in the United States
If you plan to visit the U.S. you will need Custom Declarations For
to go through U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
If you are traveling by Flight your airline will provide you with the
document to complete during your flight. cbp.gov
You will go through th US-VISIT Process
The US-VISIT process will include electronic fingerprints and a
photograph as part of your traveling records.
If you are bringing a minor it is recommended that you being proof of
legal custody. You may be asked a series of questions such as "What is
the reason for your visit to the United States?", or "Have you been to
the U.S. before?", ect....
You should have a copy of your itinerary handy.
Every visitor from abroad must have a passport.
A passport is an official document issued by a government, certifying
the holder's identity and citizenship and entitling them to travel
under its protection to and from foreign countries.
If you are a US resident and need a passport check the
Passport Acceptance Facility Search Page
A Visa is permission to apply to enter the U.S.
A nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay.
(36 countries participate in a VISA waiver program)
Applying for a VISA
There are several different types of VISAs. Each one has a different
application process. Be sure you are applying for the correct VISA.
To obtain a VISA you apply at the U.S. embassy or consulate closest to
where you live. Persons ages 14-79 will go through an interview to
obtain a VISA.
U.S. VISA Applications are also available online at travel.state.gov
Once you compllete the
application you will need to schedule an appointment to be interviewed.
The wait time for an interview appointment can be long. To avoid delays
you should schedule an interview as soon as possible.
For more information about interview appointments, application
processing fees, and embassy specific instructions visit the website of
the embassy or consulate where you intend to apply.
All U.S. embassys and Consulate websites can be found at usembassy.gov
more detailed information about applying for a VISA you can visit travel.state.gov
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Guides and Directories and more.