Visa Requirements for US Citizens Traveling Abroad

US passport holders have a lot of freedom when it comes to traveling abroad, with the ability to visit 172 countries and territories visa-free or by obtaining a visa on arrival. Below you’ll find an alphabetical list of countries, grouped by continent, and their visa requirements as of June 2014.

CambodiaCambodia

Cost Duration
Visa On Arrival $20 30 days
Extension $35 30 days
Overstay Fee $5 1 day

Apply for a visa online ($25)

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IndonesiaIndonesia

Cost Duration
Visa On Arrival $25 30 days
Extension $20 30 days
Overstay Fee 200,000 IDR 1 day

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LaosLaos

Cost Duration
Visa On Arrival $35 30 days
Extension $2 1 day
Overstay Fee $10 1 day

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MalaysiaMalaysia

Cost Duration
No Visa N/A 3 Months
Overstay Fee 30 MYR 1 day

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MyanmarMyanmar

Cost Duration
Obtain Visa $20 28 days
Overstay Fee $3 1 day

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PhilippinesPhilippines

Cost Duration
No Visa N/A 21 days
Overstay Fee $75 30 days

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SingaporeSingapore

Cost Duration
No Visa N/A 90 days
Overstay Fee 2,000 SGD N/A

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ThailandThailand

Cost Duration
Visa on Arrival N/A 30 days by Air, 15 days by Land
VoA Extension 1,900 Bhat 7 days
Tourist Visa $60 60 days
TV Extension 1,900 Bhat 30 days
Overstay Fee 500 Bhat 1 day

In order to obtain a tourist visa, you must the Royal Thai Embassy prior to arrival.
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VietnamVietnam

Cost Duration
Obtain Visa $60 30 days
Extension $10 30 days
Old Overstay Fee 500,000 Dong N/A
New Overstay Fee 2,000,000 Dong 15 days
New Overstay Fee 5,000,000 Dong >15 days

We read about the “new” overstay fees on this blog post from March 2014. We were unable to confirm the price hike on the Vietnamese immigration website. It might be the case that they charge you whatever they feel like, so best bet is to not let your visa expire!

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