Everyone loves to travel! While it is fun to circle around the globe, it can be a pain to get Visas. And the tedious part of travelling for many is when the destination country requires a Visa. We know that feeling! But who says you have to get visas before you can venture on a great overseas trip? You can actually explore many countries visa free. Yes, you read it right! Having a valid US Visa gives you the privilege to travel to many countries without a visa.  There are oodles of destinations just a flight away that offer visa on arrival, while some don’t even require a visa.

Benefits of Visa Free Travel with a US Visa:

  • Travel instantly, without needing to plan days or months in advance.
  • Don’t have to pay for a visa (except for a few countries)
  • No need to submit long list of documents & wait for the Embassy to process your visa.
  • Save the stress and fear of a visa rejection.
  • You can book your flight tickets & holiday package right away without worrying about cancelling or rescheduling the flight ticket, in case of visa delay, rejection etc.

Holders of valid US Visas do not require any prior visa arrangements and are exempted from getting a visa or can simply obtain a visa upon arrival into the destination country. On arrival you are only required to present a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months, confirmed onward or return ticket, hotel bookings (or any proof that you have a place to stay) and sufficient funds to cover the trip.

Here’s our list of the countries that will give you a visa on arrival, or won’t ask for one at all, provided you have a valid US visa

North America

1. Mexico

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 180 days
  • Applicable to all Foreign Nationals
  • Tourism, business or transit purpose
  • Holding Valid Visa or Resident Permit of United States of America (USA), Canada, Japan, United Kingdom or Schengen area (European Union)
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Mexico upon entry
  • For more info: Consulate General of Mexico

Also Read: Tips to Get US Visa for Indians

South America

2. Columbia

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 90 days
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding Valid Visa or Resident Permit of United States of America (USA) or Schengen State
  • Visa must be valid for at least 6 months at the time of entering Columbia
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket, & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Columbia upon entry
  • For more info: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Columbia

3. Argentina

  • Multiple entry e-Visa (Electronic Travel Authorization, ETA)
  • Stay up to 90 days
  • Fee is US$ 50
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding Valid B1/B2 Visa of United States of America (USA) or Visa of Schengen (C) state
  • Visa must be valid for at least 6 months
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Argentina upon entry
  • For more info: Argentina Embassy in India

4. Peru

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 180 days
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding Valid Visa or Resident Permit of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom, Canada, Australia or Schengen State
  • Visa must be valid for at least 6 months
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket, & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Peru upon entry
  • For more info: Embassy of India in Peru

5. Chile

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 90 days
  • Tourism and business purpose
  • Applicable for Indian and Chinese Nationals
  • Holding Valid B1/B2 Visa or Green Card of United States of America (USA)
  • Visa should be valid for at least 6 months
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Chile upon entry
  • For more info: Chile Ministry of Exterior

Central America

6. Panama

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 180 days
  • Applicable to all Foreign Nationals
  • Holding Resident Permit of United States of America (USA) or Multiple entry Visa of United States of America (USA), Canada, Australia, United Kingdom or European Union
  • Visa should be valid for at least 1 year and must have been previously used. For example, if you have a US Visa, you must have entered the US with that visa in order to qualify for this waiver
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Panama (minimum US$500) upon entry
  • For more info: Embassy of Panama  & Consulate of Panama

7. Nicaragua

  • Visa on arrival
  • Fee is US$ 60 (payment in USD only)
  • Stay up to 30 days
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding Valid Visa of United States of America (USA), Canada or Schengen area
  • Visa must be valid for at least 6 months
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Nicaragua upon entry

8. El Salvador

  • Tourist Card on arrival
  • Fee is US$ 10
  • Stay up to 90 days
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding Valid Visa of United States of America (USA)
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in El Salvador upon entry
  • For more info: Ministry of External Affairs

9. Belize

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 30 days
  • Applicable for all Foreign Nationals
  • Holding a valid Multiple entry Visa or Resident Permit of United States of America (USA) or Multiple entry Visa of a European Union or Schengen state.
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Belize upon entry
  • For more info: Belize High Commission & Department of Immigration and Nationality Services

10. Guatemala

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 90 days
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding valid Visa of United States of America (USA), Canada or Schengen
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Guatemala upon entry
  • For more info: Embassy of Guatemala in India , Embassy of India in Guatemala , IATA Website

11. Honduras

  • Tourist Card on arrival
  • Stay up to 90 days
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding valid Visa of United States of America (USA), Canada or Schengen
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Honduras upon entry
  • For more info: IATA Website

12. Costa Rica

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 30 days
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding Valid Tourist, Business or Crew Visa with multiple entries or Resident Permit of United States of America (USA), Canada, South Korea, Japan, European Union, or Schengen state.
  • Visa must be valid for at least 3 months
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Costa Rica upon entry
  • For more info: Government of Costa Rica & Embassy of Costa Rica

The Caribbean

13. Aruba

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 30 days
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Tourism and temporary purpose
  • Holding valid Multiple entry Visa of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom, Canada or Ireland
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Aruba upon entry
  • For more info: Aruba Visa Regime

14. Curacao

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 30 days
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Tourism and temporary purpose
  • Holding valid Multiple entry visa or Resident Permit of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom, Canada, Schengen or Ireland
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Curacao upon entry
  • For more info: Curacao Travel Guide

15. Bahamas

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 90 days
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding valid Visa or Resident Permit of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom, Canada or Schengen
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Bahamas upon entry
  • For more info: Bahamas Entry Requirements

16. Antigua & Barbuda

  • Visa on Arrival
  • Stay up to 30 days
  • Applicable for all Foreign Nationals
  • Tourism and casual visit to meet friends or relatives
  • Holding valid Visa or Resident Permit of United States of America (USA), Canada or United Kingdom or valid Visa of Schengen state. 
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Antigua & Barbuda upon entry
  • For more info: Antigua & Barbuda Department of Immigration

17. Sint Maarten

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 30 days
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding valid Multiple entry Visa of United States of America (USA) or Canada
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Sint Maarten upon entry
  • For more info: Sint Maarten Government

18. Dominican Republic

  • Tourist Card (can be obtained from airlines or travel agencies)
  • Fee is US$10
  • Stay up to 30 days
  • Applicable for all Foreign Nationals
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Dominican Republic upon entry
  • For more info: Dirección General de Impuestos Internos

19. Cuba

  • Tourist Card
  • Stay up to 30 days
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding valid Visa of United States of America (USA), Canada or EU Member State.
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket, travel insurance & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Cuba (at least US$50 per person per day) upon entry
  • For more info: IATA Website

20. British Virgin Islands

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 6 months
  • Applicable for all Foreign Nationals
  • Holding valid Visa of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom or Canada.
  • Visa should be valid for at least 1 year and must have been previously used. For example, if you have a US Visa, you must have entered the US with that visa in order to qualify for this waiver
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket, & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in British Virgin Islands upon entry
  • For more info: British Virgin Islands Tourism

British Overseas Territories

21. Turks & Caicos

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 90 days
  • Applicable for all Foreign Nationals
  • Holding valid Visa of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom or Canada
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket, travel insurance & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Turks & Caicos upon entry
  • For more info: Turks and Caicos Islands Government & Turks and Caicos Tourism

22. Bermuda

  • Visa not required
  • For all Foreign Nationals
  • Tourism and business purpose
  • Holding valid Multiple re-entry Visa (tourist, business and work permit holders) of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom or Canada.
  • The Multi re-entry visa must be valid for 45 days after the expiration of a visitor stay
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Bermuda upon entry
  • For more info: Government of Bermuda

23. Cayman Islands

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 30 days
  • For Nationals of India, Jamaica & China
  • Tourism and business purpose
  • Holding valid Visa of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom or Canada.
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Cayman Islands upon entry
  • For more info: Government of Cayman Islands

Middle East

24. Dubai (UAE)

  • Visa on arrival
  • Stay up to 14 days (extendable)
  • Fee is AED100
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding ordinary passport with valid US Visa, Green Card, UK Resident Permit, or EU Resident Permit
  • The Visa or Resident Permit must be valid for at least 6 months
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket, & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Dubai upon entry
  • For more info: UAE Embassy

25. Oman

  • e-Visa (Electronic Travel Authorization, ETA)
  • Stay up to 30 days
  • Fee is OMR 20,000
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding Valid Multiple entry Visa or Resident Permit of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Japan or valid Visa of Schengen State
  • Visa must be valid for at least 6 months
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Oman upon entry
  • For more info: Royal Oman Police

Asia

26. Singapore

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 96 hours
  • You must be in transit to or from any third country (below 8 countries only) via Singapore
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding valid Visa/Long term Pass of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Japan or Switzerland
  • Valid Passport, air/ferry/cruise ticket , & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Singapore upon entry
  • For more info: Immigration & Checkpoint Authority

27. Philippines

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 14 days (extendable)
  • Tourism purpose
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding valid Visa of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan or Multiple entry Visa or Resident Permit of Singapore
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket, & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Philippines upon entry
  • For more info: Embassy of the Philippines in New Delhi

28. Taiwan

  • Travel Authorization Certificate required. Can apply online for the certificate (Visa not required)
  • Stay up to 14 days
  • Applicable for Nationals of India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam
  • Holding valid Visa or Resident Permit of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Korea, European Union or Schengen state
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket, & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Taiwan upon entry
  • For more info: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

29. Malaysia

  • Visa not required
  • Entry up to 5 days (120 hours)
  • Transit purpose (en route to US)
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding valid Visa of United States of America (USA)
  • Visa must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry
  • Only applicable at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT)
  •  Valid Passport, round trip ticket, & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Malaysia upon entry
  • For more info: High Commission of Malaysia in India

Europe

30. Serbia

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 90 days during a six-month period (but not exceeding the expiring date of the said visas or residence permits)
  • Applicable for all Foreign Nationals
  • Holding valid Visa of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom and Schengen or Resident Permit of United States of America (USA), European Union or Schengen state
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket, & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Serbia upon entry
  • For more info: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia

31. Montenegro

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 30 days  (but not exceeding the expiring date of the said visas)
  • Applicable for all Foreign Nationals
  • Holding valid Visa of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom, Schengen state, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket, & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Montenegro upon entry
  • For more info: Montenegro Visa Regime

32. Albania

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 90 days during a six-month period (but not exceeding the expiring date of the said visas or residence permits)
  • Applicable for all Foreign Nationals
  • Holding valid Multiple entry Visa or Resident Permit of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom or Schengen state
  • Visa should be valid for at least 6 months and must have been previously used. For example, if you have a US Visa, you must have entered the US with that visa in order to qualify for this waiver
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Albania upon entry
  • For more info: Ministry for Europe & Foreign Affairs

33. Turkey

  • Single entry e-Visa
  • Stay up to 30 days
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding valid Visa or Resident Permit of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom, Ireland or Schengen state
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Turkey upon entry
  • For more info: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

34. Georgia

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 90 days during a six-month period
  • Applicable for all Foreign Nationals
  • Holding valid Visa of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom or Canada
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Georgia upon entry
  • For more info: Georgia e-Visa Portal

35. Macedonia

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 15 days
  • Applicable for all Foreign Nationals
  • Holding valid Visa of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom or Canada
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Macedonia upon entry
  • For more info: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

36. Kosovo

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 15 days
  • Applicable for all Foreign Nationals
  • Holding valid Visa of United States of America (USA), United Kingdom, Canada,  Australia,  Japan, European Union or Schengen state
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Kosovo upon entry
  • For more info: Kosovo Visa Regime

37. Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 90 days during a six-month period
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding valid Multiple entry Visa or Resident Permit of United States of America (USA), European Union or Schengen state
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Bosnia and Herzegovina upon entry
  • For more info: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Embassy of Bosnia & Herzegovina in India

Africa

38. Sao Tome & Principe

  • Visa not required
  • Stay up to 15 days
  • Applicable for Indian Nationals
  • Holding valid Multiple entry Visa or Resident Permit of United States of America (USA), Canada or Schengen state
  • Valid Passport, round trip ticket & availability of sufficient money for his/her maintenance while in Sao Tome & Principe upon entry
  • For more info: Sao Tome Visa Regime & Ministry of External Affairs

So there you have it – all the 38 countries which you can travel to, with your valid US Visa. Exciting much?

Getting a US visa may be one of the most taxing visas to get. But for all the trouble, the US visa comes with its rewards, like long term visa validity and easy access to all the above 38 countries.  So, if you still do not have a US visa, Go for it!

Read more about US Visas:

How to apply for US Visa Online

Common Reasons for US Visa Rejection

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