Guam-CNMI VISA Waiver Program

GUAM - CNMI Visa Waiver Guidelines

Philippine Airlines adheres in the implementation of the Guam-Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Visa Waiver Program and in the acceptance of passengers under the Program, to avoid any expenses, fines or penalties, the following guidelines must be strictly enforced effective November 28, 2009:


Visa Waiver Form


關島 - CNMI免簽證資訊 (Traditional Chinese)

グアム – CNMI(北マリアナ諸島米国自治連邦区)ビザ免除に関する情報  (Japanese)

괌 - CNMI 비자 면제 정보 (Korean)

关岛-北马里亚纳群岛免签证信息  (Simplified Chinese)


1.  To be admissible under the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program, prior to acceptance for check-in and boarding for travel to Guam or the CNMI, each non-immigrant alien must: 

(i) Be a national of an Eligible Countries and Geographic Areas. Nationals of the following countries and geographic areas are eligible to participate in the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program for purposes of admission to both Guam and the CNMI:


Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) passport and Hong Kong identification card are required), Japan, Malaysia, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan (residents thereof who begin their travel in Taiwan and who travel on direct flights from Taiwan to Guam or the CNMI without an intermediate layover or stop except that the flights may stop in a territory of the United States enroute), and the United Kingdom.


It shall be the responsibility of _________________ to ensure that the list as reflected below are regularly monitored, updated and amended as may be necessary. 

(ii) Be classifiable as a visitor for business or pleasure. 

(iii) Be solely entering and staying on Guam or the CNMI for a period not to exceed forty-five days. 

(iv) Be in possession of a round trip ticket that is non-refundable and non-transferable and bears a confirmed departure date not exceeding forty-five days from the date of admission to Guam or the CNMI. “Round trip ticket” includes any return trip transportation ticket issued by a participating carrier, electronic ticket record, airline employee passes indicating return passage, individual vouchers for return passage, group vouchers for return passage for charter flights, or military travel orders which include military dependents for return to duty stations outside the United States on U.S. military flights; 

(v)  Be in possession of a completed and signed Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Information Form (Please see attached CBP Form I–736).  Please note that this Form will become effective as of November 28, 2009 and replaces Form I-736[01/06]. 

(vi) Be in possession of a completed and signed I–94, Arrival-Departure Record (CBP Form I–94); 

(vii) Be in possession of a valid unexpired ICAO compliant, machine readable passport issued by a country an Eligible Countries and Geographic Areas.

(viii) Have not previously violated the terms of any prior admissions. Prior admissions include those under the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program, the prior Guam Visa Waiver Program, the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and admissions pursuant to any immigrant or non-immigrant visa. 

(ix) Waive any right to review or appeal an immigration officer's determination of admissibility at the port of entry into Guam or the CNMI. 

(x) Waive any right to contest any action for deportation or removal, other than on the basis of: An application for withholding of removal under section 241(b)(3) of the INA; withholding or deferral of removal under the regulations implementing Article 3 of the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; or, an application for asylum if permitted under section 208 of the Act; and 

(xi) If a resident of Taiwan, possess a Taiwan National Identity Card and a valid Taiwan passport with a valid re-entry permit issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


2.  PAL shall be responsible for lifting, at the time of departure, CBP Form I-94 for any alien visitor within the provisions of Section 212.1(q) of Title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations and returning it to CBP within 48 hours of the alien’s departure.


3.  Strict compliance with the screening of passengers under the Program is required since PAL is obliged:


a) To remove to the foreign port from which the alien embarked to Guam and/or the CNMI, without expense to the Government of the United States, any alien brought to Guam and/or the CNMI under the Agreement that is either refused admission to Guam and/or the CNMI or remains in Guam and/or the CNMI unlawfully after the maximum period. The carrier shall carry out the responsibilities under this paragraph in a manner than does not impose on the U.S. expenses related to the transportation of such alien from the point of arrival in Guam and/or the CNMI. 

b) To indemnify the United States against any costs for the transportation of the alien from the United States if the visitor is refused admission to Guam and/or CNMI or remains in Guam and/or CNMI unlawfully after the forty-five day period. 

c) To reimburse within 30 days of notice (not pay as a penalty) CBP for any and all costs and expenses incurred in the transportation (from the point of arrival in Guam and/or CNMI) of an alien brought to Guam and/or the CNMI under the Agreement that is either refused admission to Guam and/or the CNMI or remains in Guam and/or the CNMI unlawfully after the maximum period.