Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||Yes||no||Yes|
Generally required, must be valid during stay. If a visa is required, the passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon entry.
Note on the passport
Travelers traveling by land, especially at the border crossings of Ciudad del Este/Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) in the east, Encarnación/Posadas (Argentina) in the south and in Puerto Falcon (Argentina across from Asunción) in the west of the country, must pay particular attention to that your passport will be stamped with an entry stamp by the Paraguayan immigration authorities. Otherwise, there may be difficulties with controls on rural roads if the legal residence or, if leaving via Asunción airport, compliance with the 90-day period has to be proven.
A visa is generally required, except for citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for a tourist stay of up to 90 days: EU countries, Switzerland and Turkey. Note: In order to get the entry stamp upon arrival, in addition to the passport, the above nationalities require the International Immigration Card issued by the airline prior to landing and the form stating that no plant or animal food is consumed or foreign currency equivalent to over US$ 10,000 to be introduced. A declaration is required for sums equivalent to more than US$10,000.
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Germany, Austria Tourist and Business Visa: Visa fees must be obtained from the appropriate diplomatic mission. The visa fees apply to nationals who require a visa and have a valid residence permit for Germany or Austria. Switzerland tourist and business visa: Visa fees must be obtained from the embassy in Bern (see contact addresses). The visa fees apply to nationals who require a visa and have a valid residence permit for Switzerland. The fees are calculated in Swiss francs and vary according to the current exchange rate.
Visa types and costs
Tourist, Business and Transit Visa.
Maximum 90 days from date of issue.
Travelers who otherwise require a visa, who continue their journey within 6 hours, have valid documents for the onward journey and do not leave the transit area do not require a transit visa. If you want to leave the airport for an overnight stay, you will need an entry card. However, applying for a transit visa before departure is highly recommended. In person or by post at the embassy (see contact addresses). However, the collection must be made in person.
Tourist Visa: (a) 2 application forms. (b) Cover letter with concerns. Address, telephone number and, if applicable, e-mail address. (c) 2 passport photos. (d) Officially certified copy of passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months (original must be presented at visa collection). (e) Travel booking confirmation stating the itinerary or flight ticket. (f) Fee (cash upon application or bank transfer with receipt). (g) If applicable, residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (h) Police clearance certificate (must be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and must not be older than 3 months; for foreigners with a residence permit, the certified police clearance certificate must be certified by the Federal Public Prosecutor). (i) Proof of financial resources: copy of proof of income, employment certificate from the employer, bank confirmation, invitation with cost assumption from Paraguay or similar). (j) Approval for minors, if applicable. (k) Hotel Reservation. Business Visa: (k) Company work confirmation and contact address in Paraguay.
A one-off extension of the tourist stay by 90 days can be requested. Applications to the Immigration Office of the Ministry of the Interior.
Up to 2 weeks plus mail. Permit required from Paraguay, up to 3 weeks.
Proof of sufficient funds
All travelers must have sufficient funds.
Legally Required Registration
All travelers are required to register their entry and exit to/from Paraguay.
Documents required upon entry
(a) Return/Onward Ticket. (b) Sufficient Funds. (c) International Immigration Card (issued by the airline). (d) Anyone between the ages of 1 and 59 entering or exiting Paraguay from or to Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela must have an international certificate of vaccination against yellow fever.
Extension of stay
The residence permit can be extended. However, this must be submitted to the Dirección General de Migraciones, Eligio Ayala esq. Caballero, Asunción (tel: 49 29 08 and 44 60 66).
Entry with children
German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Attention: Minors traveling alone or with one parent who has custody do not need a notarized consent of the parent who is not traveling with them to enter and exit the country for touristic stays of more than 90 days. Submission of the child’s birth certificate is sufficient for stays of less than 90 days. European birth certificates must be legalized by the relevant Paraguayan embassy and translated into Spanish by a recognized translator. Unaccompanied foreign minors residing in Paraguay require a notarized consent from the legal guardian(s) not traveling with them to enter and exit the country. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (including within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Entry with pets
For the import of pets (dogs, cats, etc.) to Paraguay, a certified health certificate from the responsible Paraguayan embassy is required, which must not be more than 10 days old. In addition, a certified international vaccination card is also required, in which the animal is precisely identified (with a photo, if possible with a microchip/tattoo) and which shows that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies, distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus and leptospirosis. Further information from the consular representations (see contact addresses).