Expedited Visa for
Guyana

When you need to get your visa for Guyana processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Guyana

Guyana issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel

Guyana Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Guyana with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

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Guyana Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Guyana with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact Embassy of Guyana directly

Get a Business Visa for Guyana

Guyana issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel

Guyana Business Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Guyana with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

Check travel recommendations

Guyana Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Guyana with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact Embassy of Guyana directly

Get a Diplomatic Visa for Guyana

Guyana issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official and Diplomatic Government Travel

Guyana Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Guyana with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

Check travel recommendations

Guyana Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Guyana with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact Embassy of Guyana directly

Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Guyana related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever Required if a Arriving from an infected area within 5 Days.

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About Guyana

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Guyana at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Guyana

Before the arrival of Europeans, the region was inhabited by both Carib and Arawak tribes, who named it Guiana, which means "land of many waters." The Dutch settled in Guyana in the late 16th century, but their control ended when the British became the de facto rulers in 1796. In 1815, the colonies of Essequibo, Demerara, and Berbice were officially ceded to Great Britain at the Congress of Vienna and, in 1831, were consolidated as British Guiana. Following the abolition of slavery in 1834, thousands of indentured laborers were brought to Guyana to replace the slaves on the sugarcane plantations, primarily from India but also from Portugal and China. The British stopped the practice in 1917. Many of the Afro-Guyanese former slaves moved to the towns and became the majority urban population, whereas the Indo-Guyanese remained predominantly rural. A scheme in 1862 to bring black workers from the United States was unsuccessful. The small Amerindian population lives in the country's interior.

The people drawn from these diverse origins have coexisted peacefully for the most part. Slave revolts, such as the one in 1763 led by Guyana's national hero, Cuffy, demonstrated the desire for basic rights but also a willingness to compromise. Politically inspired racial disturbances between Indo-Guyanese and Afro-Guyanese erupted in 1962-64, and again following elections in 1997 and 2001. The conservative and cooperative nature of Guyanese society has contributed to a cooling of racial tensions; however, such tensions do constitute Guyana's most sensitive social stress point.

Learn more about Guyana in our World Atlas

About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.