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Do you need a passport to travel to or from U.S. territories or Freely Associated States?

Whether you need a passport as a U.S. citizen to travel to or from a U.S. territory or Freely Associated State depends on your destination.

U.S. citizens do not need a passport to travel between the U.S. and these territories:

  • Guam 
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands

While American Samoa is a U.S. territory, you do need a passport or a certified U.S. birth certificate to enter the island.

U.S. citizens do need a passport to travel to these Freely Associated States:

  • The Federated States of Micronesia
  • The Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • The Republic of Palau

LAST UPDATED: May 28, 2024


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