Green Card Holder Visa

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VISA Information for Green Card Holders

Find out all the visa information you need to know if you're a green card holder, including which countries you can visit without a visa. 

What is a green card?

Green card

A green card, or permanent resident card, is a document that allows foreign nationals to permanently reside inside the United States of America. 


What documents do green card holders require to travel outside of the US?

You have to present either the passport of your citizenship or obtain a refugee travel document. In addition to this, you may have to obtain a travel visa, but this depends on the entry requirements of the country you're visiting.

Find out which countries will allow green card holders to visit without the need to obtain a tourist visa.


How long can you be out of the country on a green card?

You can travel outside of the US on a green card for a maximum of one year (365 days). If you intend to stay out of the country for longer, you must acquire a re-entry permit. A re-entry permit will allow you to stay out of the country for a maximum of two years. 

Schengen visa
for Green Card Holders

If you're a green card holder applying for a Schengen visa, you will have to provide proof of your permanent resident card.

Find out more information on our Schengen Visa from USA page.

Which countries can green card holders travel to without a visa?

If you have a green card, you can visit the following countries without the need to obtain a tourist visa.




British Virgin Islands


Cayman Islands

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

Dutch Caribbean



US Virgin Islands