Visit family in the US with the ESTA visa waiver

What types of travel are authorised with the ESTA Visa Waiver?

Discover the approved purposes of travel for British citizens under the Visa Waiver Programme

The Electronic System for Travel Authorisation, also known as the ESTA, is an American programme that allows British citizens to travel to the United States without the need for a traditional visa. However, the ESTA waiver cannot be used for all travel purposes. Learn more about the US visa waiver programme and what types of travel are authorised under it.


USA travel resumes from UK

US to lift travel restrictions on UK, Ireland and Europe

USA travel to reopen for United Kingdom and Schengen countries' nationals

15 OCTOBER UPDATE! US announces November 8th as the official date it will end travel ban on UK and Schengen travellers
In welcome news to countless travellers, the United States has announced that international passengers who are fully innoculated may travel to the US beginning on 8 November. An announcement on Twitter by White House assistant press secretary, Kevin Munoz, confirmed, "The US' new travel policy

ETIAS for Brighton in the UK is similar to the ESTA for US travel to Venice Beach and beyond.

ETIAS and ESTA: All about the ETIAS Waiver

What is the ETIAS? How does it differ from the ESTA?

ETIAS, the European Travel Information and Authorisation System, was first proposed by the European Commission in 2016 and formally established by the European Parliament in 2018. It is anticipated that the system will go into effect by the end of 2022 or at the beginning of 2023. Under the new travel system, citizens from 59 of the 62 countries that currently may enter the Schengen countries without

United States Green Card information and application

Green card or ESTA visa waiver – which do I need?

Learn all about the Green Card for permanent US residence

Citizens of the United Kingdom have several options when it comes to obtaining legal authorisation to enter and stay within the United States. For short term US travel with a 90-day limit, UK citizens often apply for ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) to enjoy the many benefits of visa-free US travel. For longer stays, or for trip purposes including working or attending school, a non-immigrant

Entering the US by land from Canada

Do I need an ESTA to enter the US by land?

Crossing into the US from Mexico and Canada

June 2021 - To lawfully enter the United States, all foreign travellers are required to present valid US travel authorization at the border or port of entry. Citizens of the United Kingdom that are not permanent residents or citizens of the US should be prepared to present a passport that is valid for the duration of the United States visit, along with either a corresponding non-immigrant visa, ESTA electronic authorization

Learn about ESTA application security questions

ESTA visa waiver: what are the security questions?

What do the ESTA security questions mean exactly?


United Kingdom citizens can travel visa-free to the United States by applying for the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation). In addition to entering passport, citizenship, and travel information, this online application system asks 9 security questions that require a “Yes” or “No” response to determine if the applicant is eligible for US travel through the US Visa Waiver Programme (VWP).

Taking time to carefully respond…


American customs: what to expect while travelling in the US

Unique American customs and cultural differences from the UK

While citizens of the United States and the United Kingdom may speak the same language, there are many unique customs and cultural differences to be discovered and enjoyed. UK travellers to the US gain fresh perspectives and new experiences related to social interactions, entertainment, food, and other elements of daily life. For a first-time traveller to the states, learning about US-American customs can facilitate smoother interactions and greater pleasure…

Visit Vermont with ESTA

ESTA US Travel: Understanding the two-year validity

Know the variables that determine how long an ESTA is valid for travel

Travel with the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) is a convenient option for UK citizens planning a trip to the United States. The Electronic System for Travel Authorisation, the ESTA is an electronic visa waiver with a streamlined application process, fast approval, and convenient 2-year validity. It is important to understand the parameters of travel under the VWP and the variables that determine the visa…

Top 5 benefits of the ESTA for US travel

Top 5 benefits of ESTA for UK travellers

Enjoy these benefits with visa-free US travel

The Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) was designed for convenient travel to the United States. The Electronic System of Travel Authorisation (ESTA ) has many benefits for citizens of participating countries. Some of include skipping the in-depth visa application process, fast and convenient acceptance into the programme, personalized assistance, and the simplicity of travel with an electronic aurhorization. Read on to find out how to enjoy the benefits of travel with ESTA…

When is it time to reapply for ESTA

Do I need a new ESTA for visa-free USA travel?

Important checks to confirm if you may need a new ESTA form

It may be every traveller’s nightmare to arrive at the airport only to discover that their travel documentation is not valid or sufficient for a departing flight. Confirming that your existing visa-free US travel authorisation is suitable for an upcoming USA trip may be the most important step for success with the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP). Visa-free travel with ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) is…

Croatian citizens may soon enjoy visa-free travel to the US with ESTA visa waiver.

Croatia may soon join the ESTA Visa Waiver Program

New updates for the Visa Waiver Programme admitting Croatia

3 December 2020 - Thirty-four years ago, a trial program of the United States’ ESTA Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) was established by the US federal government. In 2000, the success of the programme led to its permanent status. At present, thirty-nine countries take part in the VWP. Citizens of these countries receive the benefits of a streamlined visa-free process for obtaining the required travel document to visit all 50…


ESTA Travel: UK to US trip tips for children under 18

What is the protocol for travelling to the US with a child under 18?

Visiting the United States can be a wonderful experience for children. The US has an abundance of fantastic attractions, interesting places to explore, and while the language is the same, the cultural and subtle differences between the United States and the United Kingdom can be exciting and eye opening. Before embarking on this adventure, there are a few additional protocols to consider for a…

Tips for fast ESTA application approval

ESTA application tips – be authorised for visa-free US travel

Complete the ESTA application correctly for a smooth trip to the US

ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) is a document required to enter the United States under the visa waiver program (VWP). To ensure fast processing and authorisation, care should be taken so that the responses on this visa waiver application are entered correctly. Some common mistakes can be easily overlooked when completing the ESTA application. An incorrect response to the ESTA form…

The Washington Monument at The National Mall

Top US Monuments - ESTA Travel from the United Kingdom

Discover our hand-picked favourite top US National Monuments and Memorials, in the continental United States and Alaska, for Visa Waiver Programme travellers

ESTA, the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, allows for visa-free travel from the UK to the United States. Even better, ESTA approval as part of the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) features a 90-day limit per visit so you can tour about and get to know some of America’s most beloved landmarks while embarking on…

prohibited items entering us

ESTA Travel - Prohibited items when entering the US

Learn about restricted and prohibited items when visiting the United States under the Visa Waiver Programme

You may know, the Electronic Travel Authorisation System (ESTA), as part of the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP), offers the convenience of visa-free travel to the United States. And its flexible 90-day limit for stays make it an easy choice for savvy travellers. But, do you know what items are restricted for import into the country? Perhaps you will be visiting your best… READ MORE
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