This is a privately owned website and not a government agency. Click to learn more.

Traveling for a year to multiple countries with my U.S. passport.

by Beth Anne
(Salem NH. USA)

Question: How long can I stay in each country abroad if I plan to visit multiple locations with my US Passport? I would like to travel for a year over seas but want to know how long I can stay legally in each country.

Answer: Requirements vary for each country. You need to research each country you plan to visit for information about the following.

1. Validity of passport. Some countries require that there be at least 6 months of validity remaining in your passport before you will be allowed to enter. Others require 3 months validity beyond the duration of your stay. Still others only require your passport be valid for the duration of your stay.

2. Visas. Some countries require you obtain a visa. Of these, some require you obtain the visa prior to arriving while others issue visa upon your arrival.

3. Duration of stay. The majority of countries allow you stay for a period of 90 days for tourism. However, some countries allow you to stay longer while others allow fewer days.

4. Extension of stay. Countries vary as to whether or not they allow visitors to extend their stay.

5. Other requirements. While a passport and visa are the most common travel documents required, there are other items that may be requested such as onward ticket, proof of sufficient funds for the period of time you will remain in the country, evidence of medical insurance, immunization record, etc.

You can search the entry requirements for each country you plan to visit. If you do not find the information you seek, contact the consulate section of their respective embassies.

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Getting US Passport Abroad FAQ.

Top 5 Questions About Expedited Passport Couriers

Latest Passport & Travel Updates

Emergency Passport Renewal
How to get an emergency passport renewal in the U.S. or abroad. Discover the steps to renew your passport the same day.

How to Renew a U.S. Passport Fast
Learn to expedite passport renewals as quickly as the same day. Where and how to renew passport in a hurry.

Make Your Own Passport Photos
Use the online Passport Photo Wizard tool to make your own passport photos in minutes. Save money and time.

Passport Renewal Videos
Watch step-by-step instructional passport videos of how to renew a passport in 3 steps.

The Ultimate Jet Lag Survival Guide
Jet lag is almost certain if you travel across several time zones. Discover how to minimize the effects of jet lag for every age group and ensure a more rewarding family trip.