Guam is an island territory of the United States and, therefore, travelers to Guam must follow immigration policies set by the U.S. As of 2009, foreign nationals who want to temporarily visit Guam for business or pleasure may qualify to do so without obtaining a visa through the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program, which also applies to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).
To qualify for a temporary visit to Guam for business purposes without obtaining a visa, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Plan on entering and remaining in Guam for a maximum of 15 days
- Have a nonrefundable and nontransferable round-trip ticket for transportation to and from Guam with a departure date within 15 days of arrival
- Completed and signed a Guam Visa Waiver Information Form (For I-736)
- Waive the right to appeal an immigration officer’s decision whether you are admissible into Guam
- Waive the right to challenge any deportation action outside of an application for asylum
These are only the most basic requirements for qualifying for a visa waiver to Guam. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers can have more specific criteria that may apply when trying to temporarily visit Guam. It is always best to review all relevant requirements with an experienced business immigration attorney to prevent any complications.
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