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Do I need a Visa?

A visa is not required if you:

  1. Are a Bermudian Citizen: Citizens of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda are eligible to travel in the United States as a visitor for up to 180 days at the discretion of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) without requiring a visa. Bermudians do require visas to overcome their criminal ineligibility,  or  previously violated the terms of their immigration status in the United States. Please go to Visa Exemptions for Bermudians for more information.
  2. Qualify under the Visa Waiver Program(VWP): Citizens from any of the 38 visa waiver countries may travel in the United States for up to 90 days without requiring a visa provided that they have a machine readable passport. Please view this example of a machine readable passport. For more information go to's website and read Visa Waiver Program.

A visa is required if a visitor:

  1. Is not a citizen of one of the 38 visa free countries or if a Visa Waiver citizen's stay will be over 90 days. (Note: The 90-day period cannot be extended)

  2. Has been arrested or has a criminal conviction, has a medical ineligibility, has been denied entry into or deported from the United States or has overstayed on a previous visit.

  3.  Is in the U.S. for other purposes than holiday or business. 

  4. Is seeking medical treatment. If you are traveling to the U.S. for medical treatment, you should obtain a statement from your doctor in Bermuda and the institution concerning the proposed treatment. You must be able to prove that you are able to cover the costs and are appropriately insured.

If you do require a visa please proceed onto Common Visa Classes.

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