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Visa-Free Destinations for Paraguay Passport Holders: Benefits for Travellers

Should you apply for Paraguay citizenship through naturalization after you obtain a residence permit or permanent residency in Paraguay? Admittedly, it may be a wise decision, especially if you are an avid traveler or an international businessperson. A Paraguay passport offers numerous advantages that will significantly enhance your travel experience, with visa-free trips to multiple destinations worldwide. Even more so that the countries offering visa-free entry to Paraguay passport holders are many.

Visa-Free Destinations for Paraguay Passport Holders

Marked in dark blue, Paraguay is a party to the Mercosur agreement, which allows unrestricted movement within South America. The other Mercosur countries are shown in light blue. Visa-free states for Paraguay passport holders are shown in pale green, turquoise is chosen for the nations that require them to obtain e-visas, while gray indicates the countries where Paraguayan citizens require a regular visa.

Paraguay is often overlooked or confused with Uruguay by many people but this landlocked country in South America has a lot to offer for those looking for their second citizenship. With its rich natural and cultural heritage, friendly legal environment, and fast and easy naturalization process, the South American jurisdiction is a hidden treasure for its potential residents and citizens. Without a shadow of a doubt, it may become your long-sought-after second home and offer you and your loved ones a new start in life. 

Sitting in the heart of South America, the country is bordered by Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil and boasts a population of about 7 million. As a foreign national interested in naturalization, you will find unique opportunities here. Obtaining second citizenship via a permanent residency or company registration route is fast, uncomplicated, and affordable. In Paraguay, you can get a residence permit based on your desire to relocate, and naturalization with permanent residency typically takes 3 years. Although Paraguay is mostly known for its fertile land, abundant water resources, and diverse wildlife, it also boasts a vibrant culture, influenced by its indigenous, Spanish, and immigrant roots.

The list of visa-free countries that Paraguayans can access may spur you to move fast on your way to Paraguayan citizenship. The Paraguay passport ranks within the top 35 ones globally, offering great travel freedom. As of October 2023, Paraguayan citizens enjoyed visa-free access or the choice of visa-on-arrival or electronic visas to 144 countries and territories. Inter alia, the said list includes the Schengen area and nearly all South American states.

Another benefit of the Paraguayan passport is the country’s MERCOSUR membership. FYI: the member states enjoy access to a common market for South American countries including Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Venezuela. Besides, MERCOSUR allows the free movement of goods, services, capital, and people among its members. This means that as a Paraguayan citizen, you will be able to travel, work, study, or do business in any of these countries with just your ID card.

Interested in obtaining second citizenship in Paraguay? Please consult the table below for a comprehensive list of visa-free destinations available to Paraguay nationals.

JurisdictionVisa requirements (VR – visa is required, VFE – visa-free entry, VA – visa on arrival, EV – electronic visa)Comments
AustraliaVRParaguay nationals also have the right to apply via the Internet (Online Visitor e600 visa).
AustriaVFEFor 90 days within any 180 days while in the Schengen Zone
AzerbaijanEVFor 30 days
AlbaniaVFEFor 90 days
AlgeriaVR 
AngolaVR 
AndorraVFE 
Antigua and BarbudaEV 
ArgentinaVFEFor 3 months
ArmeniaEV / VAFor 120 days. With the citizenship of Paraguay, you can also apply for an e-visa to Armenia.
AfghanistanVR 
BahamasVFEFor 3 months
BangladeshVR 
BarbadosVFEFor 90 days
BahrainVAFor 14 days. Paraguay citizens are free to apply for Bahrain visas online as well.
BelizeVFEFor 90 days
BelgiumVFEFor 90 days within any 180 days while in the Schengen Area
BeninEV 
BulgariaVFEFor 90 days within any 180 days
BoliviaVFEFor 90 days
Bosnia and HerzegovinaVFEFor 90 days within any 6-month period
BotswanaVFEFor 90 days within any 1-year period
BrazilVFEFor 90 days
BruneiVR 
Burkina FasoVA 
BurundiVR 
BhutanEV 
VanuatuVR 
VaticanVFE 
Great BritainVFEFor 6 months
HungaryVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area
VenezuelaVFEFor 90 days
East TimorVAFor 30 days. Available at certain entry points only.
VietnamVRA pre-arranged visa obtained online through travel agencies is available for Paraguayan citizens at the airports of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Phu Quoc, or Da Nang. With a Paraguayan passport, you can stay in Phu Quoc without a visa for up to 30 days.
GabonEVE-visa holders with Paraguay citizenship must arrive through the Libreville International Airport.
HaitiVFEFor 3 months
GuyanaVR 
GambiaVFEYou must obtain an entry permit from the Gambia Immigration Department before your trip.
GhanaVR 
GuatemalaVFEFor 90 days
GuineaEVFor 90 days
Guinea-BissauEV / VAFor 90 days
GermanyVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area
HondurasVFEFor 3 months
Hong KongVFEFor 30 days
GrenadaVR 
GreeceVFEFor 90 days within any 180 days while in the Schengen Zone
GeorgiaEV 
DenmarkVFEFor 90 days within any 180 days while in the Schengen Area
Democratic Republic of the CongoEVFor 7 days
DjiboutiVAParaguay passport holders may receive their visas on arrival to Djibouti at certain entry points only.
DominicaVFEFor 6 months
Dominican RepublicVFEFor 90 days
EgyptVAFor 30 days
ZambiaEV / VAFor 90 days
ZimbabweEV 
IsraelVFEFor 3 months
IndiaEVFor 60 days. E-visa holders must enter India via 24 designated airports or 3 designated seaports.
IndonesiaVR
JordanVAVisas on arrival are only available subject to certain conditions. They are not available at all entry points.
IraqVR 
IranVAFor 30 days
IrelandVFEFor 3 months
IcelandVFEFor 90 days within any 180 days while in the Schengen Area
SpainVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area
ItalyVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area
YemenVR 
Cape VerdeVAParaguay passport holders may get visas on arrival to Cape Verde at certain entry points only.
KazakhstanEV 
CambodiaEV / VAFor 30 days. As an extra option, Paraguay citizens are free to apply for Cambodia visas online.
CameroonEV 
CanadaVR 
QatarVAFor up to 30 days. Visas to Qatar are issued to Paraguay passport holders for free. They are available at the Hamad International Airport. Paraguayan passport holders can also apply for electronic visas to Qatar. 
KenyaEV / VAFor 3 months
CyprusVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period
KirghiziaEVE-visa holders must arrive in Paraguay through the Manas International Airport.
KiribatiVFEFor 90 days within any 12-month period
ChinaVR 
ColumbiaVFEFor 90 days. Your stay in Paraguay may be extended for up to 180 days within one year.
ComorosVA 
Costa RicaVFEFor 90 days
Cлte D’IvoireVR 
CubaA tourist card is required. 
KuwaitVR 
LaosVAFor up to 30 days.   Visas on arrival to Laos are available for Paraguay passport holders at certain entry points only.
LatviaVFEFor 90 days within any 180 days while in the Schengen Area
LesothoEV 
LiberiaVR 
LebanonVA 
LibyaVR 
LithuaniaVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area
LiechtensteinVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area
LuxembourgVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area
MauritiusVFEFor 90 days
MauritaniaVAParaguay passport holders can get their visas on arrival to Mauritania at the Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport.
MadagascarVAFor 90 days
MacedoniaVFE For 90 days
MalawiVA 
MalaysiaVFEFor 1 month
MaliVR 
MaldivesVAFor 30 days
MaltaVFEFor 90 days within any 180 days while in the Schengen Area
MoroccoVR 
Marshall IslandsVA 
MexicoVFEFor 180 days
MicronesiaVFEFor 30 days
MozambiqueVAFor 30 days. Visas on arrival are only available for Paraguay passport holders subject to certain conditions. 
MoldovaVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period
MonacoVFE 
MongoliaEV 
MyanmarVR 
NamibiaVR 
NauruVR 
NepalVAFor 90 days
NigerVR 
NigeriaEV 
NetherlandsVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area (the regulation applies to the European part of the Netherlands)
NicaraguaVFEFor 90 days
New ZealandVRParaguay passport holders have the right to make transit trips to New Zealand without a visa.
NorwayVFEFor 90 days within any 180 days while in the Schengen Area
UAEVFEFor 90 days
OmanEVFor 30 days
PakistanEV 
PalauVAFor 30 days
PanamaVFEFor 180 days
Papua New GuineaVR 
PeruVFEFor 183 days
PolandVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area
PortugalVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area
Republic of the CongoVR 
RwandaEV / VAFor 30 days
RomaniaVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period
El SalvadorVFEFor 3 months
SamoaVAFor 60 days
San MarinoVFE 
Sao Tome and PrincipeEV
Saudi ArabiaVR 
SwazilandVRFor 30 days
North KoreaVR 
SeychellesVA For 3 months
SenegalVR 
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesVFEFor 1 month
Saint Kitts and NevisVFEFor 3 months
Saint LuciaVAFor 6 weeks
SerbiaVR 
SingaporeVFEFor 30 days
SyriaVR 
SlovakiaVFEFor 90 days within any 180 days while in the Schengen Area
SloveniaVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area
United States of AmericaVR 
Solomon IslandsVR 
SomaliaVAFor 30 days. Paraguay citizens must provide the Somali authorities with an invitation letter received no later than 2 days before their arrival.
SudanVR 
SurinamTourist card on arrival For 90 days
Sierra LeoneEV 
TajikistanEV 
ThailandVR 
TanzaniaVA 
TogoVAFor 7 days
TongaVR 
Trinidad and TobagoVR 
TuvaluVAFor 1 month
TunisiaVR 
TurkmenistanVR 
TurkeyVFEFor 90 days
UgandaEV / VATBD at the entry point. You may also apply online.
UzbekistanEVFor 30 days
UkraineVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period
UruguayVFEFor 90 days
FijiVFEFor 4 months
PhilippinesVFEFor 30 days
FinlandVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area
France and its territoriesVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area
CroatiaVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period
Central African RepublicVR 
ChadVR 
MontenegroVFEFor 90 days
Czech RepublicVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area
ChileVFEFor 90 days
SwitzerlandVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area
SwedenVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area
Sri LankaEV / VAFor 30 days
EcuadorVFEFor 90 days
Equatorial GuineaEV 
EritreaVR 
EstoniaVFEFor 90 days within any 180-day period while in the Schengen Area
EthiopiaEV 
Republic of South AfricaVFEFor 90 days
South KoreaVFEFor 30 days
South SudanEV 
JamaicaVFEFor 30 days
JapanVR 

Paraguay citizens are also subject to certain non-visa restrictions. Several countries enforce requirements as to passport expiration dates for those with Paraguayan passports. Many nations stipulate that such passports must remain valid for a minimum of 6, 4, 3, or 1.5 months upon arrival. Take a look at the list of the above states:

  • Anguilla
  • Bahrain
  • Bhutan
  • Cayman Islands
  • Comoros
  • Egypt
  • Fiji
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Malaysia
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • EU countries (excluding Denmark, Ireland, and the United Kingdom as well as EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens).

In other countries, travelers are usually required to have a passport that is valid either upon arrival or for the intended duration of their stay. Canada and the United States usually deny entry to non-citizens with a criminal record. A few nations, including Argentina, Brunei, Cambodia, Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States, mandate fingerprinting upon arrival.

Still have questions about obtaining residence permits, permanent residency, tax residency, or citizenship in Paraguay? Don’t hesitate to contact International Wealth experts to have them answered! We will be happy to help you resolve any possible issues.

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