Foreign Entry Requirements: Macau to Myanmar
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A passport valid for 30 days beyond the intended period of stay in Macau
is required. A visa is not required for tourist visits of up to 30
days. Because many neighboring areas require six months validity
remaining on the passport, U.S. citizens planning travel beyond Macau
should ensure that their passports are valid for at least six months
from the date of their proposed entry into such areas.
Holders of a Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card or a Hong Kong
Re-entry Permit may use either document to enter Macau for a maximum
stay of up to one year. All visitors must present their passport or
other valid travel document upon arrival. Visit the Macau Government Tourist Office web site
for the most current visa information.
Before leaving the United States, U.S. citizens should have visas for
any other countries near Macau SAR that they plan to visit. Travelers planning to visit the People's Republic of China (PRC)
cannot apply for a visa at Chinese ports of entry
While PRC visas may be issued at the PRC Visa Office in Macau, the
validity of such visa may not be as long as those issued in the United
States. These visas may also have fewer entries. Those who need to
secure a PRC visa for their U.S.-born children must present an original
copy of the child's birth certificate.
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to Madagascar must have a valid passport and visa to enter the country.
Passports must be valid for six months beyond the date of entry, and
must have at least three fully blank pages. Visas are available on
arrival at USD $33.26 for visitors who plan to stay for less than 30
days. All international airports can provide visa upon arrival 72 hours
after application, but travelers should expect delays if they choose to
apply for a visa on the spot. Airport visas cannot be extended, and
travelers staying 30 days or more must apply for a transformable visa
in advance. Advance visas are available at the Embassy of Madagascar in
Washington, DC. Travelers who have been in a yellow fever zone within
six months of their visit to Madagascar must provide evidence of
The latest information on entry requirements and travel guidelines for Madagascar are available from the Embassy of the Republic of Madagascar
2374 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008; telephone (202)
265-5525/6; or the Malagasy Consulate in New York City, (212) 986-9491.
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to Malawi must have a passport, visa or entry permit, an onward or
return ticket, and proof of funds to support their stay in the country.
Visitor's permits are no longer available at airports and land borders
hence the need to acquire them prior to travel. Single-entry,
multiple-entry and transit visas may be obtained at the Malawi Embassy
and Consulates. Once in Malawi, visitors may extend their permit twice
before it expires, receiving another 30 days with each extension.
a single-entry visa costs USD $100 when issued by a Malawian embassy or
consulate. A multiple-entry visa valid for 6 or 12 months costs USD
$220 or $300, respectively. Transit visas valid for 7 days costs USD
U.S. citizens traveling for tourist purposes can usually apply for a
tourist visa, while visitors who plan to volunteer, work, or conduct
research or business may need to apply for a Temporary Employment
Permit (TEP). Foreign visitors who plan to engage in religious
activities must have a TEP. Performing activities inconsistent with
your visa or permit status, or overstaying your visa, may result in
fines, arrest, or deportation.
Foreign currency in any amount must be declared upon entering Malawi.
Currency may only be exchanged at banks or other Foreign Exchange
bureaus. Undeclared currency will not be permitted to leave Malawi, and
will be confiscated upon departure.
Contact the Embassy of the Republic of Malawi
in Washington, D.C. 2408 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
for the most up-to-date information about entry requirements. New York
City has a Malawi consulate.
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to Maldives must have a passport, an onward or return ticket, and proof
of funds in order to enter the country. Free 30-day visas are available
upon arrival. Visitors with sufficient funds, hotel or resort
reservations, or a letter of support from a sponsor in Maldives are
frequently granted 90-day extensions. Fines or deportation may result
from staying more than 60 days without authorization from immigration
Yellow fever vaccinations are necessary for visitors who arrive in Maldives from a yellow fever area.
Visitors who arrive in a private boat must have prior clearance to
anchor in any port other than Malé. Clearance must be granted by agents
in Malé. Boats will be met by Maldivian police, customs officials, or
immigration officials, and passengers will be given no-cost visas valid
for the duration of their stay. Dogs are not permitted to leave
anchored boats and go onshore. Officials will confiscate firearms from
boats and hold them in bond until the boat's departure.
Tourists usually need permission from the Government of Maldives in
order to visit non-resort islands. The only exception is the Maldives
capital, Malé. Travelers touring with licensed resorts or operators are
more likely to be granted permission than travelers visiting
For more information, contact the Maldives High Commission in Colombo,
Sri Lanka, address: No. 25, Melbourne Ave, Colombo 4, telephone: (94)
(11) 2587824/5516302/5516303. Questions can also be addressed to the Maldives Permanent Mission to the United Nations
, telephone: (212) 599-6195.
passport and Mali visa are required. All travelers must have
international vaccination cards with a current yellow fever
immunization, or receive a yellow fever vaccination upon arrival. While
airport visas are available, travelers are advised to obtain visas in
advance of travel to avoid exhorbitant fees and potential restrictions
imposed at ports of entry. Travelers should obtain the latest visa
information and entry requirements from the Republic of Mali Embassy at
2130 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20008, telephone (202) 332-2249.
Inquiries can be made at the nearest Malian embassy or consulate. Visit
the Embassy of Mali website
for the most current visa information.
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Malta is one of 26 European nations to ratify the Schengen Agreement
U.S. citizens traveling for tourism or business may remain in Malta
without a visa for 90 days or fewer. Visitors must have a passport with
at least three months of validity beyond their period of stay. Contact
the Embassy of Malta
for more information. The Embassy of Malta is located at 2017
Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20008, tel.: (202) 462-3611. The
Maltese Consulate in New York City can be reached at (212) 725-2345.
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Islands Visa are not required for U.S. citizens; U.S. citizens have
liberal travel rights under the Compact of Free Association.
There is a departure fee; diplomats are exempt. A health
certificate is required for travelers arriving from an area that is
currently experiencing an epidemic. For visits of over 30 days,
an AIDS test may be required. For further information on entry
requirements for the Marshall Islands, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
, at 2433 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008. The telephone number is (202) 234-5414.
citizens must have a passport to enter the French West Indies. Visitors
remaining for 90 days or less are not usually required to purchase a
visa. The Embassy of France
is located at 4104 Reservoir Rd, NW, Washington, DC 20007, telephone
(1) (202) 944-6000. There are French consulates in Atlanta, Boston,
Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, New Orleans, and San
As of June 1, 2009, all travelers must present a Western Hemisphere
Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document such as a passport or a
passport card for entry to the United States. Passports are necessary
for air travel, while passports or passport cards are acceptable for
sea travel. While passport cards are sufficient for entry into the
United States by sea, they may not be accepted by the particular
country you plan to visit; please be sure to check with your cruise
line and countries of destination for any foreign entry requirements.
to Mauritania must have a passport, visa, and proof of a current yellow
fever inoculation. Visas must be obtained in advance. Travelers must
have an invitation or sponsor in order to obtain a visa, and the
application process can take several months. If you have questions, email the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
located at 2129 Leroy Place NW, Washington, DC 20008, tel. (202)
232-5700. The Mauritanian Permanent Mission to the UN is located at 211
East 43rd Street, Suite 2000, New York, NY 10017, telephone (212)
986-7963 or 8189. While overseas, direct any inquires to the nearest
Mauritanian embassy or consulate.
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to Mauritius must have a passport, an onward or return ticket, and
proof of funds for the duration of their stay. The passports must be
valid for at least the visitor's period of stay. Travelers who have
been to a yellow fever zone may need to present proof of vaccination.
Visitors are issued visas at their port of entry, and must provide the
address at which they will be residing while in Mauritius. Plane fares
to Mauritius include a mandatory tourist entry fee and departure tax.
For the latest travel information, contact the Embassy of Mauritius
at 4301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 441, Washington, DC 20008;
telephone (202) 244-1491/2, or the Honorary Consulate in Los Angeles,
telephone (310) 557-2009. While overseas, direct any inquiries to the
nearest Mauritian embassy or consulate.
passport, FSM Immigration Arrival and Departure Record (FSM Form 5004),
and FSM Customs Form are required to enter the Federated States of
Micronesia. Passports must have at least 180 days (6 months) of
validity after you enter FSM. Visitors arriving by air will receive an
Immigration Arrival and Departure Record and a Customs form from their
airline. U.S. citizens may remain in Micronesia for an indefinite
period. Visitors must pay a departure fee of USD $20 when leaving
Micronesia from all four states. Be sure to bring adequate cash as
there are no ATMs in the airport and credit cards are not accepted.
Visitors arriving in Micronesia after traveling in an area with an
epidemic may need to provide proof of vaccination.
Visit the Visit the Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia website
for the most current entry requirements. For the most up-to-date
information about entry requirements, contact the Embassy of the
Federated States of Micronesia at 1725 N Street NW, Washington, DC
20038, tel: (202) 223-4383. There are FSM Consulates located in Hawaii
Citizens of the United States, EU member states, Canada, Switzerland, and Japan do not require Moldova visas
to enter Moldova. For more information on entry requirements,
please contact the Moldovan Embassy, 2101 S Street N.W., Washington,
D.C. 20008, telephone: (202) 667-1130, (202) 667-1131, or (202)
667-1137, fax: (202) 667-1204. Travelers may also wish to consult
the Embassy of Moldova website
for general information on Moldovan visas and for application forms.
U.S. citizens are exempt from Moldovan visa requirements.
They are able to stay in Moldova for up to 90 days within a six-month
period without registration. Residence and work permits are still
required for stays over 90 days, which may prove problematic for some
long-term American visitors. Immigration, residence, and work
permits usually need to be extended annually, but may be issued for up
to five years.
U.S. citizens are able to enter Moldova through
Transnistria. However, because they will not have been registered
at the border, travelers must register within three days of arrival in
right-bank (western) Moldova at the Ministry of Information Development
(MID) registration office on 49, Kogalniceanu str. in Chisinau.
Some HIV/AIDS entry
restrictions exist for visitors to and foreign residents of
Moldova. Short-term visitors (periods of less than 90 days) do
not require HIV testing. Applicants for residence permits,
however, are required to submit to a HIV test and demonstrate that they
are HIV negative. Please verify this information with the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova
at before you travel.
France and Monocao party to the Schengen agreement
As such, U.S. citizens may remain for tourism or business without a
Monaco visa for a period of 90 days. Visitors must have a passport
valid for 90 days beyond their stay in Monaco. Longer stays require a
visa, which can be secured at any French consulate in the United
States. Anyone planning to be married while in Monaco must have a visa.
Additional questions regarding entry to France may be addressed to the Embassy of France
at 4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007, tel. (202) 944-6000.
Travelers may also consult one of the French Consulates General in
Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New
York, or San Francisco.
For further information on entry requirements to Monaco, travelers may contact the Embassy of the Principality of Monaco
2314 Wyoming Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008, Tel: 202-234-1530, or the
Consulate General of Monaco, 565 Fifth Avenue - 23rd floor, New York,
NY 10017, tel.: 212-286-0500.
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passport with at least 6 months remaining validity is required for
American visitors. No visa is required for Americans visiting for fewer
than 90 days; however, visitors planning to stay in Mongolia for more
than 30 days are required to register with the Office of Immigration,
Naturalization and Foreign Citizens in Ulaanbaatar within the first
seven days of arrival. American visitors who fail to register and who
stay longer than 30 days, even for reasons beyond their control, will
be stopped at departure, temporarily denied exit, and fined. It is
recommended that visitors who will be in Mongolia beyond 30 days
register with the Office of Immigration, Naturalization and Foreign
Citizens within the first seven days of their arrival.
Americans who will be working or studying in Mongolia must apply for a
visa in the U.S. or another country before arriving in Mongolia.
Mongolian border authorities have fined and denied registration or
entry to travelers who arrive for work or study without a visa.
Travelers arriving or departing Mongolia through China or Russia should
be careful to follow visa regulations for these countries. Repeat
visits may require a double or multiple-entry visa, and many ports of
entry do not operate 24/7. Travelers need to check with immigration
authorities to make certain the entry point they intend to use will be
open and will permit foreign visitors. Travelers planning travel to
Russia should get visas prior to arriving in Mongolia, because they are
difficult to obtain at the Russian Embassy in Mongolia.
Exit visas are necessary for visitors who stay in Mongolia for more
than 90 days. The Office of Immigration issues exit visas, which
usually process in 10 days. Unresolved criminal or civil disputes, or
violations of immigration status may result in the Office of
Immigration denying an exit visa. Mongolia retains the right to detain
foreign nationals until all issues are resolved. U.S. citizens should
be careful to comply with a 2010 law that requires all foreign visitors
to have their passports with them at all times.
For additional information, contact the Embassy of Mongolia
, located at 2833 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, telephone (202) 333-7117.
citizens do not need visas for visits of up to 90 days as long as they
are carrying a tourist, official, or diplomatic passport. Temporary
residence permits are necessary for U.S. citizens who plan to stay
beyond 90 days. Visitors can apply for these permits once they are in
Montenegro, and must do so at least one week prior to the expiration of
their initial 90-day permit, although doing so earlier is recommended.
Any currency in excess of 10,000 Euros must be declared when
entering the country and confiscation of funds or criminal charges may
result from a failure to declare currency.
All visitors in Montenegro must register with the local police
within 24 hours upon arrival. Hotels will automatically register their
guests, but all others must visit a local police station in person.
Failure to register may result to deportation, imprisonment, or fines.
The Embassy of Montenegro is located at 1610 New Hampshire Ave
NW, Washington DC 20009, and can be reached at (202) 234-6108. There is
also a Montenegro Consulate in New York, NY, telephone (212) 661-5400.
must have a valid passport or passport card in order to enter
Montserrat and return to the United States. Passport cards are
permissible for sea travel, but air travel requires a passport book.
Montserrat also requires visitors to provide proof of funds for the
duration of their stay, and to produce a onward or return ticket.
For the most up-to-date information about entry requirements, consult the British Embassy
19 Observatory Circle NW, Washington, DC 20008; telephone (202)
588-7800. Questions may also be addressed to the consulates of the
United Kingdom located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los
Angeles, New York, Denver, Houston, Miami, Orlando, Seattle, or San
valid passport is necessary for travel to Morocco. U.S, citizens do not
need a visa for visits of fewer than 90 days, but must apply for an
extension of stay as soon as possible if they plan to stay longer.
Residence permits are necessary for any foreign nationals who plan to
live in Morocco. Immigrations officials at the central police station
in each district of residence are responsible for issuing residence
Children born to Moroccan fathers are considered to be Moroccan
citizens and may not be able to leave Morocco without their fathers'
permission. Even a U.S. citizen with a valid passport may have
difficulty leaving the country as a minor without approval from the
For the most current information on Moroccan entry requirements, visit the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco
1601 21st St NW, Washington DC, 20009; tel: (202) 462-7979 to 82.
Travelers may also contact the Moroccan Consulate General in New York,
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Travelers to Mozambique must have a Mozambique visa
and a passport with at least six months of validity from the date of
entry. Visas can be obtained in advance, or purchased at the airport or
land ports of entry at USD $160 for single-entry visas, $180 for
multiple-entry visas valid for 90 days and $210 for multiple-entry
visas valid for 180 days. Visitors must have at least three blank pages
in their passport for each entry into Mozambique. Fines of USD $33 per
day are levied for staying in the country without a visa.
NOTE: Travelers entering Mozambique from South Africa should obtain
their visa prior to arriving in South Africa, since the Mozambique
Embassy and Consulates in South Africa charge up to five times as much
as the fee at border crossings or the Mozambique Embassy in the United
Travelers must present proof of yellow fever vaccination if they have
visited a country where yellow fever is present, and all travelers are
advised to have this vaccination to avoid potential delays at the
border. Visitors without a current vaccination may be inoculated on the
For the most current information about entry requirements, contact the Embassy of Mozambique
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The foreign entry requirements listed here were
obtained from foreign embassies or consulates. This information is
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