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Who Needs a Visa?

Millions of foreign visitors travel to the U.S. each year. Others come to live here permanently. International visitors and immigrants add greatly to our nation's cultural, education and economic life. We welcome them. At the same time, we need to do everything we can to keep everyone here, safe. We believe in secure borders and open doors.

A citizen of a foreign country, wishing to enter the U.S., generally must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Any citizen and holder of a Trinidad and Tobago passport including Landed Immigrants of Canada must apply for a visa to travel to the United States.  Citizens of all other countries who have been granted permanent residence in Trinidad and Tobago, except for Canadians and citizens of Visa Waiver Program countries, must apply for a visa to travel to the United States.  The type of visa you must have is defined by immigration law, and relates to the purpose of your travel.