Citizens of the United States do not need a visa to travel to more than 170 countries worldwide. As a result, many locations have extended the same privilege to holders of a permanent residency permit in the United States (Green Card).
There are a number of countries that you can visit with your Green Card that you would not be able to visit otherwise. Two of the border Mexico and Canada.
Countries Green Card Holders Can Visit Without a Visa?
The following countries are visa-free for Green Cardholders:
- Costa Rica
- The British Virgin Islands
- The Balkans
- Aruba and Curaçao
Do Green Card Holders Need Visa for the UK?
They do, indeed. If you normally need a visa to enter the UK, you must apply for one even if you have a Green Card. Unfortunately, a Green Card does not permit the holder to enter the United Kingdom, nor does it permit them to enter the European Union.
Is it possible to travel with a Green Card but no passport?
Most likely not. You will be unable to travel internationally if you do not have a passport. When you cross a country’s borders, whether, by air or land, the immigration authorities will ask to see your passport and (if necessary) a visa or residence permit.
In some cases, you do not need to present your passport when crossing a border, but this is extremely rare. Only nationals of neighboring countries or countries with an agreement (for example, Schengen Area countries) do not need to present a passport when crossing into another country.