Visa on Arrival Countries

Visa on Arrival

Some countries which require visas for US citizens offer a visa on arrival process, implying that you can get your visa at the port of entry.  The process of getting your visa upon entry varies from country to country.  In some countries, you should simply pay a fee to an immigration officer, while different countries oblige you to fill out a form and provide a photo for your visa on arrival.  You may likewise need to go through an alternate immigration line than travelers who have obtained their visas ahead of time.  We’ve arranged information about some well-known countries that offer visas upon entry to US citizens.

It is ideal if you take note of that for every country below, you should have a valid passport with no less than one clear page checked “Visas” and six months of validity remaining.

If you have inquiries concerning these destinations or whatever country you plan to visit, contact a reputable visa service.


Bolivian visas are accessible ahead of time through Bolivian Consulates in the US, or you can get a visa upon entry in the airport in La Paz or at a major land border crossings.  You should fill out a form and pay a fee of $135.  You should bring a passport-style photo, a copy of hotel reservations (or a letter of invitation from private host, written in Spanish), a copy of your flight schedule, a copy of a current bank statement, and your original International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever.


US citizens are eligible to acquire tourist visas upon entry in the airport in Harare and also on selected ports to Zimbabwe.  Travelers are usually charged $30 for a 30 day, single entry visa.  Travelers who will still visit Zimbabwe for a different purpose, including conferences, going to workshops, or conducting church exercises are required to acquire visas ahead of time of travel.


For the fastest entry into Cambodia, you can get a visa at the Cambodian Embassy in Washington, DC or get a Cambodia e-Visa online, however US citizens can likewise get visas upon entry in the airport in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.  Visas are likewise accessible at major land border crossings, but travelers on river cruises will enter by vessel on the Mekong must get visas ahead of time.  You should bring two passport-size photos.


Zambia permits US citizens to acquire visas upon entry, although for fastest transit through the airport is advised to have a visa ahead of time.  Only single entry visas are accessible upon entry.  A single entry visa is valid for a 30-day stay costs $50.  Travelers who are entering from another country for a day trip, for example, those originating from Zimbabwe to visit Victoria Falls, can get a “day trip” visa for $20 at the border crossing.  Travelers must have no two completely clear pages in their passport.


Travelers can get a single entry visa valid for 30 days at an Egyptian airport for a fee of $25, or a multiple entry visa for $35.  Travelers who will enter by land from Israel are asked to get visas ahead of time of departure from the Egyptian Embassy or an Egyptian Consulate.

United Arab Emirates

UAE is unusual in that it demoralizes guests from applying for visas ahead of time.  All guests who will stay for 30 days or less are issued visas upon entry in Dubai International Airport.  US citizens get the visa on entry free of charge.


Visa on Arrival30 day, single entry visas are accessible upon entry in numerous Indonesian airports:  Jakarta, Denpasar (Bali), Batam, Banda Aceh, Medan, Padang, Pekanbaru, Manado, Biak, Ambon, Balikpapan, Pontianak, Kupang, Surabaya, and South Sumatra.  The visa upon entry costs $35.  Some US tourists arriving by arrival to Jakarta, Bali, Medan, Batam, and Surabaya may meet qualify for a no-cost visa exemption.  Travelers getting a visa upon entry must have two clear pages next to each other in their passport.


Ugandan visas are accessible upon entry in the International Airport in Entebbe, however travelers who wish to get a visa on entry must confirm with their airline that they will be permitted to board without a visa.  Acquiring a visa ahead of time is suggested.


Visas upon entry are accessible solely at the Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Asuncion; travelers entering through different ports must acquire a visa ahead of time of travel at the Embassy of Paraguay in Washington, DC.


Although Tanzania visas are accessible upon entry in all ports of entry, the US State Department  encourages travelers to acquire visas in advance in order to prevent long delays upon entry.