Puerto Rico immigration

While non-US citizens should ensure they meet all Puerto Rico immigration requirements before traveling, US citizens are free to enter Puerto Rico with no restrictions.

Puerto Rico has the same immigration requirements as for the United States and it is therefore essential to familiarize yourself with the current immigration laws and obtain a visa if necessary.


Do I need a Visa?

You will need a visa if you are not a United States Citizen, your passport was issued after October 2005 and it does not hold biometric data – and it is probable that your passport does not, but you should check the full list of requirements of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

If you do need a visa you’ll have to attend an interview at the US Embassy in your country of residence – make sure you request this as soon as possible, as you may have to wait several months for the appointment.


Entering Puerto Rico

When you’ve landed in the airport one of the first things you’ll do is pass through immigration control, where an official will check your passport and ask you a series of questions to test eligibility for entry.

These queues get quite long, but if you choose the queue next to one for US citizens there is a chance that they will start accepting other nationals once they have finished with US passengers – this means you may get to go through faster.

Current immigration requirements are available online at the web site of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.


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