Passport and Visa information


All travellers must be in possession of a passport with recommended 6 months unexpired validity. Visa requirements vary from country to country and we suggest you contact the appropriate embassy for current visa information. British passport holders travelling from the UK to the USA are required to obtain a visa from the US Embassy or may be eligible to travel on the Visa Waiver Program. All eligible travellers wishing to travel to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program are now subject to enhanced security requirements and must apply for authorisation via the US Department of Homeland Security website https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

 Please allow sufficient time for your visa waiver application to be processed before your departure date. US Customs will not allow entry to anyone with incorrect documentation. There are certain exceptions where British passport holders will NOT qualify for the Visa Waiver Program and will require a visa for entering the USA, which must be obtained prior to travel. Non-eligible travellers include anyone holding a non-machine readable passport ie an old blue passport or anyone with a criminal conviction or record (other than minor road traffic offences in the UK). Entry requirements to the USA are subject to change and you are strongly advised to check current details on the US embassy website www.usembassy.org.uk or tel 09055 444546.

 NB Some passports issued by British Consular posts abroad may not be machine readable – please check with the UK Passport Service on 0870 521 0410 or www.passport.gov.uk for further information.