPPINES - Passport and onward/return ticket required.  For entry by 
Manila International Airport, visa not required for transit/tourist stay 
up to 21 days.  Visa required for longer stay, maximum of 59 days, 1 
application form, 1 photo, $25 fee for single entry.  Company letter 
needed for business visa.  AIDS test required for permanent residency; 
U.S. test accepted.  For longer stays or more information contact the 
Embassy of the Philippines, 1600 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 
20036 (202/467-9300) or nearest Consulate General:  CA (213/387-5321 and 
415/433-6666), HI (808/595-6316), IL (312/332-6458), NY (212/764-1330), 
or Guam (671/646-4620). 
 
POLAND - Passport (must be valid at least 12 months past date of entry) 
required.  Visa not required for stay up to 90 days.  Visitors must 
register at hotel or with local authorities within 48 hours after 
arrival.   Check with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland (Consular 
Division), 2224 Wyoming Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/232-
4517) or nearest Consulate General:  Chicago, IL, 1530 Lakeshore Dr.,  
60610  (312/337-8816), Los Angeles, CA, 12400 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 555, 
90025 (310/442-8500) or New York, NY, 233 Madison Ave., 10016  (212/889-
8360). 
 
PORTUGAL - (Includes travel to the Azores and Madeira Islands.)  
Passport required.  Passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond 
the limit of allowed stay in Portugal.  Visa not required for visit up 
to 60 days (extendable).  For travel with pets and other information 
consult nearest Consulate:  Washington, D.C. (202/332-3007, CA (415/346-
3400), MA (617/536-8740 and 508/997-6151), NJ (201/622-7300), NY 
(212/246-4580) or RI (401/272-2003). 
 
QATAR - Passport and visa required.  Businesspersons, tourists, those 
attending scientific or cultural symposia, and medical visitors are 
granted a 10 year multiple entry visa at the Embassy in Washington, D.C.  
A non-refundable application fee of $22 is required.  Please provide a 
SASE for return of passport by mail.  AIDS test required for work and 
student visas; U.S. test accepted if within 3 months of visit.  For 
specific information contact Embassy of the State of Qatar, Suite 1180, 
600 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 (202/338-0111). 
 
REUNION - (See France.)
 
ROMANIA - Passport and visa required.  Transit and tourist visa may be 
obtained at border in Romania or from the Romanian Embassy or Consulate 
before departure.  Transit visa for stay up to 4 days, single-entry $21 
or double-entry $31.  Tourist/business visa, single-entry valid 6 months 
for stay up to 60 days, $31 (multiple-entry $68).  No application or 
photos needed.  Provide SASE for return of passport by mail.  Allow 1 to 
3 days for processing.  For additional information consult Embassy of 
Romania, 1607 23rd St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008  (202/232-4747-9) 
or the Consulate General, New York (212/682-9120, 9121, 9122). 
 
RUSSIA  - Passport and visa required.  Tourist visa requires 1 
application form, 3 photos, confirmation from tourist agency in Russia 
and processing fee.  Business visa requires 1 application, 3 photos, and 
letter of invitation from a Russian counterpart and visa processing fee.  
Visa processing fee for business and tourist visas is $20 for 2 weeks, 
$30 for one week and $60 for four working days processing time.  
Multiple-entry business visa (needs confirmation through the Russian 
MFA) - $120 precessing fee.  Fee paid by money order or company check 
only.  Provide SASE for return of passport by mail.  AIDS test required 
for anyone staying over 3 months; U.S. test accepted.  For additional 
information contact the Consular Section of the Embassy of Russia, 1825 
Phelps Pl., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/939-8907, 8913 or 8918) or 
the nearest Consulate General:  NY (212/348-0926, 0955, 0626), CA 
(415/928-6878) or WA (206/728-1910). 
 
RWANDA - Passport and visa required.  Multiple-entry visa for stay up to 
3 months (extendable) requires, $30 fee, 2 application forms, 2 photos 
and immunizations for yellow fever.  Exact date of entry and departure 
to and from Rwanda required with application.  Include prepaid envelope 
or postage for return of passport by certified mail.  Apply at one of 
the following:  Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda, 1714 New Hampshire 
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202/232-2882), Permanent Mission of 
Rwanda to the U.N., 124 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016 (212/696-
0644/45/46), the Consulate General in Chicago (708/205-1188), or Denver 
(303/321-2400). 
 
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS -  Proof of U.S. citizenship, photo ID and 
onward/return ticket required for stay up to 6 months.  AIDS test 
required for work permit, residency or student visas; U.S. test is 
accepted.  For further information consult Embassy of St. Kitts and 
Nevis, OECS Building, 3216 New Mexico Ave., N.W.,  Washington, D.C. 
20016 (202/686-2636) or Permanent Mission to the U.N., 414 East 75th 
St., Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10021 (212/535-1234). 
 
SAINT LUCIA - Passport (or proof of U.S. citizenship and photo ID) and 
return/onward ticket required for stay up to 6 months.  For additional 
information contact Embassy of Saint Lucia, 3216 New Mexico Ave., 
Washington, D.C. 20016 (202/364-6792) or Permanent Mission to the U.N., 
820 Second Ave., Suite 900E, New York, NY 10017 (212/697-9360). 
 
ST. MARTIN (St. Maarten*) - (See West Indies, French or *Netherlands 
Antilles.)
 
ST. PIERRE - Proof of U.S. citizenship and photo ID required for visit 
up to 3 months.  For specific information consult Embassy of France 
(202/944-6000). 
 
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES - Proof of U.S. citizenship, photo ID, 
and onward/return ticket and/or proof of sufficient funds required for 
tourist stay up to 6 months.  For more information consult the Embassy 
of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 3216 New Mexico Ave., Washington, 
D.C. 20016 (202/342-6734) or Consulate, 801 Second Ave., 21st Floor, New 
York, NY 10017 (212/687-4490). 
 
SAN MARINO - Passport required.  Visa not required for tourist stay up 
to 3 months.  For additional information contact the nearest Honorary 
Consulate of the Republic of San Marino:  Washington, D.C. (1899 L St., 
N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202/223-3517), Detroit 
(313/528-1190) or New York (516/242-2212). 
 
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE - Passport and visa required.  Tourist/business 
visa for single entry up to 3 months ($25) or multiple entry up to 6 
months ($30), requires 2 application forms, 2 photos and yellow fever 
immunization card, and letter stating purpose of travel.  Fees are to be 
paid by money order only.  Company letter is required for a business 
visa.  Enclose prepaid envelope or postage for return of passport by 
certified or special delivery mail.  Apply Permanent Mission of Sao Tome 
and Principe to the U.N., 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 1604, New York, NY 
10168 (212/697-4211). 
 
SAUDI ARABIA - Passport and visa required.  (Tourist visas are not 
available for travel to Saudi Arabia.)  Transit visa valid 24 hours for 
stay in airport, need onward/return ticket, 1 application form, no fee.  
Business visa requires $54 fee (money order only), 1 application form, 1 
photo, company letter stating purpose of visit, invitation from Foreign 
Ministry in Saudi Arabia and SASE for return of passport by mail.  
Meningitis and cholera vaccinations are highly recommended.  Medical 
report, including AIDS test,  required for work permits; U.S. test 
accepted.  For details and requirements for family visits, contact The 
Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, 601 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20037 (202/342-3800) or nearest Consulate General:  Los Angeles 
(213/208-6566), New York (212/752-2740) or Houston (713/785-5577). 
 
SCOTLAND - (See United Kingdom.) 
 
SENEGAL - Passport  required.  Visa not needed for stay up to 90 days.  
U.S. citizens need onward/return ticket and yellow fever vaccination (if 
you are arriving from an infected area).  For further information 
contact Embassy of the Republic of Senegal, 2112 Wyoming Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/234-0540). 
 
SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO - Passport and visa required.  Required for 
tourist visa is 1 application form.  No photograph is needed.  For 
business visas an official letter is required stating the nature of 
business, name of the institution to be visited and its location, as 
well as the approximate duration of the visit.  Please provide SASE or 
prepaid airbill for return of documents of applying by mail.  For 
further information check with the Embassy of the Former Federal 
Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia &  Montenegro), 2410 California St., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/462-6566)   Attention:  U.S. citizens 
need a Treasury Dept. license in order to engage in any commercial 
transactions within Serbia & Montenegro.  Before planning any travel to 
Serbia & Montenegro, U.S. citizens should contact the Licensing 
Division, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, 
1331 G St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20220 (202/622-2480). 
 
SEYCHELLES - Passport, onward/return ticket and proof of sufficient 
funds required.  Visa issued upon arrival for stay up to 1 month, no 
charge, extendable up to 1 year.  Consult Permanent Mission of 
Seychelles to the U.N., 820 Second Ave., Suite 900F, New York, NY 10017 
(212/687-9766) for further information. 
 
SIERRA LEONE - Passport and visa required.  Single-entry visa valid 3 
months, requires 1 application form, 1 photo, return/onward ticket, 
proof of financial support from bank or employer and $20 fee (cash or 
money order only).  Cholera and yellow fever immunizations required and 
malarial suppressants recommended.  Provide SASE or prepaid airbill for 
return of documentation.  For business and additional information 
consult Embassy of Sierra Leone, 1701 19th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 
20009 (202/939-9261). 
 
SINGAPORE - Passport and onward/return ticket required.  Visa not 
required for tourist/business stay up to 2 weeks, extendable to 3 months 
maximum.  AIDS test required for some work visas.  U.S. test is not 
accepted.  For additional information contact Embassy of Singapore, 3501 
Int'l Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/537-3100). 
 
SLOVAK REPUBLIC - Passport required.  Visa not required for stay up to 
30 days.  For longer stays and other types of travel contact Embassy of 
the Slovak Republic, 2201 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Suite 380, Washington, 
D.C. 20007 (202/965-5164). 
 
SLOVENIA - Passport required.  Visa not required for stay of up to 90 
days.  Additional information can be obtained from the Embassy of the 
Republic of Slovenia, 1525 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 
20036 (202/667-5363). 
 
SOLOMON ISLANDS - Passport, onward/return ticket and proof of sufficient 
funds required.  Visitors permit issued on arrival for stay up to 2 
months in 1-year period.  For further information consult British 
Embassy (202/986-0205). 
 
SOMALIA - Passport required.  For further information contact Consulate 
of the Somali Democratic Republic in New York (212/688-9410). 
 
SOUTH AFRICA - Passport  required.  Tourist or business visa not 
required for  stay up to 90 days.  Yellow fever  immunization  needed if 
arriving from infected area.  Malarial suppressants are recommended.  
For more information contact:  Embassy of South Africa, Attn.:  Consular 
Office, 3201 New Mexico Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016 (202/966-
1650) or nearest Consulate in CA (310/657-9200), IL (312/939-7929), or 
NY (212/213-4880). 
 
SPAIN - Passport required.  Visa not required for tourist or business 
stay up to 3 months. For additional information check with Embassy of 
Spain, 2375 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 (202/425-
0100 and 728-2330) or nearest Consulate General in CA (415/922-2995 and 
213/658-6050), FL (305/446-5511), IL (312/782-4588), LA (504/525-4951), 
MA (617/536-2506), NY (212/355-4080), PR (809/758-6090) or TX (713/783-
6200). 
 
SRI LANKA - Passport, onward/return ticket and proof of sufficient funds 
($15 per day) required.  Tourist visa not required for stay up to 90 
days (extendable in Sri Lanka).  For business travel visa required and 
must be obtained in advance.  Business visa valid 1 month, requires 1 
application form, 2 photos, a company letter, a letter from sponsoring 
agency in Sri Lanka and employing company in U.S., a copy of an 
onward/return ticket, and $5 fee.  Include $6 postage for return of 
passport by registered mail.  Yellow fever and cholera immunizations 
needed if arriving from infected area.  For further information contact 
Embassy of Sri Lanka, 2148 Wyoming Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 
(202/483-4025) or nearest Consulate:  CA (805/323-8975 and 504/362-
3232), HI (808/373-2040), NJ (201/627-7855) or NY (212/986-7040). 
 
SUDAN - Passport and visa required.  Visa must be obtained in advance.  
Transit visa valid up to 7 days, requires $50 fee (cash or money order), 
onward/return ticket and visa for next destination, if appropriate.  
Tourist/business visa for single entry up to 3 months (extendable), 
requires $50 fee, 1 application form, 1 photo, proof of sufficient funds 
for stay and SASE for return passport.  Business visa requires company 
letter stating purpose of visit and invitation from Sudanese officials.  
Malarial suppressants and vaccinations for yellow fever, cholera, and 
meningitis recommended.  Visas not granted to passports showing Israeli 
visas.  Allow 4 weeks for processing.  Travelers must declare currency 
upon arrival and departure.  Check additional currency regulations for 
stays longer than 2 months.  Contact Embassy of the Republic of the 
Sudan, 2210 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008  (202/338-8565 to 
8570) or Consulate General, 210 East 49th St., New York, NY 10017 
(212/573-6035). 
 
SURINAME - Passport and visa required.  Multiple-entry visa requires 2 
application forms and 2 photos.  Business visa requires letter from 
sponsoring company.  At the Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport the 
equivalent in convertible currency of NF 300.00 = three hundred Dutch 
guilders shall have to be changed at the airport bank, on the 
presentation of the completed H/A form, passport and ticket.  Children 
younger than two years are exempted.  The above mentioned amount shall 
be reduced by half for children between the ages of two and twelve.  For 
the application of these regulations, the exchange rate will be SF 6 = 
six Surinamese guilders to NF 1 = one Dutch guilder.  Hotel bills in 
Suriname shall be paid in convertible currencies.  For return of 
passport by mail, send $5 for registered mail or $9.95 for Express Mail, 
or enclose SASE.  Allow ten working days for processing.  For additional 
requirements contact Embassy of the Republic of Suriname, Suite 108, 
4301 Conn. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/244-7488 and 7490) or 
the Consulate in Miami (305/593-2163). 
 
SWAZILAND - Passport required.  Visa not required for stay up to 60 
days.  Temporary residence permit available in Mbabane for longer stay.  
Visitors must report to immigration authorities or police station within 
48 hours unless lodging in a hotel.  Yellow fever and cholera 
immunizations required if arriving from infected area and anti-malarial 
treatment recommended.  For further information consult Embassy of the 
Kingdom of Swaziland, 3400 International Dr., N.W., Suite 3M, 
Washington, D.C. (202/362-6683). 
 
SWEDEN - Valid passport required.  Visa not required for stay up to 3 
months.  Period begins when entering Scandinavian area:  Finland, 
Norway, Denmark, Iceland.  For further information consult the Embassy 
of Sweden, 1501 M St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005-1702 (202/467-2600) 
or nearest Consulate General:  Los Angeles (310/575-3383) or New York 
(212/751-5900). 
 
SWITZERLAND - Passport required.  Visa not required for tourist/business 
stay up to 3 months.  For further information contact Embassy of 
Switzerland, 2900 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  20008 
(202/745-7900) or nearest Consulate General:  CA (310/575-1145 or 
415/788-2272), GA (404/870-2000), IL (312/915-0061), NY (212/758-2560) 
or TX (713/650-0000). 
 
SYRIA - Passport and visa required.  Obtain visa in advance.  Single-
entry visa valid 6 months or double-entry for 3 months, $15; multiple-
entry visa valid 6 months, $30.  Submit 2 application forms, 2 photos 
(signed) and fee (payment must be money order only).  Enclose prepaid 
envelope (with correct postage) for return of passport by mail.  AIDS 
test required for students and others staying over 1 year; U.S. test 
sometimes accepted.  For group visas and other information contact 
Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic, 2215 Wyoming Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/232-6313). 
 
TAHITI - (See French Polynesia.) 
 
TAIWAN - Passport required.  Visa not required for stay up to 14 days.  
AIDS test mandatory for anyone staying over 3 months; U.S. test 
sometimes accepted.    Visitors must hold passports valid for at least 6 
months from the date of entry into Taiwan.  For business travel, longer 
stays  or other information contact Taipei Economic and Cultural 
Representative Office, 4201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 
20016-2137 (202/895-1800) or Taipai Economic and Cultural Office in 
Atlanta (404/872-0123), Boston (617/737-2050), Chicago (312/616-0100), 
Guam (671/472-5865), Honolulu (808/595-6347), Houston (713/626-7445), 
Kansas City (816/531-1298, Los Angeles (213/389-1215), Miami (305/443-
8917), New York (213/370-6600), San Francisco (415-362-7680), and 
Seattle (206/441-4586).   
 
TAJIKISTAN - Passport and visa required.  At the time of publication, 
visa issuances are being handled by the Russian Consulate.  The visa 
process must be initiated  in Tajikistan by the sponsoring agency or by 
the travel agent involved; no visa request is initiated at the Russian 
Consulate.  Visas are not issued until an approval cable arrives from 
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tajikistan to the Russian Consulate. 
 
TANZANIA - Passport and visa required.  Obtain visa before departure.  
Visas for mainland Tanzania are valid for Zanzibar.  Tourist visa (valid 
6 months from date of issuance) for 1 entry up to 30 days, may be 
extended after arrival.  Requires 1 application, 1 form and $10.50 fee 
(no personal checks).  Enclose prepaid envelope for return of passport 
by certified or registered mail.  Yellow fever and cholera immunizations 
recommended (required if arriving from infected area) and malarial 
suppressants advised.  Allow 1 month for processing.  For business visa 
and other information, consult Embassy of the United Republic of 
Tanzania, 2139 R St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/939-6125) or 
Tanzanian Permanent Mission to the U.N. 205 East 42nd St., 13th Floor, 
New York, NY 10017 (212/972-9160). 
 
THAILAND - Passport and onward/return ticket required.  Visa not needed 
for stay up to 15 days. For longer stays obtain a visa in advance.  
Transit visa, for stay up to 30 days, $10 fee; or tourist visa for stay 
up to 60 days, $15 fee.  For business visa valid up to 90 days, need $20 
fee and company letter stating purpose of visit.  Submit 1 application 
form, 2 photos and postage for return of passport by mail.  Apply 
Embassy of Thailand, 1024 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 
(202/944-3608) or nearest Consulate General:  CA (213/937-1894), IL 
(312/236-2447) or NY (212/754-1770). 
 
TOGO - Passport required.  Visa not required for stay up to 3 months.  
Yellow fever and cholera vaccinations are required.  Check further 
information with Embassy of the Republic of Togo, 2208 Mass. Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/234-4212/3). 
 
TONGA - Passport and onward/return ticket required.  Visa not required 
for stay up to 30 days.  For additional information consult the 
Consulate General of Tonga, 360 Post St., Suite 604, San Francisco, CA 
94108 (415/781-0365). 
 
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - Passport required.  Visa not required for 
tourist/business stay up to 3 months.  Business visa requires passport 
and company letter.  For further information consult Embassy of Trinidad 
and Tobago, 1708 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202/467-6490) 
or nearest Consulate in New York (212/682-7272). 
 
TUNISIA - Passport and onward/return ticket required.  Visas not 
required for tourist/business stay up to 4 months.  For further 
information consult Embassy of Tunisia, 1515 Mass.  Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20005 (202/862-1850) or nearest Consulate:  San 
Francisco (415/922-9222) or New York (212/272-6962).

TURKEY - Passport required and visa required  U.S. citizens with 
conventional passports may obtain visas at Turkish border crossing 
points for tourist/business visits up to three months or through 
overseas Turkish consular offices (1 application form required).  Visa 
must be obtained in advance for visits lasting longer than the three 
month period, for study/research purposes, or for employment purposes.  
A visa fee of $20 is charged (cash or money order only).  For further 
information contact Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, 1714 
Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202/659-0742) or 
nearest Consulate:  CA (213/937-0118), IL (312/263-0644), NY (212/949-
0160) or TX (713/622-5849). 
 
TURKMENISTAN - Passport and visa required.  Visa requires 1 application, 
1 photo, and letter of invitation.  Ordinary visas are available in a 
variety of time periods:  up to 10 days (fee $10), up to 20 days ($20), 
up to 1 month ($30), from 1 to 3 months ($30 per month), and from 3 to 
12 months ($20 per month).  Multiple entry visas are available for 1 
month ($50), for 1 to 3 months ($50 per month), and for 3 to 12 months 
($30 per month).  Transit visas are $10.  Extensions are also available.  
Fees are payable by check or money order.  Please provide SASE or 
prepaid airbill for document return.  For further information consult 
the Embassy of Turkmenistan, 1511 K Street, N.W., Suite 412, Washington, 
D.C. 20005 (202/737-4800).   
 
TURKS AND CAICOS - (See West Indies, British.) 
 
TUVALU - Passport and onward/return ticket and proof of sufficient funds 
required.  Visitors permit issued on arrival.  For further information 
consult British Embassy (202/986-0205). 
 
UGANDA - Passport required.  Immunization certificates for yellow fever 
and cholera  are required (typhoid and  malarial suppressants 
recommended).  For other information contact Embassy of the Republic of 
Uganda, 5909 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20011 (202/726-7100-02) or 
Permanent Mission to the U.N. (212/949-0110). 
 
UKRAINE - Passport and visa required.  Visas may be obtained at the 
Ukraine Embassy in the U.S. (visas limited to 3  days may be obtained at 
airports in Ukraine, or at any border crossing point).  Visa requires 1 
form, 1 photo and $30-100 fee, depending upon processing time (cash, 
company check, or money order only).  An invitation/confirmation letter 
from receiving party in Ukraine is required for business, tourist, or 
private trips.  Multiple entry visas are being issued to business 
visitors who met specific requirements.  For additional information 
contact Embassy of Ukraine, 3350 M St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 
(202/333-7507,08,09) or the nearest Consulate:  IL (312/642-4388) or NY 
(212/371-5690). 
 
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Passport and visa required.  Tourist visa must be 
obtained by a hotel, relative, or sponsor in UAE,  and sponsor must meet 
visitor at airport.  Business visas issued only by Embassy, and require 
company letter and sponsor in UAE  to send a fax or telex to Embassy 
confirming trip and accepting financial responsibility.  Single-entry 
visa valid within 2 months from the date of issuance for stay up to 30 
days, $30 fee.  Multiple-entry visa (for business only), valid 6 months 
from date of issue for maximum stay of 30 days per entry, $225 fee, paid 
by cash, money order or certified check.  Transit visas may be issued at 
the airport, and should be confirmed before departure, valid for stay of 
15 days provided you are met at the airport by sponsor or relative.   
Submit 2 application forms, 2 photo and prepaid envelope for return of 
passport by certified/registered mail (typed not hand written).  For 
further information contact Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, 3000 K 
St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 (202/338-6500). 
 
UNITED KINGDOM (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales) - 
Passport required.  Visa not required for stay  up to 6 months.  For 
additional information consult the Consular Section of the British 
Embassy, 19 Observatory Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/986-
0205) or nearest Consulate General:  CA (310/477-3322), GA (404/524-
5856), IL (312/346-1810), MA (617/248-9555), NY (212/745-0200), OH 
(216/621-7674) or TX (713/659-6270). 
 
URUGUAY - Passport required.  Visa not required for stay  up to 3 
months.  For additional information consult Embassy of Uruguay, 1918 F 
St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202/331-1313-6) or nearest Consulate:  
CA (213/394-5777), FL (305/358-9350), IL (312/236-3366), LA (504/525-
8354) or NY (212/753-8191/2). 
 
UZBEKISTAN - Passport and visa required.  Apply Uzbekistan Consulate, 
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 326, New York, NY 10017 (212/486-7570).   
 
VANUATU - Passport and onward/return ticket required.  Visa not required 
for stay up to 30 days.  For further information consult the British 
Embassy (202/986-0205). 
 
VATICAN - (See Holy See.) 
 
VENEZUELA - Passport and tourist card required.  Tourist card can be 
obtained from airlines serving Venezuela, no charge, valid 90 days, 
cannot be extended.  Multiple-entry visa valid up to 1 year, extendable, 
available from any Venezuelan Consulate, requires $30 fee (money order 
or company check), 1 application form, 1 photo, onward/return ticket, 
proof of sufficient funds and certification of employment.  For business 
visa, need letter from company stating purpose of trip, responsibility 
for traveler, name and address of companies to be visited in Venezuela 
and $60 fee.  All travelers must pay departure tax ($12) at airport.  
Business travelers must present a Declaration of Income Tax in the 
Ministerio de Hacienda (Treasury Department).  For additional 
information contact the Consular Section of the Embassy of Venezuela, 
1099 30th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007 (202/342-2214) or the 
nearest Consulate:  CA (415/512-8340), FL (305/577-3834), IL (312/236-
9655), LA (504/522-3284), MA (617/266-9355), NY (212/826-1660), PR 
(809/766-4250/1) or TX (713/961-5141). 
 
VIETNAM - Passport and visa required.  Tourist visa, valid 3 months, 
requires 2 application forms, 3 photos, invitation and $25 fee for 
single entry visa.  Allow at least 2 to 3 weeks for processing for first 
time visitors.  Tourist visas can be issued only after the Liaison 
Office receives visa approvals directly from Vietnam or through a travel 
agency.  Business visas will be processed through the Liaison Office .  
Requires purpose of trip, names of agencies/companies, and names of 
business contacts including standard visa application.  Provide SASE or 
prepaid airbill for return of documents.  For more information contact 
the Chancery of the Vietnam Liaison Office at 1233 20th St., N.W., Suite 
501, Washington, D.C. 20036 (202/861-0737) or Vietnamese Permanent 
Mission to the U.N., 20 Waterside Plaza, New York, NY 10010 (212/679-
3779).   
 
VIRGIN ISLANDS, British - Islands include Anegarda, Jost van Dyke, 
Tortola and Virgin Gorda.  Proof of U.S. citizenship, photo ID, 
onward/return ticket and sufficient funds required for tourist stay up 
to 6 months.  Consult British Embassy for further information (202/986-
0205). 
 
WALES - (See United Kingdom.) 
 
WEST INDIES, British - Islands include Anguilla, Montserrat, Cayman 
Islands, Turks and Caicos.  Proof of U.S. citizenship, photo ID, 
onward/return ticket and sufficient funds required for tourist stay up 
to 6 months.  Consult British Embassy for further information (202/986-
0205). 
 
WEST INDIES, French - Islands include Guadeloupe,  Isles des Saintes, La 
Desirade, Marie Galante, Saint Barthelemy, St. Martin and Martinique.  
Proof of U.S. citizenship and photo ID required for visit up to 3 weeks.  
(For stays longer than 3 weeks a passport is required.)  No visa 
required for stay up to 3 months.  For further information consult 
Embassy of France (202/944-6200/6215). 
 
WESTERN SAMOA - Passport and onward/return ticket required.  Visa not 
required for stay up to 30 days.  For longer stays contact the Western 
Samoa Mission to the U.N., 820 2nd Avenue, Suite 800, New York, NY 
(212/599-6196) or the Honorary Consul HI (808/677-7197) . 
 
YEMEN, REPUBLIC OF- Passport and visa required.  Visa valid 30 days from 
date of issuance for single entry, requires 1 application form and 2 
photos.  For tourist visa need proof of onward/return transportation and 
employment and $30 fee.  Visitors visa requires letter of invitation and 
$30 fee.  Business visa requires $30, company letter stating purpose of 
trip.  Payment by money order only and include postage for return of 
passport by registered mail.  Entry not granted to passports showing 
Israeli visas.  Yellow fever and cholera vaccinations and malarial 
suppressants recommended.  For more information contact the Embassy of 
the Republic of Yemen , Suite 705, 2600 Virginia Ave., N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20037 (202/965-4760) or Yemen Mission to the U.N., 866 United 
Nations Plaza, Rm. 435, New York, NY 10017 (212/355-1730). 
 
ZAIRE - Passport and visa required.  Visa must be obtained before 
arrival.  Transit visa for stay up to 8 days, single-entry $45; double-
entry $70.  Tourist/business visa, valid 1 month $75-120, 2 months $140-
180, 3 months $190-220 and 6 months $264-360, requires 3 photos, 3 
applications, yellow fever immunization and onward/return ticket.  
Business visa also requires company letter accepting financial 
responsibility for traveler.  No personal checks, send money order and 
enclose SASE for return of passport by mail.  Apply Embassy of the 
Republic of Zaire, 1800 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 
(202/234-7690/1) or Permanent Mission to the U.N., 747 Third Ave., New 
York, NY 10017 (212/754-1966). 
 
ZAMBIA - Passport and visa required.  Obtain visa in advance.  Multiple 
entry visa valid up to 12 months, requires $20 fee (no personal checks),  
2 application forms and 2 photos.  Business visa also requires company 
letter.  Yellow fever and cholera immunizations recommended.  Apply 
Embassy of the Republic of Zambia, 2419 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20008 (202/265-9717 to 19). 
 
ZANZIBAR - (See Tanzania.) 
 
ZIMBABWE - Passport, onward/return ticket and proof of sufficient funds 
required.  Visitors must declare currency upon arrival.  For regulations 
check with Embassy of Zimbabwe, 1608 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20009 (202/332-7100). 
 
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NOTES: 
 
-- SASE is self-addressed, stamped envelope. 
 
-- If applying in person, remember to call about office hours.  Many 
consulates are only open in the morning. 
 
-- This booklet is updated yearly and is available from the Consumer 
Information Center, Pueblo, CO 81009 for 50 cents. 
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION: 
 
The State Department issues Consular Information Sheets for every 
country in the world.  They include such information as the location of 
the U.S. embassy or consulate in the subject country, health conditions, 
political disturbances, unusual currency and entry regulations, crime 
and security information, and drug penalties. 
 
The State Department also issues Travel Warnings.  Travel Warnings are 
issued when the State Department decides, based on all relevant 
information, to recommend that Americans avoid travel to a certain 
country.  Countries where avoidance of travel is recommended will have 
Travel Warnings as well as Consular Information Sheets. 
 
Consular Information Sheets  and Travel Warnings may be heard anytime by 
dialing  (202) 647-5225 from a touchtone phone.  They are also available 
at any of the 13 regional U.S. passport agencies, at U.S. embassies and 
consulates abroad, and  through the airline computer reservation 
systems, or, by writing and sending a self-addressed, stamped business 
size envelope to the Overseas Citizens Services, Bureau of Consular 
Affairs, Room 4811, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.  20520-
4818. 
 
If you have a personal computer, modem and communications software, you 
can access them, and other consular handouts and publications  through 
the Consular Affairs Bulletin Board (CABB).  This service is free of 
charge. 
 
To access CABB, dial the modem number:  (202) 647-9225; set modem speed 
(will accommodate 300, 1200, 2400, 9600 or 14400 bps); and terminal 
communications program to N-8-1 (parity, 8 bits, 1 stop bit). 
 
Or you can have Information Sheets, Warnings and publications faxed to 
you via the Consular Affairs automated fax system by dialing from your 
fax phone (202) 647-3000. 
 
 
 
PUBLICATIONS: 
 
Available for $1.25  from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. 
Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (202/783-3238): 
 
Your Trip Abroad 
-- offers tips on obtaining passport, considerations in preparing for 
your trip and traveling, and other sources of information. 
 
Also available for $1 each from the U.S. Government Printing Office: 
 
Safe Trip Abroad 
-- contains helpful precautions one can take to minimize the chance of 
becoming a victim of terrorism or crime and other safety tips. 
 
Tips for Americans Residing Abroad 
-- offers information for U.S. citizens living abroad on dual 
citizenship, tax regulations, voting, and other overseas consular 
services. 

Travel Tips for Older Americans 
-- contains special health, safety and travel information for older 
Americans. Available for $1 each from the U.S. Government Printing 
Office are the following travel tips which contain information on 
currency regulations, customs, and dual nationality for specific areas 
of the world: 
 
Tips for Travelers to the Caribbean 
Tips for Travelers to  Central & South America 
Tips for Travelers to  Mexico 
Tips for Travelers to  the People's Republic of China 
Tips for Travelers to  Russia 
Tips for Travelers to South Asia 
Tips for Travelers to  Sub-Saharan Africa  
 
Also available for $1.25:  
 
Tips for Travelers to the Middle East and North Africa 
 
Passports--Applying for  them the EASY WAY, gives detailed information 
on how and where to apply for your U.S. passport.  It is available for 
50 cents from the Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, CO 81009. 
 
Background Notes are brief, factual pamphlets describing the countries 
of the world.  They contain the most current information on each 
country's people, culture, geography, history, government, economy and 
political conditions.  Single copies are available from the U.S. 
Government Printing Office for about $1 each.  Yearly subscription for 
updated copies is available.  Confirm price by calling (202) 783-3238. 
 
Key Officers of Foreign Service Posts  provides names of key officers 
and addresses for all U.S. embassies, consulates, and missions abroad.  
This publication is updated biannually and is available from the U.S. 
Government Printing Office.  Single copy purchase price is $3.75; 
subscription is $5/year. 
 
Health Information for International Travel contains detailed 
information on international health  requirements and is available from 
the U.S. Government Printing Office for $7.  
 
 
 
Department of State Publication 10254 
Bureau of Consular Affairs 
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Revised March 1995 


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