How long can I stay in each country lawfully with my Passport and Visa?

Question & AnswerQuestion:  I want to travel around the world in the upcoming year. I would like to know how long I can stay in each country lawfully with my passport and visa?

Answer:  The requirements of how long you can legally stay in a country will vary on that country. Each country has its own rules and regulations for visitors. For each country you visit, you must inquire about the following:

  • Extension of stay: Some countries will prohibit visitors to extend their stay.
  • Visa: Some countries will require you to obtain a visa before you can travel there. Others will issue a visa once you arrive in the country. Americans do not require a visa to visit another US territory. Neither a passport is necessary to visit a US territory.
  • Validity of passport: The validity remaining on your passport will vary from country to country. Some countries require six months validity after your stay in the country. While others may require only three months validity after staying. Others will require validation of your passport for the entirety of your stay.
  • Duration of stay: Generally, countries will allow you to stay up to 90 days for tourism purposes. Other countries will allow you to stay longer than 90 days. In contrast, others will allow you to stay less than 90 days. In any case, you can not exceed your stay for any of these countries.
  • Additional requirements: Your passport and visa will be your most common travel documentations. However, some countries will need to see proof of, sufficient funds, onward tickets, evidence of medical insurance, etc.

You can get in touch with the consulates in the U.S. Embassies in the various countries you plan to visit. Get in contact to ask about each country specific requirements.