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Visiting the United States – VISA Requirements

A VISA is required if you are not a citizen of the following visa countries: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium (passport required to be machine-readable), Brunei, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Malta, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. To travel under the Visa Waiver Program a traveller must meet all of the following requirements:

  • The traveller is a citizen of one of the countries named above, travelling on an unexpired national or EU passport. (A passport indicating that the bearer is a British Subject, British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British National (Overseas) Citizen, or British Protected Person does not qualify for travel without a visa). NB: A passport which states holder has Right of Abode or indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom does not qualify for visa waiver travel;
  • Travelling for business, pleasure or transit only; • Staying in the United States for 90 days or less.

All traveller's travelling under the Visa Waiver Scheme must complete an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). This is completed online at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov. Travellers are advised to compile the required information before commencing the application. There is a fee for this service, payable online.

Passport Validity

If travelling under the Visa Waiver Program, the passport must be valid for at least 90 days from the date on which the holder enters the United States. Citizens of Slovenia may use only the red cover Slovenian passport for admission under the Visa Waiver Program. For full and comprehensive information about travelling to the United States we recommend you visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov. The official United States Government website.

Holiday Insurance

All guests are required to carry adequate insurance given the nature of the trip. We also strongly recommend that you take out additional insurance in case the event is cancelled as this would not be covered by ordinary insurance.

Health Matters

All guests should check current health requirements relating to there trip. Information can be found "Health Advice for Travellers, published by and available from The Department of Health.