Puerto Rico Visa – Visa & Travel Requirements for a Puerto Rican Visa

Will you be traveling to beautiful Puerto Rico on your next vacation? Being that Puerto Rico is a United States territory, you will not need to obtain a Puerto Rico Visa in order to travel to Puerto Rico.

You will not need a passport to travel as a United States citizen that is returning from or traveling to any U.S. territories. You will need a valid driver’s license or state-issued photo identification.

The following list will provide you with destinations that are United States territories and will not need a passport or visa to travel to.

The U.S. Territories are as follows:


Puerto Rico

The U.S. Virgin Islands

American Samoa

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Swains Island

Any U.S. citizen that returns directly from and U.S. territory has not been considered to have left the U.S. and does not need to have a passport present.

However, if you want to travel to other neighboring islands of Puerto Rico, then we advise that you make sure your passport is in order and up to date to avoid difficulties that may arise when traveling to nearby countries.

Your passport should have a minimum of 6 months validity left on it when you end your trip to Puerto Rico. Some countries will require a certain validity time frame after you leave that country. Some countries will require 1 month, some will require 6 months. It will all depend on the country you plan to visit. We recommend that you inquire with the country’s Embassy in which you wish to travel before traveling there.

Also, your passport should have at least (2) blank visa pages. The blank visa pages will allow for any visa stamps that need to be placed in your passport. At the time, issues have arisen due to the lack of visa pages in a passport book. So to avoid any difficulties while traveling, we recommend that you keep these two guidelines in mind.

NOTE: US Passport Help Guide has no Embassy or Consulate information for Puerto Rico.

Additional Puerto Rico Information

Capital San Juan
Currency United States dollar ($) (USD)
Language Spanish and English
Electricity Voltage: 120 V
Frequency: 60 Hz
Power sockets: type A/B
Country Code +1-787, +1-939
Time Zone UYT (UTC-3)