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Puerto Rico Visa

Type of Puerto Rico Visas

Tourist Visa (popular)
  • Processing time: 10 to 15 days
  • Validity: 90 days
  • Entry: Single/Multiple
  • Visa fee: INR 8,350/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Puerto Ricofor tourism, sightseeing or visiting family and friends
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 10 to 15 days
  • Validity: 90 days
  • Entry: Single/Multiple
  • Fees: INR 8,350/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Puerto Rico for the purpose of business such as attending meetings, conferences, participation in exhibitions, seminars or any other commercial activities
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Documents required for Puerto Rico Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Puerto Rico Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • 1 Visa Application forms: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement:stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Travel Itinerary: day-wise plan outlining all elements of the trip
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:

    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Puerto Rico Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Puerto Rico ?

    Yes, all Indian passport holders require a visit to visit Puerto Rico. Visa must be obtained from the nearest Embassy of Puerto Rico. The 90-day "visitor" visa is a non-immigrant visa to enter the country temporarily. The type of visa to enter Puerto Rico will depend on several factors such as nationality, purpose of your planned visit and duration.Visitors are also required to hold valid passport, proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay, accommodation proof and return flight tickets to their home country.

  • add How can I apply for a Puerto Rico visa online?

    It is a straight forward and effortless process to apply for a Puerto Rico visa online through Akbar Travels:

    • Choose your preferred type of Puerto Rico visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online
    • Submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • Receive your visa once approved

  • add How early can I apply for a Puerto Rico visa online?

    Applicants are encouraged to apply three (3) weeks to (1) one month in advance of travel.

  • add What is the validity of a Puerto Rico visa ?

    The Puerto Rico visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue.

  • add What is the difference between a single entry and multiple entry?

    One must carefully note what kind of entry is permitted. If the visa reads a single entry, its holder can only enter and leave Puerto Rico once whereas, with multiple entries, he/she can enter or leave the country multiple times.

  • add What is the purpose of Tourist and Business visa?

    Tourist visas are for those Indian citizens travelling to Puerto Rico for sightseeing, recreation and casual visits to friends or families.
    Business visas are ideal for Indian citizens travelling for Business Meetings, Conference, etc. for a shorter period of stay.

  • add Is it compulsory to submit my passport along with the application?

    Yes, the Embassy will stamp the visa in the original passport. Therefore, two blank pages are required in the passport. Your passport should also be valid for minimum six months beyond the intended stay.

  • add How long does it take to get a Puerto Rico visa for Indians?

    Visa application is normally processed within 15 working days.

  • add How do I receive my Puerto Rico visa online?

    The visa will be stamped on your passport.

  • add What if my Puerto Rico visa gets rejected?

    The Embassy has the final call when it comes to a Puerto Ricovisa rejection. If your application is rejected or is granted for a shorter period, the authorities’ decision is final and no refund will be issued. Puerto

  • add If I am travelling on a Puerto Rico tourist visa from India, will I be able to work in the country?

    You cannot take up any kind of paid employment in the country on a Puerto Ricotourist visa.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the occurrenceof unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Puerto Rico Visa for Indians?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Puerto Rico visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Puerto Rico Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Puerto Rico Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the nearest Puerto Rico Embassy or Consulate in India.


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Simple steps to get a Puerto Rico Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Puerto Rico visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Puerto Rico visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Puerto Rico Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Puerto Rico visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Puerto Rico Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Puerto Rico

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Puerto Rico Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Puerto Rico Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Puerto Rico ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Puerto Rico
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Puerto Rico Travel guide

Officially known as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the country is also known as La Isla del Encanto in Spanish. Puerto Rico is a Spanish term which means ‘Rich Port’. It is an unincorporated part of the US and is situated between two seas, the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Though an island, around 60% of the territory is mountainous but you will also find an astonishing variety when it comes to the geography of the region. There are beaches, oceans, rivers, and even caves and deserts, and this is why, you will love to visit the region as not everywhere you can find such a variety in landscape Read more

  • The region comprises the main island as well as many smaller islands. The location, its culture and history and a welcoming and charming atmosphere makes Puerto Rico one of the best places to visit.
  • All through the year, it is summer temperature in the island. There are two tourist seasons, one is from December to April and the other is from July to August. Though from May and September Puerto Rico is less crowded, it is also the time of hurricane. Thus, it is best to stick to the tourist seasons.
  • Puerto Rico is a safe place to travel and the people are warm and friendly. Though there are occasional robbery cases, they are not that often that you need to worry. Here, local women wear lots of jewellery, so women visitors too can wear jewelleries without worry. Though English and Spanish are the official languages, the latter is predominant. Yet, you can move around easily as English is commonly spoken. It is also best to learn a few common terms in Spanish, just in case. The time difference between India and Puerto Rico is around 9 hours and 30 minutes.
  • You will find many flights to Puerto Rico from the major international airports in India with several airlines such as American, British Airways, Emirates, Air India, and more flying to the island. Getting around Puerto Rico is very convenient as different modes of transport are readily available. They include public transportation via buses known as ‘guaguas’, share taxis referred to as ‘Lineas’ and rental taxis. You can also rent cars to explore the island.
  • What to see in Puerto Rico ?

  • Puerto Rico is a traveller’s delight because it fulfils every craving of a traveller from a varied topography to a distinct culture and great cuisine. One of the main attractions of the island is the beaches because of the variety again. You will find calm beaches to get some sunshine or if you want to play with the waves, you will get them as well in Puerto Rico. Thus, here, you will find different types of tourists from the ones who wish to spend some time gazing at the sea or taking a sunbath to those who see adventure in water sports.
  • If you think that there is only water around, think again. A majority of Puerto Rico is mountains and the cities present to you in all its old-world charm with colonial architecture, heritage buildings and more. If you will love soaking up the surroundings and taking a dip in the ocean, you will also enjoy the strolls around the city.
  • If you think that there is only water around, think again. A majority of Puerto Rico is mountains and the cities present to you in all its old-world charm with colonial architecture, heritage buildings and more. If you will love soaking up the surroundings and taking a dip in the ocean, you will also enjoy the strolls around the city.
  • If you think that there is only water around, think again. A majority of Puerto Rico is mountains and the cities present to you in all its old-world charm with colonial architecture, heritage buildings and more. If you will love soaking up the surroundings and taking a dip in the ocean, you will also enjoy the strolls around the city.
  • Puerto Rico is a shopper’s delight as well with many shopping malls and also smaller stores selling cosmetics to electronics. Some of the specialities of Puerto Rico include rum, hand-made cigars and handicraft items made by local artisans.
  • The Puerto Rico cuisine is a mix of several other cuisines such as Spanish, American, African and Taino and hence it is quite unique and delicious. You should try the local eateries serving local cuisine but popular restaurants also serve authentic cuisine of the region. Indians will love the food because as Indian food, Puerto Rican dishes too contain a lot of herbs. Enjoy sumptuous meals that will satiate your body and soul.

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Puerto Rico Facts and Figures

North America
Major cities :
San Juan, Ricon, Culebra, Carolina, Vieques, Fajardo, Ponce, Cabo Rojo
National Day:
July 4
San Juan
Time in Puerto Rico & difference :
9.30 hours behind India Read more
Spanish and English
9,104 km2
United States Dollar (USD)
Main Airlines:
Air Flamenco, Culebra Air Services, Borinquen Air, M& N Aviation
International Airport :
Luiz Munoz Marin or the San Juan International Airport and Rafael Hernandez Airport
Best time to visit:
April to June
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