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and her Colombian passport does not expire for about another 10 years. We are planning a trip to Cabo MEX and I'm wondering if she can exit and re-enter the US with these credentials? I've 'seen' contact the State Department but wondering if/who knows what/where/why?


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Take your passport, every time I enter I am asked for it.

I think having a US GC means she does not need a visa if she would otherwise require one for Mexico but check.

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Interesting question. I've been wondering the same thing because I prefer traveling on my Swedish passport, since it allows easier travels and "open more doors". I've therefore been researching it a lot a did read somewhere on the state department's website that they require US citizens to exit and enter the US with their American passport, regardless of their dual citizenship. Not sure if that means you just need to leave the US with it or, when you come back, you need to show proof of having entered another country with the passport (when required)?! But www.state.gov should give you the information.

Trip to Cabo sounds NICE. ?

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You can enter say Sweden on your Swedish passport, entering the US you must use your US passport.

US does not have exit controls.

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Colombians do not need a visa to enter Mexico, just bring her Colombian passport and that will suffice. I would also bring her passport (with the US visa stamp) and green card to re-enter into the US. That is what we did.

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100JH thanks, that's what it looks like.

Incidentally, when looking online the info says call the State Department. Did that and they told me to call USCIS. Did that and they told me to call US Customs and Border Protection...no answer and emailed, no answer yet. However, everything looks like, and from what a British coworker told me, just need a Green Card but will have FL driver's license, her W2, bank statement, etc....that might be all meaningless but will have it either way...


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Visa requirements for Colombian citizens

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A Colombian passport

Visa requirements for Colombian citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of Colombia. In 2014, Colombian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 66 countries and territories, ranking the Colombian passport 64th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.

Citizens of Colombia do not need a passport when traveling to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. For these countries, they may use just their domestic identification cards called Cédula de Ciudadanía.[1]


[hide] 1 Visa requirements map

2 Visa requirements

3 Unrecognized or partially recognized countries

4 Dependent and autonomous territories

5 See also

6 References

Visa requirements map[edit]

Countries and territories with visa-free or visa-on-arrival entries for holders of regular Colombian passports


Visa free

Visa issued upon arrival

Visa required prior to arrival

Visa requirements[edit]

Visa requirements for holders of ordinary passports travelling for tourism purposes:


Visa requirement

Notes (excluding departure fees)

Afghanistan Visa required[2]

Albania Visa required[3] Visa not required if in possession of a valid C or D type Schengen visa

Algeria Visa required[4]

Andorra Visa de facto required[5] Visa not required if in possession of a valid Schengen visa

Angola Visa required[6]

Antigua and Barbuda Visa required[7]

Argentina Visa not required[8] 90 days

Armenia Visa on arrival[9] 120 days

Australia Visa required[10] May apply online.[11]

Austria Visa required[12]

Azerbaijan Visa required[13]

Bahamas Visa not required[14] 3 months

Bahrain Visa on arrival[15] 14 days. Visa is also obtainable online.[16]

Bangladesh Visa on arrival[17] 30 days

Barbados Visa not required[18] 28 days

Belarus Visa required[19]

Belgium Visa required[20]

Belize Visa not required[21][22] 90 days

Benin Visa required[23]

Bhutan Visa required[24]

Bolivia Visa not required[25] 90 days

Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa required[26]

Botswana Visa required[27]

Brazil Visa not required[28] 90 days

Brunei Visa required[29]

Bulgaria Visa required[30] Visa not required if holding a Schengen visa.

Burkina Faso Visa on arrival[31]

Burundi Visa required[32]

Cambodia Visa on arrival[33] 30 days

Cameroon Visa required[34]

Canada Visa required[35]

Cape Verde Visa on arrival[36]

Central African Republic Visa required[37]

Chad Visa required[38]

Chile Visa not required[39] 90 days

China Visa required[40]

Comoros Visa on arrival[41]

Republic of the Congo Visa required[42]

Democratic Republic of the Congo Visa required[43]

Costa Rica Visa required[44] No visa required if holding an Multiple Entry Visa for the United States, Canada, E.U.

Côte d'Ivoire Visa required[45]

Croatia Visa required[46]

Cuba Visa required[47]

Cyprus Visa required[48]

Czech Republic Visa required[49]

Denmark Visa required[50]

Djibouti Visa on arrival[51]

Dominica Visa not required[52] 21 days

Dominican Republic Visa required[53] NO VISA from May 15, 2015.

Ecuador Visa not required[54] 90 days

Egypt Visa on arrival[55] 15 USD Visa on Arrival

El Salvador Visa not required[56] 3 months

Equatorial Guinea Visa required[57]

Eritrea Visa required[58]

Estonia Visa required[59]

Ethiopia Visa required[60]

Fiji Visa not required[61] 4 months

Finland Visa required[62]

France Visa required[63]

Gabon Visa required[64]

Gambia Visa required[65]

Georgia Visa not required[66] 90 days within 180 days

Germany Visa required[67]

Ghana Visa required[68]

Greece Visa required[69]

Grenada Visa required[70]

Guatemala Visa not required[71] 90 days

Guinea Visa required[72]

Guinea-Bissau Visa on arrival[73] 90 days

Guyana Visa required[74]

Haiti Visa required[75] No visa required if holding an United States Visa

Honduras Visa not required[76] 3 months

Hungary Visa required[77]

Iceland Visa required[78]

India Visa required[79]

Indonesia Visa required[80]

Iran Visa required[81]

Iraq Visa required[82]

Ireland Visa required[83]

Israel Visa not required[84] 3 months

Italy Visa required[85]

Jamaica Visa not required[86] 30 days

Japan Visa required[87]

Jordan Visa required[88]

Kazakhstan Visa required[89]

Kenya Visa on arrival[90] 3 months

Kiribati Visa required[91]

North Korea Visa required[92]

South Korea Visa not required[93][94] 90 days

Kuwait Visa required[95]

Kyrgyzstan Visa required[96]

Laos Visa on arrival[97] 30 days

Latvia Visa required[98]

Lebanon Visa required[99]

Lesotho Visa required[100]

Liberia Visa required[101]

Libya Visa required[102]

Liechtenstein Visa required[103]

Lithuania Visa required[104]

Luxembourg Visa required[105]

Macedonia Visa required[106]

Madagascar Visa on arrival[107] 90 days

Malawi Visa required[108]

Malaysia Visa required[109]

Maldives Visa on arrival[110] 30 days

Mali Visa required[111]

Malta Visa required[112]

Marshall Islands Visa required[113]

Mauritania Visa on arrival[114]

Mauritius Visa on arrival[115]

Mexico Visa not required[116] 180 days

Micronesia Visa not required[117] 30 days

Moldova Visa required[118]

Monaco Visa required[119]

Mongolia Visa required[120]

Montenegro Visa required[121]

Morocco Visa required[122]

Mozambique Visa on arrival[123] 30 days

Myanmar eVisa[124] 28 days, eVisa holders must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports.

Namibia Visa required[125]

Nauru Visa required[126]

Nepal Visa on arrival[127] 90 days

Netherlands Visa required[128]

New Zealand Visa required[129]

Nicaragua Visa on arrival[130] 90 days

Niger Visa required[131]

Nigeria Visa required[132]

Norway Visa required[133]

Oman Visa on arrival[134]

Pakistan Visa required[135]

Palau Visa on arrival[136] 30 days

Panama Visa not required[137] 180 days

Papua New Guinea Visa required[138]

Paraguay Visa not required[139] 90 days

Peru Visa not required[140] 183 days

Philippines Visa not required[141] 30 days

Poland Visa required[142]

Portugal Visa required[143]

Qatar Visa required[144]

Romania Visa required[145]

Russia Visa not required[146] 90 days

Rwanda Visa required[147] Visa is obtained online.[148]

Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa not required[149] 3 months

Saint Lucia Visa required[150]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Visa not required[151] 1 month

Samoa Entry Permit on arrival[152] 60 days

San Marino Visa required[153]

São Tomé and Príncipe Visa required[154] Visa is obtained online.[155]

Saudi Arabia Visa required[156]

Senegal Visa required[157]

Serbia Visa required[158] Visa free for a maximum stay of 90 days for valid visa holders or residents of the European Union member states and the United States.

Seychelles Visitor's Permit on arrival[159] 1 month

Sierra Leone Visa required[160]

Singapore Visa not required[161] 30 days

Slovakia Visa required[162]

Slovenia Visa required[163]

Solomon Islands Visa required[164]

Somalia Visa on arrival[165] 30 days, provided an invitation letter issued by the sponsor has been submitted

to the Airport Immigration Department at least 2 days before arrival.

South Africa Visa required[166]

South Sudan Visa required[167]

Spain Visa required[168]

Sri Lanka Electronic Travel Authorization[169] 30 days

Sudan Visa required[170]

Suriname Visa required[171]

Swaziland Visa required[172]

Sweden Visa required[173]

Switzerland Visa required[174]

Syria Visa required[175]

Tajikistan Visa required[176]

Tanzania Visa on arrival[177]

Thailand Visa required[178]

Timor-Leste Visa on arrival[179] 30 days

Togo Visa on arrival[180] 7 days

Tonga Visa required[181]

Trinidad and Tobago Visa not required[182] 90 days

Tunisia Visa required[183]

Turkey Visa not required[184] 90 days

Turkmenistan Visa required[185]

Tuvalu Visa on arrival[186] 1 month

Uganda Visa on arrival[187]

Ukraine Visa required[188]

United Arab Emirates Visa required[189]

United Kingdom Visa required[190]

United States Visa required[191]

Uruguay Visa not required[192] 90 days

Uzbekistan Visa required[193]

Vanuatu Visa required[194]

Vatican City Visa required[195]

Venezuela Visa not required[196] 90 days

Vietnam Visa required[197] Pre-arranged visa obtained online through travel agencies available at Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc or Da Nang airports.

Phú Quốc without a visa for up to 30 days.[198][199]

Yemen Visa required[200]

Zambia Visa on arrival[201] 90 days

Zimbabwe Visa required[202]

Unrecognized or partially recognized countries[edit]


Conditions of access


Visa required[203]


Visa not required[204]

Northern Cyprus

Visa not required[205]


Visa required[206]


Visa not required[207]

South Ossetia

Visa not required[208]


Visa required[209]


Visa not required[210]

Dependent and autonomous territories[edit]


Conditions of access


United Kingdom


visa required[211]


visa required[212]

British Virgin Islands

visa required[213]

Cayman Islands

visa required[214]

Falkland Islands

visa required[215]


UK visa required[216]


visa required[217]

Isle of Man

visa required[218]


visa required[219]


visa required[220]


Hong Kong

visa not required 90 days[221]


Visa on arrival 30 days[222]


Faroe Islands

visa required[223]


visa required[224]



visa required[225]

Netherlands Caribbean Netherlands

visa required[226] includes Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba


visa required[227]

Sint Maarten

visa required[228]


French Guiana

visa required[229]

French Polynesia

visa required[230]

France French West Indies

visa required[231] includes overseas departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique and overseas collectivities of Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy


visa required[232]

New Caledonia

visa required[233]


visa required[234]

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

visa required[235]

Wallis and Futuna

visa required[236]

New Zealand

Cook Islands

visa not required 31 days[237]


visa not required 30 days[238]


visa required[239]

United States

American Samoa

visa required[240]


visa required[241]

Northern Mariana Islands

visa required[242]

U.S. Virgin Islands

visa required[243]

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Visa requirements for Colombian citizens


A link would have sufficed...

No, she doesn't need a visa to get into Mexico or Canada, just her green card and passport. This is a Mexican border control issue, not a US issue.


  1. US Permanent Residents traveling by air, land or sea to Mexico are required to present a valid Permanent Resident Card. Plus a valid and not expired passport or travel document. If you do not have that card consult other documentation also accepted to prove the US Permanent Residence status (Link).

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