Passport and Visa Instructions for Peace Corps Response Volunteers

All the information and guidance you need to submit your request for your Peace Corps Passport and Visa (if applicable) is here.

All Peace Corps Response Volunteers are required to travel on a Peace Corps passport (sometimes referred to as a No Fee passport). If you recently served as a Volunteer and have a valid Peace Corps passport, please consult with your recruiter to confirm that it can still be used for travel. Additionally, if you have a prior Peace Corps Passport you should submit this instead of your personal passport (even if it’s already expired) with your application.

Some Peace Corps Response countries require a visa for entry. Please click the link below (if applicable) to see instructions for your country of service.

All passport and visa (if needed) applications must be sent back to your recruiter who will submit for processing. Passports can take several weeks to be processed and visas are not processed until after passports are completed; therefore it is imperative that you return the applications to your recruiter as quickly as possible. Any delay in receiving these applications will put you at risk for not departing for service.

Passport instructions

Photo tips

Your photos must be:

  • In color
  • Printed on photo quality paper
  • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size
  • Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (between 25 and 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head
  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis

Visa instructions

Additional visa instructions by country:

Country Documentation
Albania No visa required
Armenia Visa instructions [PDF]
Belize No visa required
Benin Visa instructions [PDF]
Botswana No visa required
Cambodia Visa instructions [PDF]
Cameroon Visa instructions [PDF]
China Visa instructions [PDF]
Colombia Visa instructions [PDF]
Comoros Visa issued in country
Costa Rica No visa required
Dominican Republic Visa instructions [PDF]
Eastern Caribbean No visa required
Ecuador No visa required
Eswatini No visa required
Ethiopia Visa instructions [PDF]
Fiji No visa required
Georgia No visa required
Ghana Visa instructions [PDF]
Guatemala No visa required
Guinea Visa instructions [PDF]
Guyana No visa required
Indonesia No visa required
Jamaica Visa instructions [PDF]
Kosovo No visa required
Kyrgyz Republic Visa instructions [PDF]
Lesotho No visa required
Liberia Visa instructions [PDF]
Macedonia No visa required
Madagascar Visa instructions [PDF]
Malawi No visa required
Mexico Visa instructions [PDF]
Moldova No visa required
Mongolia Visa instructions [PDF]
Morocco No visa required
Mozambique Visa instructions [PDF]
Myanmar Visa instructions [PDF]
Namibia Visa instructions [PDF]
Nepal Visa instructions [PDF]
Nicaragua No visa required
Panama No visa required
Paraguay Visa instructions [PDF]
Peru Visa instructions [PDF]
Philippines Visa instructions [PDF]
Rwanda Visa issued in country
Samoa No visa required
Senegal Visa instructions [PDF]
Sierra Leone Visa instructions [PDF]
South Africa Visa instructions [PDF]
Tanzania Visa instructions [PDF]
Thailand Visa instructions [PDF]
The Gambia Visa instructions [PDF]
Timor-Leste No visa required
Togo Visa instructions [PDF]
Tonga No visa required
Uganda Visa instructions [PDF]
Ukraine Visa instructions [PDF]
Vanuatu No visa required
Zambia Visa instructions [PDF]