Beginning your trip to Haiti

Travel documents

A valid passport is needed for US citizens; non-US citizens may require a Haitian visa. Allow at least 3-weeks before travel to secure this visa. For more information, please go to

Clear dates with ESMI

Please go to our website and fill out the Plan a Trip form. You will then receive via email a confirmation of your trip. If you have any questions about your location of ministry, desired ministry(ies), number of team members, etc., you can send an email to Please note your trip is not confirmed until you receive your confirmation email.

Making travel plans

Once you have confirmation from us on your dates, number of team members, ministry location and ministry project for your team, then go ahead and make your airline arrangements. This airline itinerary must be submitted to office four weeks before travel.

Trip cost

Once your trip is confirmed, ESMI will forward you an estimated cost for your team’s trip to Haiti. You can visit to get a list of current-estimated cost depending on location too. The cost information is also located in this packet.

All payments are due four weeks prior your team’s departure date to ESMI mailing address below. This allows adequate time in the US and wiring funds to Haiti for our Haiti staff to begin preparations for your team’s arrival. ESMI reserves the right to cancel your team’s trip if funds are not received on time.

You can mail your funds to the address below or contact our ESMI coordinator at to have your funds wired to our account:
El Shaddai Ministries International, Inc.
P.O. Box 811000
Boca Raton FL 33481-1000

Health Preparation

Tetanus shot (within past five years)
Malaria prescription from your doctor
Hepatitis A and B recommended
Typhoid recommended

Please go to for more information.

Registering your team with the U.S. Embassy in Haiti

Once you’ve completed your travel arrangements, please go to and register your team.

Travel, Medical and Emerg. Evacuation insurance

All team members are encouraged to acquire International Medical and Emergency Evacuation insurance. Team leaders and sending-church leadership should verify that policies are in place. ESMI does not provide travel, medical or emergency evacuation insurance coverage. Each church, organization, or individuals are responsible for acquiring this coverage on their own.