When planning travel to another country, you must get your passport and any required visas in order prior to your departure. Make sure to pay special attention to your passport’s expiration date. Visa length of stay requirements often make it necessary for you to hold a passport that is valid for three to six months beyond your stay. If you travel on a passport that doesn’t meet these visa requirements, you will most likely be denied boarding on your return flight.

Visitors traveling to the United States must have passports that are valid for six months beyond their intended stay in the United States.

Citizens that are traveling from the countries listed below do not need to worry about the six-month rule. They only need a passport that is valid for their period of stay in the United States.

Algeria

Andorra

Angola

Antigua & Barbuda

Antilles

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Austria

The Bahamas

Barbados

Belgium

Belize

Bermuda

Bolivia

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Brazil

Bulgaria

Burma

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cote d’Ivoire

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Egypt

El Salvador

Estonia

Ethiopia

Fiji

Finland

France

Gabon

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea

Guyana

Haiti

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Latvia

Lebanon

Libya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macau

Macedonia

Madagascar

Maldives

Malaysia

Malta

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Mozambique

Netherlands

Nepal

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Nigeria

Norway

Pakistan

Palau

Panama

Papa New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Romania

Russia

San Marino

Serbia

Seychelles

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Suriname

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Thailand

Trinidad & Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Tuvalu

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vatican

Venezuela

Zimbabwe