Passport and Visa Instructions

Now that you've been invited to serve, you must apply for your passport and visa immediately to ensure you are eligible to depart for service.

Step 1: Passport instructions

All Peace Corps Invitees must apply for a no-fee passport, even if you already possess a personal passport. If you do not currently possess a valid personal passport, we encourage you to obtain one to use for personal travel during and after your service. Use of the Peace Corps No-Fee Passport for personal travel is not permissible under State Department policy.

Please answer the following questions to submit the correct form:

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Question 1

Have you been previously issued a No-Fee Passport for Peace Corps Service or have you applied for one in the last two years?

Note: if you are unsure, answer YES.

Question 2

Have you accepted an invitation to serve two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer?

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.

Question 3

Have you ever had a Special Issuance Diplomatic or Official passport?

Note: If you are unsure, answer NO.

Your next step:

Please contact us at [email protected] to confirm if any further action is needed. If you have been issued a Special Issuance Passport and have it in your possession please list passport type, owning agency, and the expiration date when you contact us.

Question 4

Have you ever been issued a personal U.S. Passport?

Question 5

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

Question 6

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

Question 7

Was your personal U.S. Passport issued after ?

Question 8

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

Question 9

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

Question 10

Will your personal U.S. Passport continue to be valid for at least one year after your anticipated Close of Service date?

Your next step:

All Peace Corps Invitees are encouraged to obtain a Personal U.S. Passport for travel during and after service. Use of the Peace Corps No-Fee passport for personal travel is not permissible under State Department policy so we suggest you complete the instructions for the Complete the instructions for the DS-82 [PDF] to apply for a personal "tourist" passport while simultaneously applying for a Peace Corps No-Fee Passport.

If you only wish to submit an application for a Peace Corps No-Fee Passport instead please follow these instructions [PDF].


Step 2: Visa instructions

Please find the appropriate document for each country below. If a country is not listed, no visa is required.

Country Documentation
Cambodia Visa instructions [PDF]
Cameroon Instructions Sent After No-Fee Passport Issued
Colombia Instructions Sent After No-Fee Passport Issued
Comoros Visa issued in country
Dominican Republic Visa instructions [PDF]
Ecuador Visa instructions [PDF]
Eswatini Visa issued in country
Ethiopia Visa instructions [PDF]
Ghana Instructions Sent After No-Fee Passport Issued
Guinea Instructions Sent After No-Fee Passport Issued
Indonesia Instructions Sent After No-Fee Passport Issued
Jamaica Visa instructions [PDF]
Kenya Instructions Sent After No-Fee Passport Issued
Kyrgyz Republic Instructions Sent After No-Fee Passport Issued
Liberia Visa instructions [PDF]
Madagascar Instructions Sent After No-Fee Passport Issued
Mexico Visa instructions [PDF]
Mongolia Visa instructions [PDF]
Mozambique Visa instructions [PDF]
Namibia Visa instructions [PDF]
Nepal Instructions Sent After No-Fee Passport Issued
Paraguay Visa issued in country
Peru Visa instructions [PDF]
Philippines Visa instructions [PDF]
Rwanda Visa issued in country
Senegal Visa instructions [PDF]
Sierra Leone Visa instructions [PDF]
South Africa Visa instructions [PDF]
Sri Lanka Instructions Sent After No-Fee Passport Issued
Tanzania Visa instructions [PDF]
Thailand Instructions Sent After No-Fee Passport Issued
The Gambia Visa instructions [PDF]
Togo Instructions Sent After No-Fee Passport Issued
Uganda Instructions Sent After No-Fee Passport Issued
Ukraine Instructions Sent After No-Fee Passport Issued
Vanuatu Visa issued in country
Viet Nam Instructions Sent After No-Fee Passport Issued
Zambia Visa issued in country