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Travel to Guam or to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

Travel to Guam or to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

U.S. immigration law, beginning November 28, 2009, provides that visitors from certain specified countries may be admitted to Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) a stay of up to 45 days without a visa. 
To be admissible under the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program, prior to embarking on a carrier for travel to Guam or the CNMI, each nonimmigrant alien must:

  • Be a national of a country or geographic area listed below:
    Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) passport and Hong Kong identification card are required), Japan, Malaysia, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan (residents thereof who begin their travel in Taiwan and who travel on direct flights from Taiwan to Guam or the CNMI without an intermediate layover or stop except that the flights may stop in a territory of the United States en route), and the United Kingdom.
  • Be classifiable as a visitor for business or pleasure.
  • Be solely entering and staying on Guam or the CNMI for a period up to forty-five days.
  • Have a round trip ticket that is nonrefundable and nontransferable, bearing a confirmed departure date not exceeding forty-five days from the date of admission to Guam or the CNMI.
  • Have a completed and signed Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Information Form. (CBP Form I-736)
  • Have a completed and signed I-94, Arrival-Departure Record. (CBP Form I-94)
  • Have a valid unexpired ICAO compliant, machine readable passport issued by countries listed above.
  • Have not previously violated the terms of any prior admissions.
  • Waive any right to review or appeal an immigration officer’s determination of admissibility at the port of entry into Guam or the CNMI.
  • Waive any right to contest any action for deportation or removal.
  • Resident of Taiwan needs to possess a Taiwan National Identity Card and a valid Taiwan passport with a valid re-entry permit issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Visa Waiver Program and the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program are different programs. Click here  for more on the differences and how they both will operate in Guam and the CNMI.