visa free countries for green card holders

Visa-free countries for Green Card holders. Which countries are visa-free for US permanent residents?

These countries are visa-free for green card holders: Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Dutch Caribbean (Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Caribbean Netherlands), Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kosovo, Mexico, Montenegro, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Panama, Peru, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Turks and Caicos Islands.

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Visa-free countries for Green Card holders. Which countries are visa-free for US permanent residents?

Citizens of the United States (US) do not require a visa to visit many countries across the world. As a result, many locations have extended the same option to holders of a United States permanent residency status. This status is commonly called Green Card.

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The following countries are visa-free for Green Card holders:

  • Albania, for 90 days within 180 days
  • Antigua and Barbuda, for 30 days
  • Bahamas, for 30 days
  • Belize, visa on arrival
  • Bermuda
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina, for 90 days within 180 days
  • British Virgin Islands, for 1 month
  • Canada, for 6 months and no eTA is needed
  • Cayman Islands, for 30 days
  • Costa Rica, for 30 days
  • Dominica,
  • Dominican Republic, for 30 days
  • Dutch Caribbean, that is Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and Caribbean Netherlands, for 30 days
  • Georgia, for 90 days within 180 days
  • Guatemala, for 90 days
  • Honduras, for 90 days
  • Jamaica, for 90 days
  • Kosovo, for 15 days
  • Mexico, for 180 days
  • Montenegro, for 30 days
  • Nicaragua, for 3 months
  • North Macedonia
  • Panama, for 90 days
  • Peru
  • Serbia, for 90 days
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan, for 30 days if you have a Travel Card from Taiwan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands, for 30 days.

Do Green Card holders need a visa for the UK?

Yes, they do, if their passport usually needs a visa to go to the UK. Even if you have a Green Card, you may still need to get a visa. So, having a Green Card doesn’t change whether or not you need a visa to go to the UK or the European Union (EU).

Can Green Card holders travel to Europe without a visa?

Your passport determines if you need a visa. If you ordinarily need a visa, however, a Green Card alone will not grant you visa-free travel to most European countries.

The European Union (EU) is what most people, in the US, mean when they say Europe. You can’t enter most EU countries with just your US Green Card. That is unless your passport does not need a visa for the EU.

However, Europe is more than just the EU, and Green Card holders can visit some European nations without needing a visa. These are Albania, Georgia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.

Can everyone with a Green Card go abroad without a visa?

Most countries look at your passport to figure out what country you are from. If you normally need a visa, you will still need one even if you have a US Green Card.

If a country says that US citizens and permanent residents (Green Card holders) don’t need a visa, it means that they can come in without a visa.

I have a Green Card, but I don’t have a passport. Can I still travel?

Not likely at all. If you are not a US citizen, you will struggle to go outside of the US without a passport. Whether you enter a country by air or by land, immigration officials will want to look at your passport and, if necessary, a visa or a permit to live there.

Some areas in the world have no border checkpoints. That is the case, for example, of the Schengen Area in Europe.

Sources: Wikipedia, Visa Guide World

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