Our Paraguay Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Paraguay’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Paraguay.
A foreign individual seeking to visit Paraguay must first get a visa, unless they are residents of one of the nations that are free from visa requirements or whose nationals are given visas on arrival in the country. Those seeking to enter or leave Paraguay must get a visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its following diplomatic posts overseas, with the claimed objective of controlling and expediting migrant flows.
Entry into Paraguay
A valid vaccination certificate or negative COVID-19 test result (RT-PCR/LAMP/NAAT) taken no more than 72 hours before to departure is required for entry into Paraguay for all travellers from Ireland aged 12 and older. Underage children are excluded from this requirement. Visitors should heed the advise of Paraguayan authorities and comply with local rules regarding social distance, mask-wearing, and domestic transit. The Ministry of Health of Paraguay is a source of additional guidance and information.
You will need the following:
Police Clearance Certificate.
Visa Application Form.
The average processing time for a Tourist visa to Paraguay is between 1 and 20 calendar days, depending on your personal circumstances.
Appointment waiting times can vary, but the average time to wait is around 18 days.
Who Can Visit Paraguay Without a Visa?
For entry into Paraguay, citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada, India, Russia, Taiwan, and New Zealand must obtain a tourist visa.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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|What is a Visa?|
|What kind of visa do I need?|
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|How long is a visa valid for?|
|When do I need my visa?|
|What if my visa is refused?|
With temporary (tourism, business, and other short-term purposes) visas, foreign nationals may stay in Paraguay for up to ninety days. You may also apply for a Paraguay long-term (residence) visa if you wish to remain in the country for an extended period of time (e.g., for study, employment, etc.)
What To Do If Your Paraguay Visa is Refused
People routinely question us how we can “guarantee” the approval of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please get in touch with us if your visa application was denied. You have the opportunity to challenge this judgement. The consulate of the Member State that opted to refuse the visa distributes a formal system to inform the applicant of the decision to deny a Paraguay visa and the reasons for the refusal.
Visitors are permitted to stay in Paraguay for up to three months (ninety days) at a time. To activate your visa, you must travel within six (6) months after its issuance.
Paraguay offers one of the cheapest and simplest routes to permanent residency in the world. To qualify, a person must form a Paraguayan company with a minimal minimum capital of US$70,000. This sum may be invested over a period of ten years.
The process to obtain a second passport and citizenship in Paraguay can take as little as three years. Paraguay is a surprising landlocked nation that few people have heard of.