FACTS ABOUT GUAM

Flight Access

Guam is serviced by a number of international and commuter airlines. Regular flights connect Guam with numerous points throughout Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Indonesia, Hawaii, the other Islands of Micronesia and the Continental U.S.

Immigration

Entry requirements for Guam are identical for any U.S. destination. Although U.S. Citizens are required to possess a U.S. passport, on a case-by-case basis, photo I.D. and proof of citizenship may be accepted. Citizens of most other countries must have a valid passport with a U.S. visa.

Effective November 28, 2009, the Consolidated Natural Resources Act went into effect and included a ruling on the Guam Visa Waiver Program. According to the Federal Register, currently, the determination as to which countries may participate is based on the countries’ geographical proximity to Guam on the premise that they maintain a traditional interchange with Guam. Countries that are not in geographical proximity to Guam may be included if they have a substantial volume of non-immigrant admissions to Guam and extend reciprocal privileges to citizens of the United States.

Citizens of a dozen countries have been allowed entry to Guam without a visa for a period of up to 45 days; travel onward to other U.S. ports is not allowed and the traveler must arrive on a signatory carrier. Countries on the Visa Waiver Program include Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

For more detailed information, please visit the United States Department of Homeland Security’s website. All non-immigrant visa applicants need to review the U.S. Embassies or Consulates website for specific how-to-apply information. Starting March 1, 2010, the U.S. Embassies or Consulates require all applicants to use the new DS-160 online application form. For more detailed instructions, please visit https://ceac.state.gov/genniv.

Transportation

Guam is serviced by a number of international and commuter airlines. Regular flights connect Guam with numerous points throughout Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Indonesia, Hawaii, the other Islands of Micronesia and the Continental U.S.

Consulate Information

Guam observes all holidays honored by the United States federal government, as well as those designated by the Government of Guam.