Last Updated: 05/01/23
Whether you’re relocating for a job or seeking the tropical island lifestyle, Guam has plenty to offer.
Pristine white beaches, vibrant coral reefs, plentiful retail shopping options, and a wide variety of indoor and outdoor entertainment options all make Guam an attractive place to live.
When you move to Guam, you’ll also discover its unique culture. The island is a melting pot built on the foundation of the Chamorro culture of the islands’ original inhabitants. Layered on top, you’ll find colonial influences from Spain, Japan, and the U.S., plus the diverse cultures of people who have migrated from places like the Philippines, nearby Pacific Islands, and Asia.
Guam holds a special attraction for U.S. citizens, who can easily live and work in the territory. Neither citizens nor permanent residents require work visas for employment on Guam, and everything runs on the U.S. dollar, just like on the mainland.
As a U.S. territory, Guam is subject to all federal regulations, but it does have its own customs and quarantine agency. As a result, there are a few local procedures and regulations that can trip up new residents. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know to help you make a smooth transition to Guam.
Fast Facts About Guam
First, let’s get to know Guam with some facts that cover the basics about the island: