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USA ESTA Advice: Make Sure You Have Everything For Your Trip

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When you are entering into the United States of America you need to have a valid visa, a visa is a way of giving non-citizens clearance to enter a country; however this can be revoked at any time. Usually a visa tends to be a stamp, travel document or an electronic record of authorization.Those who should get ESTA visas ( are those who want to enter the US for business, tourism or transit. If you’re travelling to meet up with clients or any form of business, wanting travel by air or sea to go sightseeing around the US, or even just transiting through the US then you must obtain an ESTA visa. There are so many of different visas, the ESTA being one of the more popular ones. Visas provide people with temporary authorization into a country. The ESTA visa is for international citizens who wish to travel to the US. There are different ways to apply for visas one of the simpler ones is done online, this is the ESTA visa, and this is for the USA Visa Waiver Program.

Read more: Visa Waiver program explained.

This is for international citizens who wish to travel the United States and spend time going around the country visiting different places and monuments. The visa can be applied for online, through ESTA, this means electronic system for travel authorization. It is valid for two years or until your passport runs out depending on which happens first; although you mustn’t exceed the 90 day permitted stay. These are generally approved immediately to avoid any inconvenience, although It can take minutes to find out whether it has been reject or accepted, although it can take up to 72 hours before you want to check your application status and they should be printed off ready for when boarding your flight.

If you choose to go to Walt Disney World then you could visit one of their many theme parks before going to have a nice meal and going back to one of the resorts to go to sleep. They have a range of theme and water parks such as the Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park and Epcot.  At the Royal Tyrell’s museum of Palaeontology you can view the collection of more than 130,000 fossils. They also have interactive exhibits to make things more fun for younger ones and lots of skeletal models, this means you can see lots of different prehistoric creatures; to make it even better it’s very informative and knowledgeable so it’s fun and educational.

Foreign travel advice USA

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Local laws and customs

Laws vary from state to state. When you are physically present in a state, even temporarily, you are subject to that state’s laws. You must carry a passport showing that you have leave to enter or remain with you at all times.

The US is an extremely diverse society and attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people differ hugely across the country. Transgender travellers may be affected by legislation passed recently in the state of North Carolina. Before travelling please read our general travel advice for the LGBT community. You can find more detail on LGBT issues in the US on the website of the Human Rights Campaign.

Possession or trafficking of a controlled substance in the United States can carry a severe prison sentence and/or fine. Check with each state you are intending to visit to make sure you comply with the personal possession and consumption laws of controlled substances within those states. A list of all types of controlled substances, as listed under the Controlled Substances Act, can be found on the US Department of Justice website.

Details of the assistance offered by the British Embassy and Consulates to British nationals if arrested or detained in the USA is available on GOV.UK.

Read more here.