visa to visit america!

Does anyone know what visa is needed when visiting the USA?

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esta.cbp.dhs.gov/est…D10
simple you just fill in the form and print off your visa takes minutes

We did ours last month it really didn't take long, and we got an email confirmation pretty quickly too.

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thank you very much for all your help:thumbsup:

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Butterflies;4433584

We did ours last month it really didn't take long, and we got an email … We did ours last month it really didn't take long, and we got an email confirmation pretty quickly too.



My friends are hoping to fly next friday as they have a family crisis, is it an ESTA that is needed and if they apply today online should that be enough time?

mrs skusey;4433712

My friends are hoping to fly next friday as they have a family crisis, is … My friends are hoping to fly next friday as they have a family crisis, is it an ESTA that is needed and if they apply today online should that be enough time?



Yes and it's really quick.
They still have to fill in a green form on the plane but that's just a belt and braces thing, I think.

What? Are you just visiting? In which case just fill in the slip they give you on the flight, you don't need to do anything special unless you want to stay longer than 30 days or work.

IMPORTANT CHANGE ** TO UNITED STATES ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ** FOR ALL HOLIDAY MAKERS ** FROM JANUARY 2009
If you are planning a trip to the United States from January 12th 2009, be advised that the entry procedure has now changed. From the new year, anyone planning to enter the United States under the Visa Waver Scheme must register online under the new Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) at least 72 hours before they fly. The forms are available from the ESTA website esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta
You must complete an ESTA application at least 72 hours before flying
[COLOR="Red"]Any traveller who fails to complete an ESTA application at least 3 days before departure will almost certainly be refused entry into the country under new US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations. If you are even considering visiting the States, it's worth filling out an ESTA application now as they are valid for two years.[/COLOR]Important: If you are refused entry because you do not hold the correct travel documents or have had your application for ESTA rejected - you will NOT be covered by your travel insurance policy.
Who Should Apply For An ESTA? The ESTA ruling applies to anyone travelling to the US under the visa waiver scheme, which allows British Citizen passport holders to visit the country for up to 90 days without a visa.
Why Do I Need An ESTA? The ESTA is a compulsory pre-checking scheme enabling the Department of Homeland Security to determine whether an individual is eligible to enter the United States before they fly.
What Do I Need To Include In My ESTA Application? Travellers are required to enter their personal information into an online form: including name, DOB and passport details, as well as travel information such as the flight number and destination address in the US .
How Long Is An ESTA Valid For? ESTAs are valid for 2 years and will allow multiple visits to the US within that time period, without reapplication.
How Much Does An ESTA Cost? Nothing, it's free.
How Do I Apply For An ESTA? For more information or to apply for ESTA please visit: esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta
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