Guam/Cnmi Visa Waiver Program
the CNMI along with Guam participates in the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program. This program allows visa-free entry up to 45 days for citizens of Malaysia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong provided they have a valid passport, proof of return/onward travel, and is only valid to those arriving on commercial, scheduled flights. Citizens of some countries that are eligible for the federal Visa Waiver Program—Australia, Brunei, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan for those with the right of abode in Taiwan only and the United Kingdom full British Citizens only-are also allowed entry under the Guam-CNMI VWP and may enter under either program. Travel to other regions of the US outside CNMI & Guam under the Guam-CNMI VWP. is not allowed. Residents of Hong Kong must present a valid HK permanent identity card and are allowed entry with either a Hong Kong S.A.R. passport or British National Overseas passport. Residents of Taiwan must present a valid R.O.C. National Identification Card in addition to an R.O.C. passport if travelling under the Guam-CNMI VWP. Citizens of Russia are eligible for parole essentially the same as visa-free travel to enter the Northern Marianas Islands and Guam under a different parole agreement. Citizens of China are eligible for parole to enter the Northern Marianas Islands but not Guam. Because of differences in entry requirements, a full immigration check is done when traveling to/from Guam.
The CNMI is a separate customs jurisdiction from the rest of the US. Travellers including US citizens coming from a point of origin in the US pass through CNMI customs on entry.
US/American Samoan citizens can live, work, study, and travel freely with no restrictions other than having a passport for entry and as proof of citizenship. Entry to the CNMI is permitted to all foreign nationals allowed into the rest of the US: travellers under the Visa Waiver Program & those with a valid US visa. Canadian citizens are allowed visa-free entry, and can work and study in the Northern Mariana Islands under the TN Status. Citizens of Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau can live, work, and travel freely in Guam.