Entry & Exit Formalities
Entry requirements for Guam are the same as for any U.S. destination. Although U.S. citizens are required to possess a U.S. passport, on a case-by-case basis, photo I.D. and proof of citizenship may be accepted. In general, citizens of most other countries must have a valid passport with a U.S. visa.
TSA Reminds Travelers of REAL ID Identification Requirements
Release Date: April 4, 2019
Enforcement begins in 18 months at all U.S. airport checkpoints
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration is reminding travelers that beginning October 1, 2020, every traveler must present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, or another acceptable form of identification, to fly within the United States. TSA has launched a public awareness campaign about the upcoming identification changes to ensure that every traveler is prepared for the airport security checkpoint process when the REAL ID Act goes into full enforcement.
“TSA is doing everything we can to prepare our partners and the traveling public for the REAL ID deadline next year,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske. “The security requirements of the REAL ID Act will dramatically enhance and improve commercial aviation security.”
Travelers will begin seeing new signs at airports nationwide in the coming weeks to remind people that REAL ID-compliant licenses or other acceptable forms of ID, such as a valid passport, federal government PIV card or U.S. military ID, will be mandatory for air travel beginning on October 1, 2020. Critically important, on October 1, 2020, individuals who are unable to verify their identity will not be permitted to enter the TSA checkpoint and will not be allowed to fly.
REAL ID-compliant licenses are generally marked by a star on the top of the card. Travelers who are not sure if their ID is compliant should check with their state driver’s license agency.
Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act complies with the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the federal government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits federal agencies from accepting licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards for official purposes, such as at airport security checkpoints. The regulations established the deadline of October 1, 2020, to ensure full enforcement of the REAL ID Act by that date. States have made considerable progress in meeting this key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and every state has a more secure driver's license today than before the passage of the Act.
For more information about flying with a REAL ID and to download and print informational materials, visit tsa.gov/real-id.
The Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection has a new form for entry into Guam and the CNMI.
All eligible international travelers traveling to Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) without obtaining a U.S. visa must complete Form I-736 for each trip. Citizens or nationals from one of the twelve countries participating in the Guam and Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) visa waiver program (Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and the United Kingdom) who travel to Guam or CNMI are required, with a few exceptions, to present a signed paper copy of the I-736 form upon arrival. For any of the following conditions, an I-736 is not required:
1) If a traveler holds a valid visa for travel to the U.S.
2) If a traveler is a citizen of Australia, Brunei, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, or the United Kingdom and has a current ESTA enrollment.
3) If a traveler from PRC holds a valid visa for travel to the U.S. and has a valid EVUS enrollment
Prior to submitting Form I-736, you may review the data for accuracy and consistency. After submitting your I-736 form for processing, you can print and sign a copy of the form to present to CBP upon your arrival. Once the I-736 form is signed and dated, it remains valid for travel for a period of seven (7) days.
I-94 customs forms are no longer being accepted.
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International travelers are advised to review the latest information released from official sources such as the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Please refer to these resources for the latest requirements when traveling to Guam.
Below is another resource that will advise you on preparing for entry into the U.S. Learn about the checkpoint security screening process and policies.