Green card holders can now travel to Guam without having to obtain a separate visa, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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What is a Green Card?
A Green Card is an identification card that proves that a person is a lawful permanent resident of the United States. Green Card holders are granted certain rights and privileges, including the right to live and work in the United States indefinitely. Green Card holders can also travel freely to and from the United States, although they may be required to obtain a visa for certain countries.
What are the benefits of a Green Card?
As a Green Card holder, you are granted certain rights and privileges that other non-U.S. citizens do not have. For example, you have the right to live and work permanently in the United States, and to travel freely within the country. You also have the right to apply for U.S. citizenship, if you meet the eligibility requirements.
How can I travel to Guam with a Green Card?
Green card holders can now travel to Guam without a visa, as long as they have a valid passport. This is a change from the previous policy, which required green card holders to obtain a visa before travelling to Guam.
If you are a green card holder and you want to travel to Guam, you will need to make sure that you have a valid passport. You will also need to provide proof of your green card status when you arrive in Guam.
What do I need to do to travel to Guam with a Green Card?
Guam is a U.S. territory, so green card holders (permanent residents) do not need a visa to travel there. However, you will need to present your green card and a valid passport at the airport when you check in for your flight.
If you are planning to stay in Guam for more than 30 days, you will need to get a certificate of identity from the Guam Visitors Bureau. This can be done by completing an application and providing proof of your green card status, such as a copy of your card or an I-551 stamp in your passport.
What are the requirements for traveling to Guam with a Green Card?
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that effective immediately, certain Green Card holders are now eligible to travel to Guam without applying for a tourist visa through the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program.
To be eligible to travel without a tourist visa, Green Card holders must:
-Possess a valid Green Card
– Have a machine-readable passport
– Fill out an online DHS “Green Card Holder Arrival/Departure Record” form
– Obtain a Guam Tourist Visa Waiver approval letter prior to travel
– Pay the $5 Tourist Visa Waiver fee upon arrival in Guam
What are the restrictions for traveling to Guam with a Green Card?
U.S. Green Card holders (permanent residents) are allowed to enter Guam for tourist/leisure travel without a visa. However, all other travelers must obtain a visa prior to arrival, unless they are eligible for the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
Under the VWP, travelers from certain countries are allowed to enter the United States for tourism or business (visitor [B] visa purposes only) for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. To learn more about the VWP and whether you are eligible to participate, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
All travelers must possess a round-trip ticket on an approved carrier to Guam or onward to another destination; have sufficient funds available for their stay in Guam; and hold all documents required for their next destination. Green Card holders must also present their Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) upon arrival in Guam.
How long can I stay in Guam with a Green Card?
U.S. Green Card holders (permanent residents) are allowed to enter Guam for tourism or business purposes without the need for a visa, provided they possess a valid Green Card and a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond their period of stay in Guam. Those who do not meet these requirements will need to apply for a tourist visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate prior to travel.
What do I need to do to extend my stay in Guam with a Green Card?
If you want to extend your stay in Guam as a Green Card holder, you will need to file an I-131 form with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You will need to demonstrate that you have a valid reason for wanting to stay in Guam, such as for work or study, and that you have the means to support yourself during your stay. Once your form has been approved, you will be able to stay in Guam for up to two years.
What happens if I overstay my welcome in Guam with a Green Card?
If you are a Green Card holder, you may travel to Guam without a visa and stay for up to 45 days. If you wish to stay longer, you must obtain a visa from a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Guam.
If you overstay your welcome in Guam, you may be subject to removal proceedings and could be deported back to your home country. Additionally, if you overstay your welcome in Guam for more than 180 days, you will be barred from returning to the United States for three years. If you overstay your welcome in Guam for more than one year, you will be barred from returning to the United States for ten years.
What are the consequences of overstaying my welcome in Guam with a Green Card?
If you overstay your welcome in Guam by more than 30 days, you will be fined $5,000 and will be required to leave the country. Additionally, if you have ever been convicted of a crime or have a communicable disease, you will be deported.