Do you need a passport to go to Puerto Rico? How to apply for it?

Puerto Rico has become one of the most common attractions among tourists as it has beautiful beaches and seasides to enjoy in the summer season. In the past few years, Puerto Rico’s law has opened up opportunities for U.S. Citizens to visit it without a passport or visa. Henceforth, the answer to ‘do you need a passport to go to Puerto Rico’? Indeed depends on where you are traveling from.

For example, in the event that you are a U.S. Citizens, you do not need a passport or visa to go there. You can book a direct flight online, get the board on a plane, and land at Puerto Rico airport. There, the security check will not include a passport. On the other hand, in the event that you are traveling to Puerto Rico from other countries such as India, the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and so on, you will require a travel visa as well as ESTA (Electronic travel authorization from authorities). 

Do you need a passport to go to Puerto Rico from other countries except for the United States?

Whether you are living in New York City or Florida, or any other state/city in the USA, you do not need a passport. On the other hand, if you are traveling from other countries like Egypt, India, Pakistan, U.K., UAE, you do need a travel visa and passport. 

In the 1900s, many countries made such collaborations. For example, in the event that you are an Indian citizen, you do not need a passport to visit Nepal and vice versa. 

How to apply for a passport and Puerto Rico travel visa? 

Guide for a passport: 

You can go online and click on the government portal, which allows anyone to submit a passport application. Click on the “Apply for a passport,” or “Passport renewal” option based on your requirement. From then and there, you can upload the documents that authorities need to confirm your identity and run a complete background check. In the event that your application passes for a passport, you will receive a verification SMS on your registered mobile number.

For your reference, here’s the list of documents you will require: 

  • Bank account financial statement
  • Voter ID (identification card) that is validated in your country
  • Proof of accommodation (for example, electricity bill)
  • Lease agreement if you are living on a rental property
  • Driving License
  • Proof of financial stability
  • Proof of accommodation in Puerto Rico (specific to visa)

Guide for puerto Rico visa: 

Before you contact a trusted travel agent in your area, we suggest that you create a rough draft of a travel plan, such as how many days’ trip? Accommodation plans? People on the trip, etc. you will need to submit the following documents to the travel agent along with a commission fee for his service: 

  • Passport (valid)
  • Enough funds for traveling in your bank account as well as proof of it. 
  • Passport-size photographs
  • And application forms (your travel agent will provide you).


Want to travel to Puerto Rico? Well! If you are U.S. Citizens, go there without a passport and have a lovely trip! Thank you. 


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