Passport and Visa Instructions for Peace Corps Volunteers

All the information and guidance you need to submit your request for your Peace Corps passport is here.

Now that you’ve been invited to serve in the Peace Corps, you must apply for your passport and visa immediately to ensure you are eligible to depart for service.

All Peace Corps Invitees must apply for a no-fee passport, even if you already possess a personal passport. Not all Peace Corps countries require a visa.


Passport instructions

Start over

Question 1

Have you been previously issued a No-Fee Passport for Peace Corps Service or have you already applied for one?

Question 2

Are you applying from outside of the U.S.?

Question 3

Do you currently possess a valid (un-expired) U.S. Passport Book or U.S. Passport Card?

Question 4

Was your personal U.S. Passport issued to you after your 16th birthday?

Question 5

Was your personal U.S. Passport issued after ?

Question 6

Was your personal U.S. Passport issued with a 10 year validity period?

Question 7

Is your personal U.S. Passport in your possession and is all the information on the photo page readable?

Question 8

Important: Personal passports submitted with your Peace Corps no-fee passport application will not be returned by mail.

These items will be returned to you in person at your Staging event the day before you depart for service. Can you submit your personal passport?

- I can submit my passport and I do not need it for travel before departure.
- I need to keep my passport.
Your next step:

Please contact us at [email protected] to confirm if any further action is needed. If you have been issued a No-Fee Peace Corps Passport and have it in your possession please list the expiration date when you contact us.


Visa instructions by country

Country Documentation
Albania No visa required
Armenia No visa required
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 Visa instructions [PDF]
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 Visa instructions [PDF]
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]
Sri Lanka Visa instructions coming soon
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 Visa issued in country
Zambia Visa instructions [PDF]