Visa Requirements for Entering the United States

Electronic Travel Authorization (ESTA)

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Electronic Travel Authorization (ESTA)

Travelers need a travel authorization to visit United States of America for Business or Tourism. The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is an online application that determines the eligibility of visitors to enter United States. Once the application is approved, travelers receive their ESTA confirmation electronically.
Electronic Travel Authorization (ESTA)
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Electronic Travel Authorization (ESTA)

Mandatory

Electronic Travel Authorization (ESTA)

Travelers need a travel authorization to visit United States of America for Business or Tourism. The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is an online application that determines the eligibility of visitors to enter United States. Once the application is approved, travelers receive their ESTA confirmation electronically. A valid ESTA is required to visit the country. If the ESTA is expired or doesn’t match the traveler’s passport information, travelers will not be able to board their flight. United States permanent residents or holders of valid United States visas don’t need an ESTA.
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Visitor visa

Mandatory

Visitor visa

Travelers need a visa to visit United States for Business or Tourism. A paper or embassy visa is the only visa available for travelers visiting United States. The visa is typically a stamp or sticker added to the passport. Travelers must obtain this visa from a local embassy, consulate or visa center before traveling. Mexican permanent residents and citizens can enter United States with Border Crossing Card (also known as a "Laser Visa").
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Transit visa

Mandatory

Transit visa

Travelers need a visa to transit through United States. A paper or embassy visa is the only visa available for travelers transiting through United States. The visa is typically a stamp or sticker added to the passport. Travelers must obtain this visa from a local embassy, consulate or visa center before traveling.
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Visitor visa

Mandatory

Visitor visa

Travelers need a visa to visit United States for Business or Tourism. A paper or embassy visa is the only visa available for travelers visiting United States. The visa is typically a stamp or sticker added to the passport. Travelers must obtain this visa from a local embassy, consulate or visa center before traveling.
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Visa is not required

Not Required

Visa is not required

Travelers don’t need a visa to visit United States for Business or Tourism.
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Transit visa is not required

Not Required

Transit visa is not required

International travelers don’t need a visa to transit through United States.
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